Land Use Planning and Appeals Review – Toronto Centre


Land Use Planning and Appeals Review – Toronto Centre

Toronto Centre MPP Glen Murray is holding consultative meetings throughout Toronto Centre to gain input on the issue of land use planning and appeals ahead of a regional meeting to be held on December 9th.

Please see his invitation below if you are interested in attending any of these meetings.

Dear neighbours,

Together in Toronto Centre, we have worked together though the Community Action Plan process to identify what is important to our neighbourhoods. In almost every corner of our riding, we have identified that there should be improvements made to how Land Use Planning decisions and appeals are made and what type of cases end up at the Ontario Municipal Board.

This October, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has launched a review of the existing Land Use Planning and Appeal System. This review will look to hear input on:
· How we can improve the province’s land use planning systems, including what can be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
· The Development Charges Act.
· Parkland Dedication.
· Section 37 of the Planning Act, which enables a municipality to negotiate with a developer for items such as affordable housing in exchange for permission for the developer to build in excess of zoning limits.

Over the coming weeks, I will be hosting a number of consultations throughout Toronto Centre to hear your input on this review.

1. Thursday November 28th at 6:30pm
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (101 Spruce Street)

2. Wednesday December 4th at 6:30pm
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (106 Trinity Street)

3. Tuesday December 10th at 6:30pm
519 Community Centre (519 Church Street)

4. Wednesday December 18 at 6:30pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (1 Garfield Avenue)

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings or would prefer to submit your comments directly, please visit to learn about how comments can be made online, through email, or in person at a regional meeting in Toronto on Monday December 9th.

Thank you for your continued involvement and I look forward to seeing you at a meeting in your neighbourhood.


Glen Murray

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