Site Address

Dunn Crescent
Pt Lot 72, Plan 418, now Part 2, 40R-30097
Ward 1
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Joshani Homes Ltd.


The applicant has submitted an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment, proposing to facilitate the development of four semi-detached dwelling units fronting the future southerly extension of Dunn Crescent.

City Contact


Nilesh Surti
Manager, Development Review & Urban Design
Tel: 905.420.4660 ext. 2035

Mailing Address:
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON  L1V 6K7

File Numbers

Zoning By-law Amendment Application A 03/19

Supporting Documents

Statutory Public Information Meeting

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: Open House in the Front Lobby from 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm, Meeting at 7:00 pm
Location: Pickering City Hall - Council Chambers
One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7

View Statutory Public Meeting Notice

View Information Report 12-19

Recommendation Report

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM

Residents can participate electronically by audio, or watch the meeting live streamed via the City of Pickering’s YouTube channel:

If you wish to speak before Committee regarding this proposal, visit and complete the on-line delegation form or email Delegation requests must be received by noon on the last business day before the scheduled meeting.

View 20-Day Notification Letter

View Recommendation Report PLN 38-21

Notice of Motion

October 25, 2021 Council Minutes

Council Resolution #712/21: 

On October 25, 2021, Council refused Zoning By-law Amendment Application A 03/19, submitted by Joshani Homes Ltd., intended to facilitate the development of four lots for semi-detached dwellings and the southerly extension of Dunn Crescent. Please see attached the location map of the subject property. The application was refused for the following reasons:

  • the development of four semi-detached dwellings attached above grade is not compatible with the existing built form of the immediate area and is not keeping in character with the established residential area;
  • the proposed development will have adverse impacts on the grading and drainage of the existing surrounding lots;
  • the proposed development will result in increased vehicular traffic and on-street parking with an established residential area; and
  • the proposed cul-de-sac cannot adequately accommodate for municipal services such as snow removal.

Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)

On November 23, 2021, the applicant appealed the decision of Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) pursuant to Section 17(24) of the Planning Act

The appellant has identified the following reasons for the appeal of the Zoning By-law Amendment:

  • The proposal implements the policies of the Official Plan, the recommendations of the Infill and Replacement Housing Study, and is generally consistent with the Rosebank Neighbourhood Development Guidelines;
  • The size and configuration of the proposed lots will ensure that the final built form will be compatible with the existing neighbourhood;
  • The proposal ensures greater setbacks from the adjoining property lines and adequate separation from established dwellings along Dunn Crescent and Nomad Road;
  • The proposed lot configurations can comply with modified setback requirements to the railway corridor as determined by Metrolinx;
  • The City’s Engineering Services Department is satisfied with the preliminary grading plan, construction management plan, geotechnical investigation report, arborist report, tree preservation plan, noise and vibration feasibility study, and functional servicing report submitted in support of the subject application.

OLT Case Management Conference (CMC) will be scheduled

A CMC is a mandatory hearing event that provides the OLT with the opportunity to identify party and participant requests, identify or narrow the issues, identify facts that may be agreed upon, and provide directions for disclosure of information. OLT will also address parties to discuss opportunities for settlement, including the possible use of mediation or other dispute resolution processes.

Notice of the CMC will be distributed to following individuals:

  • All landowners within 120 metres of the subject lands;
  • Any individual who has provided written comments to the City;
  • Any individual who has provided written or oral comments to Council (either at an Open House, Statutory Public Meeting or Council Meeting: and
  • All required external agencies.

Further information about the OLT is available on the Government of Ontario website at:

If you have any questions, please contact the Tribunal Case Co-ordinator, his contact information is below:

Azeem Patel
Case Co-ordinator  - Planner
Ontario Land Tribunals | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
655 Bay Street, Suite 1500, Toronto,  ON  M5G 1E5
(437) 215-1047 |

Planning Act Requirements

This application has been deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act.

If a person or public body does not make an oral submission at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Pickering before the City of Pickering gives approval or refusal of the Zoning By-law Amendment, the person or public body:

i)   is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal; and,

ii)  may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decisions you must make a written request to the City Clerk. All submissions shall include the full name and address of the presenter.


We welcome your feedback on this development proposal. 

Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is collected to notify you of future meetings regarding this proposal. Any questions related to the collection of this information should be directed to the City Clerk, One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7, 905.420.4611.