All Minor Variance and Consent applications are only accepted in digital format (PDF) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the property address in the subject line.
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.
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Requests for refunds for withdrawn Committee of Adjustment applications must be made in writing to the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment.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:
There shall be no refund for withdrawal of an application once a Notice of Hearing has been mailed.
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 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 their discretion.
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.
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.