The Committee of Revision is a quasi-judicial body established by Council to hear objections before imposing local improvement charges.

Local improvements constructed by a municipality may be charged to property owners whose lands abut the constructed work and property owners whose lands do not abut the work but will be immediately benefited by it. The local improvement charge or “special assessment” is added to the property tax bill.

The Committee of Revision is a local board of the City. It conducts itself in accordance with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and is also governed by the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 231, “Revision, Committee of”.

Board responsibilities

The Committee of Revision is responsible for:

  • hearing objections against proposed charges and special assessments for local improvements
  • reviewing proposed charges and special assessments for local improvements and making corrections in certain circumstances
  • other matters as described in Regulation 596/06 under theĀ City of Toronto Act, 2006

Term of office

Committee members serve by virtue of their positions.

Composition

The Committee of Revision consists of 5 members:

  • the Deputy Mayor
  • the four Community Council Chairs

The committee appoints a chair from among its members.

Meetings

The committee holds hearings about objections against local improvements as required.