There are several different ways to divide land, but the most common way is through a consent application. This is also referred to as “lot severance” or “land division”.
You can make a consent application through the Committee of Adjustment.
In order to divide a lot or piece of property, each piece of land must comply with regulations in the Zoning By-law. The most common regulations are the lot area and frontage.
Minimum lot area and frontage
Check the zoning regulations for your property to determine the minimum lot area and frontage in the Zoning By-law.
Consent application conditions
After your consent application has been approved by the Committee of Adjustment, you may need to obtain a zoning letter regarding the proposed lot area and frontage(s). Learn more about how to request a zoning letter.
If you need more information, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).