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Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Anticipated in Early 2017

The City of Toronto is continuing with its plan to establish an independent Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) to rule on appeals of decisions of the Committee of Adjustment and provide quick and efficient hearings.

The Local Appeal Body for Toronto will replace the function of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to hear Toronto-based appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions about minor variance and consent applications (relates to appeals for almost all residential homes). The Ontario Municipal Board remains responsible to hear appeals related to Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, site plan applications and decisions related to subdivisions (covers appeals for Tall and Mid-Rise buildings).

Here is a link to the full text on the city’s website: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=526cb31ee4dd6510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

The city’s website also identifies new chair of the TLAB along with six members of the tribunal body. http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e3b54b53d1c29510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=e4174b53d1c29510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

SERRA is hoping that our residents and members will receive fair and open hearings under the new tribunal structure.

Community Consultation – 537 Eglinton Avenue East

This application proposes to amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law to permit a 23-storey (72.6 metre) high residential building with a 7-storey base building that measures 23.1 metres in height. The proposal contains a total of 128 dwelling units and a total gross floor area of 9,073 square metres, resulting in a density of 16.58 times the lot area. A total of 37 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of underground parking. City … Read more

The Midtown Working Group asks local residents to support the new vision for Canada Square development.

A new Midtown Town Centre vision for the Canada Square site at Yonge and Eglinton has been developed by the Midtown Working Group and endorsed by Midtown Councillors Josh Matlow, Mike Colle and Jaye Robinson. This vision is a once-in-a-century legacy city-building opportunity on City-owned land, for what will soon be the second most significant transit hub – right in the middle of Toronto. The Town Centre will provide sorely needed education, childcare, affordable housing, … Read more

How to make a submission to City Council and Committees – Instruction Guide

We have had many questions related to how to make a submission to the scheduled meetings for Canada Square. Council and committee meetings are scheduled with a system called TMMIS that can be found on the City’s website or just type ‘TMMIS’ into Google search. So we have prepared a quick tutorial. Read the instruction Guide here  

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Existing and Future Residents’ Quality of Life

City Planning has completed its Special Study Area Report with Guiding Principles following working group meetings with residents’ groups supported by an inter-Divisional staff team.   You can find a copy of the planning department’s report at this link: Get Report For Action   Next Steps The Zoning By-law Amendment application for the Canada Square site was submitted to the City on December 21, 2020. The community consultation process with the broader community was put … Read more