Committee of Adjustment

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The Committee of Adjustment makes decisions on whether to permit a minor variance application. For the Committee to approve a minor variance application it must:

  • Be minor;
  • Be desirable for the appropriate development or use;
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law; and
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan.

City Council appoints the five members of the Committee in accordance with the Planning Act.

The Committee meets monthly, as outlined in the 2019 schedule. Prior to each meeting, a notice of request is sent out to neighbouring property owners and commenting bodies. A Planner prepares a staff report and recommendations for the Committee. The report outlines municipal policies and input received in response to a Notice of Hearing.

Making a request

Use our application form to make a request to the Committee. Applications must include a concept plan based upon Ontario Land Survey information and an application fee. You should meet with the Planner and discuss your proposal before sending us your application by contacting the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee.

Staff reports and minutes

2019

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2018

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2017

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2016

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2015

Meeting minutes

Staff reports