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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 
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City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: July 15, 2019
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Chapter 1Administration
Chapter 2Compliance with this By-law
Chapter 5Regulations Applying to all Zones
Chapter 10Residential
Chapter 15Residential Apartment
15.5Regulations Applying to the Residential Apartment Zone Category
15.5.1General
15.5.1.10Interpretation
15.5.20Permitted Uses
15.5.20.1General
15.5.30Lot Requirements
15.5.30.1General
15.5.30.11Lot Area Exemptions
15.5.30.20Lot Frontage
15.5.30.21Lot Frontage Exemptions
15.5.30.40Lot Coverage
15.5.30.41Lot Coverage Exemptions
15.5.40Principal Building Requirements
15.5.40.1General
15.5.40.10Height
15.5.40.11Height Exemptions
15.5.40.40Floor Area
15.5.40.41Floor Area Exemptions
15.5.40.50Decks, Platforms and Amenities
15.5.40.60Permitted Encroachments
15.5.40.71Setbacks Exemptions
15.5.40.81Separation Exemptions
15.5.50Yards
15.5.50.10Landscaping
15.5.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
15.5.60.1General
15.5.60.20Setbacks
15.5.60.30Separation
15.5.60.40Height
15.5.60.50Floor Area
15.5.60.70Lot Coverage
15.5.75Energy Regulations
15.5.75.1General
15.5.80Parking
15.5.80.1General
15.5.80.10Location
15.5.80.20Setbacks
15.5.80.30Separation
15.5.100Access to Lot
15.5.100.1General
15.5.150Waste
15.5.150.1General
15.10Residential Apartment Zone (RA)
15.20Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC)
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 15 Residential Apartment

15.5 Regulations Applying to the Residential Apartment Zone Category

15.5.1 General

15.5.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of General Regulations Section
The regulations in Section 15.5 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the Residential Apartment Zone category.
(2)Interpretation of the Residential Apartment Zone Symbol
The zone symbol on the Zoning By-law Map for zones in the Residential Apartment Zone category consists of the letters RA or RAC, indicating the primary land use permitted in the respective zone.
(3)Interpretation of the Zone Label
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the letters following the zone symbol in the zone label have the following meaning:
(A)the letter "f" and a numerical value indicates the required minimum lot frontage required for a lot, in metres;
(B)the letter "a" and a numerical value indicates the required minimum lot area required for a lot, in square metres;
(C)the letters "au" and a numerical value indicates the required minimum lot area required for each dwelling unit on a lot, in square metres;
(D)the letter "u" and a numerical value indicates the permitted maximum number of dwelling units permitted on a lot; and
(E)the letter "d" and a numerical value indicates the permitted maximum floor space index permitted for a lot.

15.5.20 Permitted Uses

15.5.20.1 General

(1)Lawfully Existing Public School, Private School
A lawfully existing public school or private school on a lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category is permitted on that lot, and:
(A)any expansion or addition to the lawfully existing public school or private school building must comply with Section 150.48 and the requirements for the zone in which the lot is located; and
(B)the lawfully existing public school or private school may be replaced with a new school building that complies with Section 150.48 and the requirements for the zone in which the lot is located.

15.5.30 Lot Requirements

15.5.30.1 General

(1)Lot Requirements
Additional lot requirements are in each zone in the Residential Apartment Zone category.

15.5.30.11 Lot Area Exemptions

(1)Permitted Lot Area for Lawfully Existing Lots
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful lot area of a lawfully existing lot is less than the minimum lot area required by this By-law, that lawful lot area is the minimum lot area for that lawfully existing lot.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure on a lot referred to in regulation 15.5.30.11(1) must comply with all other regulations in this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

15.5.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Front Lot Line for a Residential Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a residential building may not be erected on a lot that does not have a front lot line of at least 3.5 metres, unless the lot:
(A)abuts a lane with a minimum width of 6.0 metres; and
(B)has a minimum of 3.5 metres of the rear lot line abutting the lane.

15.5.30.21 Lot Frontage Exemptions

(1)Permitted Lot Frontage for Lawfully Existing Lots
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful lot frontage of a lawfully existing lot is less than the required minimum lot frontage by this By-law, that lawful lot frontage is the minimum lot frontage for that lawfully existing lot.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure on a lot referred to in regulation 15.5.30.21(1) must comply with all other regulations in this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

15.5.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Lot Coverage Exclusion for Permitted Encroachments
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, any part of a building or structure permitted to encroach into a required minimum building setback in regulation 15.5.40.60 is not included in the calculation of lot coverage.
(2)Parts of Platforms that are Not Permitted Encroachments
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, any part of a platform without main walls, such as a deck, porch, balcony or similar structure, that does not encroach into a required minimum building setback is not included in the calculation of lot coverage, if:
(A)it is attached to or less than 0.3 metres from a building; and
(B)the lot area covered by these structures is no more than 5% of the lot area.

15.5.30.41 Lot Coverage Exemptions

(1)Permitted Lot Coverage for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the area of a lot lawfully covered by lawfully existing buildings or structures is greater than the permitted maximum lot coverage by this By-law, the lawful percentage of the lot covered by those lawfully existing buildings or structures is the maximum lot coverage for those lawfully existing buildings or structures on that lot.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to lawfully existing buildings or structures referred to in regulation 15.5.30.41(1) must comply with all other regulations in this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

15.5.40 Principal Building Requirements

15.5.40.1 General

(1)Application of this Article
The regulations in Article 15.5.40 apply to buildings or structures in the Residential Apartment Zone category, other than ancillary buildings or structures which are subject to Article 15.5.60.
(2)Building Requirements
Additional building requirements are in each zone in the Residential Apartment Zone category.

15.5.40.10 Height

(1)Determining the Height of a Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category the height of a building is the distance between the established grade and the elevation of the highest point of the building.
(2)Height of Specific Structures on a Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the following structures on the roof of a building may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by:
(A)1.5 metres for:
(i)parapets for a green roof; and
(ii)weather vanes; or
(B)5.0 metres for:
(i)antennae;
(ii)flagpoles; and
(iii)satellite dishes.
(3)Height of Elements for Functional Operation of a Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the following equipment and structures on the roof of a building may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by 5.0 metres, subject to complying with regulation 15.5.40.10(4):
(A)equipment used for the functional operation of the building, such as electrical, utility, mechanical and ventilation equipment;
(B)structures or parts of the building used for the functional operation of the building, such as enclosed stairwells, roof access, maintenance equipment storage, elevator shafts, chimneys, vents, and water supply facilities; and
(C)structures that enclose, screen or cover the elements listed in (A) and (B) above.
(4)Height - Horizontal Limits on Elements for Functional Operation of a Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, equipment, structures or parts of a building that exceed the maximum height for a building, as permitted by regulation 15.5.40.10(3), must comply with the following:
(A)their total area may cover no more than 30% of the area of the roof, measured horizontally; and
(B)if they are located within 6.0 metres of a lot line abutting a street, their total horizontal dimension, measured parallel to the street, may not exceed 20% of the width of the building's main walls facing that street.
(5)Height of Rooftop Amenity Space Safety and Wind Protection
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, unenclosed structures providing safety or wind protection to rooftop amenity space may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by 3.0 metres, if the structures are no closer than 2.0 metres from the interior face of any main wall.

15.5.40.11 Height Exemptions

(1)Permitted Height for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful height of a lawfully existing building or structure is greater than the permitted maximum height, that lawful height is the maximum height for that lawfully existing building or structure.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure referred to in regulation 15.5.40.11(1) must comply with the permitted maximum height for a building or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.
(3)Alterations to the Roof of Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any alteration to the roof of a lawfully existing building referred to in regulation 15.5.40.11(1) may be constructed to the maximum height in regulation 15.5.40.11(1).

15.5.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Gross Floor Area Calculations for an Apartment Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the gross floor area of an apartment building is reduced by the area in the building used for:
(A)parking, loading and bicycle parking below established grade;
(B)required loading spaces and required bicycle parking spaces at or above established grade;
(C)storage rooms, washrooms, electrical, utility, mechanical and ventilation rooms in the basement;
(D)shower and change facilities required by this By-law for required bicycle parking spaces;
(E)indoor amenity space required by this By-law;
(F)elevator shafts;
(G)garbage shafts;
(H)mechanical penthouse; and
(I)exit stairwells in the building.
(2)Floor Space Index Calculation
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the floor space index:
(A)is the result of the gross floor area of a building divided by the area of the lot; and
(B)for an apartment building, is the result of the gross floor area, minus the areas of an apartment building listed in regulation 15.5.40.40(1), divided by the area of the lot.

15.5.40.41 Floor Area Exemptions

(1)Permitted Floor Space Index for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful gross floor area of lawfully existing buildings on a lot results in a floor space index greater than the permitted maximum floor space index, the lawful floor space index resulting from those lawfully existing buildings on that lot is the maximum floor space index for those lawfully existing buildings on that lot.

15.5.40.50 Decks, Platforms and Amenities

(1)Interpretation of Platform Walls
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the exterior sides of a platform, such as a deck, porch, balcony or similar structure, attached to or within 0.3 metres of a building, are not main walls if at least 50% of the exterior sides above the floor are open to the outside.
(2)Platforms in Relation to Building Setbacks
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a platform without main walls, such as a deck, porch, balcony or similar structure, attached to or within 0.3 metres of a building, must comply with the required minimum building setbacks for the zone.

15.5.40.60 Permitted Encroachments

(1)Platforms
Despite regulation 15.5.40.50(2), in the Residential Apartment Zone category, a platform with no main walls, such as a deck, porch, balcony or similar structure, attached to or less than 0.3 metres from a building, is subject to the following:
(A)a platform with a floor no higher than the first storey of the building may encroach into a required minimum building setback the lesser of 9.5 metres or 50% of the required minimum building setback for the yard in which it is located, and if it is located in the front yard or rear yard, it may be no closer to a side lot line than the required side yard setback; and
(B)a platform with a floor that is higher than the first storey of the building may encroach into the required minimum building setback the lesser of 2.5 metres or 50% of the required minimum building setback for the yard in which it is located, and if it is located in the front yard or rear yard, it may be no closer to a side lot line than the required side yard setback.
(2)Canopies and Awnings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a canopy, awning or similar structure, with or without structural support, or a roof over a platform which complies with the requirements of regulation 15.5.40.60(1), is subject to the following:
(A)if it is above a platform which complies with the requirements of regulation 15.5.40.60(1), the roof, canopy, awning or similar structure may encroach into the required minimum building setback to the same extent as the platform it is covering; and
(B)if it is not above a platform, it may encroach into a required minimum building setback the lesser of 9.5 metres or 50% of the required minimum building setback for the yard in which it is located, if it is:
(i)covering a driveway, walkway or outdoor amenity space adjacent to an entrance to the building; and
(ii)in the front yard or rear yard, it may be no closer to a side lot line than the required side yard setback.
(3)Exterior Stairs, Access Ramp and Elevating Device
In the Residential Apartment Zone category:
(A)exterior stairs providing access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the stairs are:
(i)no longer than 1.5 horizontal units for each 1.0 vertical unit above the ground at the point where the stairs meet the building or structure;
(ii)no wider than 2.0 metres; and
(iii)no closer to a lot line than 0.6 metres;
(B)an uncovered ramp providing access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the ramp is:
(i)no longer than 15 horizontal units for each 1.0 vertical unit above the ground at the point where the ramp meets the building or structure;
(ii)no wider than 1.5 metres for each sloped ramp segment; and
(iii)no closer to a lot line than 0.6 metres; and
(C)an elevating device providing access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the elevating device:
(i)elevates no higher than the first floor of the building;
(ii)has a maximum area of 3.0 square metres; and
(iii)is no closer to a lot line than 0.6 metres.

15.5.40.71 Setbacks Exemptions

(1)Permitted Setbacks for Lawfully Existing Buildings and Structures
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful building setback of a lawfully existing building or structure is less than the required minimum building setback from:
(A)a front lot line, that lawful building setback is the minimum front yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure;
(B)a rear lot line, that lawful building setback is the minimum rear yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure; and
(C)a side lot line, that lawful building setback is the minimum side yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure referred to in regulation 15.5.40.71(1) must comply with the required minimum building setbacks or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.
(3)REPLACE THIS HEADING
Regulations 15.10.40.70 (1)(2)(3) and (4) do not apply to a transportation use along Eglinton Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue East, provided that setbacks are between 0 and 15 metres. [103-2016] [ By-law: 1031-2014 ]

15.5.40.81 Separation Exemptions

(1)Permitted Separation Between Main Walls for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, 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 on those lawfully existing buildings.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings - Separation Between Main Walls
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building referred to in regulation 15.5.40.81(1) must comply with the minimum separation distance between main walls required by this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.
(3)Permitted Separation from Other Zones for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, if the lawful separation distance between a lawfully existing apartment building and a lot in an RD or RS zone is less than the required minimum separation distance required by this By-law, that lawful separation distance is the minimum separation distance between that lawfully existing apartment building and that lot.
(4)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings - Separation from Other Zones
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing apartment building referred to in regulation 15.5.40.81(3) must comply with the required minimum separation distance from a lot in an RD or RS zone required by this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

15.5.50 Yards

15.5.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Landscaping Requirement for an Apartment Building
A lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category must have:
(A)a minimum of 50% of the area of the lot for landscaping; and
(B)a minimum of 50% of the landscaping area required in (A), above, must be soft landscaping.
(2)Landscaping Requirement for an Apartment Building Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
A lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category must have a minimum 1.5 metre wide strip of land for soft landscaping along any part of a lot line abutting a lot in the Residential Zone category.
(3)Landscaping Exclusion for Permitted Encroachments
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the calculation of landscaping or soft landscaping required by regulation 15.5.50.10(1) excludes the area of a required minimum building setback covered by any part of a building or structure which is permitted to encroach into a required minimum building setback by Clause 15.5.40.60.
(4)Swimming Pools or Similar Ancillary Structures Containing Water Deemed to be Soft Landscaping for Specified Regulations
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, for the calculation of soft landscaping required by regulation 15.5.50.10(1), the area of soft landscaping may include the water surface area of an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as fountains or artificial ponds.

15.5.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

15.5.60.1 General

(1)Application of this Article
The regulations in Article 15.5.60 apply to ancillary buildings or structures in the Residential Apartment Zone category, if they are ancillary to dwelling units or residential buildings.
(2)Living Accommodation in Ancillary Buildings
An ancillary building in the Residential Apartment Zone category may not be used for living accommodation.
(3)Food or Sanitary Facilities in Ancillary Buildings
An ancillary building in the Residential Apartment Zone category may have:
(A)food preparation facilities and sanitary facilities if the ancillary building or structure is for indoor amenity space required by this By-law; or
(B)either food preparation facilities or sanitary facilities, but not both, if the ancillary building or structure is for any other purpose.
(4)Ancillary Building or Structure Construction Timing
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, no above-ground part of an ancillary building or structure may be erected prior to the erection of the main walls and completion of the roof of a residential building on the same lot.

15.5.60.20 Setbacks

(1)Front Yard Setback for Ancillary Buildings or Structures
The required minimum front yard setback for an ancillary building or structure in the Residential Apartment Zone category is the required minimum front yard setback for the residential building on the lot.
(2)Rear Yard Setback for Ancillary Buildings or Structures
The required minimum rear yard setback for an ancillary building or structure in the Residential Apartment Zone category:
(A)is 0.3 metres, if its:
(i)height is 2.5 metres or less; and
(ii)gross floor area is 10 square metres or less; or
(B)is half of its height, if its:
(i)height is greater than 2.5 metres; or
(ii)gross floor area is greater than 10 square metres; except
(C)on a through lot, despite (A) and (B) above, is the required minimum front yard setback for the residential building on the adjacent lot, if the residential building on the adjacent lot fronts on the street that abuts the rear lot line of the through lot.
(3)Side Yard Setback for Ancillary Buildings or Structures
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the required minimum side yard setback for an ancillary building or structure located:
(A)in a side yard, is the required minimum side yard setback for the residential building on the lot;
(B)in a rear yard and less than 4.0 metres from the residential building on the lot, is the required minimum side yard setback for the residential building; and
(C)in a rear yard and 4.0 metres or more from the residential building on the lot:
(i)is 0.3 metres, if its:
(a)height is 2.5 metres or less and
(b)gross floor area is 10 square metres or less, or
(ii)is half of its height, if its:
(a)height is greater than 2.5 metres or
(b)gross floor area is greater than 10 square metres; except
(iii)on a corner lot, despite (i) and (ii) above, is the required minimum front yard setback for the residential building on the adjacent lot, if the residential building on the adjacent lot fronts on the street that abuts the side lot line of the corner lot.
(4)Rear Yard Setback for Swimming Pools or Similar Ancillary Structures Containing Water
Despite regulation 15.5.60.20(2), in the Residential Apartment Zone category, the required minimum rear yard setback for an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as a fountain or artificial pond, with a total water surface area greater than 3.0 square metres, is:
(A)4.5 metres; and
(B)7.5 metres, if it is on a through lot.
(5)Side Yard Setback for Swimming Pools or Similar Ancillary Structures Containing Water
Despite regulation 15.5.60.20(3), in the Residential Apartment Zone category, the required minimum side yard setback for an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as a fountain or artificial pond, with a total water surface area greater than 3.0 square metres, is:
(A)4.5 metres; and
(B)if it is on a corner lot, 7.5 metres from the side lot line abutting a street.
(6)Parts of an Ancillary Building or Structure to which a Required Building Setback Applies
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, required minimum ancillary building setback regulations apply to all parts of an ancillary building or structure above and below-ground, excluding footings.

15.5.60.30 Separation

(1)Minimum Separation Between Residential Buildings and Ancillary Buildings or Structures of a Certain Size
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, an ancillary building or structure with a height greater than 2.5 metres, or a gross floor area greater than 10 square metres, must be at least 4.0 metres from a residential building on the same lot.
(2)Separation of Swimming Pools or Similar Ancillary Structures Containing Water from RD Zones
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as a fountain or artificial pond, with a total water surface area greater than 3.0 square metres, must be at least 12.0 metres from a lot in the RD zone.

15.5.60.40 Height

(1)Determining the Height of Ancillary Buildings or Structures
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the height of an ancillary building or structure is the distance between average grade and the elevation of the highest point of the ancillary building or structure.
(2)Maximum Height of Ancillary Buildings or Structures
The permitted maximum height of an ancillary building or structure in the Residential Apartment Zone category is:
(A)2.5 metres, if the ancillary building or structure is less than 4.0 metres from the residential building on the lot; or
(B)4.0 metres in all other cases.

15.5.60.50 Floor Area

(1)Inclusion in Floor Space Index
The gross floor area of all ancillary buildings on a lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category is included for the purpose of calculating the total gross floor area and floor space index for the lot.
(2)Maximum Floor Area of Ancillary Buildings or Structures Close to Residential Buildings
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the permitted maximum gross floor area of an ancillary building located less than 4.0 metres from the residential building on the lot is 10.0 square metres.

15.5.60.70 Lot Coverage

(1)Lot Coverage Requirement for Ancillary Buildings and Structures
An ancillary building or structure on a lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category, other than the water surface area of an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as fountains or artificial ponds:
(A)is included in the overall calculation of lot coverage; and
(B)the area of the lot covered by all ancillary buildings and structures may not exceed 10% of the lot area.
(2)Lot Coverage Requirement for Swimming Pools or Similar Ancillary Structures Containing Water
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, the water surface area of an outdoor swimming pool or other ancillary structure used to hold water, such as fountains or artificial ponds:
(A)is not included in the calculation of lot coverage; and
(B)the water surface area may not exceed 15% of the lot area.

15.5.75 Energy Regulations

15.5.75.1 General

(1)Renewable Energy or Cogeneration Energy Device
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a device producing renewable energy or cogeneration energy on a lot may not be in a front yard or a side yard that abuts a street.
(2)Cogeneration Energy Device
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a cogeneration energy device must be inside a permitted building.
(3)Geo-energy Device
In addition to the requirements of regulation 15.5.75.1(1), in the Residential Apartment Zone category any above-ground part of a geo-energy device must comply with the requirements for:
(A)a building or structure on the lot; or
(B)if it is on a lot with a residential building, an ancillary building or structure on the lot.
(4)Solar Energy Device
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a photovoltaic solar energy device or a thermal solar energy device that is:
(A)on a building:
(i)must comply with the required minimum building setbacks for a building on the lot; and
(ii)no part of the device may be higher than 2.0 metres above the permitted maximum height for the building; and
(B)ground mounted, must comply with the requirements for:
(i)a building or structure on the lot; and
(ii)an ancillary building or structure, if it is on a lot with a residential building.
(5)Wind Energy Device
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a wind energy device must comply with the following:
(A)there may be no more than one wind energy device on a lot;
(B)all parts of a wind energy device on a lot must comply with the required minimum building setbacks for a building on the lot; and
(C)no part of a wind energy device may be higher than:
(i)3.0 metres above the permitted maximum height for the building if:
(a)the permitted maximum height for the building is less than 24.0 metres; or
(b)the lot abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category; and
(ii)in all other cases, 5.0 metres above the permitted maximum height for the building.

15.5.80 Parking

15.5.80.1 General

(1)Use of Required Parking Space
A parking space required by this By-law for a use in the Residential Apartment Zone category must be available for the use for which it is required.
(2)Charging for Visitor Parking
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, no fee may be charged for a visitor parking space for an apartment building.

15.5.80.10 Location

(1)Location of Required Parking Spaces
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a parking space must be on the same lot as the use for which the parking space is required.
(2)Parking Space Location for Apartment Buildings
A minimum of 50% of the required parking spaces for an apartment building in the Residential Apartment Zone category, other than required visitor parking spaces, must be in a building or underground structure.
(3)Commercial Vehicle Parking Restriction
A parking space on a lot in the Residential Apartment Zone category may be used for a commercial vehicle, if:
(A)an owner or tenant of a dwelling unit on the lot is the owner or operator of the vehicle; and
(B)it is located within a wholly enclosed building.
(4)Commercial Vehicle Parking Not Permitted in Yards
A parking space located outside of a building in the Residential Apartment Zone category may not be used for:
(A)commercially licensed vehicles;
(B)construction vehicles;
(C)dump trucks;
(D)agricultural vehicles;
(E)repair or towing vehicles;
(F)tracked vehicles;
(G)vehicles with a traction engine;
(H)vehicles designed to run only on rails; and
(I)vehicles equipped with more than six wheels, excluding spare wheels.

15.5.80.20 Setbacks

(1)Parking Space to be Set Back from a Lot Line
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a parking space that is not located in a building or structure must be at least 0.5 metres from a lot line.

15.5.80.30 Separation

(1)Parking Space Separation from Apartment Building
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a surface parking space must be at least 3.0 metres from any main wall of an apartment building.

15.5.100 Access to Lot

15.5.100.1 General

(1)Driveway Width
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, a driveway exclusive of layby areas, vehicle ramps to below-ground parking areas, turnaround areas and required auxiliary turn lanes within 10.0 metres of a lot line abutting a street must have:
(A)A minimum width of 3.0 metres for each lane; and
(B)A maximum width of 6.0 metres. [ By-law: LPAT PL130592 May 8, 2019 ]
(2)Driveway Access to Apartment Buildings
If an apartment building in the Residential Apartment Zone category has 25 dwelling units or more, an unobstructed vehicle access must be provided between the street and the principal pedestrian entrance to the building so that a vehicle can enter and leave the lot while driving forward in one continuous movement.

15.5.150 Waste

15.5.150.1 General

(1)Waste and Recyclable Materials Storage
In the Residential Apartment Zone category, all waste and recyclable material must be stored in a wholly enclosed building, if a building is constructed pursuant to a building permit issued more than three years after May 9, 2013.
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