Appeals to Planning Application Decisions
If you are an applicant or an individual who provided feedback on an application and you disagree with the decision, you can appeal the decision to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), formerly the Ontario Municipal Board. The LPAT will determine whether appealed plans follow local guidelines. If they do, the decision will be upheld. If they don’t, the decision will go back to council for reconsideration.
- Learn more about the LPAT appeals process.
- For more information about the Planning Act, please see the Citizens’ Guides to Land-use Planning.
- In cases where an application is denied, the applicant can appeal to LPAT within the appeal time period specified on the notice from the City.
Official Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Consent and Draft Plan of Subdivision Appeal Deadlines
The appeal period is 20 days from the day that notice is provided by the City of:
- the adoption of the official plan amendment
- passing of the zoning by-law
- decision of the Consent Official and
- the decision to draft approve the plan of subdivision
Minor Variance Appeal Deadlines
- The appeal period is 20 days from the date of the decision by the Committee of Adjustment.
- The Secretary Treasurer has 10 days in which to provide notice of the Committee of Adjustments decision.