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Committee of Adjustment (COA)

Toronto City Council has appointed a Committee of Adjustment consisting of citizen members. The Committee of Adjustment operates as four panels: Etobicoke, North York, Toronto East York, and Scarborough. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To search for information on active Committee of Adjustment applications, please visit the City Planning Application Information Centre.

Committee of Adjustment Goes Digital - June 30, 2016

Effective June 30th, 2016, all Minor Variance and Consent applications must be submitted digitally in person with a CD/DVD at the District's Committee of Adjustment application intake counter. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

This new requirement for submitting an application is part of City Planning's eService Delivery Program, which will enhance accessibility to existing Committee of Adjustment services and information. For further information on eSubmission requirements, please see the 2016 Digital Application Checklist

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Committee of Adjustment Public Hearing Schedules & Locations

Etobicoke York Schedule

Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 2Y2
(Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)

York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
M6M 1V1
(Wards 7, 11, 12, 13 & 17)

Scarborough Schedule 2016

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M1P 4N7
(Wards 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44)

North York Schedule

North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
North York Ontario
M2N 5V7
(Wards 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34)

Toronto & East York Schedule

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street W
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
(Wards 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32)

Committee of Adjustment - Definitions

ExpandMinor variances

Small changes or exceptions to existing land use or development restrictions contained in the zoning bylaw are called minor variances.


City of Toronto must grant consent for land transactions such as: to divide (sever) land into new lots, to add land to an abutting lot, to establish easements or rights-of-way and to lease or register a mortage over 21 years.