Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & OMB

Feb. 17, 2017 Toronto Star: Contested Development – Parts 1, 2 & 3 in series about Ontario Municipal Board “wielding its unelected power”

A Feb. 17, 2017 Toronto Star article (a three-part series) is entitled: “Contested Development: Many question whether the Ontario Municipal Board should be allowed to continue wielding its unelected power over a city crunched for resources.” An excerpt reads: “But … Continue reading

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As chair has acknowledged (Sept. 29, 2016 meeting), Committee of Adjustment subjectively decides what is Minor, what is Major

I was at a Committee of Adjustment (COA) at the Etobicoke Civic Centre from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sept. 29, 2016. Many severances were accepted, some were rejected. Of all of the COA meetings I’ve attended in 2016, … 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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How will Toronto weather the storms of climate change? Don’t ask the Committee of Adjustment; they would care less.

A Dec. 12, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “How will Toronto weather the storms of climate change?” I found the article of interest because the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment would not care less, in its decision-making process, about the removal … Continue reading

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Editor of Long Branch Village Facebook page shares reflections following Dec. 8, 2016 COA meeting

Update: See also: How will Toronto weather the storms of climate change? Don’t ask the Committee of Adjustment; they would care less. [end]   The editor of the Long Branch Village Facebook page has shared the following reflections the morning after … 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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The Economic Value of Public Spaces and Parks – Nov. 10, 2016 Landscaping News

Click here to access The Economic Value of Public Spaces and Parks – Nov. 10, 2016 Landscaping News >  

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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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Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Town Hall Meetings

List of OMB Town Hall Meetings across Ontario You can access a list of the meetings at the following Government of Ontario (Ministry of Municipal Affairs; Ministry of Housing) link: Town Hall Meetings Etobicoke meetings (Wards 5 & 6) With … Continue reading

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