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Committee of Adjustment

The City of Barrie has established a Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on applications for consents and minor variances. The Committee is made up of five members (including a chair), appointed by City Council to serve a four-year term. 

Committee of Adjustment Applications for Consent and Minor Variance can now be made applied for and viewed online at barrie.ca/apli.​

Consent Applications

A consent application is an approval required to subdivide land without the requirement of a plan of subdivision. Consent applications can take the form of the creation of new lots, lot boundary adjustments, the creation of easements, and leases exceeding a period of 21 years.

In accordance with section 54(5) of the Planning Act, Council has delegated the authority to grant a Consent to the Committee of Adjustment. The Committee of Adjustment may g​rant a Consent if satisfied that a Plan of Subdivision is not necessary for the proper and orderly development of land.

Minor Variance Applications

A Minor Variance application is a permission or relief from the requirements of the City's Zoning By-law where circumstances make it difficult to comply with the specific zoning standards.

In accordance with section 45 of the Planning Act, Council has delegated the authority to authorize a minor variance to the Committee of Adjustment. The Committee of Adjustment may authorize a minor variance if the Committee is satisfied that:

  1. The variance requested is minor in nature.
  2. The general intent and purpose of the City's Official Plan is maintained.
  3. The general intent and purpose of the City's Zoning By-law is maintained.
  4. The proposal is desirable for the development of the land.

Applications Process

It is recommended that prior to the submission of an application for Consent or Minor Variance, an applicant should consult with planning staff to determine all application requirements. This consultation will ensure that each application is processed in an effective and efficient manner.

Applications for Consent or Minor Variance can be made online at barrie.ca/apli or at the Planning Department, first floor, City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie. Applications must include all required documentation and the prescribed fees. Required documentation includes:

  1. A survey
  2. A site plan
  3. The owner's consent if applicable
  4. Supporting documentation if applicable (i.e. technical reports and studies, elevation drawings, floor plans, civil engineering and landscape plans, etc.)

Once an application has been deemed complete, the applicant will be required to post a public notice sign on the subject property. The public notice sign will provide details of the application including the project description, Committee meeting information and who members of the public can contact for additional information. In addition, a public notice will be sent to all property owners within 60 metres of the subject property.

A Committee meeting is scheduled each month. At the Committee meeting, members of the public have an opportunity to provide comments and the Committee will make a decision on the application. Once a decision has been made, a notice of decision will be sent to all interested parties and the application will be subject to a 20 day appeal period.

If no appeal is received within the 20 day appeal period, the decision is final and binding.

Committee of Adjustment Public Meetings

All Committee of Adjustment Meetings are open to the public and any interested party can appear before the Committee to express their views in support or opposition of an application.

The Committee will announce the application(s) to be heard and the applicant will provide a brief overview of the application to the Committee and the public. The Secretary-Treasurer will provide a summary of staff and agency comments, after which the chair will open the floor to members of the public to provide comments on the application. Members of the public may also submit written comments to the Secretary-Treasurer in advance of the meeting.

A decision will be made by the Committee at the meeting, which will be subject to a 20 day appeal period.​

Additional resources

 Wednesday, March 27, 2019
 Agenda
Agenda - March 27, 2019
 Notice
B9-19 - 104 Harvie Road
 Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 Agenda
Agenda - February 27, 2019
 Decisions
A1-19 - 222 King Street
B5-19 - 447 Bayview Drive
B6-19 - 447 Bayview Drive
B7-19 - 49 Truman Road
B8-19 - 49 Truman Road
 Notice
A1-19 - 222 King Street
B5-19 - 447 Bayview Drive
B6-19 - 447 Bayview Drive
B7-19 - 49 Truman Road
B8-19 - 49 Truman Road
 Wednesday, January 23, 2019
 Agenda
Agenda - January 23, 2019
 Decisions
B1-19 - 80 Prince George Crescent
B2-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
B3-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
B4-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
 Minutes
Minutes - January 23, 2019
 Notice
B1-19 - 80 Prince George Crescent
B2-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
B3-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
B4-19 - 82 Prince George Crescent
 Wednesday, December 19, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - December 19, 2018
 Decisions
A36-18 - 13 Crestwood Drive
B19-18 - 15 Gallie Court, 1, 5, 31 Quarry Ridge
B25-18 - 7 Royal Oak Drive
 Minutes
Minutes - December 19, 2018
 Notice
A36-18 - 36 Crestwood Drive
B19-18 - 15 Gallie Court, 1,5 & 31 Quarry Ridge
B25-18 - 7 Royal Oak Drive
 Wednesday, November 28, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - November 28, 2018
 Decisions
A49-18 - 69 Prince George Crescent
A50-18 - 440 Essa Road
B15-18 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
B16-18 - 49 & 53 Morrow Road
 Minutes
Minutes - November 28, 2018
 Notice
B15-18 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
A47-18 - 4 Centre Street
A48-18 - 4 Centre Street
B17-18 - 4 Centre Street
A49-18 - 69 Prince George Crescent
A50-18 - 440 Essa Road
B16-18 - 49 & 53 Morrow Road
 Wednesday, October 24, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - October 24, 2018
 Decisions
A45-18 - 72 Dunlop Street East
A46-18 - 9 Celeste Drive
 Minutes
Minutes - October 24, 2018
 Notice
A45-18 - 72 Dunlop Street East
A46-18 - 9 Celeste Drive
 Wednesday, September 26, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - September 26, 2018
 Decisions
A32-18 - 241 Mapleview Drive
A37-18 - 185 Dunlop Street East
A39-18 - 3 St. Vincent Square
A40-18 - 211 Ferndale Drive South
A41-18 - 55 John Street
A42-18 - 157 Ardagh Road
A43-18 - 157 Ardagh Road
A44-18 - 24 Maple Avenue
B13-18 - 157 Ardagh Road
B14-18 - 100 Mapleview Drive East
Decision - Appointment
 Minutes
Minutes - September 26, 2018
 Notice
A32-18 - 241 Mapleview Drive West
A37-18 - 185 Dunlop Street East
A39-18 - 3 St. Vincent Sq.
A40-18 - 211 Ferndale Drive South
A41-18 - 55 John Street
A42/18 - 157 Ardagh Road
A43/18 - 157 Ardagh Road
A44/18 - 24 Maple Avenue
B13/18 - 157 Ardgh Road
B14/18 - 100 Mapleview Drive East
 Wednesday, July 25, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - July 25, 2018
 Decisions
A25-18 - 100 Little Avenue
A27-18 - 256 Dunlop Street West
A29-18 - 50 Gray Lane
A30-18 - 6 Blueberry Lane
A31-18 - 201D Tynhead Road
A33-18 - 10 White Oaks Road
A34-18 - 108 Kempenfelt Drive
A35-18 - 47, 51 & 55 Blake Street
B10-18 - 108 Kempenfelt Drive
B12-18 - 172 Owen Street
B9-18 - 172 Owen Street
 Minutes
Minutes - July 25, 2018
 Notice
A25-18 - 100 Little Avenue
A27-18 - 256 Dunlop Street West
A29-18 - 50 Gray Lane
A30-18 - 6 Blueberry Lane
A31-18 - 201D Tynhead Road
A33-18 - 10 White Oaks Road
A34-18 - 108 Kempenfelt Drive
A35-18 - 47, 51 & 55 Blake Street
A38-18 - 185 Dunlop Street East
B10-18 - 108 Kempenfelt Drive
B9-18 - 172 Owen Street
B12-18 - 172 Owen Street
 Wednesday, June 27, 2018
 Agenda
Agenda - June 27, 2018
 Decisions
A25-18 - 100 Little Avenue
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