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LORINC: It’s time to talk about the Committee of Adjustment

These tribunals attract the worst kind of NIMBYism and don't belong in a city that needs to fight a housing crisis on every front


The building pictured above — a three storey walk-up with five units — is located at the end of the block where I live. I’ve always thought of it as kind of radically non-conforming. The front wall is at least two metres closer to the sidewalk than all its neighbours, thus upending the tidiness of the street wall. The building is literally and mysteriously attached to the house next door. It is half a storey too tall, based on the prevailing roof lines. And given that this walk-up... Read more

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