Congratulations to Roger Beaman

scales of justice Thomson Rogers Lawyer Gets Top Award from Ontario Bar Association This year‘s recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Municipal Law is Roger Beaman. This is a great honour for Roger, our Municipal Group and for the firm. On December 31, 2017, Roger retired from Thomson Rogers Lawyers after more than four … Continued

Why Municipal Government is so Important in Our Daily Lives

crane in construction site Novae Res Urbis, recognizing the top Municipal Law Firms in Ontario. Very few people understand the true significance of municipal governance. It literally affects every aspect of our daily lives from access to clean drinking water, by-laws, garbage collection, new housing and transportation. In Toronto, you only have to look out your window to see … Continued

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