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Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment – August 9, 2017 (AM) – Available on YouTube

Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment – August 9, 2017 (AM) – Available on YouTube Comment Being able to have a record of what actually transpires at Committee of Adjustment meetings is a step forward, with regard to civic engagement and resident access to information. The proposed OMB Reform legislation also refers, as I have […]


Handy documents to refer to when preparing for Committee of Adjustment hearings

From time to time, I have shared information with people preparing for C of A and similar meetings. Here’s a link from my website, with regard to preparing for hearings: If you receive a Notice from the Committee of Adjustment, here’s (1) a Guide to the Notice & (2) things to think about (for residents […]


The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence; Committee of Adjustment rejected it out of hand

The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence. The Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment had rejected it out of hand. The Committee has made a point of consistently rejecting such mock ups, prepared by residents. In the subjective view of the Chair of the Committee, expressed on a number of occasions, such mock […]


Recordings of Committee of Adjustment meetings (other than at the York Civic Centre) are available

It’s my understanding, from a reliable source, that if you want a recording of a Committee of Adjustment hearing (conducted anywhere other than at the York Civic Centre), you can get a video recording of a hearing from the City through City of Toronto Facilities staff. If you want a video of a hearing conducted […]


Culture of Committee of Adjustment and OMB decision making has changed dramatically in 25 years: MPP Peter Milczyn

Updates: A March 11, 2018 Toronto Star article is entitled: “How rampant development and poor planning left residents of this Etobicoke neighbourhood stuck in traffic: The Etobicoke neighbourhood of Humber Bay Shores has undergone rapid development in the past two decades, but transit infrastructure hasn’t come with it. The problem only stands to get worse.” […]


As chair has acknowledged (Sept. 29, 2016 meeting), Committee of Adjustment subjectively decides what is Minor, what is Major

I was at a Committee of Adjustment (COA) at the Etobicoke Civic Centre from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sept. 29, 2016. Many severances were accepted, some were rejected. Of all of the COA meetings I’ve attended in 2016, this meeting was a particularly memorable one. I’m pleased to share some highlights from the […]


How will Toronto weather the storms of climate change? Don’t ask the Committee of Adjustment; they would care less.

A Dec. 12, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “How will Toronto weather the storms of climate change?” I found the article of interest because the Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment would not care less, in its decision-making process, about the removal of trees as part of development in Etobicoke and it would not care less about […]