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.
Effective June 30th, 2016, all Minor Variance and Consent applications must be submitted digitally in person with a re-writable 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
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
(Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Avenue West
(Wards 7, 11, 12, 13 & 17)
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
(Wards 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44)
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
North York Ontario
(Wards 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34)
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street W
(Wards 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32)
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.