Please read the LPAT decision.Here, City defending zoning, Secondary Plan as part of its Official Plan for this area. If Developer didn't want to waste City Staff time & public resources then Developer should have proposed something allowable within current zoning & Secondary Plan for area.
Given developer proposal beyond what's allowable by City here originally came in when market prices increasing about 20% per annum, developer's decision to appeal city's refusal - it's really the developer that's wasting time and money. If developer thought time & money was being wasted before,... developer must be new to this area! Now that market prices aren't increasing as dramatically but building cost have,... a lot of nearby OMB/TLAB/LPAT approvals aren't likely to be built either (ie: 53-63 Sheppard West, 245 Sheppard West).