Province proposes limiting powers of Ontario Municipal Board

A provincial review of the OMB may limit the role of this powerful appeals board and give more consideration to local planning. A Toronto Star story by Jennifer Pagliaro summarizes proposals to restrict OMB decision-making, and notes that the province will hold town hall meetings between now and Dec. 19. Dates will be announced.

Toronto Councillors have demanded changes to the role of the OMB. Here, Councillors Kristen Wong-Tam and Josh Matlow.
Toronto Councillors have been demanding changes to the role of the OMB for several years. Here, Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Josh Matlow in 2012 (Toronto Star).