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Statement on Ombudsman’s Office Annual Report

July 2, 2020 | News

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Ombudsman’s Annual Report released on June 30, 2020: “Having reviewed the Ombudsman’s Annual Report in detail, I welcome the update on the ongoing investigation into Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) delays. Tribunals Ontario and the LTB are fully cooperating in

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Fee Increases on July 1, 2020

June 22, 2020 | Tribunals Ontario | News

Effective July 1, 2020, application fees for the Assessment Review Board (ARB), the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) and appeal fees for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) will increase. The ARB, LTB and LAT fees are increasing by six per cent. These fees are still structured so that services

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Government Announces New Ontario Land Tribunals Organization and Executive Chair

June 17, 2020 | News

The Government of Ontario has announced the creation of a new tribunal organization, the Ontario Land Tribunals, effective July 1, 2020. The new organization will include the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Environmental Review Tribunal, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board and the Mining and Lands Tribunal. The Ontario Land Tribunals will adjudicate and mediate matters

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New Executive Chair Appointed to Tribunals Ontario

June 5, 2020 | News

Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Weir as interim Executive Chair effective June 2, 2020. Sean has an extensive legal background, as well as experience with strategic, operational and governance management, planning and delivery. He was the Chief Executive Officer and National Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais. In his legal

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Suspension of Timelines

May 11, 2020 | News

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) continues to provide services to the public. Appeal Deadline: The deadline to file assessment appeals was March 31, 2020. If you were unable to meet the March 31 deadline, you are permitted to file your appeal by May 29, 2020. Schedule of Events – Suspension Lifted: Effective June 1, 2020,

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New Provincial Policy Statement to Take Effect on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 | News

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that a new Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) will take effect on May 1, 2020. Decisions of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on planning matters made after May 1, 2020 will be consistent with the new PPS. The PPS guides decision-making to manage growth and

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ARB Update

April 21, 2020 | News

Please review the latest ARB memo regarding Declaration of Emergency and Board updates. (PDF) (HTML)

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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Rescheduling Settlement Hearings

April 3, 2020 | News

Starting on April 6, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is scheduling settlement hearings through teleconference or written submissions, on a case-by-case basis. Parties interested in settlement hearings must submit a Settlement Request Form as well as a list of filing materials, demonstrating that there would be no prejudice to any party if LPAT were

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Tribunals Ontario Fee Increases Deferred to July 1, 2020

March 31, 2020 | News

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tribunals Ontario is deferring the upcoming application fee increases for the Assessment Review Board (ARB), Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). The six per cent application fee increases for the ARB, LTB and LAT, which were scheduled to increase on April 1, 2020, will

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ARB Update

March 26, 2020 | News

Please review the ARB’s latest memo regarding the Emergency Order. (PDF)

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