The Urbanist’s Bankruptcy Court

I have finally got around to reading the January issue of Toronto Life. This is somewhat depressing, but nicely put:

Amid the biggest development boom in the city’s history, its planning department—more overworked and understaffed than any other—cannot meet its obligations to review developer’s proposals, consult stakeholders, conduct studies and make recommendations to council. The situation amounts to planning insolvency, and the city is forever in the urbanist’s bankruptcy court known as the Ontario Municipal Board.