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Committee of Adjustment Decision - 67 Pinhey Street

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The following is a summary of the decision from the July 8th Committee of Adjustment hearing on 67 Pinhey Street:

Application:  In March 2015, an Application for Minor Variances (File No. D08-02-15/A-00031), to establish a third dwelling unit in the basement of this duplex dwelling was refused. The Owner is now re-applying for this additional unit which, if approved, would require the provisions of the Zoning By-law for a three-unit dwelling to be applied. Plans for the new unit have been filed with the Committee. The application also indicates that in 2013 a previous Minor Variance application was approved for the construction of the existing three-storey duplex dwelling.

Decision: In deliberating on this application, the Committee commends the efforts of the proponent to revise his plans in response to the concerns expressed by the Committee, noting in particular the removal of a parking space and modifications to the existing garage to accommodate the provision of functional amenity space on the property. With these changes, the Committee is of the opinion that the proposal will have no adverse impact on abutting properties and will improve the conditions on the site for both the current residents in the building as well as the future occupants of the proposed third unit.

Therefore, having considered the evidence presented and having reviewed the plans and correspondence on file, the Committee is satisfied, in all the circumstances and in this instance, that the variances sought, as amended, are minor, that they are desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land and that the general intent of the Zoning By-law and the Official Plan is maintained. This application is granted subject to the proposed construction being in accordance with the plans filed, including the implementation of the “proposed rear yard plan” filed and Committee of Adjustment date-stamped July 29, 2015.

This decision is in it's appeal period until Thursday, September 3rd. If you are interested in appealing any of the decisions, the appeal form is available on the Ontario Municipal Board's website at  If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Committee of Adjustment office by email at or by calling 613-580-2436.

Posted August 14, 2015
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