Welcome to the Toronto Local Appeal Body’s Public Guide.
This guide will help you better understand how the TLAB works.


Important Note: 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 an appeal if the Notice of Hearing was not issued prior to October 25, 2022.

If you are a third party who filed an appeal prior to November 28, 2022, and the Toronto Local Appeal Body Notice of Hearing pursuant to Rule 10.1 (form 2) was not issued prior to October 25, 2022,  under the provincially amended legislation, the appeal is dismissed and will not proceed.


The Public Guide provides information about the TLAB and its processes. If you are planning to appeal a decision from the Committee of Adjustment, or are looking for a general overview of the TLAB, this guide is a good place to start.

While this guide is a valuable resource, it is not a substitute for legal or professional advice. It does not replace the TLAB’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. This guide should be reviewed for information purposes only.

Effective August 15, 2017, Notice of Appeal (Form 1) can be filed electronically in PDF format with the Manager & Deputy Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment. If you require further assistance, please contact the Committee of Adjustment.