Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & OMB

14 Villa Road OMB hearing was held July 17th & 18th; decision awaited

The OMB hearing for 14 Villa Road took place July 17th and 18th: https://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL170039 Our Villa Road odyssey regarding the OMB appeal has come to an end, save for the decision. Our experience, among the residents attending the hearing, and … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update 3 – David Godley

The following photo and attached messages are from David. Any Word document, that David sends, I convert at once into a PDF: 38 36th St 938coa[2] TLAB – Notice of Hearing The following message for June 2017 is from David Godley. … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch: July 2017 Update from David Godley

Attachments for this message: tlab rile&p tlabhearings trees The following message is from David Godley (I will also be posting David’s final Update for June 2017): Enjoy the warm July weather; the lake looks lovely from Long Branch CONTENTS 1) … Continue reading

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The 9 Meaford Ave. OMB decision, which ruled in favour of the local residents, warrants a close read

Note concerning photo on the right The calligraphic pen on the right is from Staples. The blue notebook is from Curry’s Artists’ Materials. These are my favourite writing instruments. Some of my best writing, including the introduction to A History of Long Branch, … Continue reading

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The Long Branch Neighbourhood Association plans to stage an AGM in the Fall of 2017

I had the good fortune to attend the June 5, 2017 meeting of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association. During the meeting, I made some notes. Right after the meeting, I wrote up a draft of a report based on my notes. … Continue reading

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Handy documents to refer to when preparing for Committee of Adjustment hearings

From time to time, I have shared information with people preparing for C of A and similar meetings. A good person to contact, as part of your preparations, is David Godley (a tremendously valuable resource) at 416-255-0492. His email: mhairig@pathcom.com … Continue reading

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Application for lot severance & building of soldier houses at 38 Thirty Sixth Street has been Refused by the C of A

An excerpt from a June 29, 2017 email from David Godley, regarding the June 29, 2017 meeting of the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment, reads: “Congratulations all those involved. The large turnout, looking like a whole village was impressive. “Robert’s visit … Continue reading

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Property damage at house next to 20 Garden Place in Long Branch: Damage occasioned as part of demolition process

I have been informed that a demolition at 20 Garden Place in Long Branch has given rise to property damage at an adjacent house. A neighbour notes: “This [the property where demolition/construction is underway] is the house that was settled … Continue reading

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The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence; Committee of Adjustment rejected it out of hand

The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence. The Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment had rejected it out of hand. The Committee has made a point of consistently rejecting such mock ups, prepared by residents. In the subjective … Continue reading

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PL161048 – OMB Decision Issued – 9 Meaford Ave. in Long Branch (Toronto): Consent and variances refused

The decision is accessible at this PDF file: PL161048-JUN-13-2017 Below is an overview, regarding the case at hand, from David Godley of Long Branch: 9me  

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