Effective July 1, 2021, the Committee of Adjustment will roll out across the city a redesigned Notice of Public Hearing Sign, first piloted in Scarborough District last year. The sign has a new look and will be printed in a larger format on durable weather-proof material.

Toronto City Council has appointed a Committee of Adjustment consisting of citizen members. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances and consents. Learn more about minor variances and consent applications.

Scarborough Hearing Postponement

Due to technical difficulties, the Scarborough Panel hearing held on July 22nd for the following Items:  20, 21, 24, 26 and 28 to 40 has been postponed. Please be advised that this hearing will be rescheduled shortly.

Important Privacy Notice

The information collected on the Committee of Adjustment application form is considered to be a public record as defined by section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Our public hearings are recorded on video and posted to YouTube on our publicly accessible channel. As such, any information disclosed during the public hearings will be shared online to the general public.

Virtual Public Hearings

All Committee of Adjustment hearings will be held as Virtual Public Hearings until further notice. Committee of Adjustment hearings are being conducted through Webex, an on-line digital platform, and streamed on the Toronto City Planning YouTube Channel.

Three ways to participate in Virtual Public Hearings

Closed Captions on YouTube

YouTube closed captions are generated automatically using speech recognition technology. There may be discrepancies between the words spoken and the captions that are generated as YouTube works to improve their closed captioning service.

Applications and Status Updates

Search the City Planning Application Information Centre for active Committee of Adjustment applications and status updates.

Public Hearing Schedules

Find Your Ward

Use your address to find your ward. Once you know your ward, you can find your district.

Forms, Submission Guidelines & Fees

Development application forms, submission requirements and fees.

Research Request Portal

Search for Committee of Adjustment decisions for a particular area.


Starting in May 2017, the appeal process for Committee of Adjustment is managed through the Toronto Local Appeal Body.

Process & Participation

Committee of Adjustment brochure, Rules of Procedure and answers to frequently asked questions.