OMB dismisses appeal of Kawartha Lakes ward boundary revision to eight wards

MyKawartha.com | by Mary Riley | October 12, 2017

Stephen D'agostino Municipal Lawyer LINDSAY – The Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed a Sebright man’s appeal of the City of Kawartha Lakes’ decision to reduce the number of wards in the municipality from 16 to eight. OMB member David Lanthier heard the appeal in August and This Week was provided with a copy of the decision on Wednesday (Oct. … Continued

The Toronto Local Appeal Body

Posted September 11, 2017

Gregory Sills, municipal lawyer Toronto thumbnail The Toronto Local Appeal Body (“TLAB”), established under Chapter 142 of the Toronto Municipal Code, came into force on May 3, 2017. The TLAB is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal that hears appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions for minor variances (s. 45 of the Planning Act) and severances (s. 53 of the Planning Act)*. The … Continued

New Transition Rules for New Growth Plan

Growth Plan 2017 Comes Into Effect on July 1, 2017 in Most Cases

Stephen D'Agostino Municipal Lawyer On June 28, 2017, the Ontario Government approved amendments to Regulation 311/06 which provide for transition between the old and new Growth Plans. The rules cover: Official Plans; Zoning Bylaws; Approval of Site Plan Control Areas; Minor Variances; and, Subdivisions and Consents. Generally, the new transition rules provide that applications commenced after June 16, 2006, … Continued

Event: Stephen D’Agostino honoured to present Award of Academic Excellence in Municipal Law

Event Date: June 12, 2017
Stephen D'Agostino Municipal Lawyer On June 12th, Thomson Rogers’  municipal lawyer Stephen D’Agostino will be presenting the Academic Excellence in Municipal Law Award at the 79th Annual Meeting & Professional Development Institute as part of AMCTO‘s Opening Ceremonies. Stephen will be presenting this award to Ms. June E. Gallagher, Deputy Clerk for the Municipality of Clarington at Deerhurst Resort in … Continued

Ontario’s New Growth Plan In Effect July 1, 2017

New Growth Plan,Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan Announced Today Announced Today

Stephen D'Agostino, municipal lawyer The Ontario Government today released updates to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan. According to the Province, “these plans work together to: Build compact, complete communities with a diverse range of housing options that better connect transit to where people live and … Continued