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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Ontario Land Tribunals)

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
https://olt.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/about-lpat/
Address
15TH FLOOR, 655 BAY STREET
TORONTO
M5G1E5
Phone
(416) 212-6349
Fax
(416) 326-5370
Background
Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 1 (opens a new window)
Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10 (opens a new window)
Function

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent administrative tribunal that hears applications and appeals on municipal and planning matters such as zoning bylaws, subdivision plans, official plans, consents and minor variances under the Planning Act, land compensation matters under the Expropriations Act, and objections to municipal proposals to borrow to finance capital works under the Municipal Act and other legislation. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council determines the number of members, makes appointments and designates one member as chair and one or more vice-chairs. Where, (a) the chair is absent or unable to act, a vice-chair designated by the chair; or (b) the office of chair is vacant, a vice-chair designated by the Attorney General, has and shall exercise the jurisdiction and powers of the chair, including the power to complete any unfinished matter. In accordance with the governance structure of the clusters, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint: an executive chair to be responsible for all of the adjudicative tribunals included in a cluster; an associate chair for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster; one or more of the associate chairs as alternate executive chairs of the cluster; one or more vice-chairs for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster. The executive chair and each alternate executive chair must also be members of each of the adjudicative tribunals in the cluster, and the associate chair and each vice-chair must also be members of the tribunal to which they are appointed as associate chair and vice-chair.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
Hearings are held in centres throughout the province. A moderate amount of preparation is required. There is extensive travel for hearings conducted outside Toronto.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Associate Chair (Full-Time) SHARYN VINCENT
09-Jan-2021 - 08-Jul-2021
toronto
2. Associate Chair (Full-Time) SHARYN VINCENT
09-Jul-2020 - 08-Jul-2021
toronto
3. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) RICHARD MAKUCH
01-Jan-2020 - 06-Jun-2021
orleans
4. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SUSAN SCHILLER
04-Jan-2021 - 03-Jan-2022
oakville
5. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) DAVID LANTHIER
27-Feb-2020 - 26-Feb-2022
kingston
6. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) GREGORY BISHOP
11-Jun-2020 - 11-Jun-2022
minden
7. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) MARY-ANNE SILLS
26-Oct-2020 - 25-Oct-2022
belleville
8. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) SARAH JACOBS
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2022
windsor
9. Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
10. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MAUREEN HELT Resigned
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2021
toronto
11. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) D. STEPHEN JOVANOVIC Resigned
09-Jan-2020 - 10-Jan-2022
windsor
12. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN RESTOULE Resigned
01-Jan-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation
13. Member (Full-Time) HELEN JACKSON
24-May-2016 - 23-May-2021
toronto
14. Member (Full-Time) SCOTT TOUSAW
01-Jan-2020 - 30-May-2021
stratford
15. Member (Full-Time) DAVID BROWN
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2021
lincoln
16. Member (Full-Time) DOUG JOYNER
13-Sep-2019 - 12-Sep-2021
smithville
17. Member (Full-Time) MARGOT BALLAGH
13-Sep-2019 - 12-Sep-2021
oro-medonte
18. Member (Full-Time) TONY PREVEDEL
08-Oct-2020 - 07-Oct-2021
whitby
19. Member (Full-Time) THOMAS HODGINS
22-Oct-2018 - 21-Oct-2021
whitby
20. Member (Full-Time) NICHOLAS ROBINSON
29-Oct-2020 - 28-Oct-2021
toronto
21. Member (Full-Time) SHANNON BRAUN
05-Nov-2020 - 04-Nov-2021
mount brydges
22. Member (Full-Time) CARMINE TUCCI
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2022
vaughan
23. Member (Full-Time) HUGH WILKINS
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
toronto
24. Member (Full-Time) MARIO RUSSO
17-Sep-2020 - 16-Sep-2022
brampton
25. Member (Full-Time) JATINDER BHULLAR
10-Oct-2020 - 09-Oct-2022
mississauga
26. Member (Full-Time) TEE FUNG NG
10-Oct-2020 - 09-Oct-2022
toronto
27. Member (Full-Time) BLAIR S. TAYLOR
17-Oct-2017 - 16-Oct-2022
oakville
28. Member (Full-Time) DALE CHIPMAN
17-Oct-2020 - 16-Oct-2022
port hope
29. Member (Full-Time) MARIANNA ARPINO
17-Oct-2020 - 16-Oct-2022
windsor
30. Member (Full-Time) STEVEN COOKE
05-Sep-2020 - 04-Sep-2023
bowmanville
31. Member (Full-Time)
32. Member (Full-Time)
33. Member (Full-Time)
34. Member (Part-Time) GERALD SWINKIN
01-Jan-2019 - 11-Sep-2021
toronto
35. Member (Part-Time) BRYAN TUCKEY
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2021
toronto
36. Member (Part-Time) DOUG COLBOURNE
10-Oct-2020 - 09-Oct-2022
toronto
37. Member (Part-Time) GILLIAN BURTON
17-Oct-2020 - 16-Oct-2022
toronto
38. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BECCAREA
17-Oct-2020 - 16-Oct-2022
miller lake
39. Member (Part-Time)
40. Executive Chair (Full-Time) MARIE HUBBARD
01-Jul-2020 - 30-Jun-2021
newcastle
41. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time) GREGORY BISHOP
23-Jul-2020 - 08-Jul-2021
minden
42. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time) KAREN RESTOULE Resigned
17-Mar-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation