The Way Toronto Handles Bars And Restaurants Is Ridiculous 

Last week, the Toronto Star ran two articles that just further convinced me that this city needs to change how it licenses and regulates bars and restaurants. The first is about how the City is taking its Parkdale restaurant ban to the OMB. Last fall, the City froze new restaurant openings (which covers everything from …

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How I Would Set Up Toronto’s DPS: Part II

*This is the second part in my two-post series on how I’d implement a DPS system in Toronto. If you haven’t read this first.* Once a DPS was established for a specific neighbourhood, any development applications would be sent to the planning department, which would make sure that the proposal fit within the DPS’ framework. …

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How I Would Set Up Toronto’s DPS: Part I

If you’re one of the four people who regularly read this blog, you’ll know that lately I’ve been posting a bit about the Development Permit System (DPS), a proposed system that will dramatically change how future planning and development approval takes in Toronto. For a bit more about it, head over here and then here. …

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