Hearings on Bill 139 (OMB Reform) took place on Oct. 16 & 17; Oct. 18 is comments deadline


In a previous version of this post, I noted the deadline for comments was Oct. 24 at 6:00 pm. That has changed. The deadline is now Oct. 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

As well, the Oct. 23 and 24, 2017 hearings have been cancelled.



I have recently learned that hearings on Bill 139, which proposes to replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, have now been scheduled.

MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office has shared the following message regarding the upcoming Bill 139 hearings:

Dear Neighbour,

Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

The Standing Committee on Social Policy will meet to consider Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts.

The Committee intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on October 16 and 17, and on October 23 and 24, 2017. If you wish to attend one these public meetings hearings, please call the Procedural Services Branch at 416-325-3500 for more information.

Interested people who wish to comment on the Bill may send written submissions to the Clerk of the Committee, Jocelyn McCauley at the address or other contacts below by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Room 1405, Whitney Block
Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2
Fax: (416) 325-3505
E-mail: comm-socialpolicy@ola.org

An electronic version of the Bill is available on the Legislative Assembly website at: www.ontla.on.ca

Peter Milczyn

Constituency Office
933 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1P3



I have posted about the OMB Reform process previously:

Click here for previous posts about the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) >

I’ve summed up my own overview of what would be required, in order to stop the accelerating “institutional drift,” that has been associated – with readily evident present and future consequences for local streetscapes including where I have lived for 20 years – with the OMB in recent years, at a post entitled:

Comments from Jaan Pill regarding August 2017 Long Branch Character Guidelines draft


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