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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. 

Consent Applications

A consent application is 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. See Guidelines for Consent Applications.

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 for 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. See Guidelines for Minor Variance Applications.

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. Please e-mail ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to arrange for a consultation.

Consent Applications or Minor Variance Applications can be submitted:

  • online via barrie.ca/APLI
  • by email to CofA@barrie.ca
  • by mail to the City of Barrie Planning Department
    70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400, Barrie, ON, L4M 4T5 
  • by drop boxes at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie

The 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.

At the meeting, 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 by:

  • emailing comments to CofA@barrie.ca
  • mailing comments to the City of Barrie Planning Department
    70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400, Barrie, ON, L4M 4T5 
  • delivering via the drop boxes at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie

Once a decision has been made at the meeting, 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 of, or opposition to, an application. Members of the public may also submit written comments to the Secretary-Treasurer in advance of the meeting (see Applications Process above).

With the current restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, Committee of Adjustment hearings are being held in a virtual forum with electronic participation. Hearings will take place via a Zoom conference call.   

Upcoming and previous meeting information is posted below.

Register to attend the October 28th Public Meeting

Registered attendees will be provided with a Meeting ID and Participant number. The Virtual Public Meeting Attendee Guide includes information on how to join and participate in the meeting.

 Wednesday, October 28, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - October 28, 2020
 Notice
B3-20 - 436 Bryne Drive/60 Mapleview Drive West
A33-20 - 48 Drury Lane
A34-20 - 14 Wellington Street East
B25-20 - 436 Bryne Drive/60 Mapleview Drive West
B10-20 - 97 Miller Drive
B12-20 - 275 Pringle Drive
B13-20 - 275 Pringle Drive
B14-20 - 2 Arbour Trail
B23-20 - 60 Salem Road
B24-20 - 60 Salem Road
B26-20 - 2c Penetanguishene Road
B27-20 - 50 Reid Drive
B28-20 - 50 Reid Drive
 Wednesday, September 23, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - September 23, 2020
 Decisions
B22-20 - 801 Big Bay Point Road
 Notice
B22-20 - 801 Big Bay Point Road
A32-20 - 149 Clapperton Street (Deferred)
 Wednesday, August 26, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - August 26, 2020
 Decisions
A19-20 - 700 Mapleview Drive East
A28-20 - 1 Beechcroft Circle
A29-20 - 206 Kempenfelt Drive
A30-20 - 144 Kempenfelt Drive
A31-20 - 54 Ruffet Drive
B20-20 - 271 Codrington Street
B21-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A25-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A26-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A27-20 - 271 Codrington Street
 Minutes
Minutes - August 26, 2020
 Notice
A19-20 - 700 Mapleview Drive East
A28-20 - 1 Beechcroft Circle
A29-20 - 206 Kempenfelt Drive
A30-20 - 144 Kempenfelt Drive
A31-20 - 54 Ruffet Drive
B20-20 - 271 Codrington Street
B21-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A25-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A26-20 - 271 Codrington Street
A27-20 - 271 Codrington Street
 Wednesday, July 22, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - July 22, 2020
 Decisions
A20-20 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
A21-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
A22-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
A23-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
A24-20 324 Ardagh Road
B7-20 - 111 Ellis Drive
B16-20 - 127 Henry Street
B17-20 - 324 Ardagh Road
B18-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
B19-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
 Minutes
Minutes - July 22, 2020
 Notice
A19-20 - 700 Mapleview Drive East (Deferred)
A20-20 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
A21-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
B7-20 - 111 Ellis Drive
B16-20 - 127 Henry Street
B17-20 - 324 Ardagh Road
A24-20 - 324 Ardagh Road
B18-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
B19-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
A22-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
A23-20 - 324 Ardagh Road and 39 Auburn Court
 Wednesday, June 24, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - June 24, 2020
 Decisions
A18-20 - 30 Arthur Avenue
A14-20 - 47-53 Collier Street & 21-25 Owen Street
 Minutes
Minutes - June 24, 2020
 Notice
A14-20 - 47-53 Collier Street & 21-25 Owen Street
A16-20 - 62 Shirley Avenue (Deferred)
A18-20 - 30 Arthur Avenue
B11-20 - 62 Shirley Avenue (Deferred)
 Wednesday, June 10, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - June 10, 2020
 Decisions
A10-20 - 3320 20 Sideroad
B4-20 - 391 Codrington Street
B5-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
B6-20 - 1005 Big Bay Point Road and 3320 20 Sideroad
B8-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
B9-20 - 50 Reid Drive
 Minutes
Minutes - June 10, 2020
 Notice
A10-20 - 3320 20 Sideroad & 1005 Big Bay Point Road
B4-20 - 391 Codrington Street
B5-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
B6-20 - 3320 20 Sideroad & 1005 Big Bay Point Road
B8-20 - 50 Lakeside Terrace
B9-20 - 50 Reid Drive
 Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - May 27, 2020
 Decisions
A8-20 - 316 and 326 Bryne Drive
A9-20 - 42 Brennan Avenue
A11-20 - 195 Owen Street
A12-20 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
A13-20 - 31 Ross Street
 Minutes
Minutes - May 27, 2020
 Notice
A8-20 - 316 and 326 Bryne Drive
A9-20 - 42 Brennan Avenue
A11-20 - 195 Owen Street
A12-20 - 90 Mapleview Drive West
A13-20 - 31 Ross Street
 Wednesday, February 26, 2020
 Agenda
Agenda - February 26, 2020
 Decisions
A1-20 - 212 Little Avenue
A2-20 - 212 Little Avenue
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