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Bradford West Gwillimbury > Committees


​Some committees are mandated to be in operation every year, while others are created by Town of BWG Council to run concurrent to the four-year term of office. Advisory​ committees provide recommendations, advice and information to Council, and carry out assigned responsibilities (as described in the Terms of Reference of each group).  

The committees below are mandated to operate; additional committees will be struck by the new term of council and then this page will be updated with detailed information.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose: The Accessibility Advisory Committee is established to:
  • Provide advice and comments to Council and staff regarding the Town’s accessibility Plan
  • Respond to Council’s requests for advice with respect to accessibility in Town services
  • Ensure the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 are being met
  • Review plans for development under Section 41 of the Planning Act with respect to accessibility issues and advise of any concerns
  • Champion accessibility within the community


Committee of Adjustment 

Purpose: The Ontario Planning Act grants authority to Municipal Councils to appoint committees to approve a number of minor applications. 

  • ​Section 45 of the Planning Act permits the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on Minor Variances from the Zoning By-law and to grant permission for altering or changing a lawful non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures. 
  • Section 53 of the Planning Act permits the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on applications for changes to land configuration in the form of Consents.