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Editor: Adrian Frank


Richmond Hill and Parkland Dedication: Is the Municipality Entitled to Deference on the Alternate Requirement?

  • September 19, 2016
  • Marc Kemerer

A review of the Divisional Court’s recent decision dealing with the power of a municipality to establish an alternative rate for parkland dedication in its official plan and the question of whether the Ontario Municipal Board has the authority to impose an overall cap on the alternative requirement as part of the Board’s approval of the official plan.

Municipal Law

Regulating Tall Building Setbacks in Downtown Toronto

  • September 15, 2016
  • Sharmini Mahadevan

An overview of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments being considered by the City of Toronto to establish specific minimum setbacks for tall buildings in downtown Toronto.

Municipal Law