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Chapter 230 Bicycle Parking Space Regulations230.5 General Regulations Applying to All Bicycle Parking Spaces
(1)  Application of This Section 
 The regulations in Section 230.5 apply to all bicycle parking spaces.

(2)  Rounding of Bicycle Parking Space Requirements 
 If the calculation of the minimum bicycle parking spaces for all uses results in a fraction of a bicycle parking space being required, the number of required bicycle parking spaces must be rounded up to the next whole number.

(3)  Meaning of LongTerm Bicycle Parking and ShortTerm Bicycle Parking 
 The terms "longterm" bicycle parking space and "shortterm" bicycle parking space have the following meaning:


(A)  "longterm" bicycle parking spaces are bicycle parking spaces for use by the occupants or tenants of a building; and

(B)  "shortterm" bicycle parking spaces are bicycle parking spaces for use by visitors to a building.


(4)  Bicycle Parking Space Dimensions 
 A bicycle parking space must comply with the following:


(A)  the minimum dimension of a bicycle parking space is:


(i)  minimum length of 1.8 metres;

(ii)  minimum width of 0.6 metres; and

(iii)  minimum vertical clearance from the ground of 1.9 metres; and


(B)  the minimum dimension of a bicycle parking space if placed in a vertical position on a wall, structure or mechanical device is:


(i)  minimum length or vertical clearance of 1.9 metres;

(ii)  minimum width of 0.6 metres; and

(iii)  minimum horizontal clearance from the wall of 1.2 metres; and


(C)  if a stacked bicycle parking space is provided, the minimum vertical clearance for each bicycle parking space is 1.2 metres.


(5)  Vertical Clearance of a Bicycle Parking Area 
 An area used to provide bicycle parking spaces must have a minimum vertical clearance of:


(A)  2.4 metres if it is a stacked bicycle parking space; and

(B)  1.9 metres in all other cases.


(6)  LongTerm Bicycle Parking Space Locational Requirement 
 "Longterm" bicycle parking spaces must be located in a building.

(7)  Change and Shower Facilities 
 If a building has uses, other than dwelling units, for which a "longterm" bicycle parking space is required, shower and change facilities must be provided for each gender at the following rate:


(A)  none if less than 5 required "longterm" bicycle parking spaces;

(B)  1 for 5 to 60 required "longterm" bicycle parking spaces;

(C)  2 for 61 to 120 required "longterm" bicycle parking spaces;

(D)  3 for 121 to 180 required "longterm" bicycle parking spaces; and

(E)  4 for more than 180 required "longterm" bicycle parking spaces.


(8)  Bicycle Parking Space Located with Use 
 A bicycle parking space must be on the same lot as the use for which it is required.

(9)  Long Term Bicycle Parking Space Location 
 If a lot is located in:


(A)  the Commercial Zone category, Commercial Residential Zone category, Commercial Residential Employment Zone category, Institutional Zone category or Employment Zone category then a required "longterm" bicycle parking space for uses other than dwelling units may be located:


(i)  on the first storey of the building;

(ii)  on the second storey of the building;

(iii)  on levels of the building belowground commencing with the first level belowground and moving down, in one level increments when at least 50% of the area of that level is occupied by bicycle parking spaces, until all required bicycle parking spaces have been provided; and


(B)  the Residential zone category, Apartment Zone Category; Commercial Residential Zone category, Commercial Residential Employment Zone category, then a required "longterm" bicycle parking space for a dwelling unit in an apartment building or mixeduse building may be located:


(i)  on the first storey of the building;

(ii)  on the second storey of the building;

(iii)  on levels of the building belowground commencing with the first level belowground and moving down, in one level increments when at least 50% of the area of that level is occupied by bicycle parking spaces, until all required bicycle parking spaces have been provided; and



(10)  Stacked Bicycle Parking Spaces 
 A "longterm" bicycle parking space may be located in a stacked bicycle parking space.

(11)  Bicycle Zones 
 Bicycle Zones in the City are:


(A)  Bicycle Zone 1, is the area of the City bounded by the Humber River on the west, Lawrence Ave. on the north, Victoria Park Ave. on the east and Lake Ontario on the south; and

(B)  Bicycle Zone 2, includes all areas of the City not included in Bicycle Zone 1.


(12)  Bicycle Maintenance Facilities 
 If a building has uses for which 5 or more "longterm" bicycle parking spaces are required, bicycle maintenance facilities must be provided in the building with the following minimum dimensions:


(A)  minimum length of 1.8 metres;

(B)  minimum width of 2.6 metres; and

(C)  minimum vertical clearance from the ground of 1.9 metres; [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]


(1)  Bicycle Parking Space Rates 
 For a building or portion of a building constructed pursuant to a building permit issued more than three years after May 9, 2013, bicycle parking spaces must comply with Table 230.5.10.1(1).


Table 230.5.10.1(1) 
Bicycle Parking Space Rates 

Bicycle Parking Space Rates 

Use 
ShortTerm Bicycle Parking Spaces 
LongTerm Bicycle Parking Spaces 
Crisis Care Facility 
(None) 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided is 2 
Eating Establishment 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.3 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an eating establishment; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.25 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an eating establishment. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.2 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an eating establishment; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.13 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an eating establishment. 
Education Use 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.1 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a education use; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.06 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a education use. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.1 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an education use; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.06 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an education use. 
Hospital 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces is:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.1 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a hospital; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.06 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a hospital. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.1 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a hospital; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.06 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a hospital. 
Medical Office 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.15 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a medical office; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.1 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a medical office. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.15 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a medical office; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.1 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a medical office. 
Municipal Shelter 
(None) 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided is 2. 
Office 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.2 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an office, other than a medical office; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.15 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an office, other than a medical office. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.2 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an office, other than a medical office; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.13 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for an office, other than a medical office. 
Personal Service Shop 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.3 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a personal service shop; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.25 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a personal service shop. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.2 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a personal service shop; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.13 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a personal service shop. 
PostSecondary School 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.3 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for postsecondary school offices and classrooms; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.18 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for postsecondary school offices and classrooms. [Bylaw: 5592014] 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 1.0 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for postsecondary school offices and classrooms; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.6 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for postsecondary school offices and classrooms. [Bylaw 5592014] 
Private School 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.1 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.06 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.1 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.06 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school. 
Public School 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.1 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.06 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.1 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.06 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a public school or private school. 
Retail Store 
the minimum number of shortterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 0.3 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a retail store; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 0.25 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a retail store. 
the minimum number of longterm bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 0.2 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a retail store; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.13 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a retail store. 



(3)  Use With Interior Floor Area of 2000 Square Metres or Less 
 Despite the bicycle parking space rates set out in regulations 230.5.10.1(1) and 230.5.10.1(5) and (6), if a bicycle parking space is required for uses on a lot, other than a dwelling unit, and the total interior floor area of all such uses on the lot is 2000 square metres or less, then no bicycle parking space is required.

(4)  Multiple uses on a lot 
 If Table 230.5 10.1(1) Bicycle Parking Space Rates, requires a bicycle parking space for one or more uses on a lot, the total number of bicycle parking spaces required is equal to the cumulative total of all bicycle parking spaces required for each use on the lot.

(5)  Bicycle Parking Space Requirements for Dwelling Units 
 Bicycle parking space requirements for dwelling units in an apartment building or a mixed use building are:


(A)  in Bicycle Zone 1, a minimum of 1.1 bicycle parking spaces for each dwelling unit, allocated as 0.9 "longterm" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit and 0.2 "shortterm" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit; and [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]

(B)  in Bicycle Zone 2, a minimum of 0.75 bicycle parking spaces for each dwelling unit, allocated as 0.68 "longterm" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit and 0.07 "shortterm" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit.


(6)  Interior Floor Area Exclusions for Bicycle Parking Space Calculations 
 To calculate bicycle parking space requirements for other than dwelling units, the interior floor area of a building is reduced by the area in the building used for:


(A)  parking, loading and bicycle parking belowground;

(B)  required loading spaces at the ground level and required bicycle parking spaces at or aboveground;

(C)  storage rooms, washrooms, electrical, utility, mechanical and ventilation rooms in the basement;

(D)  shower and change facilities and bicycle maintenance facilities required by this Bylaw for required bicycle parking spaces; [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]

(E)  elevator shafts;

(F)  mechanical penthouse; or

(G)  exit stairwells in the building. [ Bylaw: 17742019 ]


(1)  Lawfully Existing Building  Bicycle Parking Space Not Required 
 Article 230.5.10 does not apply to a lawfully existing building that was not required to provide a bicycle parking space.

(2)  Lawfully Existing Building  Bicycle Parking Space Requirement 
 If the lawful number of bicycle parking spaces for a lawfully existing building that was required to provide bicycle parking spaces is less than the required number of bicycle parking spaces, that lawful number of bicycle parking spaces is the minimum number of bicycle parking spaces for that lawfully existing building.

(3)  Lawfully Existing Building  Shower and Change Facilities 
 If a lawfully existing building has a lawful number of shower and change facilities that is less than the required number of shower and change facilities, that lawful number of shower and change facilities is the minimum number of shower and change facilities for that lawfully existing building.

(4)  Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings 
 Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building referred to in regulations 230.5.10.11(1), 230.5.10.11(2) and 230.5.10.11(3) must comply with:


(A)  the bicycle parking space requirement, or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance; and

(B)  the shower and change facility requirements or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

(C)  the bicycle maintenance facility requirements or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance. [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]


(5)  Lawfully Existing Building  Change of Use 
 If there is a change of use in a lawfully existing building referred to in regulations 230.5.10.11(1), 230.5.10.11(2) and 230.5.10.11(3):


(A)  any additional required bicycle parking spaces must comply with Article 230.5.10 or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance;

(B)  the number of lawful bicycle parking spaces for that lawfully existing building may not be reduced; and

(C)  no additional shower and change facility is required.


(6)  Lawfully Existing Building  Bicycle Parking Space Exemption For Size, Type And Location 
 If a lawfully existing building referred to in regulations 230.5.10.11(2) and 230.5.10.11(3) was required to provide bicycle parking spaces, those lawful bicycle parking spaces are not required to comply with regulations 230.5.1.10(4) to (6) and 230.5.1.10(9) and regulation 230.5.1.10(3) does not apply.

(7)  Lawfully Existing Building – Bicycle Maintenance Facility Exemption 
 Regulation 230.5.1.10(12) does not apply to a lawfully existing building that was not required to provide bicycle maintenance facilities. [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]

(8)  Definition of Lawful 
 For the purposes of Clause 230.5.10.11, the words lawful and lawfully highlighted in bold type, in addition to the definitions provided in Zoning Bylaw 5692013, Chapter 800 Definitions, includes:


(A)  buildings, structures or uses authorized or permitted on or before July 22, 2022; and

(B)  buildings, structures or uses authorized after July 22, 2022 in accordance with Clauses 230.90.15.1, 230.90.15.2, 230.90.15.3 and 230.90.15.4. [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]


(1)  PaymentinLieu of Bicycle Parking 
 The number of "shortterm" bicycle parking spaces required by Regulation 230.5.10.1(5)(A) may be reduced, subject to the following:


(A)  the number of "shortterm" bicycle parking spaces reduced is not more than half the amount required by Regulation 230.5.10.1(5)(A), rounded down to the nearest whole number;

(B)  for each "shortterm" bicycle parking space required by Regulation 230.5.10.1(5)(A) to be reduced, the owner or occupant must provide a payment inlieu to the City; and

(C)  the owner or occupant must enter into an agreement with the City pursuant to Section 40 of the Planning Act. [ Bylaw: 8392022 ]


