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.

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Office Closure – September 30, 2021 – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 15, 2021 | News

Please note that our office will be closed on September 30, 2021. Any hearings previously scheduled for that day will be rescheduled or adjourned to a date to be set. The OLT will be observing September 30, 2021 as a day of commemoration to reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of Residential Schools. The

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Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act

July 7, 2021 | News

Effective July 1, 2021, the amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) as part of Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019, came into force. These amendments change the jurisdiction of the Ontario Land Tribunal to process appeals of municipal decisions regarding the designation, amendment, repeal and alteration of heritage properties.  For more

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Prohibition on Recording of Hearing Events

June 28, 2021 | News

On June 3, 2021, the Ontario government passed the Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act, 2021, which adds a new section 29 to the Statutory Powers Procedure Act. The new section imposes prohibitions on various activities relating to the recording of proceedings, which includes hearing events before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). In accordance to the new

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Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Ontario Land Tribunal

May 27, 2021 | News

Update (June 7, 2021) The Rules of Practice and Procedure for the new Ontario Land Tribunal came into force on June 1, 2021 upon the proclamation of Schedule 6 of Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021. Please visit our “Legislation, Rules & Policies” page for a current copy of the Rules. We are pleased to share

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Ontario Improving Access to the Justice System

February 16, 2021 | News

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that will improve access to justice for people across the system by modernizing processes and breaking down barriers in the province’s courts, tribunals, estates law, family law and child protection sectors. The Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, if passed, would also fill judicial vacancies faster. “Today we introduced legislation that

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Draft OLT Rules for Consultation

January 19, 2021 | News

Update (February 8, 2021) Please note that the consultation period for the proposed draft Rules has been extended and we will be accepting comments until February 24, 2021. Ontario Land Tribunals has prepared a new set of Rules to harmonize the practices and procedures in a proceeding before any Tribunal that is included within the

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Livestream of Hearings

November 23, 2020 | News

November 23, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Ontario Land Tribunals may livestream hearings. PL180211 – CRAFT Acquisitions Corporation v. Toronto also known as Toronto Rail Deck – view livestream MEDIA CONTACT Ontario Land Tribunals Communications

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