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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
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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
Chapter 220Loading Space Regulations
Chapter 230Bicycle Parking Space Regulations
230.5General Regulations Applying to All Bicycle Parking Spaces
230.5.1General
230.5.1.10Interpretation
230.5.10Bicycle Parking Rates All Zones
230.5.10.1General
230.5.10.11Bicycle Parking Rate Exemptions
230.10Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Residential Zone Category
230.20Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Residential Apartment Zone Category
230.30Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Commercial Zone Category
230.40Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Commercial - Residential Zone Category
230.50Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Commercial Residential Employment Zone Category
230.60Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Employment Zone Category
230.80Bicycle Parking Regulations in the Institutional Zone Category
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 230 Bicycle Parking Space Regulations

230.5 General Regulations Applying to All Bicycle Parking Spaces

230.5.1 General

230.5.1.10 Interpretation

(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 Long-Term Bicycle Parking and Short-Term Bicycle Parking
The terms "long-term" bicycle parking space and "short-term" bicycle parking space have the following meaning:
(A)"long-term" bicycle parking spaces are bicycle parking spaces for use by the occupants or tenants of a building; and
(B)"short-term" 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)Long-Term Bicycle Parking Space Locational Requirement
"Long-term" 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 "long-term" 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 "long-term" bicycle parking spaces;
(B)1 for 5 to 60 required "long-term" bicycle parking spaces;
(C)2 for 61 to 120 required "long-term" bicycle parking spaces;
(D)3 for 121 to 180 required "long-term" bicycle parking spaces; and
(E)4 for more than 180 required "long-term" 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 "long-term" 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 below-ground commencing with the first level below-ground 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 "long-term" bicycle parking space for a dwelling unit in an apartment building or mixed-use 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 below-ground commencing with the first level below-ground 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 "long-term" 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.

230.5.10 Bicycle Parking Rates All Zones

230.5.10.1 General

(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).

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Table 230.5.10.1(1)

Bicycle Parking Space Rates

Bicycle Parking Space Rates
Use
Short-Term Bicycle Parking Spaces
Long-Term Bicycle Parking Spaces
Crisis Care Facility
(None)
the minimum number of long-term bicycle parking spaces to be provided is 2
Eating Establishment
the minimum number of short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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
the minimum number of long-term bicycle parking spaces to be provided is 2.
Office
the minimum number of short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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.
Post-Secondary School
the minimum number of short-term bicycle parking spaces:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 3 plus 2.0 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a post-secondary school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 3 plus 2.0 bicycle parking spaces for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a post-secondary school.
the minimum number of long-term bicycle parking spaces to be provided:
(A) in Bicycle Zone 1 is 2.0 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a post-secondary school; and
(B) in Bicycle Zone 2 is 0.6 for each 100 square metres of interior floor area used for a post-secondary school.
Private School
the minimum number of short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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 short-term 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 long-term 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 1.0 bicycle parking spaces for each dwelling unit, allocated as 0.9 "long-term" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit and 0.1 "short-term" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit; and
(B)in Bicycle Zone 2, a minimum of 0.75 bicycle parking spaces for each dwelling unit, allocated as 0.68 "long-term" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit and 0.07 "short-term" bicycle parking space per dwelling unit.
(6)Gross Floor Area Exclusions for Bicycle Parking Space Calculations
To calculate bicycle parking space requirements for other than dwelling units, the gross floor area of a building is reduced by the area in the building used for:
(A)parking, loading and bicycle parking below-ground;
(B)required loading spaces at the ground level and required bicycle parking spaces at or above-ground;
(C)storage rooms, washrooms, electrical, utility, mechanical and ventilation rooms in the basement;
(D)shower and change facilities required by this By-law for required bicycle parking spaces;
(E)elevator shafts;
(F)mechanical penthouse; or
(G)exit stairwells in the building.

230.5.10.11 Bicycle Parking Rate Exemptions

(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.
(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.
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