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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
2.1Matters to Comply
2.1.1General
2.1.2Variances
2.1.3Transition Clauses
2.1.3.1Transition Clause General
2.1.3.2Transition: Building Permit Applications
2.1.3.3Transition: Zoning Certificate Applications
2.1.3.4Transition: Minor Variance Applications
2.1.3.5Transition: Site Plan Approval Applications
2.1.3.6Transition: Other Approvals and Agreements
2.1.3.7Transition Clause Duration
2.1.3.8Transition Clause Repeal
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
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 2 Compliance with this By-law

2.1 Matters to Comply

2.1.1 General

(1)Uses to Conform with this By-law
No person may use or permit the use of any land, building or structure except in conformity with this By-law.
(2)Buildings and Structures to Comply with this By-law
No person may use, erect or alter a building or structure that does not comply with this By-law.
(3)Lands to Comply with this By-law
A lot may not be reduced in area either by severance, conveyance, transfer of ownership or otherwise, unless the remainder of the lot complies with this By-law.
(4)Reduction of Lot Area - Conveyance to a Public Authority
If a conveyance or dedication required by a Federal, Provincial or Municipal government, or an expropriation by an expropriating authority:
(A)causes a lot to not comply with the required minimum lot frontage, required minimum lot depth, required minimum lot area or required minimum building setback regulations of this By-law, the lot is deemed to comply with those regulations if the reduction:
(i)creates a lot frontage, lot depth or lot area, that is at least 85% of the required minimum lot frontage, required minimum lot depth or required minimum lot area for the zone in which the lot is located; or
(ii)creates a building setback that is at least 75% of the required minimum building setback for the zone in which the lot is located;
(B)reduces the permitted maximum number of dwelling units or the permitted maximum gross floor area on a lot, the number of dwelling units or the gross floor area on the lot is the permitted maximum number of dwelling units or the permitted maximum gross floor area that was permitted on the lot on the day before the conveyance, dedication or expropriation; and
[ By-law: 0559-2014 (OMB PL130592) ]
(C)causes required parking spaces on a lot to be removed, the required parking spaces that remain are deemed to satisfy the parking space requirements of this By-law for that building and permitted uses that were on the lot on the day before the conveyance, dedication or expropriation.
(D)reduces the area of a lot so as to cause:
(I)a lawfully existing building on a lot to exceed the permitted maximum lot coverage, the permitted maximum lot coverage on that lot is the lot coverage on the lot on the day of the conveyance, dedication or expropriation; or

(ii)a vacant lot to have a smaller lot area, the permitted maximum lot coverage for that vacant lot is based upon the lawful lot area of that vacant lot on the day before the conveyance, dedication or expropriation. [ By-law: 0559-2014 (OMB PL130592) ]

2.1.2 Variances

(1)Continuation of Existing Variances
All minor variances applied for prior to the enactment of this By-law and finally approved pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act or its predecessor continue to apply and remain in force as if they are variances to this By-law for lawfully existing lots, buildings or structures.
(2)Continuation of Finally Approved Variances
After the expiration of the exemption period in Clause 2.1.3.7, any finally approved minor variances under the Former General Zoning By-laws may be relied upon, if the regulatory standard respecting which the minor variance was given is the same or more permissive in this By-law than in the Former General Zoning By-laws.
(3)Minor Variance - Application of Former General Zoning By-laws
The Former General Zoning By-laws, including the definitions, apply to assist in the interpretation of any minor variance referred to in regulation 2.1.2(1) and (2) in the context of this By-law.

2.1.3 Transition Clauses

2.1.3.1 Transition Clause General

(1)Transition Clause General
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.2 Transition: Building Permit Applications

(1)Building Permit Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(2)Building Permit Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.3 Transition: Zoning Certificate Applications

(1)Zoning Certificate Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(2)Zoning Certificate Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(3)Zoning Certificate Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.4 Transition: Minor Variance Applications

(1)Transition: Minor Variance Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(2)Minor Variance Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(3)Minor Variance Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.5 Transition: Site Plan Approval Applications

(1)Site Plan Approval Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(2)Site Plan Approval Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(3)Site Plan Approval Applications
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.6 Transition: Other Approvals and Agreements

(1)Other Approvals and Agreements
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(2)Other Approvals and Agreements
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]
(3)Other Approvals and Agreements
Deleted in accordance with Regulation 2.1.3.8, May 9, 2018. [ By-law: 569-2013 ]

2.1.3.7 Transition Clause Duration

(1)Transition Clause Application
Nothing in this By-law applies so as to continue the application of Clauses 2.1.3.1 to 2.1.3.6 beyond the issuance of the building permit upon which the exemptions are founded.
(2)Transition Clause Duration
In no case do the exemptions mentioned in Clauses 2.1.3.1 to 2.1.3.6 continue beyond the repeal of this transition section.

2.1.3.8 Transition Clause Repeal

(1)Transition Clause Repeal
Clauses 2.1.3.1 to 2.1.3.6 are repealed five years after May 9, 2013. [OMB PL130592 Sept 13,2016]

[ By-law: OMB PL130592 Sept 13,2016 ]
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