City declared its intention to motion at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal for the new Secondary Plan to be brought into force and effect, with the exception of two site specific appeals, after the Veri appeal was dealt with.
Canna Cabana is planning to open their location, one of seven stores authorized for all of the “West Region” of Southern Ontario, at the Centre on Barton near to the intersection of Barton Street East and Kenilworth Avenue North.
An interesting read from Block Club Chicago discussing the city’s unique style of multi-family housing known as “two-flats” which serve a similar function to Hamilton’s duplexes. Unlike Hamilton’s duplexes, the Two-Flats were built to have an owner occupied section and a separate rental apartment. Much like Hamilton’s duplexes, Chicago’s Two-Flats are increasingly being converted into single family housing, creating problems for affordable housing in Chicago. Full Story on Block Club Chicago:
Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A CenturyDespite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are “in distress” as people convert them into single-family homes.
There are three appeals, one of which the City is seeking to strike. The other two appeals are site specific appeals. One related to prohibitions on any new shadows onto Prince’s Square park in front of the Old Wentworth County Courthouse, and the other is a site specific appeal against the height limit.
The City is asking for the DTSP to be brought into force and effect for the remainder of the Downtown area.
The LPASC closure comes at a time that Ontario’s planning appeal framework is in a state of flux, with the new Local Appeal Planning Tribunal (LPAT) which replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) unsure if its authorities, requesting the Ontario Superior Court’s Divisional Court rule on a legal interpretation of LPAT’s governing legislation.