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The new City-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 was enacted on May 9, 2013. It has been appealed under section 34(19) of the Planning Act. Even though it is under appeal, the City's Chief Building Official and the Committee of Adjustment will apply the new By-law to applications filed after its enactment. Please consult with your advisors to determine whether the new by-law has any impact.
Amendments to By-law 569-2013 have been incorporated into this office consolidation. The original by-law and its amendments are with the City Clerk's office.
Zoning By-law No. 569-2013, as
amended (office consolidation) in pdf:
Chapters 1 - 800 
Chapters 900.1 900.7 
Chapters 900.8 - 995
   
 
City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: September 30, 2016
Table of Contents

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Chapter 1Administration
1.5General
1.5.1Title
1.5.2Purpose and Intent of this By-law
1.5.3Licenses, Permits and Other By-laws
1.5.4Defined Terms
1.5.5Zoning By-law Map
1.5.6Former General Zoning By-laws
1.5.7Lands Subject to this By-law
1.5.8Items that are part of this By-law
1.5.9Items that are not part of this By-law
1.5.10Severability of this By-law
1.20Interpretation
1.40Zones and Zone Categories
Chapter 2Compliance with this By-law
Chapter 5Regulations Applying to all Zones
Chapter 10Residential
Chapter 15Residential Apartment
Chapter 30Commercial
Chapter 40Commercial Residential
Chapter 50Commercial Residential Employment
Chapter 60Employment Industrial
Chapter 80Institutional
Chapter 90Open Space
Chapter 100Utility and Transportation
Chapter 150Specific Use Regulations
Chapter 200Parking Space Regulations
Chapter 220Loading Space Regulations
Chapter 230Bicycle Parking Space Regulations
Chapter 280Special Districts - Downtown
Chapter 300Special Districts - Centres
Chapter 400Special Districts - Avenues
Chapter 500Special Districts - Heritage
Chapter 600Regulations for Overlay Zones
Chapter 800Definitions
Chapter 900Site Specific Exceptions
Chapter 970Appendices
Chapter 990Zoning By-law Map
Chapter 995Overlay Maps

Chapter 1 Administration

1.5 General

1.5.1 Title

(1)

Title

This By-law is known as the "Zoning By-law for the City of Toronto".

(2)

Internal Reference

Any references to "this By-law" means the Zoning By-law for the City of Toronto.

1.5.2 Purpose and Intent of this By-law

(1)

Purpose and Intent

This By-law regulates the use of land, the bulk, height, location, erection and use of buildings and structures, the provision of parking spaces, loading spaces and other associated matters in the City of Toronto.

1.5.3 Licenses, Permits and Other By-laws

(1)

Licences, Permits and Other By-laws

This By-law does not relieve any person from complying with the requirements of any other by-law of the City of Toronto, as amended, or from the obligation to obtain a permit, licence or approval required under any other by-law of the City of Toronto, as amended.

1.5.4 Defined Terms

(1)

Defined Terms

If words, terms, or phrases are highlighted in bold type in this By-law, they have the meaning provided in Chapter 800 Definitions.

1.5.5 Zoning By-law Map

(1)

Zoning By-law Map

The Zoning By-law Map is found in Section 990.10 Zoning By-law Map.

1.5.6 Former General Zoning By-laws

(1)

Former General Zoning By-laws are not Repealed

Nothing in this By-law repeals the provisions of the Former General Zoning By-laws.

(2)

Former General Zoning By-laws are Superseded by this By-law

This By-law supersedes the Former General Zoning By-laws where it applies.

1.5.7 Lands Subject to this By-law

(1)

Lands Subject to this By-law

This By-law applies to all the lands in the City of Toronto, except for those lands depicted on the Zoning By-law Map in Section 990.10 with diagonal hatching and the name and number of one of the Former General Zoning By-laws.

1.5.8 Items that are part of this By-law

(1)

Items that are Part of this By-law

The following are part of this By-law:

(A)

Table of Contents;

(B)

Maps and Tables; and

(C)

a drawing or other visual representation that is labelled as a "Diagram".

1.5.9 Items that are not part of this By-law

(1)

Items that are not Part of this By-law

The following are not part of this By-law:

(A)

headings and titles in the body of this By-law are included for convenience and reference purposes;

(B)

references within square brackets are included for convenience and reference purposes;

(C)

a drawing or other visual representation that is labelled as an "Illustration" is included for convenience and reference purposes; and

(D)

margin notes that give information, clarify intention, provide examples or information, or refer to legislation or other by-laws or to other parts of this By-law are included for convenience and references purposes.

1.5.10 Severability of this By-law

(1)

Validity

Should any regulation of this By-law be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the invalidity of that regulation does not affect the validity of this By-law as a whole.

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