OMB: Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Now Open

17 04 2018

From the provincial government:

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Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Now Open

April 11, 2018 – Toronto

Last week, Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Support Centre opened its doors to the public for the first time.  The centre’s role is to help people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process.

“People know that what gets built in their community affects their quality of life, but they often don’t know how to influence those decisions,” explains board chair, Anna Pace. “The Local Planning Appeal Support Centre can help bridge that gap.”

People with a question about the land use planning process or an appeal can get in touch with the centre using the contact information below. The centre is open from Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The centre is an independent agency of the Ontario government, accountable to a board of directors. It was created under the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.

Chair Anna Pace has held senior roles at Metrolinx, the TTC and the City of Toronto. She is joined by board member Mark Leach. Mary Lee is the centre’s executive director and Mark Christie is the manager-registrar. For more information about Anna Pace and the rest of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre’s leadership team, visit the centre’s website.

Contact the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre

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Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation

17 04 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:

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Greetings,

As you may be aware, extensive planning is underway to extend light rail further south, east and west as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.

In previous Stage 2 LRT public consultations regarding Byron Linear Park, there was community interest and a commitment to relocate trees impacted by construction between Cleary Avenue and Lincoln Fields.

As the ground begins to thaw, I am excited to announce that we will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Linear Park later this spring. Our target relocation areas are parks situated in the affected communities and upon request in the front yard of eligible private properties.

If you are interested in receiving a tree, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca and provide the following information:
• Name
• Phone Number
• Address
The deadline to submit a request is April 22, 2018. Please note, trees will be provided on a first come, first eligible, first served basis. For more information, please see the Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation Frequently Asked Questions found on stage2lrt.ca/resources.

I encourage you to pass this information on to your respective community members. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either stage2@ottawa.ca or my office.
Cordially,

Jeff Leiper
City Councillor
Kitchissippi Ward 15
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. W
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca

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Lost Dog: Dovercourt and Tweedsmuir

7 04 2018

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OMB Changes: Town Hall Discussion with the Honorable Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Ottawa Centre)

6 03 2018

From the Honorable Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Ottawa Centre) and Attorney General:

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As you know, our government recently passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This legislation replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer and more affordable.

We want to make sure that we do everything possible to give people a stronger voice in the planning of their own communities. So, I am pleased to invite you to a town hall discussion on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa.

I am looking forward to sharing an update on the legislation, and hearing your questions and feedback. If you would like to participate in this session, or need more information, please contact Ben Charlebois by email at Ben.Charlebois@ontario.ca.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Yasir Naqvi

MPP, Ottawa Centre

Attorney General





Fake Donation Boxes in Westboro

5 03 2018

Just an FYI that fake donation boxes have been found in Westboro, most recently by the development site at Kenwood and Churchill.

Call the City (Road By-Laws) at 311 if you see one and they will remove it.





Cancelled: Open House for Proposal at 433 & 435 Churchill and 468 & 472 Byron Place

21 02 2018

Please be advised that the developers proposing to build at Churchill/Byron Place/Highcroft have determined that it’s premature to proceed with a community meeting and have cancelled the open house that was scheduled for February 26.

We will post more information once it becomes available.





Upcoming Open Houses: Proposed Developments

18 02 2018

Here is a list of upcoming open houses to discuss proposed developments in Westboro. Additional information on each one has been posted to this blog.

  1. 398, 402, and 406 Roosevelt Avenue
  • To discuss the development of a 6-storey mixed use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Ave.
  • When: Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Where: 345 Richmond Road, Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre
  1. 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue
  • To discuss the proposed rezoning application to allow for the future redevelopment of 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue into a six storey mixed-use apartment and hotel.
  • When: Thursday February 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore Test Kitchen (upstairs)
  1. 433 & 435 Churchill and 468 & 472 Byron Place
  • To discuss the proposed Build (a six storey mixed-use development) on Highcroft, Byron Place and Churchill
  • When: Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm
  • Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore in the upstairs community room
  1. 342 Roosevelt Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30–8:30pm
  • Where: 345 Richmond Road, Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre







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