What is the Committee of Adjustment?

The Committee of Adjustment is a five member committee appointed by Town of Ajax Council in accordance with the Planning Act to make decisions on minor variance applications. The Committee of Adjustment Terms of Reference can be found here.

What does the Committee of Adjustment do?

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Town's Zoning By-law, if in the opinion of the Committee the request meets all of four test outlined in the Planning Act:

  1. Is the request minor in nature?
  2. Is the request desirable for the appropriate development of the lands?
  3. Does the request maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan?
  4. Does the request maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law?

The Committee of Adjustment may also consider and grant requests to enlarge or extend a legal non-conforming use.

For information on Land Division Applications, please visit the Land Division webpage.

Committee of Adjustment Meeting Schedule

The Committee of Adjustment meets on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Ajax Town Hall, located at 65 Harwood Avenue South. The following is a Committee meeting schedule and the associated application filing deadlines:

 

Meeting Month

Submission Deadline

(Wednesday)

Meeting Date            

(Wednesday)

JANUARY 2023

December 28, 2022

January 25, 2023

FEBRUARY 2023

January 25, 2023

February 22, 2023

MARCH 2023

March 1, 2023

March 29, 2023

APRIL 2023

March 29, 2023

April 26, 2023

MAY 2023

May 3, 2023

May 31, 2023

JUNE 2023

May 31, 2023 June 28, 2023

JULY 2023

June 28, 2023

July 26, 2023

AUGUST 2023

August 2, 2023

August 30, 2023

SEPTEMBER 2023

August 30, 2023

September 27, 2023

OCTOBER 2023

September 27, 2023

October 25, 2023

NOVEMBER 2023

November 1, 2023

November 29, 2023

DECEMBER 2023

November 15, 2023

December 13, 2023

Apply for a Minor Variance

Any person wishing to apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance must complete the Minor Variance Application Form, submit the required documentation outlined on the application form and the required fee to the Town's Planning and Development Services Department. The Minor Variance Application form can be downloaded below:

Minor Variance Application Form

If necessary, it is recommended that applicants contact the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority or Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority to determine if your property is within their regulated area.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Notices & Staff Reports

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Notices & Staff Reports are available through the online meeting calendar

Appeal a Committee of Adjustment decision

To appeal a decision made by the Committee of Adjustment, an appeal must be submitted to the Town of Ajax during the prescribed 20 day appeal period and will be processed by the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).

To appeal, you must submit a copy of the completed Appellant Form, and the required fees which are outlined on the OLT website and the Town of Ajax Fees and Charges By-law.

Visit the OLT website for additional information and to determine your appeal rights.

Application Fees

Please visit the Planning Act Fees and Charges By-law to determine the required application fee or application appeal fee.

Contact

Additional Information


For further information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at 905-619-2529.