Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment has been appointed by Council to adjudicate applications for Minor Variance and Consent under the Planning Act.

Ontario Planning Act

The Ontario Planning Act establishes the authority of the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on the following:

  • Consent to create an easement of right-of-way
  • Consent to register a mortgage over part of a property
  • Consent to register a lease over part of a lot for more than 21 years
  • Consent to split land into more than one lot
  • Consent to a technical conveyance (transferring property from one owner to another where the land was originally separated and has become joined)
  • Minor variances from the Zoning By-law

 

In addition to applicable legislation, the Committee is also governed by the Committee of Adjustment Procedural By-law, as amended by By-law 255-2022

 

Submit an Application

 

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Application FeesFee 
Consent Application Fee - All land uses$4,444.30
Minor Development Type 1$1,742.50
Minor Development Type 2$2,255.00
Major Development 3$6,252.50
After the Fact Variances 4Double the applicable application fee
Other Fees 
OLT Appeal Fee - Minor Variance & Consent $932.75
Certificate of Official / Cancelling Certificate (Consent)$336.20
Application Recirculation (all application types)50% of the application fee

Adjournment Fee - Minor Variance & Consent

Adjournment fees may be required in instances where an application requires adjournment after the issuance of statutory public notice.

$605.78

IMPORTANT:

Where a Minor Type 1, Minor Type 2 and/or Major Development Fee applies in the same application, the higher fee will apply.

An application fee is required for each separate (conveyable) lot.

Minor Development Type 1

All variances in support of Minor Development Type 1, including but not limited to:

  • Driveway
  • Landscape, including hard and soft landscape
  • Swimming pool
  • Accessory building or structure, Residential accessory structure
  • Secondary suite
  • Balcony, porch, or uncovered platform
  • Private garage or carport
  • Encroachments including ornamental building feature

 

Minor Development Type 2

 All variances in support of Minor Development Type 2, including but not limited to:

  • Building additions and alterations to existing dwelling with three dwelling units or less
  • Home Industry
  • Home Occupation
  • Outdoor Display Area
  • Outdoor Display Area, Seasonal
  • Outdoor Patio associated with restaurant use
  • Outdoor Storage

     

Major Development 3

All variances in support of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial uses or development standards and the creation of new lots. Including, but not limited to:

  • Dwelling, Accessory Agriculture
  • Model Home
  • Temporary Sales Office

 

After the Fact Variances 4

Required as a result of a registered complaint, construction inspection, building order or enforcement action.

Note: All Fees are HST Exempt. The City reserves the right to review HST applicability for any regulatory or legislative changes.

 

Meeting Dates 

A tentative hearing date will be provided to an applicant once an application reaches Stage 2, which requires completion of a zoning review. Tentative hearing dates are provided to assist the applicant with preparing the required public notice sign and should not be considered final as they are subject to change based on comments and recommendations received from staff and agencies.

 

Refund Policy

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View Public Notices (below) Issued for the February 22, 2024, Committee of Adjustment Hearing.

Item:File No:Property
6.1A136/2369 Kingly Crest Way, Woodbridge
6.2A164/233 Redelmeier Court, Maple
6.3A174/2311 Fiddler's Circle, Maple
6.4A186/2323 Umbria Crescent, Woodbridge
6.5A197/23236 Stormont Trail, Woodbridge
6.6A199/23155 New Huntington Road, Woodbridge
6.7A200/236 Weller Crescent, Maple
6.8A203/2351 Hillside Avenue, Concord

To obtain more information on any of the above applications, including plans, please email cofa@vaughan.ca.

 

Click here to view the Agenda & Reports for applications scheduled to the February 22, 2024, hearing (link available on February 16). 

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Do you want to speak to the Committee?

If you wish to speak to the Committee on an application, please email the Request to Speak Form to cofa@vaughan.ca by noon on the day prior to the scheduled hearing. 

 

Do you want to watch the Committee Hearing?

Click here to view the live meeting. Link will be activated at 6 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 

 

Tips for Speaking at a Committee Meeting

  • Be present at the start of the hearing (6 p.m.). An application may be approved at the start of the hearing where there is no public feedback or requests to speak.  
  • Ensure you have all relevant documents and information about the matter you are speaking about.
  • Introduce yourself before you start your deputation – provide your name and address.
  • Highlight your key points related to the agenda item.
  • Remember the time limit – you will have five minutes to speak.
  • Larger groups or organizations should consider appointing a single representative to speak on behalf of everyone.

 

Public Record

All personal information collected because of this public meeting (including both written and oral submissions) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in deciding on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will become property of the City of Vaughan, will be made available for public disclosure (including being posted on the internet) and will be used to assist the Committee of Adjustment and staff to process this application.

 

Request a Decision

If you wish to receive a copy of the Committee's decision on an application, please complete and submit Request for Decision form to cofa@vaughan.ca 

 

Important Changes to Third Party Appeal Rights

The Provincial Government has amended the Planning Act and generally removed rights of third parties to appeal Committee of Adjustment decisions. As of November 28, 2022, only the applicant, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, specified persons and public bodies (as defined in the Planning Act), are permitted to appeal decisions of the Committee of Adjustment.

 

How to Search for a Notice of Decision

To search for a Committee of Adjustment decision, please use the search tool below.

 

This library contains .PDF copies of the most recent decisions enacted by the Committee of Adjustment.

 

If you require assistance please complete the Information Request Form and submit to cofa@vaughan.ca

 

 

Status: Approved

Address: Address 111

Date:

This is the purpose of the application.

Status: Adjourned

Address: Part of Lot 29, Concession 1

Date:

To permit the proposed construction of a two story single family detached dwelling with garage attached and the proposed construction of a cabana.

Status: Appealed

Address: 62 Virtue Crescent

Date:

Relief from the Zoning By-law is being requested to permit an existing gazebo/pergola and pool house.

Appointed Committee Members (2022-2026)

  • Assunta (Sue) Perrella (Chair)
  • Brandon Bell
  • Jordan Kalpin
  • Mark Milunsky
  • Stephen Kerwin (Vice Chair)

Contact Information

Office of the City Clerk

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Canada