Administrative and Tribunal

The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hears and decides appeals or matters related to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, land valuation, mining and other matters. The Tribunal is established by Part 2 of the OLTA.

Environmental matters before the OLT typically relate to appeals of the decision by the Director of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to issue, alter, revoke, cancel or close an order, approval, licence, permit, registration or account under the Clean Water Act, 2006, the Environmental Protection Act, the Nutrient Management Act, 2002, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Pesticides Act, the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009, and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016.

Source Environmental Matters – Tribunals Ontario – Environment & Land Division (

Toronto Local Appeal Body

Some issues dealt with by the Board include:

  • Official Plans
  • Zoning bylaws
  • Plans of subdivision
  • Consents to convey land
  • Minor variances from local bylaws
  • Development charges
  • Aggregate licences
  • Compensation for expropriated land
  • Applications for gravel pit licences

Source Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) (