Forms, Submission Guidelines & Fees
All Minor Variance and Consent applications are accepted in digital format (PDF) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the property address in the subject line.
If you prefer to submit in person, digital applications on a USB/CD/DVD can be submitted to any Toronto Building Customer Service Counter in any district regardless of the property location.
Ensure the following requirements are met when submitting an application via USB key:
- USB key is formatted for use in a Windows-based device (e.g. Fat32 / NTFS)
- USB key includes only PDF files and they are not compressed (e.g. no zipped files) and no folders
Note: USB keys will not be returned.
Timing of Applications
The Planning Act prohibits an applicant from making an application for a minor variance if a site-specific zoning by-law has been passed within the last two years.
If your property has been subject to a site-specific by-law passed within the last two years, you must receive Council approval to proceed with an application. For more information on this process contact Community Planning.
- Clear title: $1,208.37
- Additions and alterations to existing dwellings with three units or less: $1,612.50
- Residential dwellings with three units or less: $3,625.15
- All other residential, commercial, industrial or institutional uses: $4,691.86
- After the Fact variances: double the regular fee
- Base fee for severing one lot into two or establishing a new easement: $5,845.77
- Fee for each additional lot created: $4,746.77
- Validation of Title, Technical Severance, Leases, Mortgage Discharge, Lot Additions, Re-Establishing Easements: $1,646.46
On November 1, 2019, the City Planning Division implemented a new refund policy for all Committee of Adjustment applications. The policy will be applied to all CoA applications submitted on or after November 1, 2019.
If a file is closed by Committee of Adjustment staff due to the determination that the application is incomplete, all but $100 per application may be returned to the applicant. These refunds will be processed by the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment.
Requests for refunds for withdrawn Committee of Adjustment applications must be made in writing to the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment.
Refunds may be granted by the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment for:
- The withdrawal of an application prior to internal circulation, in which case 80% of application fee may be refunded; and
- The withdrawal of an application after internal circulation but prior to the Notice of Hearing being mailed, in which case 50% of application fee may be refunded.
There shall be no refund for withdrawal of an application once a Notice of Hearing has been mailed.
Other Refund Requests
Requests for partial or full refunds for a reason other than the withdrawal of an application must be made in writing to the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer and will be considered and a decision will be made by the Secretary-Treasurer of Committee of Adjustment or the Committee of Adjustment panel.
Amendments to the Policy
Amendments to this policy may be made from time-to-time as determined necessary for administrative purposes by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at his or her discretion.
Committee of Adjustment Applications in the Village of Long Branch
At its meeting of January 31, 2018, City Council adopted Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines.
The Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines will be used in the review of all new development applications and public initiatives for all lands designated Neighbourhoods bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, the rail corridor to the north, Twenty Third Street to the east, and Forty Second Street (including Marie Curtis Park) to the west.
The Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines will be used by home builders, the community, City staff, committees and appeal bodies to provide direction in their decision making as they develop plans, review applications for redevelopment and/or enhance the public realm in the Long Branch Neighbourhood.
Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines and Performance Standards Checklist
Please review the Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines. You will be required to submit a rationale on the Performance Standards Checklist with your application explaining how your proposal meets these Guidelines.