I hope that this will help to clarify the 260 King East development application. City staff and the applicant reached an agreement within the OMB process, which City Council adopted at its meeting of March 26, 2018.
When matters are before the OMB, the parties can make without prejudice settlement offers which invoke a legal duty of confidentiality. The City Solicitor is required to report any without prejudice settlement offers to City Council. As a result of the confidential nature of without prejudice settlement offers, the community cannot be consulted absent the explicit agreement of the applicant. There has been some commentary made online that the decision went against staff advice, however City staff recommended in their report to City Council that the settlement offer be accepted.