A minor variance is required when a proposed development is not able to meet the minimum or maximum requirements of the Zoning By-law. A Minor Variance is requested to provide relief from a specific section of the Zoning By-law, for instance relief from a side yard setback. All Minor Variance Applications are heard before the Committee of Adjustment, who use a four criteria test: is the request minor, does it conform to the Zoning By-law and Official Plan, and is the proposed variance desirable and appropriate.
To access an application for Minor Variance or to access the Minor Variance Step-By-Step Guide, please click on the appropriate link below.
Minor Variance Application Form (PDF)