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DeGasperis case, related to the finding of the Divisional Court, July 2005, is part of the OMB’s parallel universe

The DeGasperis Case, related to a July 2005 finding of the Divisional Court, concerns what I, as a Toronto resident, have come to view as a unique, remarkable parallel universe, or as an astounding alternate reality. The alternate reality that I refer to … Continue reading

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Houses of Parliament have Hansard. Courts have transcripts. What records does OMB provide of its deliberations?

A recent post is entitled: Feb. 17, 2017 Toronto Star: Contested Development – Parts 1, 2 & 3 in series about Ontario Municipal Board “wielding its unelected power” From my limited perspective and anecdotal evidence as a resident observing, and … Continue reading

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Recent Toronto Life article about “the South” and Toronto Star article about OMB have given rise to many thoughts

Two recent posts are entitled: Feb. 15, 2017 Toronto Life article: “The $1-Billion Hellhole.” Previous posts share back stories about superjail. Feb. 17, 2017 Toronto Star: Contested Development – Parts 1, 2 & 3 in series about Ontario Municipal Board … Continue reading

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Early in 2017, the Local Appeal Body for Toronto will replace the function of the OMB to hear Toronto-based appeals of COA decisions

Click here to access City of Toronto webpage about the Toronto Local Appeal Body > “Early in 2017,” the page notes, “the Local Appeal Body for Toronto will replace the function of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to hear Toronto-based … Continue reading

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Culture of COA and OMB decision-making has changed dramatically in 25 years: MPP Peter Milczyn

Updates: A recent post is entitled: Mississauga’s approach to civic engagement stands in stark contrast to the track record for Toronto A three-part, Feb. 17, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Contested Development: Many question whether the Ontario Municipal Board should … Continue reading

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Please adapt or copy this OMB Review message, and send it in to OMBReview@ontario.ca by December 19, 2016

Details about the OMB Review are available at this link: final-public-consultation-document-1 Click here to access the Feedback Form for the OMB Review > 1) Tomorrow, December 19, 2016 is the deadline for comments from Ontario residents regarding the OMB Review. Please make … Continue reading

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OMB Review Town Hall Meetings – Deadline for OMB Review comments is Dec. 19. Please comment!

A previous post is entitled: OMB Town Hall Meetings – Nov. 9 (3850 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) and Nov. 16 (110 Jutland Road) The following text has been forwarded as an email by George Kettel of Leaside; the text was … Continue reading

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OMB needs to be reined in – Nov. 17, 2016 Toronto Star. Concerns, as well, that overworked city planners can’t keep up

Click here for previous post about the OMB > A Nov. 17, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “The Ontario Municipal Board needs to be reined in: Big land developers hire high-priced lawyers to pave the way for the paving of … Continue reading

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OMB Review process – How to participate (how to offer input, etc.): Here’s the link

Click here to access the relevant Ontario Municipal Board Review information link >  

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Mimico Lakeshore Network has shared some observations about the OMB

Following message is from the Mimico Lakeshore Network: Subject: Public Meeting with P. Milczyn MPP – Reform of the OMB Join Peter Milczyn MPP at a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the government’s review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). … Continue reading

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