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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
Chapter 5Regulations Applying to all Zones
Chapter 10Residential
Chapter 15Residential Apartment
Chapter 30Commercial
Chapter 40Commercial Residential
Chapter 50Commercial Residential Employment
Chapter 60Employment Industrial
60.5Regulations Applying to the Employment - Industrial Zone Category
60.5.1General
60.5.1.10Interpretation
60.5.1.20Restrictions
60.5.20Permitted Uses
60.5.20.1General
60.5.30Lot Requirements
60.5.30.1General
60.5.40Principal Building Requirements
60.5.40.1General
60.5.40.10Height
60.5.40.40Floor Area
60.5.40.41Floor Area Exemptions
60.5.40.60Permitted Encroachments
60.5.40.70Setbacks
60.5.40.71Setbacks Exemptions
60.5.50Yards
60.5.50.10Landscaping
60.5.75Energy Regulations
60.5.75.1General
60.5.80Parking
60.5.80.1General
60.5.80.10Location
60.5.80.11Location Exemptions
60.5.80.20Setbacks
60.5.90Loading
60.5.90.1General
60.5.100Access to Lot
60.5.100.1General
60.5.100.10Location
60.10Employment Light Industrial Zone (EL)
60.20Employment Industrial Zone (E)
60.30Employment Heavy Industrial Zone (EH)
60.40Employment Industrial Office Zone (EO)
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 60 Employment Industrial

60.5 Regulations Applying to the Employment - Industrial Zone Category

60.5.1 General

60.5.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of General Regulations Section
The regulations in Section 60.5 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the Employment Industrial Zone category.

60.5.1.20 Restrictions

(1)Access to Non-Residential Uses when Adjacent to a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category- Restriction on Sole Access from a Lane or Shared Private Right-of-Way
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category does not front on a street and has its only vehicle access from a lane or private right-of-way that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category, the lot may only be used for parking spaces.

60.5.20 Permitted Uses

60.5.20.1 General

(1)Firearm Manufacturing
The making of a firearm or any part of a firearm is not a permitted manufacturing use in the Employment Industrial Zone category. [ By-law: 1124-2018 ]
(2)Firearms Manufacturing Interpretation
A gunsmith or custom workshop that makes a firearm is a manufacturing use and must comply with regulation 60.5.20.1(1).
(3)Firearm Manufacturing for the Entertainment Industry
Despite regulations 60.5.20.1(1) and (2), the making of a firearm or any part of a firearm for use in a motion picture or television show is not a manufacturing use.

60.5.30 Lot Requirements

60.5.30.1 General

(1)Employment Industrial Lands Abutting Highway 400 and Highway 404
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category abuts Highway 400 or Highway 404:
(A)the lot line and the yard that abut either of these highways is the front lot line and front yard;
(B)loading spaces and parking spaces are permitted in a side yard or rear yard that abuts a street;
(C)open storage may be located in a yard that abuts a street if it complies with the use conditions for open storage found in each zone of the Employment Industrial Zone category.

60.5.40 Principal Building Requirements

60.5.40.1 General

(1)Building Requirements
Additional building requirements are in each zone in the Employment Industrial Zone category.
(2)Access Restrictions if Lot is Separated from Residential Lots by a Lane or a Narrow Street
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, if a lot has a rear lot line or side lot line that is separated from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category by a lane or a street with a right of way width less than 12.0 metres, pedestrian access to any entrance to a building on that lot may not be from that lane or street unless it is:
(A)a service entrance, or
(B)an entrance or exit required by Federal or Provincial statutes or regulations.

60.5.40.10 Height

(1)Determining the Height of Buildings in the Employment Industrial Zone Category
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, the height of a building is the distance between the average elevation of the ground along the front lot line and the highest point of the building.
(2)Determining the Height of Structures in Employment Industrial Zones
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, the height of a structure that is not a building is the distance between average grade and the elevation of the highest point of that structure.
(3)Height of Structures - Chimney Stacks, Scrubbers and Pollution Abatement Equipment
In the Employment Industrial Zone category:
(A)the following structures may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building:
(i)free-standing or roof-top chimney stacks;
(ii)scrubbers; or
(iii)other pollution abatement equipment; and
(B)the following structures on the roof of a building, may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by 5.0 metres:
(i)antennae;
(ii)flagpoles; or
(iii)satellite dishes.
(4)Height of Elements for Functional Operation of a Building
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, the following equipment, structures and parts of a building on the roof of a building may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by 5.0 metres, subject to regulation 60.5.40.10(5):
(A)equipment used for the functional operation of the building, such as electrical, utility, mechanical and ventilation equipment;
(B)structures or parts of the building used for the functional operation of the building, such as enclosed stairwells, roof access, maintenance equipment storage, elevator shafts, chimneys, vents, and water supply facilities; and
(C)structures that enclose, screen or cover equipment, structures and parts of the building listed in regulations (A) and (B) above.
(5)Height - Horizontal Limits on Elements for Functional Operation of a Building
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, equipment, structures or parts of a building exceeding the permitted maximum height for a building in regulation 60.5.40.10(4), must comply with the following:
(A)the total area of all equipment, structures and parts of a building together may cover no more than 30% of the area of the roof, measured horizontally; and
(B)for equipment, structures and parts of a building located within 6.0 metres of a lot line abutting a street, their total horizontal dimension, measured parallel to the street, may not exceed 20% of the width of the building's main walls facing that street.
(6)Height of Rooftop Amenity Space Safety and Wind Protection
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, unenclosed structures providing safety or wind protection to rooftop amenity space may exceed the permitted maximum height for that building by 3.0 metres, if the structures are no closer than 2.0 metres from the interior face of any main wall.

60.5.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Gross Floor Area Calculations for a Non-residential Building in a Employment Industrial Zone Category
In the Employment Industrial Zone category the gross floor area of a non-residential 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)voids at the level of each floor with a manufacturing use;
(E)shower and change facilities required by this By-law for required bicycle parking spaces;
(F)elevator shafts, ventilation duct, utility shafts;
(G)utility areas, catwalks, service platforms and a mechanical penthouse; and
(H)exit stairwells and escalators in the building.
(2)Floor Space Index Calculation in the Employment Industrial Zone Category
In the Employment Industrial Zone category the floor space index for a non-residential building is the result of the gross floor area minus the areas listed in regulation 60.5.40.40(1) divided by the area of the lot.

60.5.40.41 Floor Area Exemptions

(1)Permitted Floor Space Index for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, if the lawful gross floor area of lawfully existing buildings on a lot results in a floor space index greater than the permitted maximum floor space index, that lawful floor space index resulting from those lawfully existing buildings on that lot is the maximum floor space index for those lawfully existing buildings on that lot.

60.5.40.60 Permitted Encroachments

(1)Canopies and Awnings
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a canopy, awning or similar structure, with or without structural support, may encroach into a required minimum building setback that abuts a street, if no part of the canopy, awning or similar structure is more than 5.0 metres above the elevation of the ground directly below it.

60.5.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Building or Structure to be Set Back from a Lane
A building or structure in the Employment Industrial Zone category may be:
(A)no closer than 3.0 metres from the original centreline of a lane if the lot abutting the other side of the lane is not in the Residential Zone category, Residential Apartment Zone Category or Open Space Zone category; and
(B)no closer than 3.5 metres from the original centreline of a lane if the lot abutting the other side of the lane is in the Residential Zone category, Residential Apartment Zone Category or Open Space Zone category.

60.5.40.71 Setbacks Exemptions

(1)Permitted Setbacks for Lawfully Existing Building from a Lane
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, if the lawful distance of a lawfully existing building or structure from the original centreline of a lane is less than the required minimum distance from the original centreline of the lane, that lawful distance is the minimum distance from the original centreline of the lane for that lawfully existing building or structure.
(2)Additions Above Lawfully Existing Buildings in Relation to a Lane
The required minimum distance from the original centreline of a lane for any addition or extension above a lawfully existing building or structure referred to in regulation 60.5.40.71(1) is the minimum distance from the original centreline of the lane permitted by regulation 60.5.40.71(1).

60.5.50 Yards

60.5.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Fence Requirement When Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or the Residential Apartment Zone category, a fence must be installed along the part of the lot line that abuts the lot in the Residential Zone category or the Residential Apartment Zone category.
(2)Landscaping Requirement when Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category, a minimum 7.5 metre wide strip of landscaping must be provided along the part of the lot line that abuts the lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

60.5.75 Energy Regulations

60.5.75.1 General

(1)Renewable Energy Device - Location Restriction
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a device producing renewable energy may not be in a front yard or side yard that abuts a street.
(2)Renewable Energy Device - Height Requirements
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a photovoltaic solar energy device or a thermal solar energy device that is:
(A)on a building:
(i)must comply with the required minimum building setbacks for a building on the lot; and
(ii)no part of the device may be higher than 3.0 metres above the permitted maximum height for the building; and
(B)ground mounted, must comply with the requirements for a building or structure on the lot.
(3)Wind Energy Device - Setbacks
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a wind energy device must comply with the required minimum building setbacks for a building on the lot.
(4)Wind Energy Device - Height
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, no part of a wind energy device may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by:
(A)3.0 metres if:
(i)it is on a lot that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category; or
(ii)the building is less than 15.0 metres in height; and
(B)20.0 metres in all other cases.
(5)Geo-energy Device Requirements
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, any above-ground part of a geo-energy device must comply with the requirements for a building or structure on a lot.
(6)Cogeneration Device
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a cogeneration energy device may be outside a building on the same lot if it:
(A)is not in a street yard; and
(B)complies with the required minimum building setbacks for a building.

60.5.80 Parking

60.5.80.1 General

(1)Calculation of Parking Space Rates for Manufacturing Uses
For the purpose of calculating the number of required parking spaces for a manufacturing use on a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category, the gross floor area of a building used for a manufacturing use, is reduced by the floor area in the building used for the following:
(A)parking, loading and bicycle parking;
(B)vehicle access to a parking space or a loading space;
(C)storage rooms or washrooms located in the basement;
(D)voids at the level of each floor with a manufacturing use;
(E)shower and change facilities required by this By-law for required bicycle parking spaces;
(F)elevator shafts, ventilation duct, utility shafts;
(G)utility areas, catwalks, service platforms and a mechanical penthouse; and
(H)exit stairwells and escalators in the building.
(2)Required Parking Space
In the Employment Industrial Zone category, a parking space required by this By-law must be available for the use for which it is required.

60.5.80.10 Location

(1)Parking in Street Yard
In the Employment Industrial Zone category a required parking space in a street yard is subject to the following:
(A)the parking space must be at least 3.0 metres from the front lot line and side lot lines; and
(B)the parking space must be at a right angle to the driveway that provides vehicle access from the street to a parking area.
(2)Location of Parking Spaces
In the Employment Industrial Zone category a parking space may be:
(A)in a front yard or a side yard that abuts a street, if there are no more than 5 parking spaces for the first 15.0 metres of main wall and thereafter 2 parking spaces for each additional 15.0 metres of main wall that abuts the yard containing the parking spaces;
(B)in a side yard that does not abut a street; and
(C)in a rear yard.
(3)Location of Required Parking Spaces
A parking space must be on the same lot as the use for which the parking space is required.

60.5.80.11 Location Exemptions

(1)Parking Location Off-site Parking Exemption
If required parking spaces for a lawfully existing building are lawfully located on a lot that is not the same lot as the use for which the parking spaces are required, those lawful parking spaces may continue to be provided on another lot for that lawfully existing building.
(2)Parking Location - Front Yard and Side Yard Parking Exemption
If a lawfully existing building has lawful parking spaces in the front yard or side yard, regulation 60.5.80.10(1) and (2) does not apply to those lawful parking spaces.

60.5.80.20 Setbacks

(3)Building Setback from a Lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category
In the Employment Industrial Zone category a parking space and drive aisle must be at least 7.5 metres from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

60.5.90 Loading

60.5.90.1 General

(1)Calculation of Loading Space Rates for Manufacturing Uses
For the purpose of calculating the number of required loading spaces for a manufacturing use on a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category, the gross floor area of a building used for a manufacturing use is reduced by the area in the building used for the following:
(A)parking, bicycle parking and a loading;
(B) vehicle access to a parking space or loading space;
(C)storage rooms or washrooms located in the basement;
(D)voids at the level of each floor with a manufacturing use;
(E)shower and change facilities required by this By-law for required bicycle parking spaces;
(F)elevator shafts, ventilation duct, utility shafts;
(G)utility areas, catwalks, service platforms and a mechanical penthouse; and
(H)exit stairwells and escalators in the building.

60.5.100 Access to Lot

60.5.100.1 General

(1)Driveway Widths
In the Employment Industrial Zone category a driveway may have:
(A)a minimum width of 6.0 metres; and
(B)a maximum width of 11.0 metres for a minimum depth of 3.0 metres measured from the lot line abutting the street.

60.5.100.10 Location

(1)Driveway Access Through Landscaping
In the Employment Industrial Zone category a driveway may cross a required landscaping area.
(2)Access Location if Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category, vehicle access to the lot may not be over any part of a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.
(3)Access to Loading Restrictions Adjacent to a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
If a lot in the Employment Industrial Zone category abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category, vehicle access to the loading space may not be over any part of a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.
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