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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.
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City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: March 9, 2022
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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
Chapter 280Special Districts - Downtown
Chapter 300Special Districts - Centres
Chapter 400Special Districts - Avenues
Chapter 500Special Districts - Heritage
Chapter 600Regulations for Overlay Zones
600.5General Regulations Applying to Overlay District
600.10Building Setback Overlay District Map
600.10.10Building Setback Overlay District "A"
600.20Priority Retail Streets Overlay Map
600.30Inclusionary Zoning
600.50Community Overlay District Maps
Chapter 800Definitions
Chapter 900Site Specific Exceptions
Chapter 970Appendices
Chapter 990Zoning By-law Map
Chapter 995Overlay Maps

Chapter 600 Regulations for Overlay Zones

600.10 Building Setback Overlay District Map

600.10.10 Building Setback Overlay District "A"

(1)District "A" Building Setback
The areas within the heavy lines on the Building Setback Overlay District Map in Diagram 1 of By-law 1107-2016 identified as area 'Toronto Downtown' are subject to the following:
(A)Despite clauses 10.10.40.70, 15.10.40.70, 15.20.40.70 and 50.10.40.70 and regulations 10.5.40.71(2), (3), (4) and (6), 15.5.40.71(2), 40.5.40.71(2), 40.10.40.70(1)(2) and (3), 50.5.40.71(2), every building with a height greater than 36.0 metres must maintain a building setback as follows for the portions of the building that collectively enclose the entirety of a storey with a height greater than 24.0 metres:
(i)the greater of:
(a)3.0 metres from a lot line that abuts a street; and
(b)12.5 metres from the centre line of that abutting street.
(ii)at least 2.5 metres from the centre line of an abutting lane; and
(iii)at least 12.5 metres from a lot line having no abutting street or lane.
(B)Despite clauses 40.10.40.80 and 50.10.40.80 and regulations 10.10.40.80(1), 15.10.40.80(1) and (2), 15.20.40.80(1)(2) and (3), every building with a height greater than 36.0 metres must be separated by at least 25.0 metres from each other building with a height greater than 36.0 metres on the same lot, measured only for the portions of the buildings that collectively enclose the entirety of a storey with a height greater than 24.0 metres.
(C)If a line projected at a right angle from a main wall of a building with a height greater than 36.0 metres intercepts another main wall of the same building, those main walls must be separated by a minimum of 25.0 metres, measured only for the portions of the building that collectively enclose the entirety of a storey with a height greater than 24.0.
(D)Despite regulations 10.5.40.60(3) and (6), 15.5.40.60(3), 40.10.40.60 (3) and (6), 50.10.40.60 (3) and (6) for a building that has a height greater than 36.0 metres, the following projections attached to the portions of the building that collectively enclose the entirety of a storey with a height greater than 24.0 metres must not encroach into the building setbacks required in regulation 600.10.10(1)(A):
(i)bay windows;
(ii)box windows;
(iii)other window projections;
(iv)other window projections;
(v)access ramps;
(E)Despite clauses 10.5.40.60, 15.5.40.60, 40.10.40.60 and 50.10.40.60, for a building that has a height greater than 36.0 metres, the following building elements attached to the portions of the building that collectively enclose the entirety of a storey with a height greater than 24.0 metres may encroach into the building setback and separation distances required in regulations 600.10.10(1)(A), 600.10.10(1)(B) and 600.10.10(1)(C):
(i)a platform, such as a balcony, projecting not more than 1.5 metres;
(ii)a canopy, awning or similar structure, with or without structural support, or a roof over a platform which complies with regulation 600.10.10(1)(E)(i), projecting not more than 1.5 metres;
(iii)if the building is at least 5 years old, cladding added to the original exterior surface of the main wall of the building, projecting not more than 0.15 metres;
(iv)architectural features, including a pilaster, decorative column, cornice, sill, belt course or other similar architectural feature, projecting not more than 0.3 metres;
(v)eaves, projecting not more than 0.9 metres; and
(vi)equipment, including a vent or pipe, projecting not more than 0.6 metres.
(F)Despite the regulations in 600.10.10(1)(E), building elements which are permitted to encroach into either the building setback required in regulation 600.10.10.(1)(A) or the separation distances required in regulations 600.10.10(1)(B) and 600.10.10(1)(C) must not penetrate into a required angular plane. [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(2)Building Constructed According to Building Permit
None of the provisions of Article 600.10.10 Building Setback Overlay District "A" apply to prevent the erection or use of a building or structure constructed pursuant to a building permit issued prior to October 4, 2016. [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(3)Building in Institutional Zone Category
None of the provisions of Article 600.10.10 Building Setback Overlay District "A" apply to prevent the erection or use of a building or structure on lands located within a zone in the Institutional Zone category as set out in Article 1.40.80, provided the use of such building or structure is a use identified as permitted in an Institutional Zone category. [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(4)Prevailing Site Specific By-laws
None of the provisions of this Article 600.10.10 Building Setback Overlay District "A" apply to prevent the erection or use of a building or structure permitted by any one or more of the following amending by-laws to the Former General Zoning By- law 438-86 and/or by any one or more of the following amending by-laws to this By-law including as such may be amended pursuant to a Section 34 Planning Act By-law or varied by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance:

By-law 1980-0097 – Respecting Ryerson University;
By-law 1980-0831 – Respecting 399 Bathurst Street (University Health Network);
By-law 1988-0998 – Respecting 40 Temperance Street;
By-law 1989-0527 – Respecting Ryerson University;
By-law 1994-0605 – Respecting 40 Temperance Street;
By-law 1996-0483 – Respecting 7, 15, 25R, 29 and 39 Queens Quay East;
By-law 1999-0068 – Respecting 30 Bond Street (St. Michael's Hospital);
By-law 2002-0927 – Respecting 381-411 Richmond Street East and 424-460 Adelaide street East;
By-law 2003-0101 – Respecting 837 and 837R Yonge Street;
By-law 2005-0141 – Respecting the Regent Park Area;
By-law 2005-0180 – Respecting 30 Mutual Street and 88 Queen Street East;
By-law 2006-0460 – Respecting 40 Temperance Street;
By-law 2006-1049 – Respecting the East Bayfront – West Precinct;
By-law 2008-0060 – Respecting 4, 6 and 8 St. Thomas Street and 100-110 Charles Street West;
By-law 2008-0860 – Respecting 1 Front Street East, and 5 and 7 The Esplanade;
By-law 2009-0912 – Respecting 399 Bathurst Street (University Health Network);
By-law 2009-0943 – Respecting the Regent Park Area;
By-law 2010-0490 – Respecting 46-52 Spadina Avenue and 378 Wellington Street West;
By-law 2010-0787 – Respecting 2 Bloor Street West;
By-law 2010-1041 – Respecting 335 King Street West, 355 King Street West and 119 Blue Jays Way;
By-law 2010-1046 – Respecting 880 Bay Street, a portion of 900 Bay Street and 60 Grosvenor Street;
By-law 2010-1118 – Respecting 203 Jarvis Street;
By-law 2010-1129 – Respecting 99 Blue Jays Way;
By-law 2010-1174 – Respecting the Keating Channel Precinct West;
By-law 2012-0523 – Respecting 94 Cumberland Street and 24 and 25 Bellair Street;
By-law 2012-0680 – Respecting 7, 15, 25R, 29 and 39 Queen Quay East;
By-law 2012-1035 – Respecting 571 Dundas Street West, 21, 21a, 23, 23a, 91 Augusta Avenue, 73-75 Augusta Square and 20 Vanauley Street;
By-law 2012-1048 – Respecting 576, 578 and 580 Front Street West, 25 and 27 Bathurst Street, 33 and 35 and 49 Niagara Street;
By-law 2012-1049 – Respecting 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sultan Street, and 11 St. Thomas Street;
By-law 2012-1556 – Respecting 357-363 King Street West and 62 Peter Street;
By-law 2013-0444 – Respecting 261 Queens Quay East;
By-law 2013-0623 – Respecting 281-289 Avenue Road;
By-law 2013-0817 – Respecting 2, 6 and 8 Gloucester Street and 601-613 Yonge Street;
By-law 2013-0826 – Respecting 159 Wellesley Street East;
By-law 2013-1043 – Respecting 951 to 971 Bay Street and 36 Wellesley Street West;
By-law 2013-1050 – Respecting 27-37 Yorkville Avenue and 26-32 and 50 Cumberland Street;
By-law 2013-1084 – Respecting 21 Avenue Road;
By-law 2013-1291 – Respecting 480 University Avenue;
By-law 2013-1341 – Respecting 200 Dundas Street East, 241-251 Jarvis Street and 280 George Street;
By-law 2013-1498 – Respecting 1 The Esplanade;
By-law 2013-1502 – Respecting 388 King Street West and 82 Peter Street;
By-law 2013-1503 – Respecting 81 and 87 Peter Street;
By-law 2013-1504 – Respecting 523, 525 and 525A Adelaide Street West;
By-law 2013-1523 – Respecting 197, 197R and 201 Yonge Street and 15 Shuter Street;
By-law 2013-1710 – Respecting 571 Dundas Street West, 21, 21a, 23, 23a, 91 Augusta Avenue, 73-75 Augusta Square and 20 Vanauley Street;
By-law 2013-1724 – Respecting 454-464 Yonge Street;
By-law 2013-1725 – Respecting 595 Bay Street, 14-80 Dundas Street West and 304-316 Yonge Street;
By-law 2014-0086 – Respecting 64-70 Shuter Street;
By-law 2014-0133 – Respecting 545, 555, 565 Sherbourne Street;
By-law 2014-0139 – Respecting 501-521 Yonge Street, 6-8 Alexander Street and 23 Maitland Street;
By-law 2014-0275 – Respecting the Regent Park Area;
By-law 2014-0303 – Respecting 17 Dundonald Street;
By-law 2014-0693 – Respecting 547, 549 and 555 College Street;
By-law 2014-0699 – Respecting 523, 525 and 525A Adelaide Street West;
By-law 2014-1011 – Respecting lands located on the north side of Dupont Street from Ossington Avenue to Kendal Avenue;
By-law 2014-1027 – Respecting 156-174 Front Street West and 43-51 Simcoe Street;
By-law 2014-1028 - Respecting 186-188 Jarvis Street;
By-law 2014-1039 – Respecting 50-60 and 62-64 Charles Street East and 47 and 61 Hayden Street;
By-law 2014-1040 –Respecting 50-60 and 62-64 Charles Street East and 47 and 61 Hayden Street;
By-law 2014-1041 – Respecting 324, 326, 328 and 332 Richmond Street West;
By-law 2014-1051 – Respecting 481 University Avenue, 210 Dundas Street West, 70 Centre Avenue and 137 Edward Street;
By-law 2014-1061 – Respecting 57 Spadina Avenue;
By-law 2014-1063 – Respecting 5 to 25 Wellesley Street West and 14 to 26 Breadalbane Street and 155 St. Luke Lane;
By-law 2014-1078 – Respecting 219 Queen Street West;
By-law 2014-1081 (OMB) – Respecting 24 Mercer Street;
By-law 2015-0391 – Respecting 47-55 St George Street;
By-law 2015-0645 – Respecting 836-850 Yonge Street and 1-9A Yorkville Avenue;
By-law 2015-0646 – Respecting 836-850 Yonge Street and 1-9A Yorkville Avenue;
By-law 2015-0806 – Respecting 231-237 College Street and 177-189 Huron Street;
By-law 2015-0811 – Respecting 424-460 Adelaide Street East;
By-law 2015-0837 – Respecting 355 Church Street;
By-law 2015-1042 – Respecting 270-288 Church Street, 101-105 Bond Street and 111 Bond Street;
By-law 2015-1049 – Respecting 27-37 Yorkville Avenue and 26-32 and 50 Cumberland Street;
By-law 2015-1050 – Respecting 27-37 Yorkville Avenue and 26-50 Cumberland Street;
By-law 2015-1275 – Respecting 375, 375R and 379 and 381 Queen Street West;
By-law 2015-1366 – Respecting 500 Lake Shore Boulevard West;
By-law 2016-0132 – Respecting 20 to 26 Lombard Street and 25 Richmond Street East;
By-law 2016-0239 – Respecting 602-622 King Street West, 499-505 Adelaide Street West and 1 and 11 Adelaide Place;
By-law By-law No. 2016-0273 – Respecting 40-58 Widmer Street;
By-law 2016-0382 – Respecting 175-191 Dundas Street East and 235 Jarvis Street;
By-law 2016-0524 (OMB) – Respecting 40 Wellesley Street East;
By-law 2016-0529 – Respecting 70 and 72 Carlton Street;
By-law 2016-0671 – 604-618 Richmond Street West;
By-law 2016-0757 – Respecting 11 and 33 Centre Avenue and 80 Chestnut Street;
By-law 2016-0758 – Respecting 11 and 33 Centre Avenue and 80 Chestnut Street;
By-law 2016-0778 – Respecting 587-599 Yonge Street, 2 and 4 Dundonald Street, and 7 and 9 Gloucester Street;
By-law 2016-0780 – Respecting 245,251 and 255 College Street, 39 and 40 Glasgow Street;
By-law 2016-1047 – Respecting 143-177 Lake Shore Boulevard East, 26 Richardson Street and 130-132 Queens Quay East;
By-law 2016-1284 – Respect 250 Davenport Road;
By-law 2016-1285 – Respecting 250 Davenport Road;
By-law 2017-0788 – Respecting 60 Shuter Street and 187 and 189 Church Street;
By-law 2017-0789 – Respecting 60 Shuter Street and 187 and 189 Church Street;
By-law 2017-0859 – Respecting 154 Front Street East;
By-law 2017-0974 (OMB) – Respecting 50 Wellesley Street East and 31-35 Dundonald Street;
By-law 2017-0975 (OMB) – Respecting 50 Wellesley Street East and 31-35 Dundonald Street;
By-law 2017-1091 – Respecting 60 Shuter Street and 187 and 189 Church Street;
By-law 2017-1092 – Respecting 60 Shuter Street and 187 and 189 Church Street;
By-law 2017-1255 – Respecting 7 Labatt Avenue and 77 River Street;
By-law 2017-1256 – Respecting 7 Labatt Avenue and 77 River Street;
By-law 2017-1479 – Respecting 81 Wellesley Street East;
By-law 2018-0591 – Respecting 89 Avenue Road;
By-law 2018-0592 (LPAT) – Respecting 283 Adelaide Street West;
By-law 2019-0398 – Respecting 81 Wellesley Street East;
By-law 2019-1528 – Respecting 545, 555, 561, 565, 583, 589, 591, 595, 599 and 601 Sherbourne Street, 306-334 Bleecker Street, 346-350 Bleecker Street, 354-368 Bleecker Street, 60-68 Earl Street, 280-294 Bleecker Street, 61 Earl Street and 3-7 Howard Street;
By-law 2019-1529 – Respecting 545, 555, 561, 565, 583, 589, 591, 595, 599 and 601 Sherbourne Street, 306-334 Bleecker Street, 346-350 Bleecker Street, 354-368 Bleecker Street, 60-68 Earl Street, 280-294 Bleecker Street, 61 Earl Street and 3-7 Howard Street;
By-law 2019-1548 (LPAT) – Respecting 170 Spadina Avenue and 3, 5, and 7 Cameron Street;
By-law 2020-0764 (OMB) – Respecting 225 Jarvis Street;
By-law 2020-0765 (OMB) - Respecting 225 Jarvis Street;
By-law 2020-365 (LPAT) – Respecting 489, 495, 499, 511, 519-529 and 539 King Street West; and
By-law 2020-366 (LPAT) – Respecting 489, 495, 499, 511, 519-529 and 539 King Street West; [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(5)Prevailing By-laws in Former General Zoning By-law 438-86
None of the provisions of 600.10.10(1)(A), 600.10.10(1)(B), 600.10.10(1)(C) and 600.10.10(D) and (E) apply to prevent the erection of a building or structure if the site specific exception existing on a lot on October 4, 2016 includes either of the following as a Prevailing By-law and Prevailing Section:
(A)Section 12(2) 122 of Former General Zoning By-law 438-86;
(B)Section 12(2) 229 of Former General Zoning By-law 438-86; and
(C)Section 12(2) 250 of Former General Zoning By-law 438-86. [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(6)Prevailing By-laws in Former General Zoning By-law 438-86
None of the provisions of this Article 600.10.10 Building Setback Overlay District "A" apply to prevent the erection or use of a building or structure permitted by the following Section 45 Planning Act minor variances:

Minor Variance No. A0771/05TEY – Respecting 130 Bloor Street West;
Minor Variance No. A0330/07TEY – Respecting 130 Bloor Street West;
Minor Variance No. A0728/07TEY – Respecting 456 Wellington Street West;
Minor Variance No. A0728/16TEY – Respecting 44 Gerrard Street East and 55 McGill Street;
Minor Variances authorized by the Ontario Municipal Board in File No. PL170398 (Committee of Adjustment File No. A221/16TEY) – Respecting 255-259 Wellington Street West, and 36 Windsor Street;
Minor Variance No. A0960/18TEY – Respecting 2 – 8 St. Thomas St; and
Minor Variance No. A1046/14TEY – Respecting 2 – 8 St. Thomas St. [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
(7)Definitions in Former General Zoning By-law 438-86
The Former General Zoning By-law 438-86, including the definitions, as amended, as they read on October 4, 2016, apply to assist in the interpretation of any minor variance referred to in the context of Regulations 600.10.10 (4) and (5) of this By-law.
[OLT Decision PL161316 issued December 31, 2021] [ By-law: 1107-2016 ]
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