Land-use decision making along the Lake Ontario shoreline is of much interest

By way of a news update, in the event anybody has an interest in such topics, we’ve recently sold our house on Villa Road and no longer live in Toronto.

We have sold our house on Villa Road with thanks to great work by a great real estate team:

In my new role as a foreign correspondent, I will continue to write reports, such as the following one, about land-use decision making and related topics along the Lake Ontario waterfront in the Greater Toronto Area:

Long Branch residents ponder lot-splitting proposals they feel are arbitrary: ‘The culture of decision making is decidedly more coherent and robust in Mississauga than it is in Toronto’ – July 19, 2018 Etobicoke Guardian opinion article

Please note that one of the Toronto Local Appeal Body decisions, referred to at the above-noted article, has in fact more recently been reversed. That is to say:

Two recent Toronto Local Appeal Body cases have included 38 Thirty Sixth St. (severance refused) and 9 Thirty Eighth St. (in a revised TLAB decision, the severance has also been refused).

The text of the final version of the 9 Thirty Eighth St. decision can be accessed here:

TLAB – Decision _Order

Below is the text of my most recent Etobicoke Guardian / opinion article:

Local resident Ron Jamieson, with a strong background in data analysis, outlines emerging trends in land-use decision making in Long Branch

In the event that any news outlet is looking in future for a super-articulate Toronto resident to interview, with an eye on a source of solid, cogent information, related to the culture of land-use decision making in Toronto, expressed from a resident perspective, I highly recommend Ron Jamieson, whom I interviewed for the above-noted article.

In other news from my way – again, in the event anybody may be interested – I’m off soon to speak at an international meeting in Europe, in connection with my previous years of experience as a volunteer speaking on behalf of people who stutter, at the national level in Canada and at the international level elsewhere. Here’s a quick overview of that aspect of my volunteer efforts (which these days is mainly restricted to talks to elementary students in schools across the GTA):

Arun Khanna highlights history of Canadian Stuttering Association


As well, a recent post, related to the culture of land-use decision making, is entitled:

Toronto residents have the right to record public meetings, related to land-use decision making, and to publish news reports based upon direct quotations from such meetings


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