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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
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
150.5Home Occupation
150.5.1General
150.5.20Use Requirements
150.5.20.1General
150.5.40Building Requirements
150.5.40.1General
150.5.40.40Floor Area
150.5.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
150.5.60.1General
150.8Laneway Suites
150.10Secondary Suite
150.13Short-term Rentals
150.15Group Home
150.20Crisis Care Shelter
150.22Municipal Shelter
150.25Rooming House
150.30Senior's Community House
150.45Day Nursery
150.48School
150.50Place of Worship
150.60Marihuana Production Facility
150.80Drive Through Facility
150.90Vehicle Dealership
150.92Vehicle Fuel Station
150.94Vehicle Service Shop
150.96Vehicle Washing Establishment
150.100Eating Establishment
150.110Adult Entertainment Establishment
150.120Funeral Home
150.130Firing Range
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 150 Specific Use Regulations

150.5 Home Occupation

150.5.1 General

(1)Application of this Section
The regulations in Section 150.5 apply to home occupations.

150.5.20 Use Requirements

150.5.20.1 General

(1)Home Occupation - Uses Not Permitted
A home occupation may not:
(A)sell, rent or lease physical goods directly from the dwelling unit;
(B)be a personal service shop;
(C)be an office or medical office for a professional regulated under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario;
(D)be an office or medical office for a professional regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18, as amended;
(E)be an animal shelter or kennel;
(F)be a vehicle repair shop, a vehicle service shop, or a vehicle washing establishment; or
(G)be a manufacturing use.
(2)Home Occupation - No Customer or Client Attending the Premises for Specified Reasons
A home occupation, other than one for an education use, may not have clients or customers attending the premises for:
(A)consultations;
(B)receiving services; or
(C)obtaining physical goods.
(3)Home Occupation - No Outdoor Activities, Services, Display or Storage
A home occupation may not have outdoor activities, services, display or open storage.
(4)Home Occupation - Music or Dance Instruction Permitted in a Detached House Only
A home occupation for music or dance instruction and training may only be in a detached house.
(5)Home Occupation - Not Permitted with a Group Home or Residential Care Home
A home occupation is not permitted with a group home or a residential care home.
(6)Home Occupation - No Employee Other than the Business Operator
A home occupation may not have an employee working in the dwelling unit who is not the business operator.
(7)Home Occupation - Personal Services Permitted in the R Zone
Despite regulations 150.5.20(1) and (2), a home occupation in the R zone may be a personal service shop, limited to the following types of services:
(A)barber;
(B)hairdresser;
(C)beautician;
(D)dressmaker;
(E)seamstress; and
(F)tailor.
(8)Home Occupation - Health Related Professionals Office Permitted in the R Zone
(A)Despite regulations 150.5.20.1(1) and (2), a home occupation in the R zone may be:
(i)an office or medical office for a professional regulated under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; and
(ii)an office or medical office for a professional regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18, as amended; and
(B)Despite regulation 150.5.20.1(6), a home occupation in the R zone described in (A), above, may have one employee working in the dwelling unit in addition to the business operator.

150.5.40 Building Requirements

150.5.40.1 General

(1)Home Occupation - No Exterior Alteration to Building
There may be no exterior alteration to a building to accommodate a home occupation.
(2)Home Occupation - Health Related Professionals Office in an Apartment Building in the R Zone
In the R zone, if a dwelling unit in an apartment building has a home occupation that is a service provided by a professional regulated under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18, as amended, the dwelling unit must be located on the first floor or in the basement.

150.5.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Home Occupation - Maximum Interior Floor Area
The floor area for a home occupation may not exceed the lesser of:
(A)25% of total interior floor area of the dwelling unit the home occupation is located in; or
(B)100 square metres.

150.5.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

150.5.60.1 General

(1)Home Occupation - Not Permitted in an Ancillary Building
A home occupation is not permitted in an ancillary building or structure.
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