Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & Local Appeal Body

Change will come slowly despite OMB reforms: Toronto Star, Dec. 18, 2017

A Dec. 18, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Change will come slowly despite OMB reforms: Regulations put forward by Ontario on how to transition to a new planning tribunal mean hundreds of applications currently being considered by city could … Continue reading

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Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

Click here for previous posts about Bill 139 > Following text is from OMBReview (MMA) <CSC_OMBReview@ontario.ca> Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the … Continue reading

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From LRT construction to waterfront development, Mississauga appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision: Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article

A Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Mississauga is starting to think past its suburban status: From LRT construction to waterfront development, the city appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision, writes Christopher Hume.” Citizen … Continue reading

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs News Release: Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds

Ontario Passes Legislation to Build Better Communities and Conserve Watersheds Ontario Overhauling the Land Use Planning Appeal System and Strengthening Conservation December 12, 2017 12:20 P.M.   Today, Ontario passed legislation that will give communities a stronger voice in land … Continue reading

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Online analytic data drives Globe and Mail’s new print design

I regularly buy the Friday edition of The Globe and Mail. The Real Estate section is always good for a read. Reading about real estate provides one way among many others to reflect upon the events, themes, and spectacles of … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch, November 2017 – David Godley

David Godley sent out the following message on Nov. 7, 2017; I share it today (without formatting) for the record: Attachments: lbudcomments to cc minor variance Greetings from Long Branch 1 Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines The Planning Department prepared … Continue reading

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Staff report regarding Long Branch Character Guidelines deferred at Dec. 8, 2017 Toronto Council meeting; slated to go to Council in January 2018

I have been following with interest the next steps for the staff report regarding the Long Branch Character Guidelines. At about 2:15 pm on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at Toronto Council, on a motion from John Filion acting on behalf … Continue reading

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Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report awaits debate at Toronto Council (Update: It’s been deferred)

Update: A more recent post is entitled: Staff report regarding Long Branch Character Guidelines deferred at Dec. 8, 2017 Toronto Council meeting; slated to go to Council in January 2018 [End]   The Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report … Continue reading

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Consultation on Laneway Housing – Nov. 30, 2017; starts 6:30 pm, Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

I am pleased to share the following information from the website of City of Toronto Wad 6 Trinity-Spadina Councillor Joe Cressy Laneway Suites- November 30 Community Consultation posted by Joe Cressy on November 20, 2017 Tucked away near the places … Continue reading

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Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines – Text of Final Report, Oct. 26, 2017

Previous posts regrading the topic at hand include: SvN’s Long Branch Character Guidelines was unanimously approved by [Etobicoke York Community] Council last week – Nov. 24, 2017 Novae Res Urbis article (reposted by SvN) Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff … Continue reading

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