Category Archives: Committee of Adjustment & OMB

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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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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