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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 […]


Oakville mayor, Mississauga deputy city solicitor, and former Toronto chief planner speak out at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Review hearing

Update A recent post is entitled: Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available [End]   I was very pleased to have the opportunity to attend a committee hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 regarding the Provincial government’s proposed OMB Reform legislation. I have sent in my own […]


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.” […]


OMB Review Town Hall Meetings – Deadline for OMB Review comments is Dec. 19. Please comment!

A previous post is entitled: OMB Town Hall Meetings – Nov. 9 (3850 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) and Nov. 16 (110 Jutland Road) The following text has been forwarded as an email by George Kettel of Leaside; the text was prepared by Magda and Peter; I do not know their full names OMB Review You can […]


Mimico Lakeshore Network has shared some observations about the OMB

Following message is from the Mimico Lakeshore Network: Subject: Public Meeting with P. Milczyn MPP – Reform of the OMB Join Peter Milczyn MPP at a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the government’s review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Wed, Nov. 9, 2016 (Ward 6) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion, Branch […]


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. […]


Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s planning reform bill passes second reading – Nov. 26, 2014 Etobicoke Guardian

You can access the article here. Opening paragraphs read: “Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s ‘bold and far-reaching’ private member’s bill to amend the Planning Act and the City of Toronto Act passed second reading in the Ontario legislature last week. “Milczyn’s Bill 39, the Planning Statute Law Amendment Act, would ensure local municipalities have the final […]


Comment from David Godley regarding Bill 20, MPP Rosario Marchese’s Private Member’s Bill (regarding elimination of OMB)

The following text is from David Godley of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey): Bill 20, MPP Rosario Marchese’s Private Member’s Bill: Elimination of the OMB from the planning system in Toronto The Purpose of the Bill [writes David Godley; the text you are reading is from David Godley] is to allow elimination of the […]