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.
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.
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 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.
Public hearings are also livestreamed and uploaded on the Toronto City Planning YouTube Channel.
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.
Search the City Planning Application Information Centre for active Committee of Adjustment applications and status updates.
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