COVID-19 Updates on Ontario Land Tribunals Operations

Last updated: July 27, 2020

Ontario Land Tribunals continues to provide services to the public while keeping Ontarians safe. To comply with physical-distancing direction from public health authorities, most staff and adjudicators are working remotely.

In response to COVID-19, all in-person service counters are closed until further notice. Where possible, please use email to contact Ontario Land Tribunal’s boards and tribunals.

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  1. Service Changes for Tribunals and Boards
  2. Additional Resources on COVID-19

Service Changes for Tribunals and Boards


Board of Negotiation

The Board of Negotiation (BON) continues to hold mediations by teleconference. We will contact parties for further information about upcoming mediations.

If you experience technical difficulties with the teleconference lines, continue to try as the system may be temporarily busy.

How to Submit a Request for Mediation

To submit new request for a mediation and documents, email BON.Registrar@ontario.ca. We will contact parties for further information about upcoming mediations.

Contact BON

Please contact the office by phone or email only.  Please visit the BON Contact page.

Mailroom Update:

The Mailroom at 655 Bay is open 5 days a week and available to receive mail through Canada Post and courier mail.

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Conservation Review Board

The Conservation Review Board (CRB) continues to receive and process new objections.

Hearings and pre-hearing settlement conference events are being held by teleconference.

If you experience technical difficulties with the teleconference lines, please continue to try as the system may be temporarily busy.

How to Submit Objections

Email new objections and documents to conservation.review.board@ontario.ca. If the electronic materials exceed 35MB, please separate the documents and send them in multiple emails.

If you submit by mail or fax, you will experience processing delays.

Contact CRB

Please contact the office by phone or email only.  Please visit the CRB Contact page.

Mailroom Update:

The Mailroom at 655 Bay is open 5 days a week and available to receive mail through Canada Post and courier mail.

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Environmental Review Tribunal

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) continues to receive and process new appeals and applications.

The ERT will hold all hearings and mediations via teleconference.

Effective April 9, 2020, the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Emergency Order no longer applies to matters heard by the Niagara Escarpment Hearing Office under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act. The timeline to appeal a Niagara Escarpment Commission decision on a develop permit application is 14 days.

How to Submit Applications

Email new appeals and applications to ERTTribunalsecretary@ontario.ca. If the electronic materials exceed 35MB, please separate the documents and send them in multiple emails.

Contact ERT

Contact the office by phone or email only.  Please visit the ERT Contact page.

Mailroom Update:

The Mailroom at 655 Bay is open 5 days a week and available to receive mail through Canada Post and courier mail.

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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is continuing to receive and process new appeals and applications.

Settlement Hearings

LPAT will schedule settlement hearings through teleconference or written submissions, on a case-by-case basis.

Parties interested in settlement hearings must submit a Settlement Request Form (PDF) demonstrating that there would be no prejudice to any other party if LPAT were to proceed by teleconference, video hearing or written submissions.

LPAT will respond to requests for a settlement hearing and issue any directions including, if necessary, directions for email notice.

Recovery of operations – Alternative Hearing Methods

LPAT is reviewing appeals that have been adjourned to consider whether, in certain cases, an alternative to an in-person hearing can be considered and scheduled.

The Tribunal may schedule certain events by alternative methods such as teleconference, video hearing or written submission to allow certain matters to proceed before the Tribunal.

Not all proceedings are suitable for an event conducted by alternative hearing methods.

LPAT will schedule teleconferences on a case by case basis with the parties to receive updates on their efforts to resolve their dispute and may issue procedural directions.

Additionally, LPAT is prepared to consider whether a mediation can be scheduled by video and/or teleconference on a case by case basis.

Contact LPAT

Contact the office by phone or email only.  Please visit the LPAT Contact page.

Mailroom update:

The Mailroom at 655 Bay is open 5 days a week and available to receive mail through Canada Post and courier mail.

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Mining and Lands Tribunal

The Mining and Lands Tribunal (MLT) is continuing to deliver services.

Hearings and mediations are being held by teleconference. If you experience technical difficulties with the teleconference lines, continue to try as the system may be temporarily busy.

How to Submit Applications

To submit new appeals, applications and documents, email MLT.Registrar@ontario.ca. If the electronic materials exceed 35MB, please separate the documents and send them in multiple emails.

Contact MLT.Registrar@ontario.ca if you have any questions.

If you submit by mail or courier, you will experience processing delays.

Contact MLT

Please visit the MLT Contact page.

Mailroom Update:

The Mailroom at 655 Bay is open 5 days a week and available to receive mail through Canada Post and courier mail.

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Additional Resources on COVID-19

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