The question is really whether heritage will — or won’t — be an issue in the 2018 elections at the provincial and local levels. The answer may depend on people like you.
What questions would you put to the candidates?
- the results of the efforts, led by Mohawk College instructor and old windows champion Shannon Kyles, to get the province to change its energy conservation incentive programs to include the restoration of existing window and doors,
- the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s long-awaited new guide to heritage resources in the land use planning process, and
- new appointments to the Conservation Review Board.
|Shannon Kyles, drill in hand|
- appeals that are already before the OMB as of the date of Royal Assent (December 12) would be subject to the existing rules and would be heard by the Ontario Municipal Board
- appeals made after the new rules are proclaimed into force (date unknown at this point — likely April) would be subject to the new rules and heard by the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
- appeals of matters between the date of Royal Assent and the date that the new rules are proclaimed:
- would be heard by the Ontario Municipal Board if the planning matter began (e.g. the complete application was received) before the date of Royal Assent; and
- would be heard by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal if the planning matter began after the date of Royal Assent.