The City of Toronto (the “City”) is working to establish an independent Toronto Local Appeal Body (the “TLAB”) in early 2017. The TLAB will adjudicate appeals of committee of adjustment decisions on minor variance applications and consent applications in the City. These appeals will no longer be heard by the Ontario Municipal Board.
In March 2016, the City adopted a governance structure for implementation of the TLAB. The City also approved an appeal fee for the TLAB of $300.00.
The City will institute a Mediation Pilot Project on a City-wide basis for a period of one year. The Mediation Pilot Project will test the impact of mediation with respect to appeals of committee of adjustment decisions to the TLAB.
The Council decision can be found here.
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