TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Kitchener will meet electronically on TUESDAY, October 20, 2020 commencing at 10:00 a.m. as an electronic meeting for the purpose of hearing the following applications for Minor Variance and/or Consent. You have received this notice pertaining to the application number referenced on the front of your envelope as a courtesy. Anyone having an interest in any of these applications may register to participate electronically as a delegation or submit comments for Committee consideration. Please note this electronic meeting is a public meeting and will be recorded.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and recommendations by Waterloo Region Public Health to exercise physical distancing, City Hall is only open for select services. Members of the public are invited to watch in this meeting electronically by accessing the meeting live-stream video at kitchener.ca/watchnow. Information on how you can participate or submit written comments for any matter on this agenda are provided below. 


 All applications must be represented by an applicant or agent to be considered by the Committee. Please follow the registration information as listed below to confirm the most up-to-date contact information.

As in-person meetings are not an option at this time, you can view or participate in a meeting as follows:

  • To participate you can register no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday October 19, 2020. To register please email Dianna.Saunderson@kitchener.ca or via phone at 519-741-2203. When registering you must provide your full contact name including mailing address, email address, phone number and application you would like to comment on. Once you are registered you will receive an email including information on how to connect to the Zoom meeting (i.e. weblink of conference call number);
  • You can provide a written submission no later than 8:30 a.m. Tuesday October 20, 2020, which would be circulated to the Committee for consideration. All written submissions MUST include your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address if possible. Failure to include your contact information will prevent it from being circulated to the Committee.

Even if you are unsure whether you would like to speak but would rather listen and watch the meeting with the option to comment on a particular application, please register with the Secretary-Treasurer (information provided above). You will not be required to speak if you choose not to.

Copies of written submissions and public agencies’ comments are available on the City of Kitchener website www.kitchener.ca. Comments will be available using the calendar of events, see the meeting date for more details.


A 2020-075 - 44 Martin Street

Permission to legalize an existing triplex on a lot having an area of 354.59 sq.m. rather than the required 495. sq.m.; a front yard setback of 2.44m rather than the required 4.5m; a westerly side yard setback of 0.57m rather than the required 1.2m; and, to have 2 off-street parking spaces rather than the required 3 off-street parking spaces.

A 2020-076 - 623 Beckview Crescent (Block 2, Registered Plan 58M-632)

Permission to construct a stacked townhouse development containing 54-units having 1.15 parking spaces/per-unit rather than the required 1.25 parking spaces/per-unit; having a 7m Corner Visibility Triangle (CVT) rather than the required 7.5m CVT; and, a 0.5m obstruction into the CVT, whereas the By-law does not permit encroachments into the CVT.

A 2020-077 - 177 Wilderness Drive

Permission to construct a wooden deck in the easterly side yard for a basement entrance on an existing single detached dwelling having a side yard setback of 0.6m rather than the required 0.75m.

A 2020-078 - 28 Valencia Avenue

Permission to construct a single detached dwelling having a driveway located 8.2m from the intersection of Valencia Avenue and Valencia Court rather than the required setback of 9m.

A 2020-079 - 368 Wellington Street North

Permission to reconstruct an existing deck and mudroom in the rear-side yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a side yard setback of 0.6m rather than the required 1.2m.

A 2020-080 - 335 Lancaster Street West

Permission to convert an existing commercial space into a 261.4 sq.m health office having 8 off-street parking spaces rather than the required 17 off-street parking spaces.

A 2020-081 - 825 King Street West

Permission to construct a multi-residential development containing 41-units having a rear yard setback of 1.18m rather than the required 7.5m; a landscape strip of 2.25m adjacent to the streetline rather than the required 3m; off-street parking spaces located 2.25m from the streetline rather than the required 4.5m; off-street parking located between the front façade and the lot line, whereas the By-law permit does not parking between the front façade and the lot line; to permit off-street parking spaces having a width of 2.4m by a depth of 5.5m rather than the required 2.6m width and 5.5m depth; having an off-street parking rate of 0.25 parking spaces/per unit rather than the required 1 off-street parking space/per-unit; and, 0% off street visitor parking spaces rather than the required 15%.

A 2020-082 - 293 Blucher Boulevard

Permission to construct a triplex on a lot having a width of 12.17m rather than the required 15m; and, a lot area of 371 sq.m. rather than the required 495 sq.m.

A 2020-083 - 44 Breithaupt Street

Permission to construct stairs exceeding 0.6m in height in the front yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a front yard setback of 0.3m rather than the required 6m; and, to locate the stairs within the Driveway Visibilty Triangle (DVT) whereas only objects 0.9m in height or less are permitted within the DVT.

A 2020-084 - 517 Old Cottage Close

Permission to construct an uncovered deck in the rear yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a rear yard setback of 3.5m rather than the required 4m.

B 2020-039 & B 2020-040 - 518 Bridgeport Road East

Permission to sever 2 parcels of land and retain 1, both severed lots are intended for residential development.

B 2020-039 – Severed Lot 1

Width - 24m

Depth - 55.28m

Area – 1238.8 sq.m.

B 2020-040 -Severed Lot 2

Width - 24m

Depth - 44.5m

Area – 1049.4 sq.m.

Retained Lot

Width - 54.3m

Depth - 55.28m

Area – 3518.7 sq.m.

Severed Lot 2 will also require a 51.6 sq.m. access easement for the existing driveway in favour of the retained lot.

B 2020-041, A 2020-085 and A 2020-086 - 122-124 Mill Street

Permission to sever a parcel of land so each half of a semi-detached residential dwelling can be dealt with  separately. The severed land will have a width of 9.144m, a depth of 43.5m and an area of 408.1 sq.m. The retained land will have a width of 9.144m, a depth of 50m and an area of 448.28 sq.m. Permission is also being requested for a minor variance to legalize the front yard setback of 11m for both the severed and retained lands rather than the required 6.5m.

CC 2020-004 - 56 Roos Street

Permission is being requested to modify Conditions 3 through 10 of Provisional Consent decision B 2019-073 granted by the Committee of Adjustment on December 12, 2019 to include those conditions within a development agreement to be registered on title

  • additional information is available at the Legislated Services Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener (519-741-2200 ext.7594).
  • copies of written submissions/public agencies' comments are available on Friday afternoon prior to the meeting on the City of Kitchener website www.kitchener.ca in the online Council and Committee calendar; see the meeting date for more details.
  • anyone having an interest in any of these applications may attend this meeting.
  • a person or public body that files an appeal of a consent decision of the Committee of Adjustment must make written submissions to the Committee before the Committee gives or refuses to give a Provisional Consent otherwise the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) may dismiss the appeal.
  • any personal information received in relation to this meeting is collected under the authority s. 28(2) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, and will be used by the City of Kitchener to process Committee of Adjustment applications. Questions about the collection of information should be directed to Holly Dyson at holly.dyson@kitchener.ca.
  • if you wish to be notified of a decision you must make a written request to the Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener ON, N2G 4G7; this request also entitles you to be advised of a possible Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing; even if you are the successful party you should make this request as the decision could be appealed by the applicant or another party.


Dated the 2nd day of October 2020.

Dianna Saunderson


Committee of Adjustment