Ontario Invests $19M to Help Tackle Housing CrisisApril 5, 2022
The Ontario government is investing more than $19 million over three years to help reduce the longstanding backlogs and accelerate decisions at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).
Investments at the OLT will support faster case resolution by:
- Significantly increasing the number of full-time adjudicators and case processing staff
- Creating flexibility to address caseload trends by appointing more part-time adjudicators
- More than doubling the capacity for the use of expert land use planning mediators to help settle disputes earlier and narrow issues for faster adjudication
- Improving IT platforms to improve access to services online
For more information, please see the Ministry of the Attorney General’s news release.
“We recognize the important role the Ontario Land Tribunal plays in the province’s housing supply, and we remain committed to the principled and timely resolutions of the matters before us. This investment will allow the Tribunal to schedule hearing events and issue decisions quicker and more efficiently than before, and we appreciate the support of the Ontario government to allow us to provide an even higher quality of service to Ontarians.”
– Greg Bishop, Alternate Chair for the Ontario Land Tribunal