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Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Town Hall Meetings

List of OMB Town Hall Meetings across Ontario You can access a list of the meetings at the following Government of Ontario (Ministry of Municipal Affairs; Ministry of Housing) link: Town Hall Meetings Etobicoke meetings (Wards 5 & 6) With regard to OMB-related meetings in Toronto, please refer to a previous post:   OMB Town […]


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 […]


PL140761 Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approves 3 storey houses with double the density 48 35th St.

The following message is from David Godley: Good morning Residents of Long Branch. This [the text below] has been circulated to key politicians and some press. There is no real chance of changing the decision. Greetings from Long Branch PL140761 Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approves 3 storey houses with double the density 48 35th St. […]


What will Long Branch look like after OMB has gone?

What will Long Branch look like, after the Ontario Municipal Board has come and gone? Will the physical character of Long Branch be preserved, or will it be destroyed, even after the OMB has come and gone? The culture of decision-making at the Ontario Municipal Board has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. Bill […]


Culture of decision making at the OMB changed dramatically over the past 25 years; Bill 139 seeks to get land-use planning back on the right track

As a resident of south Etobicoke for the past 20 years, I’ve been following, with much interest, recent initiatives to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. I’ve made it a point, in this context, to attend two days of hearings at Queen’s Park in October 2017, regarding the provincial government’s OMB Reform legislation, before the legislation (known as […]


In April 13, 2018 interview, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn outlines how OMB Reform legislation came to be enacted

On April 13, 2018, I met with MPP Peter Milczyn, who currently serves as Minister of Housing, as well as Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. In a brief interview with him, I asked him several key questions, about topics that had attracted my attention in the months leading up to the interview. Central among […]