Complaint alleges Ward 5 Councillor Justin Di Ciano may have benefited ‘financially and politically’ from developer” (CBC Oct. 14, 2016)

An Oct. 14, 2016 CBC article by CBC investigative reporter John Lancaster is entitled: “Justin Di Ciano’s ties to Dunpar Homes under investigation: Complaint alleges Di Ciano may have benefited ‘financially and politically’ from developer.”

The opening paragraphs read:

The city of Toronto’s integrity commissioner has launched an investigation into Etobicoke councillor Justin Di Ciano’s ties to a local developer.

CBC News has learned the investigation centres on allegations the councillor benefited “financially and politically” from developer Dunpar Homes Ltd.

Coun. Di Ciano, who represents Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, has had both personal and business ties to Dunpar, as first reported by CBC News in May. He and fellow Etobicoke councillor Mark Grimes pushed for changes to a planning report that ended up benefiting Dunpar.

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Previous CBC article regarding Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes

A July 17, 2006 article by CBC investigative reporter John Lancaster is entitled: “Integrity Commissioner finds Coun. Mark Grimes had ‘improper’ relationship with developers: Investigation launched in wake of CBC News reports, and prompts warning to all councillors.”

A post at the Preserved Stories website regarding the above-noted article is entitled:

On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation Report Regarding Conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes

City of Mississauga waterfront strategy compared to that of City of Mississauga

A related topic – in particular, the two distinct paths followed with regard to waterfront development, at the City of Mississauga as compared to the City of Toronto – is outlined at this post:

Anecdotes Shared by Fellow Walkers – May 5, 2014 post by Jaan Pill at Jane’s Walk website

Ontario Municipal Board

A related post – concerned with two distinct (that is, Mississauga compared to Toronto) approaches to waterfront development (that is, Lakeview compared to Mimico) is entitled:

Public meeting Oct. 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Polish Alliance Hall to discuss fate of Mimico waterfront plan at OMB (Etobicoke Guardian article)

Previous and ongoing posts from David Godley, retired urban planner living in Long Branch

Related topics are discussed by David Godley in posts at the Preserved Stories website:

Click here for posts in which David Godley shares information regarding Long Branch planning topics >


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  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Also by John Lancaster with regard to City of Toronto urban planning topics:

    An Oct. 13, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Toronto woman fuming over Ryerson University expansion that will tower over her home: ‘Precious city green space, including four large maple trees, will be lost forever’ “.


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