Minor variance

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Permission to violate some limited provision of zoning by-laws; the tests of allowable minor variances are specified by statute; see McNamara Corp Ltd v Colekin Investments Ltd (1977), 76 DLR (3d) 609 (Ont Div Ct); whether change-of-use restrictions may be treated as minor variances is a matter of dispute: see Fred Doucette Holdings Ltd v Waterloo (City) (1997), 32 OR (3d) 502 (Div Ct).

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