Toronto to place planning power in local hands

National Post, NOVEMBER 19, 2011


A black sign with orange letters covering the boarded-up entrance to a quaint, if lonely, clapboard house screams: Private Property No Trespassing. Next door, there is an identical warning, and a white picket fence for good measure. The modest abodes also bear clinical notices in black sans serif type of "an application to amend the official plan" that betrays nothing of the local rancour it has stirred or the bake sales it has prompted.