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Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearings: Oct. 17, 2017 speakers list

STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL POLICY Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Toronto, Ontario Committee Room 1 Queen’s Park AGENDA Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts 3:00 p.m. […]

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Deputations related to Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearings will be available on Hansard, some days after each hearing

Updates An Oct. 16, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible: City officials praised the province’s plan to reform the OMB at a committee hearing while asking for a clear transition plan as the city sees an uptick in development applications.” According to […]

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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 […]

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Lakeview Ratepayers Association AGM: Impressive meeting, inspiring speakers including Mayor Crombie & Councillor Tovey

I had the good fortune to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Lakeview Ratepayers Association, which took place on Oct. 11, 2017 at the Mississauga Seniors Centre. I learned about the meeting some time back, when I was driving south on Cawthra Road by the Mississauga Seniors Center and noticed a handy roadside sign, […]

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Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regarding proposed OMB Reform legislation

Click here for previous posts regarding OMB > Among the posts in the above-noted list is one entitled: Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for final comments Please refer to the Environmental Registry regarding the Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regrading the province’s OMB Reform […]

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The 9 Meaford Ave. OMB decision, which ruled in favour of the local residents, warrants a close read

Note concerning photo on the right The calligraphic pen on the right is from Staples. The blue notebook is from Curry’s Artists’ Materials. These are my favourite writing instruments. Some of my best writing, including the introduction to A History of Long Branch, has been done using them. The coffee cup is courtesy of Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message

A May 16, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Province plans to overhaul OMB and give more power to cities and citizens: Reformed appeals body to be renamed Local Planning Appeals Tribunal; will provide legal representation to residents for free. Previous OMB-related posts include (among others): Culture of COA and OMB decision-making has changed dramatically in […]