Minor variances

Learn how to apply for a minor variance with the Committee of Adjustment, including the required fees and how to post your minor variance application notice.

Public hearings

After we receive a completed application and fee, we create a Notice of Hearing that describes the requested variance as well as the date, time and location of the hearing. We mail the notice to property owners within 60 m of the subject property. We also notify the Planning Committee and required agencies. Anyone who receives notice may attend or submit written comments, which are read at the hearing.

You can view current planning applications and our agendas and minutes online - by selecting the applicable date of the Committee of Adjustment hearing within the calendar - or contact Kyle Rainbow, Director of Development Services (Committee of Adjustment Secretary-Treasurer) at 905-852-9181 Ext. 219 for more details. A Committee member views the subject property before any public hearing.

Public Hearing Schedule
Application Deadline Date Notices Due Date Hearing date Agendas/Minutes
December 17, 2021 January 7, 2022 January 19, 2022

no meeting

January 21, 2022 February 4, 2022 February 16, 2022

no meeting

February 18, 2022 March 4, 2022 March 16, 2022

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March 18, 2022 April 8, 2022 April 20, 2022

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Minutes 

April 22, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Minutes

Emergency Meeting not applicable June 1, 2022

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May 20, 2022 June 3, 2022 June 15, 2022

no meeting

June 17, 2022 July 8, 2022 July 20, 2022

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July 22, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 17, 2022

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August 19, 2022 September 9, 2022 September 21, 2022

no meeting

September 23, 2022 October 7, 2022 October 19, 2022

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October 21, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 16, 2022

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November 18, 2022 December 9, 2022 December 21, 2022

no meeting due to Committee re-appointment

December 23, 2022 January 6, 2023 January 18, 2023

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2020 Committee of Adjustment - Agendas and Minutes

January 22, 2020

February 19 2020

March 18, 2020

April 15, 2020

May 20, 2020

June 17, 2020

July 15, 2020 

August 19, 2020

September 16, 2020

October 21, 2020 

November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020

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2021 Committee of Adjustment - Agendas and Minutes

January 20, 2021

February 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 21, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 16, 2021

July 21, 2021

August 18, 2021

September 15, 2021

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 17, 2021

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Hearing procedure

  1. The Chairperson informs attendees to leave their name and postal address if they'd like to receive a written copy of the decision
  2. The Chairperson reads the request for a minor variance
  3. The Applicant or Authorized Agent presents their reasons for not being able to comply with the Zoning By-law and their justification for the variance
  4. The Chairperson reads any written comments from outside agencies
  5. The Chairperson invites questions and comments from parties attending the hearing
  6. The Committee ask questions of the Applicant

The Applicant must be present or have a duly appointed agent at the hearing to present the application to the Committee. The Committee will make the decision publicly after all application discussions are complete. The Applicant and anyone who wanted a written copy will receive it by mail within 10 days.

Appeals

You may appeal a decision within 20 days from the date the decision was made. Please submit your notice of appeal to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment with a $125 cheque payable to "The Minister of Finance" prior to the expiry of the 20-day appeal period.

The notice of appeal must be in writing and outline the reasons for the objection. At the end of the twenty-day period, if no appeal has been filed, the decision becomes final and binding and a notice will be issued.

 

Committee members

The Committee of Adjustment made of five members, two alternates, and a Secretary/Treasurer. Council appoints Committee members for a four-year term. View our Procedural By-law to learn more about our Committee's meeting, process and appointments.

The current Committee members include:

  • Gerri Lynn O'Connor 
  • Michelle McCarthy 
  • Joanna Fast
  • Cathie Proulx
  • Frank Mazzotta
  • Rob Miller - First alternate
  • Sally Morgan - Second alternate

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