Don't rely on spell check...Here are the words of Superior Court Justice Joan Lax's comments in her recent ruling on the City of Toronto's permission to appeal the Ontario Municipal Board's earlier decision on the development plans in the Queen West Triangle, near Queen & Dufferin:
“The board’s reasons are devoid of any discussion of the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statements and the City’s Official Plan as they apply to these lands.”Need I say more about the OMB?
“The board provides no rationale or analysis to support its conclusion that the projects where in the public interest.”
“The board failed to consider whether the projects are contrary to broad city policies that support a mix of uses as reflected in the Official Plan. The Board Reasons are deficient in justifying its decision and provide no indication that the Board considered this or had regard to whether the projects were consistent with the Planning Act or provincial policy.”
Thanks to Spacing and Eye Weekly for their coverage.