Ontario Municipal Board

• FoNTRA is concerned that the OMB interprets the PPS in a manner that focuses on intensification regardless of the suitability of the location, • FoNTRA is concerned that the OMB disregards the express wishes of the municipalities (both lower and upper tier) in upholding an Official Plan designation from a different era by adding […]

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May 29, 2015 VIA E-MAIL: minister.mah@ontario.ca 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’ […]

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Land use planning and appeals Review –share comments at workshops in regional location (for more information www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10357.aspx) –submit comments online –email a submission to planning consultation@ontario.ca –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 […]

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Proposed Development for 100 Ranleigh Avenue (By-law No. 469-2013) – OMB Case No. PL130503 Overview North York Community Council (October 2012) and City Council (November 2012) approved an application to amend the City’s Zoning By-law to allow the following in a residential neighbourhood. 1. A four-storey 60 unit (subsequently changed to 46 units) mixed-use apartment/condominium […]

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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 […]

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Via Regular Mail and E-Mail: minister.mah@ontario.ca & ljeffrey.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Linda Jeffrey, MPP Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 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 […]

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATE The appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board by Verdiroc Developments (a Greenwin company) seeking approval to build an 8 storey rental building (plus a 5 metre rooftop mechanical penthouse) on the south side of Keewatin Avenue directly across the street from the low rise neighbourhood, commenced January 14th, 2013. The hearing was conducted […]

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From: Kevin Beattie To: Councillor Filion Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:43:26 AM Subject: OMB outside planners vote I thought the idea of dramatically reducing City funding (be they lawyers or planners, staff or outside) for OMB cases had been quashed so was surprised to read in this mornings paper of yesterdays vote at Council. […]

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VIA E-MAIL: minister.mah@ontario.ca Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 RE: Followup to April 20 Meeting with FoNTRA

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Village Post Vol. 21 Issue 7 (March 2012), p. 11. “With all the confusion about political direction at city hall, one wonders whether less oversight of city council decisions makes sense. In February city council voted overwhelmingly to ask the province to remove the city from the control of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The […]

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