Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & OMB

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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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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Deputation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing from Jim Tovey, Ward 1 Councillor, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel

This post is concerned with the current project, initiated by the Ontario government, to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. The deputation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing from City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey (please see … Continue reading

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Comprehensive, highly informative overview of Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines draft is available at Councillor Mark Grime’s website

A detailed, comprehensive, and highly informative overview of the contents of the Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines draft is available at the website of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes. We owe thanks to Councillor Grimes for the … 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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