Adjustments are minor alterations to a zoning by-law, subdivision by-law, or plan. Adjustments are approved by the Planning Review and Adjustment Committee (PRAC) on a case-by-case basis. Adjustments are minor in nature and typically take 1-2 months, depending on the complexity of the case. If the PRAC denies the application, the decision may be appealed to the Assessment and Planning Appeal Board.

Here are the adjustments you can apply for:


A variance is a minor adjustment to a lot, density, structure, or the parking requirements. 

Temporary Use

The PRAC may permit a use that is not allowed for up to one year, subject to terms and conditions.

Similar or Compatible Use 

If someone applies for a use that is not listed in the zone, the PRAC may permit it subject to terms and conditions if it is similar or compatible to a permitted use.

Non-conforming Use

A non-conforming use is one that legally occurred on the property prior to the enactment of the by-law. Non-conforming rights allow the use or structure to continue. 

Conditional Uses

Conditional Uses are uses that may be permitted subject to terms and conditions imposed by the PRAC.