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One feels a sense of hope that Bill 139 will reduce cynicism of citizens with regard to land-use planning in Ontario

I have taken a previous text, related to the Long Branch Character Guidelines project, and have repurposed it for my comments regarding Bill 139 , which is concerned with reform of the Ontario Municipal Board. I have sent the comments to Jocelyn McCauley at At a previous post, I noted the deadline for comments […]


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

Update 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. [End]   I have recently learned that hearings on Bill […]


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

My previous comments, regarding an earlier, February 2017 version of the Long Branch Character Guidelines draft, are at a post entitled: Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft My current comments address the more recent, August 2017 version of the Guidelines draft. The latter draft, on which my […]


Oct. 10, 2017 is deadline for comments regarding August 2017 Long Branch Character Guidelines draft

The August 2017 Long Branch Guidelines draft is at: August 2017 DRAFT Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines Background By way of background, a post regarding the PREVIOUS DRAFT [February 2017] is entitled: February 2017 draft of Long Branch (Toronto) Urban Design Guidelines document is available online A Sept. 26, 2017 public meeting was held regarding […]


Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn

A previous post is entitled: Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message I have been following with interest news reports regarding the OMB Reform legislation recently introduced at Queen’s Park. I have read the text of the draft legislation. The text does not make for easy reading, […]