Councillor Josh Matlow

Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible

Monday, October 16, 2017
Jennifer Pagliaro
Toronto Star

A home on Toronto's Broadway Ave. surrounded by taller buildings in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Toronto is urging the province to move quickly on reforms to the planning process as development applications pour in. Councillors hope to see the city have more control over planning decisions.

Toronto city officials told a Queen’s Park committee Monday that reforms to the OMB, the province’s powerful planning tribunal, can’t come soon enough, as the city continues to grow at an unprecedented rate and new development applications pour in at an increased pace.

On Monday, the city’s acting chief planner Gregg Lintern and Councillor Josh Matlow both praised a government plan to overhaul the long-controversial Ontario Municipal Board, which has not seen substantial reform for more than 100 years.

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