A house builder is taking his case to the Ontario Municipal Board, the provincial body that sometimes overrules local planning decisions.
On March 6, Etobicoke York Committee of Adjustment rejected the builder’s application for 241 Pellatt Avenue. The builder was asking to “sever the property into two undersized residential lots and construct two new detached dwellings”.
The builder, 2286725 Ontario Inc, asked for 11 exceptions to bylaws, among them:
- To build three storey houses where only two storeys are allowed
- Taking up a larger-than-allowed proportion of the lots
- Closer than allowed to the property line and closer than allowed to the street
The builder’s application was refused.
The Ontario Municipal Board, to which he has appealed, has a history of sometimes controversially overturning city decisions. Frances Nunziata has asked council to send a lawyer.