Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) changes: Early October 2016 Toronto Star and CBC articles

An Oct. 5, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Province proposes limiting powers of Ontario Municipal Board: Review of powerful appeals body aims to give more consideration to local planning process.” An Oct. 6, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Ontario Municipal Board review could tip scales away from developers: Province launched review Tuesday with the promise of […]

I was impressed with first episode of CBC TV’s This Is High School

Update Click here to watch the First Episode: Grade Nine is the Worst Year > [end of update]    I was impressed with the first episode of This Is High School, a TV series that the CBC Media Centre (see link in the sentence you are now reading) describes as follows. The episode, which I learned of […]

Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right (Globe and Mail, Sept. 30, 2016)

A recent post about Jane Jacobs is entitled:  Is Jane Jacobs blameworthy for gentrification?: Arguments for and against My friend Mike James has let me know about the following Sept. 30, 2016 article from the Globe and Mail: Remembering and understanding Jane Jacobs, beyond left and right The opening paragraph reads: Everyone has their own Jane […]

Heritage York at Lambton House – Upcoming Events

I am very impressed with the work that is being done at Lambton House – by volunteers – to ensure the historic building is put to good use through a full schedule of events. I am pleased to share the following text from Lambton House: Please join us at any – or all – of […]

City of Ottawa set to permit smaller, second units (coach houses) in yards – Oct. 1, 2016 CBC article

An Oct. 1, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “The coach house rules: city set to permit small homes in yards: City has long had zoning for apartments within existing homes, but not for smaller, second units.” The opening paragraphs read: Ottawa home owners will soon be allowed to build coach houses in their yards, if new […]