Our efforts are starting to get some positive results.
All Parties to the OMB Hearing have agreed to Mediation regarding the 2265 Bloor St. West development proposal. This opens the door to constructive dialogue focused on finding common ground and reaching a mutually acceptable agreement.
The OMB has appointed a Mediator and the OMB Hearing scheduled for January 6, 2015 has been converted to a Pre-hearing Conference. This will be followed immediately by the OMB Mediation session. If we are unable to reach an acceptable agreement through this OMB Mediation process, then a full OMB Hearing will be scheduled at a future date.
In the meantime, please continue to spread the word about the importance of donating and subscribing to receive emails (http://goo.gl/4HbnPG) to stay abreast of the situation. Mediation still requires our legal and planning professionals attend the sessions. And, while we are optimistic that an acceptable agreement can be reached via the OMB Mediation process, there is still the possibility of a full OMB Hearing to ensure our community’s input is reflected in this development. This all requires more money.
We are within striking distance of our $40,000 goal by Christmas with over $35,000 already raised. With your continued help we can easily meet this goal. On January 10, 2015, the end of the Mediation session, we will have a better idea of whether this $40,000 is sufficient.
Participants still required on January 6 at 655 Bay St.
Thank you for signing up to be a Participant at the January 6, 2015 OMB Hearing. Even though this OMB Hearing has been converted to a Pre-hearing, it is important that you still show up at 10:00 am at 655 Bay St., 16th Floor. Although you will likely be dismissed fairly early in the day, showing up as Participants is critical to demonstrate widespread community concern about this development.