Public review of OMB at Downtown meeting Nov. 15

The Government of Ontario is reviewing how the often-controversial Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) operates and its role in the province’s land-use planning system. The OMB is often accused of favouring housing and condo developers over area residents in determining the best use of urban land.

OMB invites you to participate in a Public Town Hall Meeting to learn about the OMB’s current role in the land-use planning process, to provide your perspectives, and to review and comment on changes the government is considering. Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of the Attorney General will be on site to answer questions about the various components of the review.

Registration and an open house will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The town halls will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

The date, time and venue location is subject to change. Check the OMB review site for the most current information.

You are encouraged to RSVP online, by email to or call 416-585-6014 or 1-855-776-8011. Be sure to indicate if you require special accommodation to attend.

Members of the public are also invited to submit their written comments and feedback on OMB reform by December 19, 2016.