As of June 1, 2021, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Environmental Review Tribunal, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board and the Mining and Lands Tribunal were merged into a new single tribunal called the “Ontario Land Tribunal”. Please note that new forms are available on our "Forms" page. We are continuing to update our site to reflect the new Tribunal. Thank you for your patience.

Legislation, Rules & Policies

Legislation

Rules of Practice and Procedure

Policies


Legislation

The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) was established on June 1, 2021 under the authority of section 2 of the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021. The Act amalgamates the board of negotiation continued under the Expropriations Act, and continues the Conservation Review Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Mining and Lands Tribunal as the OLT. For more information on these changes, please visit our FAQs.

The Tribunal adopts practices and procedures to offer the best opportunity for a fair, just and expeditious resolution of the merits of the proceedings. Part III of the OLT Act sets out general practices and procedures for proceedings before the OLT. These practices and procedures should be read along with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act (SPPA) which provides a general framework for the conduct of hearings before administrative tribunal. The OLT Act, the regulations made under it and the OLT Rules prevail over should there be a conflict with any provisions of the SPPA.

The OLT adjudicates or mediates matters related to land use planning, environmental and natural features and heritage protection, land valuation, land compensation, municipal finance, and related matters.

The Tribunal hears and decides appeals that can be filed under sections of the following Statutes of Ontario:

Rules of Practice and Procedure

Effective June 1, 2021, the OLT’s Rules of Practice and Procedure apply to all matters and proceedings before the OLT and are to be read in conjunction with the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements included in the statutes noted above, that provide appeal rights to the Tribunal. These Rules are made under the authority of subsection 13(1) of the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021.

For more information on these new Rules, please visit our FAQs.

Practice Directions

Policies

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