Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & Local Appeal Board

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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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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