Improving Community Consultation in the Development Review Process

Ongoing changes to the City’s development review process, including significantly reduced decision-making and approval timelines under Bill 109, have made it harder to residents to feel included in the community planning and consultation process for new developments. 

Responding to feedback and experience so far, the City of Toronto planning staff have proposed moving the Community Consultation Meeting(s) to the Pre-Application Consultation phase – so they would occur before the formal review process, presumably to both allow for community input before an application is deemed “complete” and also to streamline the formal review process itself.

In October 2023, Council requested City Planning undertake stakeholder and public consultation on the City’s pre-application consultation process (PAC) and Community Consultation Meetings (CCM) to ensure that residents are well informed, and have opportunities to provide meaningful feedback in the planning of their communities. The meeting March 12 is your opportunity to voice any concerns with the development review process proposals.

Improving Community Consultation in the Development Review Process – In person, No Registration Required

March 12, 2024 6 to 8 p.m. – (Presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Metro Hall
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
(Third Floor, Rooms 308 & 309) 

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