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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
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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
150.8Laneway Suites
150.10Secondary Suite
150.13Short-term Rentals
150.15Group Home
150.20Crisis Care Shelter
150.22Municipal Shelter
150.25Rooming House
150.25.1General
150.25.10Rooming House Area 'A'
150.25.10.1General
150.25.10.2Requirements
150.25.20Rooming House Area 'B'
150.25.20.1General
150.25.20.2Requirements
150.25.30Rooming House Area 'B1'
150.25.30.1General
150.25.30.2Requirements
150.25.40Rooming House Area 'B2'
150.25.40.1General
150.25.40.2Requirements
150.25.50Rooming House Area 'B3'
150.25.50.1General
150.25.50.2Requirements
150.25.120Rooming House Area 'C'
150.25.120.1General
150.25.120.2Requirements
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

150.25 Rooming House

150.25.1 General

(1)Application of this Section
The regulations in Section 150.25 apply to rooming houses.
(2)Rooming House Permission
A rooming house must be located in an area on the Rooming House Overlay Map, as Rooming House Areas A1, B1, B2, B3, and C1.

150.25.10 Rooming House Area 'A'

150.25.10.1 General

(1)General
In Rooming House Area A1, a rooming house is permitted if it complies with the regulations for the zone in which it is located, and with the regulations in Article 150.25.10.
(2)Rooming House Definition
In Rooming House Area A1, a rooming house means a building in which living accommodation is provided for at least three persons in separate rooms, each of which may have food preparation facilities or sanitary facilities, but not both. A rooming house may have one dwelling unit. A group home, residential care home, nursing home, retirement home, seniors community house, religious residence, student residence, tourist home, or hotel is not a rooming house.

150.25.10.2 Requirements

(1)Requirements
In Rooming House Area A1, a rooming house is subject to the following:
(A)it may be on a lot if the:
(i) lot area is at least 460 square metres;
(ii) lot frontage is at least 12.0 metres;
(iii)lot is at least 300 metres from all other lots with a rooming house or group home; and
(iv)lot has at least 75 square metres of soft landscaping in the side yard or rear yard;
(B)it may be in a building:
(i)that was originally constructed as a detached house; and
(ii)that has at least 23 square metres of interior floor area for each occupant;
(C)the building with the rooming house must be the principal residence of the owner of the building;
(D)the building may have no more than 10 occupants; and
(E)parking spaces must be provided at a minimum rate of 1.0 for the owner of the building plus 1.0 for every two occupants.

150.25.20 Rooming House Area 'B'

150.25.20.1 General

(1)Rooming House Definition
In Rooming House Areas B1, B2, and B3, a rooming house means a building in which living accommodation is provided for more than three persons in separate rooms, each of which may have food preparation facilities or sanitary facilities, but not both. A rooming house may have one or more dwelling units. A group home, residential care home, nursing home, retirement home, seniors community house, religious residence, student residence, tourist home, or hotel is not a rooming house.

150.25.20.2 Requirements

(1)Conditions
In Rooming House Areas B1 or B2, a rooming house is subject to the following:
(A)it may be in a building:
(i)that was originally constructed as a detached house or semi-detached house;
(ii)that is at least 5 years old;
(iii)that has a minimum interior floor area of:
(a)9.0 square metres for each room used as living accommodation for a single occupant, and
(b)7.0 square metres per occupant in each room with two or more occupants; and
(iv)if a room used for living accommodation has food preparation facilities exclusive to that room, the room must have an additional 4.0 square metres of interior floor area;
(B)exterior alteration to a building is not permitted, other than:
(i)one addition, if the maximum increase in the floor space index of the building is 0.15;
(ii)an addition to or the replacement of a platform such as a porch, deck or balcony, if it complies with the platform requirements for the zone in which the building is located;
(iii)an addition of one or more dormers in the roof if,
(a)the maximum interior floor area of each dormer is 2.3 square metres,
(b)the total maximum interior floor area of all dormers is no more than 9.3 square metres, and
(c)the increase in floor area is included in the maximum increase in the floor space index permitted in (i) above; and
(iv)work required by the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23, as amended, the Building Code, O. Reg. 350/06, as amended, or a City of Toronto by-law;
(C)if both halves of a building that was originally constructed as a semi-detached house are used as a rooming house, one half may be converted to a use that is not a rooming house and the other half may continue to be used as a rooming house;
(D)a dwelling unit in a rooming house must have a minimum interior floor area of 33.0 square metres;
(E)a rooming house must have sanitary facilities, which include a toilet, wash basin, and a bath or a shower, at a minimum rate of one sanitary facility for every six occupants of the rooming house; and
(F)parking spaces must be provided at a minimum rate of 1.0 parking spaces for every three rooms used for living accommodation in excess of three rooms, and 1.0 parking spaces for every two dwelling units.

150.25.30 Rooming House Area 'B1'

150.25.30.1 General

(1)General
In Rooming House Area B1, a rooming house must comply with the requirements for the zone in which it is located, the definition in Clause 150.25.20.1, and the regulations Clause 150.25.20.2 and Article 150.25.30.

150.25.30.2 Requirements

(1)Maximum Number of Rooms
In Rooming House Area B1, the maximum number of rooms used for living accommodation in a rooming house is 6, excluding rooms in a dwelling unit.

150.25.40 Rooming House Area 'B2'

150.25.40.1 General

(1)General
In Rooming House Area B2, a rooming house must comply with the requirements for the zone in which it is located, the definition in Clause 150.25.20.1, and the regulations in Clause 150.25.20.2 and Article 150.25.40.

150.25.40.2 Requirements

(1)Maximum Number of Rooms
In Rooming House Area B2, the maximum number of rooms used for living accommodation in a rooming house is 12, excluding rooms in a dwelling unit.

150.25.50 Rooming House Area 'B3'

150.25.50.1 General

(1)General
In Rooming House Area B3, a rooming house must comply with the requirements for the zone in which it is located, the definition in Clause 150.25.20.1, and the regulations in Article 150.25.50.

150.25.50.2 Requirements

(1)Conditions
In Rooming House Area B3, a rooming house is subject to the following:
(A)the maximum number of dwelling units and rooms used for living accommodation in a rooming house is 25;
(B)a rooming house is not permitted in a building that was originally constructed as an apartment building; and
(C)parking spaces must be provided at a minimum rate of 1.0 parking spaces for every three rooms used for living accommodation in excess of three rooms, and 1.0 parking spaces for every two dwelling units.

150.25.120 Rooming House Area 'C'

150.25.120.1 General

(1)General
In Rooming House Area C1, a rooming house must comply with the requirements for the zone in which it is located, and with the regulations in Article 150.25.120.
(2)Rooming House Definition
In Rooming House Area C1, a rooming house means a building in which living accommodation is provided for more than two persons in separate rooms, each of which may have food preparation facilities or sanitary facilities, but not both. A group home, residential care home, nursing home, retirement home, seniors community house, religious residence, student residence, tourist home, or hotel is not a rooming house.

150.25.120.2 Requirements

(1)Conditions
In Rooming House Area C1, a rooming house is subject to the following:
(A)it must be on a lot that:
(i)abuts a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(ii)is at least 300 metres from a lot with a rooming house, group home or a crisis care shelter;
(B)it must be in a building:
(i)that was originally constructed as a detached house, semi-detached house, or duplex; and
(ii)with a minimum of 41.0 square metres of interior floor area for each of the first three rooms used as living accommodation, plus 7.0 square metres of interior floor area for each additional room used as living accommodation;
(C)it must occupy the entire building and may not be combined with another use;
(D)the building may have no more than 10 occupants; and
(E)parking spaces must be provided at a minimum rate of 1.0 parking space for every three rooms used for living accommodation.
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