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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),
is available in PDF format from the
Zoning By-law 569-2013 homepage
City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: July 31, 2023 - Including City-wide Amendments up to April 1, 2024
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
150.7Garden Suites
150.8Laneway Suites
150.10Secondary Suite
150.13Short-term Rentals
150.15Group Home
150.15.20Use Requirements
150.15.30Lot Requirements
150.20Crisis Care Shelter
150.22Municipal Shelter
150.25Multi-tenant Houses
150.30Senior's Community House
150.45Day Nursery
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

150.15 Group Home

150.15.1 General

(1)Application of this Section
The regulations in Section 150.15 apply to group homes or residential care homes.
(2)Foster Group Homes
Despite regulation 150.15.1(1), the regulations in Section 150.15 do not apply to a group home complying with the definition of a "Parent Model Residence" in the Child and Family Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.11. as amended.

150.15.20 Use Requirements General

(1)Group Home or Residential Care Home - Use Restriction
A group home or a residential care home must occupy the entire building and may not be combined with any other use.
(2)Group Home - Type of Building in the Residential Zone Category
In the Residential Zone category, a group home may be in:
(A)a building that was originally constructed as a detached house; and
(B)a building that was originally constructed as a semi-detached house if:
(i)the building is on a lot in the R zone; and
(ii)the group home occupies the entire building.

150.15.30 Lot Requirements General

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(2)Correctional Use - Location
A group home or a residential care home used for correctional purposes must be on a lot that:
(A)is not in the RD zone; and
(B)has a front lot line abutting a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map.

150.15.80 Parking General

(1)Group Home - Parking Space Requirements
A group home must have at least two parking spaces of which:
(A)a minimum of one parking space must comply with the requirements for the zone and building type; and
(B)no more than one parking space may be on the driveway.
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