Requirements for automobile and bike parking in newly erected or enlarged buildings are identified in the city-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013. On January 19, 2021, Planning and Housing Committee (PH20.4) asked staff to review these requirements to better align them with the objectives of the City’s Official Plan. The Review is guided by the principle that parking standards should allow only the maximum amount of automobile parking reasonably required for a given use and minimums should be avoided except where necessary to ensure equitable access, such as for accessible parking or in areas which would be difficult to serve with transit.

The Review is expected to conclude by the end of 2021 and will include two rounds of public consultation, planned for early June and September. Through these consultations, Staff will seek the public’s feedback on proposed amendments to parking requirements in the zoning by-law and other related work.

Past Meetings

September 27, 28, 29 Community Meetings

The City hosted a series of virtual community meetings on September 27, 28 and 29 to gather feedback to inform refinements to draft parking standard changes. The presentation from the community meetings is available for viewing. Also available are a comparison of the existing ZBL 569-2013 parking rates with the draft proposed new rates and a comparison of the parking required under these two rate structures for example developments.

Recordings of the meetings are also available below:

September 27, 2021 Public Meeting

September 28, 2021 Public Meeting

September 29, 2021 Public Meeting

June 1, 2 and 3 Community Meetings

The City hosted a series of virtual community meetings on June 1, 2 and 3 to gather feedback to inform recommendations for revised parking standards. The presentation from the community meetings is available for viewing.

Recordings of the meetings are also available below:

June 1, 2021 Public Meeting

June 2, 2021 Public Meeting

June 3, 2021 Public Meeting

November 25, 2021

On November 25, 2021 Planning and Housing Committee will consider recommended amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013.

Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to Update Parking Standards
The proposed zoning by-law amendment to update automobile parking standards will simplify parking rates by reducing the categories of existing land uses for the purposes of parking and creating two new parking policy areas. The zoning by-law amendment will eliminate most parking minimums, introduce parking maximums and update accessible parking requirements. Requirements for electric vehicle infrastructure are also introduced in the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

The maps associated with this Zoning By-law Amendment are below:

 

Amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to Update Bicycle Parking Standards and Implement a Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking Policy
The proposed zoning by-law amendment to update bicycle parking standards will increase bicycle parking rates for Bicycle Zone 1 (the area of the City of Toronto bounded by the Humber River on the west, Lawrence Ave. on the north, Victoria Park Ave. on the east and Lake Ontario on the south). A Payment-in-Lieu of Bicycle Parking Policy will also be introduced, which permits a reduction of required short-term bicycle parking spaces through a payment to the City. Requirements for bicycle maintenance facilities are also introduced in the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

January 19, 2021

On January 19, 2021 Planning and Housing Committee adopted PH20.4 Proposed Review of Parking Requirements for New Development.

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