Guest Column: GTA Land Sales for Redevelopment Take a Turn

Toronto, real estate, sales, Lennard Commercial Realty
May 24, 2018 11:00 am | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty, is our guest columnist again. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight into the ... read more

Guest Column: OMG no OMB — Where Will Site Pricing Go?

Guest Column: OMG no OMB — Where Will Site Pricing Go?
March 20, 2018 3:05 pm | by Guest Columnist | Comments
Today we present another guest post from Dean Macaskill, Senior Vice President at Lennard Commercial Realty. Dean has worked as a commercial realtor since 1980 and has years of industry insight ... read more

Greenbelt Alliance Cautiously Optimistic for Post OMB Ontario

According to some critics, the OMB was too pro-development, image by Tommi Aarni
May 26, 2017 2:54 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over a week ago, the Province of Ontario announced the creation of new tribunal that would replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as we know it today. The Provincial government argues ... read more

Provincial Government Introducing Four Updated Land Use Plans

Updated map showing the Greenbelt Area in the GGH, image courtesy of the Provinc
May 24, 2017 3:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Last year, we reported that the Government of Ontario was taking steps to amend the land use plans and policies that guide how the Greater Golden Horseshoe grows. As part of this initiative the ... read more

New Tribunal Could Soon Replace The Ontario Municipal Board

Toronto skyline, image by Simone Gramegna via Flickr
May 16, 2017 3:18 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Earlier this month, UrbanToronto published an article on the City of Toronto having implemented a Local Appeals Body for matters regarding land use decisions made by the Committee of Adjustment ... read more

Province Set To Update Outdated Municipal Legislation

Queen's Park, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 23, 2016 5:42 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
To modernize municipal legislation, the Province of Ontario is proposing key changes that would grant municipalities a higher degree of autonomy through amendments to the Municipal Act (MA), the ... read more

Province Proposing Changes to Ontario Municipal Board

Ontario Municipal Board, OMB, Toronto
October 6, 2016 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the past few years, Toronto City Councillors including Kristyn Wong-Tam, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Pam McConnell, and Josh Matlow have been taking a stance against the Ontario Municipal Board ... read more

Proposal to Redevelop Ridpath's Site on Yonge goes to the OMB

Ridpath 906 Yonge Street Rendering, KPMB Architects, Toronto, Ontario
October 22, 2013 2:09 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
The Tudor styling of the 106-year-old Ridpath's Furnishings building at 906 Yonge Street is certainly eye-catching amongst all the familiar and mostly unremarkable post-Modern developments that ... read more

The Interview: Prishram Jain of TACT Architecture, Part 2

June 21, 2012 3:30 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Last week in Part 1 of our interview with Prishram Jain, principal at TACT Architecture, we learned about Jain's education and early career. This week we delve into how those experiences shape ... read more

OMB Approves Lot Severance and Alteration at One Yonge Street

March 27, 2012 12:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
After the City's Committee of Adjustment refused a request to sever the lot at One Yonge Street last October, the applicant and property owner sought appeal from the Ontario Municipal Board to ... read more

The Ontario Municipal Board: Villain or Scapegoat?

December 13, 2011 2:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Research on the Ontario Municipal Board shows that a poor planning system is behind the negative perception of the OMB, and improving the system would be more productive than eliminating the OMB. read more