The City of Toronto is launching a city-wide Mediation Pilot Program to help resolve disputes for small zoning by-law issues (minor variance and consent applications) being considered by the Committee of Adjustment and our Conflict Resolution & Training Team will be there to mediate. Staff and associates will be assigned to mediate alongside professional planners.
This free program will try to help reach a voluntary, mutually-acceptable solution for some or all of the issues in dispute. The program is intended to help foster a collaborative process with neighbours as well as to reduce costs, provide access to neutral professional expertise and increase the likelihood of a settlement.
The program will roll out across the city and will be available through the Committee of Adjustment starting with North York on February 9, followed by Toronto and East York on February 15, Scarborough on February 16, and Etobicoke and York on February 23.
You can find out more information about the Mediation Pilot Program here