Tag Archives: section 37

John Tory: Once and Future King reigns over the Gardiner

deja vu all over again? On the morning of the vote to save or demolish the Gardiner Expressway, I have a prediction to share.  Regardless of how the vote goes today, this will be one of the issues that ends John Tory's honeymoon with Council, the press, and the public. That states it too mildly.  It's not…
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A false dilemma about Section 37 deals

I’ve been urging that we manage public-private partnerships differently, and that we use Section 37 agreements to better effect.  I should be more careful what I wish for. Affordable housing is already possible under Section 37 of the Provincial Planning Act.  Only a small portion of the developers contributions have been used for this purpose.The City…
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takes three to tango

It’s encouraging that Section 37 deals are starting to get the attention they deserve.  For example, Mayor, John Tory, wants to review the practice, and columnist, Edward Keenan, has tried to explain why.  Other organizations, including the City, have sought to improve the general understanding of this practice, if only to counter insinuations that it…
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