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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
150.20Crisis Care Shelter
150.22Municipal Shelter
150.25Multi-tenant Houses
150.30Senior's Community House
150.45Day Nursery
150.45.20Use Requirements
150.45.40Building Requirements
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

150.45 Day Nursery

150.45.1 General

(1)Application of this Section
The regulations in Section 150.45 apply to day nurseries.

150.45.20 Use Requirements General

(1)Day Nursery - Permitted Locations in Specified Zone Categories
In the Residential Zone category or the Residential Apartment Zone category, a day nursery may be in an apartment building or a building with one or more of the following uses:
(A)public school;
(B)private school;
(C)place of worship;
(D)community centre; or
(2)Day Nursery - Permitted in a Detached House or Semi-Detached House in the R Zone
In addition to regulation 150.45.20(1), in the R zone, a day nursery may be located in a building that is or was originally constructed as a detached house or a semi-detached house if:
(A)the day nursery occupies the entire building; or
(B)the day nursery is in combination with a dwelling unit that is the principal residence of the day nursery operator.

150.45.40 Building Requirements General

(1)Day Nursery - Location in an Apartment Building
A day nursery in an apartment building must be only on the first storey.
(2)Day Nursery - Size Restriction in a School
A day nursery in a public school or a private school is subject to the following:
(A)it must be on the first storey; and
(B)its interior floor area may be no greater than 40% of the gross floor area of the first storey of the building.

150.45.50 Yards General

(1)Day Nursery - Yard Restrictions for a Children's Play Area
A children's play area for a day nursery:
(A)in the Residential Zone category, may not be in a front yard or a side yard abutting a street; and
(B)in the Residential Apartment Zone category, may be no closer to a lot line abutting a street than 6.0 metres.
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