Court denies school board unlimited exemption from development restrictions

Decision Date: 2014-09-30
Case Link: Toronto District School Board v. City of Toronto

The Toronto District School Board sought an exemption from municipal planning and development regulation in its attempt to lease a school yard to a developer for a private use. Tim Gleason and Sean Dewart represented local residents who were concerned about unchecked development eliminating vital local greenspace. The Divisional Court preserced the City’s right to regulate planning and development.