Following message is from Councillor Grimes’ Office:
City of Toronto creates local appeal body to expedite land use hearings
The City of Toronto has established an independent local appeal body to provide quick and efficient hearings on appeals of land use decisions made by the Committee of Adjustment.
On May 3, the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) will replace the function of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pertaining to minor variance and consent applications. TLAB is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal established by authority of the City of Toronto Act and provincial government legislation.
Most TLAB meetings and hearings will be held in the Toronto Public Library building located at 40 Orchardview Boulevard off Yonge Street just north of Eglinton Avenue. Hearings may be held in person, by telephone or video conferencing, or in written form.
I am hopeful that this will help the local community to have more say in planning matters that directly impact Long Branch ! I am continually in communication with City Planning and City Legal to represent residents at the OMB. The TLAB will allow municipal decisions to be brought under the oversight of a municipal body.
For more information about the Toronto Local Appeal Body please visit http://www.toronto.ca/tlab
Councillor Mark Grimes
Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Suite C48
Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2
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