Event: AMCTO – Annual Conference

Event Date: June 14, 2021
AMCTO - Annual Conference Thomson Rogers is thrilled to be a part of the AMCTO Annual Conference happening virtually from June 14-16, 2021. The AMCTO Annual Conference is the top professional development and networking event for municipal professionals that attracts approximately 500 delegates each year. Featuring world-renowned keynote presentations, local government officials, expert speakers, high-quality, practical workshops and knowledge-based … 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

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