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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
150.50Place of Worship
150.50.20Use Requirements
150.50.40Building Requirements Exemptions
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

150.50 Place of Worship

150.50.1 General

(1)Application of this Section
The regulations in Section 150.50 apply to places of worship.

150.50.20 Use Requirements General

(1)Other Uses
The following uses are permitted if combined with a place of worship:
(A)library or reading room if it is only accessible from inside the building;
(B)retail store if:
(i)the interior floor area does not exceed 25 square metres;
(ii)it sells only religious goods; and
(iii)it is only accessible from inside the building; and
(C)dwelling unit if:
(i)there is one dwelling unit;
(ii)the interior floor area of the dwelling unit does not exceed 250 square metres; and
(iii)the lot with the place of worship is located in the Residential Zone category, the Residential Apartment Zone category, the Commercial Residential Zone category, or the Commercial Residential Employment Zone category, or in the IE zone.

150.50.40 Building Requirements Height

(1)Building Height - Architectural Elements
A minaret, steeple or similar architectural element on a place of worship building may exceed the permitted maximum height of the building by 40%, if the horizontal area of the minaret, steeple or similar architectural element is no more than 30.0 square metres. Height Exemptions

(1)Lawfully Existing Place of Worship - Building Height - Architectural Elements
If a lawfully existing place of worship has a lawful architectural element such as a minaret, steeple or similar architectural element that exceeds the permitted maximum height for a building, the maximum height for that architectural element is its lawful height for that lawfully existing place of worship.

150.50.50 Yards Landscaping

Subject to regulation, if a lot has a place of worship, the lot must comply with the following:
(A)a minimum 1.5 metre wide strip of soft landscaping must be provided along the entire length of each side lot line and rear lot line;
(B)the area of the front yard that is not used for vehicle access must be landscaping and a minimum of 75% of the required front yard landscaping must be soft landscaping; and
(C)if the lot abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or the Residential Apartment Zone category, there must be, along the entire length of the part of the lot line abutting that lot:
(i)a 3.0 metre wide strip of soft landscaping; and
(ii)a fence.
(2)Driveway Access to a Lot Crossing a Landscaping Area
A lot with a place of worship may have a driveway which crosses a required landscaping area, if the driveway is no more than 6.0 metres in width.

150.50.150 Waste General

(1)Storage of Waste
All waste and recyclable material must be stored in a wholly enclosed building, if a place of worship is constructed pursuant to a building permit issued more than three years after May 9, 2013.
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