Made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body

The Province of Ontario granted the City of Toronto the power to establish a Local Appeal Body (LAB) to hear appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions (both minor variances and consents). Section 115 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, allows City Council to appoint one appeal body composed of such persons as the City considers advisable, subject to certain by-laws being put in place and prescribed terms and qualifications being adopted, including eligibility criteria and restrictions. The prescribed terms are set out in Ontario Regulation 552/06.

City Council’s Planning and Growth Management Committee has brought forward the matter of establishing and implementing a Local Appeal Body at past meetings. At its December 4th, 2013, meeting, the Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to initiate a public consultation process on the implementation of a Local Appeal Body for the City of Toronto and to report back on April 10th, 2014, on the results of the public consultation and with recommendations on implementation.

We are inviting you to get involved and share your views and opinions with regard to this matter. To this end, we are hosting five consultation sessions across the city.

Consultation gets underway at 6:45, with a 7:00 p.m. staff presentation, followed by a question and answer period and a facilitated discussion about issues and opportunities involved in implementing a made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body.

Meeting space is mobility device accessible. To ensure that the necessary accommodations and/or services for persons with disabilities have been provided, please contact us ahead of the meeting date at 416 392-7863 or by email at labconsultation@toronto.ca

  • Etobicoke – Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • York – Monday, February 24, 2014
  • North York – Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Scarborough – Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Central – Monday, March 17, 2014