Submit an application form to confirm the use of a property for compliance with the Zoning By-law(s), without the need for plans to be submitted.

The Preliminary Project Review-Use Only provides an assessment of whether the following uses are permitted for a specific location, under the current applicable Zoning By-law:

  • Animal Care
  • Auto/Vehicle
  • Child Care
  • Commercial
  • Restaurant
  • Institutional
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical/Dental/Drugless Practitioner/Holistic
  • Parking Lot
  • Personal Services
  • Office

The review will not include parking, loading, built form standards, or any other qualifications or conditions related to that use.

A Preliminary Project Review or Zoning Certificate is required for:

  • Recycling uses;
  • Transfer stations;
  • Drive-thrus;
  • Patios and any use not indicated on the application form.

No plans are required to make an application.

To submit an application by email, please complete the form and email to, or use the ‘Email’ button on top of the Application Form.

‘No-Wrong-Counter’ Applications

Customers have the option to attend ANY Toronto Building Customer Service counter to make an application. Customers will be asked to present a re-writable DVD or USB containing the completed application form. No paper copies will be required.

The review of a proposal to determine its compliance with the City’s Zoning By-law. The fees for the program are as follows:

Type of Request Per Registered Lot Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2017 Per Request (Non-refundable)
All Use-only PPR Proposals $198.59