Information, including completed forms, disclosure documents and statements, you disclose to the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) in relation to a TLAB appeal is an adjudicative record that is a public record available to parties, participants and the general public. As stated in Section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the provisions protecting individual privacy in Part 2 of that Act do not apply to any information collected in the TLAB’s prescribed forms and associated filings for appeals.

This means that all information submitted to the Toronto Local Appeal Body related to a TLAB appeal, including completed forms, disclosure documents and statements, will made available online at the Applicant Information Centre, www.toronto.ca/aic. Access to www.toronto.ca/aic is unrestricted and anyone may review the information it contains.

Please note: a person submitting information on a TLAB appeal is responsible for any issues arising from the content of that information in relation to any aspect of privacy, privilege, injury to reputation or other civil or criminal matter.

In accordance with Section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, ¬†Part 2 of that Act, which protects individual privacy, “does not apply to personal information that is maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public.” As all information collected by the Toronto Local Appeal Body is for the purpose of creating and maintaining a public record, all information, including your name, email address, phone number and home address will be a public record and will be made available online for anyone to review.

As per Rule 3.1 of the Toronto Local Appeal Body’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, the following information is required and is a public record:

  • Name of all known Parties and Participants in the Proceedings
  • Name of the Person filing the document
  • Email address, mailing address and telephone number of the person filing the document
  • Case File Number

Requests for relief from the Rules may be made by way of a motion to a TLAB Panel Member.

For more information on the motion process, please refer to Rule 17 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

If you don’t want your email address to be made public, you may create a new email account dedicated only to the Toronto Local Appeal Body appeal. There are a number of free service providers available where you can create a new email account.

Emails are required information as per the TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The TLAB depends on individuals’ email addresses to facilitate electronic notices and service including the issuance of the Notice of Hearing or Notice of Decision and the service of documents between parties and participants.

Please note: Do not submit any email address that you do not want to be made public. The TLAB will publicly list any email address you provide to facilitate the appeal process in accordance with the TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

You may submit a digital image to support your position in a TLAB appeal process. However, given that any digital image submitted is a public record, we strongly recommend that you do not submit digital images that show identifiable individuals (or confidential information).

All digital images submitted will become a public record and be made available online at www.toronto.ca/aic for anyone to review.

If a digital image that shows an identifiable person is submitted and you want it removed from the public record, you must bring your request to a TLAB Panel Member by way of a motion.

For more information on the motion process, please refer to Rule 17 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Yes.  All documents submitted, without exception, to the Toronto Local Appeal Body will be made available online to the public at www.toronto.ca/aic. Given that any documents submitted are public records, we strongly recommend that you do not submit documents, such as health records, with medical or other details of a personal or confidential nature.

All documents with medical or other details of a personal or confidential nature that are submitted will become a public record and be made available online at www.toronto.ca/aic for anyone to review.

If you submit medical or otherwise personal or confidential documents and later want them removed from the public record, you must bring your request to a TLAB Panel Member by way of a motion.

For more information on the motion process, please refer to Rule 17 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

All requests to alter the public record may be made to a TLAB Panel Member by way of a motion.

For more information on the motion process, please refer to Rule 17 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Requests to keep documents or portions of documents confidential must be made to a TLAB Panel Member by way of a motion. If you believe there is a security risk, please contact the Toronto Local Appeal Body office as quickly as possible to obtain the next available motion date. Staff will provide you with the date and outline the steps to be taken.

For more information on the motion process, please refer to Rule 17 of TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.