Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & OMB

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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Recordings of Committee of Adjustment meetings (other than at the York Civic Centre) are available

It’s my understanding, from a reliable source, that if you want a recording of a Committee of Adjustment hearing (conducted anywhere other than at the York Civic Centre), you can get a video recording of a hearing from the City … Continue reading

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Links related to a differential approach to climate change at City of Mississauga as compared to the City of Toronto

I have previously noted that the City of Mississauga appears many light years ahead of the City of Toronto in relation to community engagement (that is, getting citizens involved with planning decisions, in practice as well as in theory) and … Continue reading

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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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Messages from Manager, Projects Court Services, Office of Director, City of Toronto concerning Toronto Local Appeal Body

In the next while, I will be posting some Long Branch Updates from David Godley; in the meantime, below is a message that he has shared by way of a recent email: March 8, 2017 message from Susan Garossino Hello Mr. … Continue reading

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Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft

As a rule, I make it a practice to avoid posting my own input with regard to ongoing public consultations such as the Long Branch Guidelines Draft. Instead, I just send in my comments and then I forget about it. … Continue reading

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Sump pump working really hard, at new 22 James St. severed-lot building in Long Branch

I am pleased to share with you (for purposes of discussion) the following message from Brian Liberty of Long Branch: Dearest staff of Municipal Licensing and Standards, It seems the problem child at 22 James and its ugly brother to … Continue reading

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Local Appeal Body for Toronto is still in process of being set up

I am pleased to share with you the following message, which has been sent to David Godley of Long Branch, who has been seeking information regarding the Toronto Local Appeal Body: Hello Mr. Godley, Thank you for your correspondence. I … Continue reading

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What do you think is meaningful community consultation?

Meaningful consultation is when the input from the community is genuinely taken into account. That includes the format snd detailed contents of whatever grows out of a consultation process. For example, does the community have the opportunity to offer input … Continue reading

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