ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT
The politicians of the Province of Ontario are proposing to change many laws of Ontario in a piece of legislation called BILL 108 the first week of June 2019. There are several changes in that BILL but the ones listed below will have the most important, impactful, changes that will affect the quality of this city and the Province of Ontario for the next 50 years. It will
- · Bring back the planning power of the OMB over our own local Planning Appeal Tribunal Boards.
- · Dramatically weaken Heritage Protection
- · Allow developers to pay into a fund rather than do what is necessary to ensure the survival of an endangered species on a site anywhere in Ontario. Remove the requirements of the Minister to consult scientific experts.
- · Allow the developers to contribute only a maximum percentage of the sites land value towards necessary infrastructure and the owner/developer can elect to decide what to contribute to regardless of what the neighbourhood’s needs are. These contributions will be put into a special account of which 60% must be spent in that calendar year. Presently, in return for high density buildings developers pay a significant amount of money towards infrastructure: One contribution is called Section 37 that goes towards road improvements, sewers, day care centers. The other contribution is called Section 42 which goes towards parkland. The city can’t afford to provide all these necessary public infrastructure without these contributions.
Unfortunately, when our governments do not have the money for schools, daycares, public health, breakfast programmes, proper sewers, water pipes, public libraries, parks, park benches (public infrastructure), paramedic services it will not be a good place to live and it will decrease industry and growth!
THIS IS A WISH LIST FOR DEVELOPERS. THERE WAS NO CONSULTATION WITH ANY CITY OFFICIALS IN THE PROVINCE
WE NEED A PUBLIC OUTCRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AS AN ONTARIO TAYPAYER AND VOTER ONE MUST SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO AS MANY PROVINCIAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, INCLUDING CONSERVATIVE, LIBERAL AND NDP TO GET THIS BILL DEFERRED UNTIL THERE IS PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Premier Doug Ford 416 8052156 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAYOR John Tory 416 3972489 email@example.com
STEVE CLARK, MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING: 416 5857000, 613 3429522
JILL ANDREWS: MPP ST-PAUL’S 416 656 0943 firstname.lastname@example.org