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Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent

December 15, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

Bill 139 received 3rd reading and Royal Assent on December 12, 2017, and will come into effect on a day to be proclaimed. This Bill will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  Work is currently underway to ensure we will be ready to implement the new legislation when it comes

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OAGO Audit for ARB and OMB

December 6, 2017 | News | Assessment Review Board | Ontario Municipal Board

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (OAGO) recently conducted a value-for-money audit in the 2016/17 audit year for the Assessment Review Board (ARB) and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). We welcomed this opportunity to work with the OAGO to ensure ELTO’s stewardship of public funds, and to demonstrate value-for-money in our delivery of

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New: OMB Appeal Forms Improvements

June 22, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), a tribunal of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO), is improving its appeal forms and related municipal submission forms. The improvements to these forms are intended to enhance the ability of our stakeholders to complete the appeal form by providing accessible, helpful and concise information. Improvements will include: A fillable

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Legislation Introduced to Amend the Land-Use Planning Appeal System in Ontario

June 1, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

On May 30, 2017, the government introduced the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, which, if passed, would make changes to the land-use planning appeal system in Ontario. This includes the creation of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which would replace the Ontario Municipal Board. For more information, please see the news release from

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Most City of Toronto Minor Variance and Consent Appeals To Be Filed with TLAB starting May 3, 2017

May 2, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

Starting May 3, 2017, minor variance and consent appeals from the City of Toronto’s Committee of Adjustment will go to the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) instead of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Minor variance and consent appeals that have related planning applications will continue to be processed by the OMB. The OMB will also

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James McKenzie has been appointed as the New Associate Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

February 3, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

James McKenzie has been appointed as the new Associate Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), effective February 2, 2017. Mr. McKenzie is a skilled mediator and adjudicator and is highly respected by peers and practitioners.  Mr. McKenzie was appointed to the OMB as Vice Chair in 2007, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience

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OMB Rule 107 Change, effective January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

Decisions of the OMB will now be delivered by email instead of by hard copy mailing. Rule 107 will reflect this change effective January 1, 2017. If you wish to be mailed a hard copy please contact the OMB Case Coordinator with your case number.   To identify the Case Coordinator assigned to your case, please

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OMB Fees Have Changed

July 1, 2016 | News | Ontario Municipal Board

Further to the Board’s announcement on July 1, 2016, the fee to file a Request for Review of an OMB decision has also increased from $125 to $300. Please be advised that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), a constituent tribunal of the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO), has changed its appeal fees. Effective July 1,

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