Toronto Local Appeal Body
On March 29, 2017, City Council passed Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 142 creating the Toronto Local Appeal Body with an effective date of May 3, 2017.
What does this mean?
Starting May 3, 2017, most appeals from the Toronto Committee of Adjustment will go to the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) instead of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). See below for details.
What happens to Committee of Adjustment Appeals starting May 3, 2017?
All appeals are still to be filed with the Manager & Deputy-Secretary Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment and must be filed within the appeal period on the Notice of Decision.
Appeals filed before May 3, 2017 will stay with the OMB.
Appeals filed on or after May 3, 2017 will go to the TLAB unless:
- the decision was already appealed before May 3, 2017; or
- there is a related appeal to the OMB for the same matter. A related appeal is an appeal under section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, under sections 17, 22, 34, 36, 38, 41 or 51 of the Planning Act or under a regulation made under section 70.2 of the Planning Act.
Where can I learn more about where and how to file my appeal?
If you are planning to appeal a decision from the Committee of Adjustment, or are looking for a general overview of the TLAB, the Public Guide is a good place to start.
To learn if a decision has already been appealed before May 3, 2017, please contact the Committee of Adjustment Case Manager for the matter.
To learn if there is a related appeal to the OMB for the same matter, search community planning applications in the Application Information Centre and contact the assigned planner if necessary.