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Sixth Stop: Parking Lot where Long Branch Park Tennis Court stood at Thirty Third St.: May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk

We have learned from Bill Rawson, who for many years ran a used furniture store on Lake Shore Blvd. West, that a tennis court was located where a parking lot for an apartment building on Thirty Third St. is now located. The tennis court was a feature of Long Branch Park for many years. From […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CBC’s John Lancaster reports: Buyers will be told to keep ‘windows and exterior doors’ closed to cut down on noise from Metrolinx yard

An April 14, 2018 article by CBC’s John Lancaster, investigative reporter, is entitled: “City council approves controversial development that comes with noise warning to buyers: Buyers will be told to keep ‘windows and exterior doors’ closed to cut down on noise from Metrolinx yard.” The article notes: Even before Dunpar submitted the most recent changes, […]

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Proclamation of the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 changes to the land use planning and appeal system

Click here for previous posts regarding OMB Review > Click here for previous posts about OMB Reform > A recent message from the Agency and Tribunal Relations Branch Ministry of the Attorney General reads: We are writing to provide an update on the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, which was passed by […]

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Change will come slowly despite OMB reforms: Toronto Star, Dec. 18, 2017

A Dec. 18, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Change will come slowly despite OMB reforms: Regulations put forward by Ontario on how to transition to a new planning tribunal mean hundreds of applications currently being considered by city could be appealed under old rules.” A page-6 article in the Dec. 19, 2017 print edition […]

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Conserving Long Branch, Dec 2017 – David Godley

The following message is from David Godley. Attached file: mma omb Christmas Greetings from Long Branch 1) Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines Adoption by Council scheduled for January 31st Council Meeting hopefully with improved efficacy. TLAB has authorised their eligibility as non legal evidence at hearings. 2) New Applications 80 23rd Severance previously approved by […]

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Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

Click here for previous posts about Bill 139 > Following text is from OMBReview (MMA) <CSC_OMBReview@ontario.ca> Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the […]