Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews planning applications for Minor VarianceConsent, and the expansion of Legal Non-Conforming uses. The City of Port Colborne Committee of Adjustment consists of 5 members appointed by Council in accordance with the Planning Act. The Committee meets to consider applications on a monthly basis. Please see the schedule below.

Committee of Adjustment 2024 Schedule

Terms of Reference

View the CoA Terms of Reference.

What kind of applications does the Committee consider?

  • Applications for Minor Variance to grant relief from the provisions of the Zoning By-law
  • Applications for Consent to sever a piece of land
  • Enlarge or extend an existing legal non-conforming building or structure
  • Change a legal non-confirming use to one which is either similar to or more compatible with the uses permitted by the Zoning By-law

Committee of Adjustment members

Committee members serve a term concurrent with that of the Council that appointed them. The committee elects a Chair who presides at hearings, and a Secretary-Treasurer who is responsible for application processing and record keeping. The current members are:

  • Dan O'Hara, Chair
  • Angie Desmarais, Vice-Chair
  • Gary Bruno, Member
  • Dave Elliott, Member
  • Eric Beauregard, Member
Committee of Adjustment Hearing Schedule
Agenda ItemsHearing Date

January 17, 2024

The following links contain the Notices of Hearing for each application:

A22-23-PC - VL Catharine Street

- A26-23-PC - 3637 Firelane 12

- B19-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

- B20-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

- B21-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

 

Click the following link for the January 17, 2024 Agenda Package:

Agenda Package 

 

The following links contain the Notices of Decision for each application:

- A22-23-PC - VL Catharine Street

- A26-23-PC - 3637 Firelane 12

- B19-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

- B20-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

- B21-23-PC - 19 Lakeshore Road West

January 17, 2024

February 14, 2024

The following links contain the Notices of Hearing for each application:

- A26-23-PC - 3637 Firelane 12

B01-24-PC - 105 Merritt Parkway

 

Click the following link for the February 14, 2024 Agenda Package:

Agenda Package 

 

The following links contain the Notices of Decision for each application:

A26-23-PC - 3637 Firelane 12

- B01-24-PC - 105 Merritt Parkway

 February 14, 2024

March 13, 2024

The following links contain the Notices of Hearing for each application:

A01-24-PC - 239 Firelane 26

B02-24-PC - 88 Merritt Parkway

- A23-23-PC - 583 Fielden Avenue

- B18-23-PC - 583 Fielden Avenue

 

Click the following link for the February 14, 2024 Agenda Package:

Agenda Package 

 

The following links contain the Notices of Decision for each application:

A01-24-PC - 239 Firelane 26

B02-24-PC - 88 Merritt Parkway

A23-23-PC - 583 Fielden Avenue

B18-23-PC - 583 Fielden Avenue

 March 13, 2024

April 10, 2024

The following links contain the Notices of Hearing for each application:

- B05-24-PC - VL Firelane 3

- A02-24-PC - VL Firelane 3

- A03-24-PC - VL Firelane 3 

- B03-24-PC - 7 Petersburg Circle

- B04-24-PC - 7 Petersburg Circle

- B06-24-PC - 211 Charlotte Street

  April 10, 2024
Rescheduled Applications
Agenda ItemReason for ReschedulingFirst Hearing DateNext Hearing Date

Rights of Appeal

A decision on a Minor Variance or Consent (or any conditions of the consent) can be appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) but only if the objector is:

  • The applicant; or
  • A person who provided oral or written submissions at a Public Hearing and/or asked, in writing, to receive notice of the decision.

You must file your appeal within 20 days of the date of making/mailing a decision with the Secretary-Treasurer. Written reasons supporting your objection and payment of the OLT fee for an appeal must be included. An appeal to the OLT is a serious matter.

For more information regarding the City of Port Colborne's Committee of Adjustment please contact Diana Vasu, Planning Technician and Secretary-Treasurer.