Last year the City appealed the LPAT decision to the Ontario Divisional Court following a finding that favoured the developer, Brad Lamb, and his presumed client, Hudson Hotel.
We have now received good news from our own GDNA member Dieter Riedel who spearheaded Party Status on behalf of his condo corporation TSCC1984 at 10 Morrison. The Divisional Court has found in the City's favour on the basis of two issues ... one relating to the LPAT consideration and application of the Ontario Heritage Act and one relating to its interpretation of other planning policies. For more specifics, please read the finding HERE.
There is speculation but no clear picture of what this means in terms of the future of this site. We can only hope that the next iteration of development will be more suited to its history, its neighbours and the heritage park across the street.
A cautionary footnote from Dieter:
I just want to temper this a little. Yes, the city won, but it won a judgement for an appeal. That means the appeal is still to be heard - and it doesn’t mean that the judges will rule in favour of the city’s claims.