On 8 July 2014, City of Toronto Council adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 258, which sets out policies for implementing a Development Permit System (DPS). A DPS would provide the City with a land use planning tool that streamlines zoning, minor variances and site plan approval into one approval process. Although OPA 258 sets out the entire City as a development permit area, the DPS will be implemented by by-law in selected areas of the City identified by Council, following at least one community meeting in the affected area, in addition to any requirements under the Planning Act. Further information on the DPS can be found in the following presentation: Development Permit System - Breaking the Mold (Land Development & Planning Forum)
OPA 258 has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by 13 parties. At the time of this blog post, no prehearing conferences have been scheduled yet. OMB file status is available on the OMB's website under case number PL140906.
Related Blog Posts: Update - Open House June 9 2014 - City of Toronto Draft Development Permit System Official Plan Policies; City of Toronto - Draft Transportation and Development Permit System Official Plan Policies; Toronto Considering the Development Permit System; Draft Toronto Official Plan Policies for Implementing a Development Permit System