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New Provincial Policy Statement to Take Effect on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that a new Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) will take effect on May 1, 2020. Decisions of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on planning matters made after May 1, 2020 will be consistent with the new PPS. The PPS guides decision-making to manage growth and

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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Rescheduling Settlement Hearings

April 3, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Starting on April 6, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is scheduling settlement hearings through teleconference or written submissions, on a case-by-case basis. Parties interested in settlement hearings must submit a Settlement Request Form as well as a list of filing materials, demonstrating that there would be no prejudice to any party if LPAT were

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COVID-19 Notice

March 24, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act retroactive to March 16, 2020, will affect proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in the following ways: All timelines within which any step must be taken in a proceeding before the Tribunal, including timelines established in the Tribunal’s procedural

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Bill 108: New Processes and Rules for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

September 3, 2019 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Earlier this year, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced the government’s Housing Supply Action Plan through Bill 108.  The action plan proposes legislative changes to the Planning Act  to help speed up local planning decisions and make the appeals process more efficient. Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act also makes changes to

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New Associate Chair Appointed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

August 23, 2019 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Hubbard as the interim Associate Chair of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), effective August 21, 2019. Marie is a long-time public servant and will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to LPAT and Tribunals Ontario.  Some career highlights include serving as chair

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Archive – The Start of a New Era at ELTO

April 3, 2018 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Changes to ELTO’s Boards & Tribunals Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) now consists of three boards and three tribunals as a result of the transformation of the former Ontario Municipal Board into the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on April 3, 2018, and the addition of the Mining and Lands Tribunal (formerly known

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Archive – Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent

December 15, 2017 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

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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Archive – OAGO Audit for ARB and OMB

December 6, 2017 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

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

June 1, 2017 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

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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Archive – OMB Rule 107 Change, effective January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

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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