The Planning Act authorizes the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) to make a minister’s zoning order (MZO) for regulating the use of land, buildings and structures anywhere in Ontario. If there is a conflict between an MZO and a municipal zoning by-law, the MZO prevails.

In some instances, City Council requests the Minister to issue an MZO in order to facilitate an important project or development within Toronto. At other times, MZOs are initiated by the Province of Ontario. Toronto City Council adopted a Recommended Framework for the Use of Minister’s Zoning Orders in April 2021. For more information on MZOs please see the Ministry’s Citizen’s Guide to Land Use Planning, or contact provinial staff using the INFO-GO | Government of Ontario Employee and Organization Directory.

Below is a list of MZOs currently in place in Toronto. This information is provided for convenience only. MZOs are issued by the Province and the City is not responsible for ensuring their accuracy.

Minister’s Zoning Orders in the City of Toronto

Address Ontario Regulation
55 Eastern Avenue O. Reg. 42/22
150 Dunn Avenue O. Reg. 774/21
7 Glamorgan Avenue O. Reg. 772/21
222 Spadina Ave. O. Reg. 545/21
877 Yonge Street O. Reg. 546/21
20 Bracebridge Ave. O. Reg. 547/21
2075 Bayview Ave. O. Reg. 170/20
11 Macey Ave. O. Reg. 343/20
150 Harrison Street O. Reg. 354/20
Panorama Court O. Reg. 450/20
2111 Finch Ave. West O. Reg. 474/20
Block 20 West Don Lands O. Reg. 594/20
Eastern Ave. and Rolling Mills Road O. Reg. 595/20
Front and Cherry Street O. Reg. 596/20
Woodbine Raceway O. Reg. 688/98
Metropolitan Toronto – Algonquin Island, Ward’s Island, O. Reg. 415/96