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.

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.

Public Hearings

Public Hearing Format

Committee of Adjustment public hearings are held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. This means applicants and the public have the choice to join in person or virtually on Webex, an on-line digital platform, by telephone, computer, smartphone or tablet. City staff and panel members will attend the hearings in person. Learn how to register and participate in this new hearing format.

Written Submissions and Comments

Written comments can be sent to the Committee in advance. Written submissions to the Committee of Adjustment must be emailed in PDF format, no later than 4:30 pm, five business days before the hearing date.

View Hearings on YouTube

Public hearings are also livestreamed and uploaded on the Toronto City Planning YouTube Channel.

Closed Captions on YouTube

Closed caption subtitles are generally made available 24 hours after the hearing. 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 theĀ 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.


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.