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.

Upcoming Meetings

The City will be hosting a series of online public consultation meetings at the end of September to present draft proposed changes to the parking standards in the Zoning By-law and gather feedback that will inform revisions to the proposed changes.

The meetings are as follows:

September 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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September 28, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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September 29, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Material from the meetings will be posted when it is available.

Past Meetings

The City hosted a series of virtual community meetings on May 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

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

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