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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 web version of this by-law does not include highlighting to reflect the regulations that remain under appeal as a result of appeals to the By-law as adopted on May 9, 2013. Please review the PDF version of the office consolidation for regulations that remain under appeal.
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: December 21, 2022
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
Chapter 200Parking Space Regulations
200.5Regulations Applying to Parking Spaces
200.10Regulations Applying to Visitor Parking Spaces
200.15Regulations Applying to Accessible Parking Spaces
200.15.1General
200.15.1.5Interpretation
200.15.10Parking Rate
200.15.10.5Effective Parking Spaces
200.15.10.10Parking Rate - Accessible Parking Spaces
200.15.15Transition: Accessible Parking Spaces
200.15.15.1Transition: Building Permit Applications
200.15.15.2Transition: Zoning Certificate Applications
200.15.15.3Transition: Site Plan Applications
200.15.15.4Transition: Parking Space General Requirements
200.15.15.5Transition: Medical Office and Clinic Requirements
200.15.15.6Transition: Accessible Parking Spaces Duration of Transition
200.20Regulations Applying to Parking Spaces for Heritage Buildings
200.25Compliance with Parking 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 200 Parking Space Regulations

200.15 Regulations Applying to Accessible Parking Spaces

200.15.1 General

(1)Accessible Parking Space Dimensions (Minimum)
An accessible parking space must have the following minimum dimensions:
(A)length of 5.6 metres;
(B)width of 3.9 metres; and
(C)vertical clearance of 2.1 metres.
(1)Accessible Parking Space Dimensions
An accessible parking space must have the following minimum dimensions:
(A)length of 5.6 metres;
(B)width of 3.4 metres; and
(C)vertical clearance of 2.1 metres; [ By-law: 579-2017 Under Appeal ]
(2)Accessible Parking Space Dimensions - Parallel Parking Space
The minimum dimensions of an accessible parking space that is adjacent and parallel to a drive aisle from which vehicle access is provided is:
(A)length of 7.1 metres;
(B)width of 2.6 metres; and
(C)vertical clearance of 2.1 metres; [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(3)Barrier Free Aisle
The entire length of an accessible parking space must be adjacent to a 1.5 metre wide accessible barrier free aisle or path as shown on Diagram 1 and Diagram 2 of By-law 579-2017; [ By-law: 579-2017 Under Appeal ]
(4)Location of Accessible Parking Spaces
Accessible parking spaces must be the parking spaces closest to a barrier free:
(A)entrance to a building;
(B)passenger elevator that provides access to the first storey of the building; and
(C)and shortest route from the required entrances in (A) and (B). [ By-law: 579-2017 Under Appeal ]

200.15.1.5 Interpretation

(1)Meaning of Accessible
For the purpose of Section 200.15, "accessible' means free of a physical, architectural or design barriers that would restrict access or use to a person with a disability as defined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.10 Parking Rate

200.15.10.5 Effective Parking Spaces

(1)Application of Effective Parking Spaces
Effective parking spaces and Table 200.15.10.5 may only be used to determine the required amount of accessible parking spaces, in accordance with the following:
(A)the number of effective parking spaces calculated from Table 200.15.10.5 is not intended to represent the total number of required accessible parking spaces;
(B)effective parking spaces may only be used as the basis for calculating the required quantity of accessible parking spaces, in accordance with the rates in Regulations 200.15.10.10(1) and (2);
(C)effective parking space rates in Table 200.15.10.5 do not apply as a substitute for the parking rates in Table 200.5.10.1 Parking Space Rates; and
(D)the quantity of vehicle parking spaces provided for a development may not apply as a substitute for the effective parking space requirements in the calculation of required accessible parking, except for circumstances set out in regulation 200.15.10.5(2). [ By-law: 89-2022 ]
(2)Determining Effective Parking Spaces for the Purposes of Accessible Parking
The number of effective parking spaces to determine accessible parking space requirements is the greater of the number of permitted parking spaces provided and the number of parking spaces calculated using the rates in Table 200.15.10.5. [ By-law: 89-2022 ]
(3)Calculation of Effective Parking Spaces
Regulations 200.5.1.10(7), (8), (9) and (11) apply for the calculation of effective parking spaces and interpretation of the rates in Table 200.15.10.5. [ By-law: 89-2022 ]


Table 200.15.10.5

Parking Space Rates for Effective Parking Spaces

Land Use Category
Rate for Calculating Effective Parking Spaces
Resident Requirement for a Dwelling unit in an:
 
Apartment Building, Assisted Housing or a Mixed Use Building
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is:
 
(A) in Parking Zone A (PZA) at a rate of:
(i) 0.3 for each bachelor dwelling unit up to 45 square metres and 1.0 for each bachelor dwelling unit greater than 45 square metres; and
(ii) 0.5 for each one bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iii) 0.8 for each two bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iv) 1.0 for each three or more bedroom dwelling unit; and
 
(B) in Parking Zone B (PZB) at a rate of:
(i) 0.7 for each bachelor dwelling unit up to 45 square metres and 1.0 for each bachelor dwelling unit
greater than 45 square metres; and
(ii) 0.8 for each one bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iii) 0.9 for each two bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iv) 1.1 for each three or more bedroom dwelling unit; and
 
(C) in all other areas of the City, at a rate of:
(i) 0.8 for each bachelor dwelling unit up to 45 square metres and 1.0 for each bachelor dwelling unit
greater than 45 square metres; and
(ii) 0.9 for each one bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iii) 1.0 for each two bedroom dwelling unit; and
(iv) 1.2 for each three or more bedroom dwelling unit.
Resident Requirement for a Dwelling Unit in a:
 
Detached House, Semi-detached House, Townhouse,
Duplex, Triplex or Fourplex
None
Resident Requirement for a Dwelling Unit in a Multiple
Dwelling Unit Buildings
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is 1.0 for each dwelling unit.
Secondary Suite
None
Visitor Requirement for a dwelling unit in an Apartment Building, a Mixed Use Building, and/or a Multiple Dwelling Unit Building
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is 0.1 per dwelling unit.
Tier 1:
 
Alternative Housing, Group Home, Hospice Care Home, Nursing Home, Religious Residence, Retirement Home, Respite Care Facility and Seniors Community House
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is 0.2 parking spaces for each bed-sitting room or dwelling unit
Tier 2:
 
Adult Education School, Animal Shelter, Art Gallery, Clinic (medical), Community Centre, Court of Law, Day Nursery, Education Use, Hospital, Hotel, Kennel, Laboratory, Motel, Museum, Office (Excluding
Medical Office), Performing Arts Studio, PostSecondary School, Private School, Production Studio, Public School, Recreation Use, Religious Educational Use, Self-Storage Warehouse, Software
Development and Processing, Vehicle Dealership, Veterinary Hospital
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is:
 
(A) in Parking Zone A (PZA) and Parking Zone B (PZB), 0.4 parking spaces for each 100 square metres of gross floor area; and
(B) in all other areas of the City, 1.0 parking spaces for each 100 square metres of gross floor area.
Tier 3:
 
Crisis Care Shelter, Municipal Shelter, Residential Care Home
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is 0.2 parking spaces for each 100 square metres
of gross floor area
Tier 4:
 
Adult Entertainment, Ambulance Depot, Amusement
Arcade, Artist Studio, Billiard Hall, Bowling Alley, Bus Station, Cabaret, Cemetery, Club, Contractor's Establishment, Eating Establishment, Entertainment Place of Assembly, Financial Institution, Fire Hall, Funeral Home, Gaming Establishment, Golf Course, Grocery Store, Industrial Sales and Service, Industrial Skills Training, Library, Manufacturing Uses, Medical Office, Nightclub, Park, Personal Service Shop, Pet
Services, Place of Assembly, Place of Worship, Police
Station, Pool Hall, Railway Service and Repair Yard;
Railway Station, Retail Service, Retail Store, Service Shop, Vehicle Depot, Vehicle Fuel Station, Vehicle Repair Shop, Vehicle Service Shop, Visitation
Centre, Warehouse, Wholesaling Use
The rate for calculating effective parking spaces is:
 
(A) in Parking Zone A (PZA) and Parking Zone B (PZB), 1.0 parking spaces for each 100 square metres of gross floor area; and
(B) in all other areas of the City, 2.0 parking spaces for each 100 square metres of gross floor area
[ By-law: 89-2022 ]

200.15.10.10 Parking Rate - Accessible Parking Spaces

(1)Accessible Parking Rates General
In accordance with Table 200.15.10.5, if the number of parking spaces associated with dwelling units is 5 or more, or if the number of parking spaces associated with uses in Tiers 1, 2, 3, or 4, excluding medical offices and clinics, is 1 or more, clearly identified off street accessible parking spaces must be provided on the same lot as every building or structure erected or enlarged, as follows:
(A)if the number of effective parking spaces is less than 13, a minimum of 1 parking space must comply with all regulations for an accessible parking space in Section 200.15;
(B)if the number of effective parking spaces is 13 to 100, a minimum of 1 parking space for every 25 effective parking spaces or part thereof must comply with all regulations for an accessible parking space in Section 200.15; and
(C)if the number of effective parking spaces is more than 100, a minimum of 5 parking spaces plus 1 parking space for every 50 effective parking spaces or part thereof in excess of 100 parking spaces must comply with all regulations for an accessible parking space in Section 200.15. [ By-law: 1048-2022 ]
(2)Accessible Parking Rates Medical Offices and Clinics
In accordance with Table 200.15.10.5, if the number of parking spaces associated with medical offices and clinics is 1 or more, parking spaces which comply with all regulations for an accessible parking space in Section 200.15 must be provided, as follows:
(A)the minimum number of accessible parking spaces is 10 percent of the number of effective parking spaces, rounded up; and
(B)any accessible parking spaces lawfully existing on the lot must be retained. [ By-law: 1048-2022 ]

200.15.15 Transition: Accessible Parking Spaces

(1)Accessible Parking Spaces
An application submitted before May 26, 2017 that is eligible to proceed under clauses 200.15.15.1 through 200.15.15.3, must provide accessible parking spaces in compliance with 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.1 Transition: Building Permit Applications

(1)Building Permit Applications
Nothing in Articles 200.15.1, 200.15.5 and 200.15.10 will prevent the erection or use of a building or structure for which an application for a building permit was filed on or prior to May 26, 2017, if the project in question complies, or the building permit application for the project is amended to comply, with the provisions of regulations 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5 below, and all finally approved minor variances. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(2)Building Permit Applications
For the purposes of regulation 200.15.15 (1), an "application for a building permit" means an application for a building permit that satisfies the requirements set out in Article I, Building Permits of Chapter 363, Building Construction and Demolition of the City of Toronto Municipal Code. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.2 Transition: Zoning Certificate Applications

(1)Zoning Certificate Applications
Nothing in Articles 200.15.1, 200.15.5 and 200.15.10 will prevent the erection or use of a building or structure, in the circumstances set out in regulation 200.15.15.2 (2) for a project for which a request for a zoning certificate was filed on or prior to May 26, 2017. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(2)Zoning Certificate Applications
After a zoning certificate has been issued for a project that qualifies under regulation 200.15.15 (1), a building permit for that project may be issued if:
(A)the building permit plans for the project are substantially in compliance with the plans approved with the zoning certificate referred to in regulation 200.15.15(3) and issued pursuant to Section 363-10.1 of Chapter 363, Building Construction and Demolition of the City of Toronto Municipal Code; and
(B)the project in question complies, or the building permit application for the project is amended to comply, with the provisions of regulations 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5 below, and all finally approved minor variances. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(3)Zoning Certificate Applications
For the purposes of regulation 200.15.15.2 a "request for zoning certificate" means a request for a zoning certificate that satisfies the requirements set out in Article I, Building Permits, of Chapter 363, Building Construction and Demolition of the City of Toronto Municipal Code. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.3 Transition: Site Plan Applications

(1)Site Plan Approval Applications
Nothing in Articles 200.15.1, 200.15.5 and 200.15.10 will prevent the erection or use of a building or structure for a project for which a complete application for site plan approval was filed on or prior to May 26, 2017, if the project in question complies with the provisions of regulations 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5 below, and all finally approved minor variances. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(2)Site Plan Approval Applications
Where a project qualifies under regulation 200.15.15.3:
(A)the Notice of Approval Conditions and final site plan approval may be granted if the project complies with regulations 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5 below, all requirements of the Planning Act, and Section 114 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c.11 Schedule. A; and
(B)after a Notice of Approval Conditions or final site plan approval is received for a project that qualifies under regulation 200.15.15.3, a building permit for that project may be issued if the project in question complies, or the building permit application for the project is amended to comply, with the provisions of regulations 200.15.15.4 and 200.15.15.5 below, the site plan approval, and all finally approved minor variances. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(3)Site Plan Approval Applications
For the purposes of regulation 200.15.15.3, a "complete application for site plan approval" means an application which satisfies the requirements set out in the City of Toronto Official Plan Policy 5.5.2. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.4 Transition: Parking Space General Requirements

(1)Accessible Parking Space Dimensions
An accessible parking space must have the following minimum dimensions:
(A)length of 5.6 metres;
(B)width of 3.9 metres; and
(C)vertical clearance of 2.1 metres. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(2)Location of Accessible Parking Spaces
Accessible parking spaces must be the parking spaces located:
(A)closest to a main pedestrian access to a building; and
(B)at the same level as the pedestrian entrance to the building. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(3)Parking Rates - Accessible Parking Spaces
If the total parking space requirement is 5 or more, clearly identified off- street accessible parking spaces must be provided on the same lot as every building or structure erected or enlarged, in compliance with the following:
(A)if the number of required parking spaces is 5 to 24, a minimum of 1 parking space must comply with the minimum dimensions for an accessible parking space;
(B)if the number of required parking spaces is 25 to 100, a minimum of 1 parking space for every 25 parking spaces or part thereof must comply with the minimum dimensions for an accessible parking space; and
(C)if the number of required parking spaces is more than 100, a minimum of 4 parking spaces plus 1 parking space for every 50 parking spaces or part thereof in excess of 100 parking spaces, must comply with the minimum dimensions for an accessible parking space. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.5 Transition: Medical Office and Clinic Requirements

(1)Medical Office and Clinic Accessible Parking Space Rates
A minimum of 10 percent of the required parking spaces for a medical office established after May 26, 2017 must comply with the minimum dimensions for an accessible parking space and any accessible parking spaces lawfully existing on the lot must be retained. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]

200.15.15.6 Transition: Accessible Parking Spaces Duration of Transition

(1)Transition Application
Nothing in Article 200.15.15 applies so as to continue the application of these transition regulations beyond the issuance of the building permit upon which the exemptions are founded. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(2)Transition Clause Duration
In no case do the exemptions mentioned in Article 200.15.15 continue beyond the repeal of these transition regulations. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
(3)Transition Regulations Repeal
Clauses 200.15.15.1, 200.15.15.2, 200.15.15.3, 200.15.15.4, 200.15.15.5 and Regulations 200.15.15.6 (1) and (2) are repealed five years after May 26, 2017. [ By-law: 579-2017 ]
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