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.

Important Changes to Third Party Appeal Rights

The Provincial Government has amended the Planning Act and generally removed rights of third parties to appeal Committee of Adjustment decisions. As of November 28, 2022, only the applicant, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, specified persons and public bodies (as those terms are defined in the Planning Act), are permitted to appeal decisions of the Committee of Adjustment.

The Provincial Government’s amendments to the Planning Act also removed the rights of third parties to proceed with previously submitted minor variance or consent appeals in certain circumstances. For impacted TLAB appeals, where a Notice of Hearing was not issued by the TLAB prior to October 25, 2022, under the provincially amended legislation, the appeal is dismissed and will not proceed.

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.

Appeals

As of November 28, 2022, only the applicant, the Minister, specified persons and public bodies can appeal.

Process & Participation

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