Signed in as:
On Friday, October 13th at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) Hearing, the developer, Timbercreek/Hazelview, presented a settlement agreement with the City of Markham.
To our surprise, the “settlement” keeps the developer’s proposal unchanged in all aspects that matter (building heights and built form, number of units, reduced commercial/retail space, added population and cars, etc).
The settlement presented to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) on October 13th:
* By maintaining the re-development proposal unchanged, AWRA sees this settlement injurious to the quality of life of our community, as explained in detail on our "Community Impacts" page. AWRA is currently considering how to proceed.
AWRA has been actively involved in this case:
Check the links below to access OLT Case material
Oct 13th Hearing - Settlement Agreement
The hearing took less than 3 hrs; the developer's counsel and expert witness presented the agreement, supporting documents and expert testimony.
Expert Witness statements and Visual aids: links below will open a folder containing expert statements, replies to other party statements, and the visual aid to be used during the hearing:
Pre-Hearing OLT Orders
* This was an oral presentation and no recording was allowed.
Expert Testimony included several factual inaccuracies that call for remediation.
Beginning in March 2023, the Developer and the City of Markham engaged in Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)-led mediation. Unresolved issues were going to be subject to the decisions of the OLT hearing scheduled to start Oct 10th when an unexpected settlement agreement was announced and presented to OLT on Oct 13th.
Some of the main Issues under discussion were:
DISCLAIMER: Several of the Images used on the above webpage come from Development application documents submitted to the City of Markham under PLAN 20-130784, City of Markham reports and submissions to OLT-22-003917, and other publicly available documents, including McCor Management's Thornhill Square brochure.