News coverage of OLT Appeal

From March 7 – 11, 2022, Unity Project appeared before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in order to express concerns surrounding a by-law amendment sought by East Village Holdings Limited (EVHL) and approved by the City of London to permit a mixed-use development, including a 24-storey residential tower at the site comprising 690, 696, 698, 700 King Street, 400 Lyle Street, 701, 725, 729, 735, 737 Dundas Street and 389, 391, 393 Hewitt Street in the City.

This case brought before the OLT and the topics it discussed were covered extensively by the media. View the articles below:

Megan Stacey, London Free Press, “ANALYSIS: What, exactly, is an ‘affordable’ apartment unit?” March 7, 2022

Megan Stacey, London Free Press, “Old East tower plan doesn’t merit concessions from city hall, tribunal told” March 8, 2022

Megan Stacey, London Free Press, “City hall planners defend benefits that earned developer extra height, units”, March 9, 2022

Megan Stacey, London Free Press, “Tribunal over Old East highrise: What, exactly, does ‘affordable’ mean?” March 10, 2022

Megan Stacey, London Free Press, “’David and Goliath’ highrise battle ends, but affordability issues linger” March 11, 2022

Related news:

The Fifth Estate, CBC, “Priced out: Canada’s rental crisis” March 8, 2022

Shaina Luck, “Why Canada is losing affordable rental housing faster than it’s being built” March 10, 2022

Shaina Luck, Why Canada’s rental housing costs more than most people can afford in 8 Canadian cities” March 14, 2022

To view more information, please visit: Appeal Letter PDF

A verdict surrounding this appeal is forthcoming.