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The new City-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 was enacted on May 9, 2013. It has been appealed under section 34(19) of the Planning Act. Even though it is under appeal, the City's Chief Building Official and the Committee of Adjustment will apply the new By-law to applications filed after its enactment. Please consult with your advisors to determine whether the new by-law has any impact.
Amendments to By-law 569-2013 have been incorporated into this office consolidation. The original by-law and its amendments are with the City Clerk's office.
Zoning By-law No. 569-2013, as
amended (office consolidation) in pdf:
Chapters 1 - 800 
Chapters 900.1 900.7 
Chapters 900.8 - 995
   
 
City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: July 15, 2019
Table of Contents

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Chapter 1Administration
Chapter 2Compliance with this By-law
Chapter 5Regulations Applying to all Zones
Chapter 10Residential
10.5Regulations Applying to the Residential Zone Category
10.10Residential Zone ( R )
10.20Residential Detached Zone (RD)
10.40Residential Semi-Detached Zone (RS)
10.60Residential Townhouse Zone ( RT)
10.60.1General
10.60.1.10Interpretation
10.60.20Permitted Uses
10.60.20.10Permitted Use
10.60.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
10.60.20.40Permitted Building Types
10.60.20.100Conditions
10.60.30Lot Requirements
10.60.30.10Lot Area
10.60.30.20Lot Frontage
10.60.30.40Lot Coverage
10.60.40Principal Building Requirements
10.60.40.1General
10.60.40.10Height
10.60.40.40Floor Area
10.60.40.70Setbacks
10.60.40.80Separation
10.60.40.81Separation Exemptions
10.80Residential Multiple Dwelling Zone (RM)
Chapter 15Residential Apartment
Chapter 30Commercial
Chapter 40Commercial Residential
Chapter 50Commercial Residential Employment
Chapter 60Employment Industrial
Chapter 80Institutional
Chapter 90Open Space
Chapter 100Utility and Transportation
Chapter 150Specific Use Regulations
Chapter 200Parking Space Regulations
Chapter 220Loading Space Regulations
Chapter 230Bicycle Parking Space Regulations
Chapter 280Special Districts - Downtown
Chapter 300Special Districts - Centres
Chapter 400Special Districts - Avenues
Chapter 500Special Districts - Heritage
Chapter 600Regulations for Overlay Zones
Chapter 800Definitions
Chapter 900Site Specific Exceptions
Chapter 970Appendices
Chapter 990Zoning By-law Map
Chapter 995Overlay Maps

Chapter 10 Residential

10.60 Residential Townhouse Zone ( RT)

10.60.1 General

10.60.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 10.60 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the RT zone.

10.60.20 Permitted Uses

10.60.20.10 Permitted Use

(1)Use - RT Zone
The following uses are permitted in the RT zone:

Dwelling Unit in a permitted residential building type in Clause 10.60.20.40.
Municipal Shelter
Park [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

10.60.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - RT Zone
The following uses are permitted in the RT zone if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 10.60.20.100:
Ambulance Depot (1)
Cogeneration Energy (2)
Community Centre (3)
Day Nursery (4)
Fire Hall (1)
Group Home (5)
Home Occupation (6)
Library (3)
Place of Worship (8)
Police Station (1)
Private Home Daycare (9)
Public Utility (10, 11)
Renewable Energy (2)
Secondary Suite (12)
Seniors Community House (13)
Short-term Rental (15) [By-law 1453-2013]
Transportation Use (14) [ By-law: 1453-2017 Under Appeal ]
(1)Use with Conditions - RT Zone
The following uses are permitted in the RT zone if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 10.60.20.100:

Ambulance Depot (1)
Cogeneration Energy (2)
Community Centre (3)
Day Nursery (4)
Fire Hall (1)
Group Home (5)
Home Occupation (6)
Library (3)
Place of Worship (8)
Police Station (1)
Private Home Daycare (9)
Public Utility (10, 11)
Renewable Energy (2)
Secondary Suite (12)
Seniors Community House (13)
Transportation Use (14) [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

10.60.20.40 Permitted Building Types

(1)Permitted Residential Building Types - RT Zone
In the RT zone, a dwelling unit is permitted in the following residential building types:
(A)Detached House;
(B)Semi-Detached House; and
(C)Townhouse.

10.60.20.100 Conditions

(1)Ambulance Depot, Fire Hall or Police Station
In the RT zone, an ambulance depot, a fire hall or a police station must be on a lot that:
(A)fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; or
(B)fronts on a street which intersects a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, and is no more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(2)Cogeneration Energy Production or Renewable Energy Production
In the RT zone, cogeneration energy production or renewable energy production must be in combination with another permitted use on the lot, and comply with all Municipal, Provincial and Federal by-laws, statutes and regulations.
(3)Community Centre or Library
In the RT zone, a community centre or a library must be on a lot that has a front lot line or side lot line abutting:
(A)a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; or
(B)a street which intersects a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, and the lot is located, in whole or in part, within 80 metres of that intersection.
(4)Day Nursery
A day nursery in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.45.
(5)Group Home
A group home in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.15.
(6)Home Occupation
A home occupation in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.5.
(8)Place of Worship
In the RT zone, a place of worship must:
(A)comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.50;
(B)be on a lot with:
(i)a front lot line or side lot line abutting a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map;
(ii)a lot area of at least 2,000 square metres; and
(iii)a lot frontage of at least 30 metres;
(C)be in a building with no more than 2,500 square metres of gross floor area; and
(D)a lawfully existing place of worship is exempt from the requirements of regulation 10.60.20.100(8) (B) and (C).
(9)Private Home Daycare
A children's play area for a private home daycare in the RT zone:
(A)must be fenced; and
(B)may not be located in the front yard or a side yard abutting a street.
(10)Public Utility
In the RT zone, a public utility may not be:
(A)a sewage treatment plant;
(B)a water filtration plant; or
(C)an above-ground water reservoir.
(11)Public Utility
In the RT zone, a public utility must be enclosed by walls and comply with the permitted maximum lot coverage, required minimum building setbacks and permitted maximum height for a building in the RT zone if it is:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(12)Secondary Suite
A secondary suite in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.10.
(13)Seniors Community House
A seniors community house in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.30.
(14)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the RT zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.
(15)Short-term Rental
A short-term rental in the RT zone must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.13. [ By-law: 1453-2017 Under Appeal ]

10.60.30 Lot Requirements

10.60.30.10 Lot Area

(1)Minimum Lot Area
In the RT zone:
(A)if a zone label includes the letter "a", on the Zoning By-law Map, the numerical value following the letter "a" is the required minimum lot area, in square metres;
(B)despite (A) above, if one semi-detached house is on two lots in the RT zone, the required minimum lot area for each lot is 50% of the numerical value following the letter "a", in square metres; and
(C)if the zone label does not include an "a" value on the Zoning By-law Map, the required minimum lot area, in square metres, is the required minimum lot frontage multiplied by 30 metres.
(2)Minimum Lot Area For Each Dwelling Unit in a Townhouse
If a zone label applying to a lot in the RT zone includes the letters "au", on the Zoning By-law Map, the numerical value following the letters "au" is the required minimum lot area for each dwelling unit in a townhouse.

10.60.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage
In the RT zone:
(A)if a zone label includes the letter "f", on the Zoning By-law Map, the numerical value following the letter "f" is the required minimum lot frontage for each dwelling unit, in metres, for a lot with:
(i)a detached house;
(ii)a semi-detached house; or
(iii)a townhouse with every dwelling unit fronting directly on a street;
(B)if the zone label does not include an "f" value on the Zoning By-law Map, the required minimum lot frontage is 6.0 metres for each dwelling unit, for a lot with:
(i)a detached house;
(ii)a semi-detached house; or
(iii)a townhouse with every dwelling unit fronting directly on a street;
(C)the required minimum lot frontage for a townhouse in the RT zone cited in (A) or (B) above, may be reduced by 1.0 metres for each dwelling unit that does not have an individual private driveway leading directly to the front of it; and
(D)despite (A), (B) and (C) above, the required minimum lot frontage is 30.0 metres if a lot has:
(i)a townhouse with one or more dwelling units not fronting directly on a street; or
(ii)a non-residential building.

10.60.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Maximum Lot Coverage
In the RT zone:
(A)if a lot is in an area with a numerical value on the Lot Coverage Overlay Map, that numerical value is the permitted maximum lot coverage, as a percentage of the lot area; and
(B)if a lot is not in an area with a numerical value on the Lot Coverage Overlay Map, no lot coverage applies.

10.60.40 Principal Building Requirements

10.60.40.1 General

(1)Application of this Article
The regulations in Article 10.60.40 apply to buildings or structures in the RT zone, other than ancillary buildings or structures which are subject to Article 10.5.60.
(2)Number of Dwelling Units on a Lot
If a zone label applying to a lot in the RT zone includes the letter "u", on the Zoning By-law Map, the numerical value following the letter "u" is the permitted maximum number of dwelling units on the lot.
(3)Minimum Width of a Dwelling Unit
In the RT zone, the required minimum width of a dwelling unit in a townhouse is:
(A)5.0 metres if the dwelling unit does not have an individual private driveway leading directly to the front of it; and
(B)6.0 metres in all other cases.

10.60.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height
The permitted maximum height for a building or structure on a lot in the RT zone is:
(A)the numerical value, in metres, following the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map; or
(B)10.0 metres, if the lot is in an area with no numerical value following the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map.
(2)Maximum Number of Storeys
The permitted maximum number of storeys in a building on a lot in the RT zone is:
(A)the numerical value following the letters "ST" on the Height Overlay Map; and
(B)if the lot is in an area with no numerical value following the letters "ST" on the Height Overlay Map, the number of storeys is not limited by this regulation.

10.60.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Floor Space Index
In the RT zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:
(A)the numerical value following the letter "d" in the zone label on the Zoning By-law Map; and
(B)if the zone label on the Zoning By-law Map does not include a "d" value on the Zoning By-law Map, the floor space index is not limited by this regulation.

10.60.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Minimum Front Yard Setback
If regulation 10.5.40.70(1) does not apply, the required minimum front yard setback in the RT zone is 6.0 metres.
(2)Minimum Rear Yard Setback
The required minimum rear yard setback in the RT zone is 7.5 metres.
(3)Minimum Side Yard Setback
In the RT zone:
(A)the required minimum side yard setback is 7.5 metres; and
(B)despite (A) above, the required minimum side yard setback is 0.9 metres for:
(i)a detached house;
(ii)a semi-detached house; or
(iii)a townhouse, if all the dwelling units front directly on a street.

10.60.40.80 Separation

(1)Distance Between Main Walls of the Same Townhouse
In the RT zone, if a townhouse has main walls where a line projected outward at a right angle from one of the main walls intercepts another main wall of the same building, the required minimum above-ground separation distance between those main walls is:
(A)5.5 metres if there are no openings to dwelling units in one or more of those main walls; and
(B)11.0 metres if each main wall has an opening to a dwelling unit.
(2)Distance Between Residential Buildings on the Same Lot
In the RT zone, if two or more residential buildings are on the same lot, the required minimum above-ground separation distance between the main walls of the respective buildings is:
(A)5.5 metres if there are no openings to dwelling units in the front or rear main wall of one or more of the buildings; [ By-law: PL130592 Mar_2018 ]
(B)11.0 metres if each front or rear main wall has an opening to a dwelling unit; and [ By-law: PL130592 Mar_2018 ]
(C)2.4 metres between side main walls of two residential buildings. [ By-law: PL130592 Mar_2018 ]

10.60.40.81 Separation Exemptions

(1)Permitted Separation Between Main Walls for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the RT zone, if the lawful separation distance between the main walls of lawfully existing buildings on the same lot, or between main walls of the same lawfully existing building, is less than the required minimum separation distance between main walls required by this By-law, that lawful separation distance is the minimum separation distance for those lawful main walls of those lawfully existing buildings.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the RT zone, any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building referred to in regulation 10.60.40.81(1) must comply with the required minimum separation distance between main walls in regulations 10.60.40.80(1) and (2) or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.
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