The Board’s authority is limited to hearing cases and granting variances based on undue hardship. There is no one definition of undue hardship because each applicant has their own unique set of circumstances. Traditionally, hardship has resulted from specific site and/or building characteristics or aspects (e.g., irregular shape, slope) as opposed to those which are personal or generated by the owner. It is the applicant’s responsibility to clearly state the basis for the appeal in their application submission and demonstrate the "hardship" that would result from full compliance with the City’s Zoning Bylaw regulations.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-927-3010 if you have further questions relative to ’undue hardship’.