Business Meeting No.2

Meeting Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive Toronto, Ontario M1P 4N7
Room: Council Chamber
Chair: Ian Lord

Contact: Hsing Yi Chao
Phone: 416-338-2734

Toronto Local Appeal Body Panel Members

Ian Lord (Chair)
Susan Bryson
Gillian Burton
Sabnavis Gopikrishna
Laurie McPherson
Sophia Ruddock
Ted Yao


Members of the Toronto Local Appeal Body and Staff:  Please keep this agenda and the accompanying material until the Panel Meeting dealing with these matters have ended.

Special assistance for members of the public: Toronto Local Appeal Body staff can arrange for special assistance with some advance notice. If you need special assistance, please call 416-338-2734, or e-mail

Closed Meeting Requirements:  If the Toronto Local Appeal Body wants to meet in closed session (privately), a member of the panel must make a motion to do so and give the reason why the Committee has to meet privately. (City of Toronto Act, 2006).

Submitting Comments Requirements:  The Toronto Local Appeal Body Panel Members will only receive written communications that address a specific business meeting agenda item.  Communications must be received by 4:30 p.m. one business day prior to the scheduled date of the business meeting addressing the identified agenda item, by email (

Notice to People Writing to the Toronto Local Appeal Body: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

The Toronto Local Appeal Body collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications to the Toronto Local Appeal Body, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the Toronto Local Appeal Body will become part of the public record and will appear on the Toronto Local Appeal Body’s website. The Toronto Local Appeal Body will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the Toronto Local Appeal Body to remove it.

This agenda and any supplementary materials submitted to the Toronto Local Appeal Body can be found online at  Visit the website for access to all agendas, decisions and minutes of the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

Declaration of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Confirmation of Minutes – February 10, 2017

TLAB 2.1


 9:00 AM

Toronto Local Appeal Body – Chair’s Address


A presentation by the Toronto Local Appeal Body Chair to the Panel Members

Background Information and Additional Resources

Pitfalls & Pratfalls

TLAB 2.2


9:00 AM

Training Presentation
SummaryA training presentation on:

    • Common Law
    • Statute Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Conducting a Hearing
    • Rules of Evidence
    • Writing a Decision


Background Information