Coordination of Provincial Policy Statement, Provincial Plans and Official Plans

May 29, 2015 VIA E-MAIL: Hon. Ted McMeekin Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Government of Ontario 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto Ontario M5G 2E5 Bill 73: Smart Growth For Our Communities Act, 2015 Dear Minister McMeekin: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) is an umbrella organization currently representing 32 residents’ […]

Re: Yonge-Eglinton Growth Centre – Towers Forecast 2015 Dear Councillors: On behalf of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), we are writing to provide our endorsement of the above document developed by Terry Mills, planner and member of FoNTRA’s Steering Committee. In addition, we are requesting that the document be included on the […]

Land use planning and appeals Review –share comments at workshops in regional location (for more information –submit comments online –email a submission to planning –write to Land USe Planning Appeal System Review, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Provincial Planning Policy Branch, 777 Bay Street, 14th floor, Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Developmenrt Charges […]


Re: Planning Reform and Council’s Request to Remove Toronto From the Jurisdiction of the OMB Dear Minister Jeffrey, On behalf of the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), we wish to provide you with our key recommendations with respect to provincial planning reform. These recommendations were included in a February 29, 2012 letter to […]

City building is about having a vision and sticking to it, not giving in JOHN SEWELL August 2012 Did you hear about the development application that the city planners and council turned down because it didn’t meet the city plan? No, I didn’t think you did. In Toronto, planning doesn’t work that way. Instead, the […]

• Coordination can only be remedied by addressing the relationships of provincial policies and provincial plans in the central planning legislation, the Planning Act, and by integrating any required approvals in a single process related to the Official Plan approval process. • FoNTRA recommends: 1) The relationships of policies under the PPS, Provincial Plans, and […]