The City of Toronto has received a total of 694 appeals to the
new zoning by-law for the amalgamated City of Toronto (the New
By-law) that was passed by City Council on August 27, 2010.
Despite the passage of the New By-law the 43 zoning by-laws of the
former municipalities will, for the time being, remain in effect.
Where there is a conflict between the former zoning by-laws and the
New By-law the most restrictive regulation is applied in the
Building Permit review process.
While no pre-hearing conferences have been scheduled at this time
by the OMB, the City has initiated settlement negotiations with
some of the property owners who have submitted appeals.
Save the Date - March 24, 2011 - Amendments Proposed to New
On March 24, 2011, the Planning and Growth Management Committee
(PGMC) will consider the first comprehensive amendment to the New
By-law. City Planning Staff are recommending amendments referred to
as "housekeeping" amendments that are intended to clarify
and correct certain provisions in the New By-law, including:
correcting errors in certain zoning maps;
re-wording certain provisions of the New By-law to clarify
correcting grammatical errors and section references; and,
updating zoning maps to accurately reflect properties that
qualify for exemption from the New By-law according to the
City's Transition Protocol.
What You Need to Know
Land owners of property in the City of Toronto should review the
soon-to-be-released staff report and the proposed
"housekeeping" zoning by-law amendments to ensure that
the amendments to the New By-law recommended by Planning Staff do
not adversely impact development opportunities on their lands in
Toronto. To maintain the right to appeal proposed amendments to the
New By-law, concerns and comments regarding the proposed zoning
by-law amendments should be expressed to the PGMC in writing or by
deputation at the March 24, 2011 meeting.
City Staff will release a staff report in advance of the March 24,
2011 PGMC meeting detailing the proposed changes contained in the
zoning by-law amendment. The staff report will be available at the
PGMC Meeting web page.
The March 24, 2011 public meeting of the PGMC will be held at
10:00am in Committee Room 1 of City Hall located at 100 Queen
Street West, Toronto.
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