Zoning By-law Details
View the city-wide zoning maps.
View illustrations on how to determine established grade, measure height, determine gross floor area and other measures.
Read about how the City is transitioning from the old zoning by-laws to the city-wide Zoning By-law.
City-wide maps illustrate policy areas, residential, residential apartment, commercial, CR standard sets, employment industrial, institutional, open space and utility zones.
To obtain a copy of the Permitted Use chart, please contact Klaus Lehmann at 416-392-0175 or Klaus.Lehmann@toronto.ca.
The Basics Illustrated
These illustrations will show you how to find established grade, how to measure height, what a flat roof is versus a sloped roof, the front side and rear yard setbacks, maximum building depth & length, determining the average front yard setback and how to determine floor space index.
Front Yard Setback
Floor Space Index
Flat and Sloped Roofs
Transitioning from old by-laws to the city-wide zoning by-law in the treatment of pipeline development applications, recognition of variance and by-law permissions and treatment of existing buildings.
On May 5, 2016 the Ontario Municipal Board heard the City’s motion requesting an amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to extend the Transition Clause Repeal date by 2 years. The Memorandum of Oral Decision and Order issued September 13, 2016 amends the transition clause repeal period in regulation 220.127.116.11(1) of this zoning by-law from the current 3 year period to 5 years.
The City of Toronto will continue to apply the Transition Clause provisions found in Chapter 2 of By-law 569-2013 until May 9, 2018.