July 2019 - Manga submits rezoning application to City November 2019 - Community Consultation Meeting at City Hall January 2020 - Manga appeals to LPAT on basis that City has not responded within 90 days May 2020 - original date for LPAT Case Management Conference - deferred August 2020 - City produces RESPONSE which opposes the application September 16, 2020 - City will take this response to Toronto and East York Community Council Meeting asking for DIRECTION and permission to proceed with LPAT hearing September 25, 2020 - 10 days prior to October 5th - see below October 5, 2020 - LPAT has scheduled a Case Management Conference
Local residents and businesses can get involved at three stages of the process: 1) Community consultation meeting if one is scheduled. This is usually our first exposure to development plans and our first opportunity to ask questions and express opinions. 2) TEYCC Meeting affords us the opportunity to either write or speak our opinions and have them considered in the official record. 3) Case Management Conference (CMC) is where the real commitment and work begin. The big decision is whether to seek Party status or Participant status or whether to get involved at all.
The City and the Developer are assigned Party status automatically. Sometimes nearby property owners (businesses, condos, other developers) have issue with the application as it stands and seek Party status so they can call expert witnesses of their own, cross-examine witnesses presented by the other Parties and deliver closing arguments. Party representatives need to be present throughout the hearing. Participant status is less involved but requires some degree of rigour. As outlined in the CMC notice, a Participant needs to submit a request form and a position statement 10 days prior to the start of the CMC ... in this case September 25th. A Participant can be an incorporated body (ie condo, neighbourhood association, business) or an individual.