• Councillor Mark Grimes

Protecting Community Input in the Planning Process

I am bringing a motion to City Council this week to protect community input in the planning process, by continuing to require a community meeting when a development application has been appealed for non-decision. You can read my full motion here.

I was incredibly disappointed when the developer for the Esso Site in Humber Bay Shores (2189 Lake Shore Boulevard West), appealed their application to the Ontario Land Tribunal before we had the community meeting. Once an application is appealed, there is no longer a requirement for a community meeting – I've ensured that we're still going to hold a community meeting on this site, but my motion seeks to protect community meetings in these circumstances. By circumventing the community meeting, these developers are cutting our community out of the development process