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Committee of Adjustment

Purpose The Committee of Adjustment considers applications for minor variances and consents for severances and long term leases. Members are directly subject to Ontario’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
Composition 5 Voting members of the public 
Roles and Responsibilities The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement).
Terms of Reference DocumentCentre
Meeting Frequencies

The Committee of Adjustment meets on the last Wednesday of every month  and the deadline for submitting applications is the first Wednesday of the month, with regular meetings taking place at 7 p.m. between the following months:

  • January to June
  • September to November

At the discretion of the Secretary-Treasurer, alternative meetings are to be held in the following months:

  • July
  • August
  • December

NOTE: Minimum of two (2) applications must be submitted prior to holding a hearing, subject to the discretion of the Secretary Treasurer.

Agendas and Minutes DocumentCentre
Staff Liaison Fernando Lamanna, Secretary-Treasurer
Committee Members

John La Chapelle
Jacqueline C. Rueping
Michael Mendes
Jennifer Smalley-Higgs
Jane Stevenson