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Appeals to the Ontario Land Tribunal

Ontario’s Planning Act is the provincial legislation that governs land use planning in Ontario and provides the legal foundation for the tools that planners and municipalities use to make land use planning decisions.

Sometimes people do not agree with the decisions of the Municipality. The Planning Act provides opportunities to appeal decisions made by the Municipality about certain land use planning matters to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).

The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) is an independent adjudicative tribunal responsible for resolving appeals and applications on a variety of contentious municipal and land use planning matters.

There are limits on appeals and only those who make a written submission or verbal representation at a public meeting are able to appeal.

To learn more about the Ontario Land Tribunal, go to Ontario Land Tribunal | Citizen’s guide to land use planning |

Below are current appeals of the Municipality’s decisions to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

Ontario Land Tribunal Proceedings: Case No. OLT 22-003939
Re: Hastings Highlands Shoreline Preservation Bylaw 2022-005

To view a full copy of the Ontario Land Tribunal Decision re: Hastings Highlands Shoreline Preservation Bylaw 2022-005 visit Ontario Land Tribunal Decision – Case No. OLT 22-003939.