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How to proceed with a media interview, related to a lot-splitting/overbuilding application, if you are not experienced at this task

I’ve been involved with media interviews for over 30 years, as part of my volunteer work. I’ve appeared in local, regional, and national media interviews. I’ve helped many people prepare for such interviews, as well. By media, I refer to radio, television, and print news reports and features. How I became involved in this area is […]


Of interest to local history buffs: City background files from 2016 investigation report regarding conduct of a local councillor

A previous post, of interest to local history enthusiasts (who may be relatively few in numbers, but they are enthusiastic nonetheless) in South Etobicoke, is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation report regarding conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes At the current post, I will share the contents of the […]


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 […]


Key considerations when preparing for a Committee of Adjustment or similar presentation

From time to time, I get inquiries from residents in communities outside of Long Branch – sometimes quite a distance from this community, in fact – asking for advice regarding Committee of Adjustment presentations. I always seek to reply at once, linking up inquirers with other residents in Long Branch, as there are many people […]