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Bill 108 proposes a return to the former OMB rules and procedures

The Province’s proposed Bill 108 will benefit developers at the expense of the residents of Toronto. 

As you may recall, I sent out a communication soon after Bill 108 was tabled in the Provincial Legislature earlier this month. For more background on the proposed changes you can review my email, here.

Along with my colleagues, I am hosting a Planning Town Hall to discuss the impacts Bill 108 will have on the City’s development review process on Monday, May 27, beginning at 7:00pm. The event will be hosted at Earl Haig Secondary School, a central location between the three wards. 

The timelines to review Bill 108 are tight as the Province has provided less than a month for municipalities and residents to comment on these major changes. This event will be our last opportunity to discuss the Bill before the official comment period closes on June 1, 2019. 

Last week, City staff released a comprehensive report on Bill 108 for urgent consideration by City Council. I successfully moved a series of motions of the item which you can review, here. City Planning and Toronto City Council expressed overwhelming opposition to the legislation.

The Chief Planner, Gregg Lintern, will also be in attendance on Monday to share his take on the legislation. 

I hope to see you there!

Warm regards,

Jaye

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