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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.
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City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013, as amended (Office Consolidation)
Version Date: September 15, 2021
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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
60.10Employment Light Industrial Zone (EL)
60.20Employment Industrial Zone (E)
60.30Employment Heavy Industrial Zone (EH)
60.40Employment Industrial Office Zone (EO)
60.40.1General
60.40.1.10Interpretation
60.40.20Permitted Uses
60.40.20.1General
60.40.20.10Permitted Use
60.40.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
60.40.20.100Conditions
60.40.30Lot Requirements
60.40.30.20Lot Frontage
60.40.30.21Lot Frontage Exemptions
60.40.40Principal Building Requirements
60.40.40.10Height
60.40.40.11Height Exemptions
60.40.40.70Setbacks
60.40.40.71Setbacks Exemptions
60.40.50Yards
60.40.50.10Landscaping
60.40.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
60.40.60.1General
60.40.60.10Location
60.40.80Parking
60.40.80.20Setbacks
60.40.90Loading
60.40.90.10Location
60.40.90.11Location Exemptions
60.40.90.40Access to Loading Space
60.40.90.41Access to Loading Space Exemptions
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

60.40 Employment Industrial Office Zone (EO)

60.40.1 General

60.40.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 60.40 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the EO zone.
(2)Interpretation of the Employment Industrial Office Zone Symbol
The zone symbol on the Zoning By-law Map for zones in the Employment Industrial Office Zones consists of the letters EO indicating the primary land use permitted in the respective zone.
(3)Interpretation of the EO Zone Label
In the EO zone, the letters following the zone symbol in the zone label have the following meaning:
(A)a numerical value representing the permitted maximum floor space index of all land uses on a lot and that may be followed by one or both of the following in brackets:
(i)the letter "e" and a numerical value indicating the permitted maximum floor space index for employment industrial uses on a lot; and
(ii)the letter "o" and a numerical value indicating the permitted maximum floor space index for office and other non-employment industrial uses on a lot.
(4)Medical Office
In the EO Zone, a medical office includes a medical clinic.

60.40.20 Permitted Uses

60.40.20.1 General

(1)Sorting Activities in an Enclosed Building
In the EO zone, the separating or sorting of recyclable materials must take place within a wholly enclosed building.

60.40.20.10 Permitted Use

(1)Use - EO Zone
In the EO zone:
(A)the following uses are permitted under the letter "e" in the zone label referred to in regulation 60.40.1.10(3)(A)(i):

Ambulance Depot
Animal Shelter
Artist Studio
Bindery
Carpenter's Shop
Cold Storage
Custom Workshop
Dry Cleaning or Laundry Plant
Fire Hall
Industrial Sales and Service Use
Laboratory
Police Station
Printing Establishment
Production Studio
Self-storage Warehouse
Service Shop
Veterinary Hospital
Warehouse
Wholesaling Use

(B)the following uses are permitted under the letter "o" in the zone label referred to in regulation 60.40.1.10(3)(A)(ii):

Art Gallery
Automated Banking Machine
Club
Community Centre
Education Use
Financial Institution
Library
Massage Therapy
Medical Office
Municipal Shelter
Museum
Office
Park
Passenger Terminal
Performing Arts Studio
Software Development and Processing
Wellness Centre [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

60.40.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - EO Zone
In the EO zone:
(A)the following uses are permitted under the letter "e" in the zone label referred to in regulation 60.40.1.10(3)(A)(i) if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 60.40.20.100:

Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Use(3)
Beverage Manufacturing Use (3)
Clay Product Manufacturing Use (3)
Cogeneration Energy (24)
Computer, Communications, Electronics, or Optical Media Manufacturing Use (3)
Contractor's Establishment (2)
Food Manufacturing Use (3)
Furniture Manufacturing Use(3)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Use (3)
Metal Products Manufacturing Use (3)
Open Storage (13)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Use (3)
Plastic Product Manufacturing Use (3)
Public Utility (25,27)
Renewable Energy (24)
Transportation Product and Vehicle Manufacturing Use (3)
Transportation Use (26)

(B)the following uses are permitted under the letter "o" in the zone label referred to in regulation 60.40.1.10(3)(A)(ii) if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 60.40.20.100:

Drive Through Facility (10,18)
Eating Establishment (1,16,20,28)
Hotel (5)
Outdoor Patio (14)
Personal Service Shop (6)
Place of Assembly (11,19)
Place of Worship (29, 30)
Public Parking (8,9)
Recreation Use (7)
Retail Service (6)
Retail Store (6, 23, 28)
Take-out Eating Establishment (1,20,28)
Vehicle Fuel Station (21,28) [ By-law: 1198-2019 ]

60.40.20.100 Conditions

(1)Eating Establishment and Take-out Eating Establishment
In the EO zone, the total interior floor area of all eating establishments and take-out eating establishments on a lot may not exceed 500.0 square metres. [ By-law: 1198-2019 ]
(2)Contractor's Establishment
In the EO zone, a contractor's establishment may not store heavy equipment, such as cranes, ploughs, tractors, pile drivers, road making, wrecker's or steel erector's equipment.
(3)Manufacturing Use- Interior Floor Area
In the EO zone, the interior floor area of manufacturing uses listed in Clause 60.40.20.20 on the lot must be the lesser of:
(A)5,000 square metres; or
(B)the permitted maximum floor space index for the lot according to the numerical value after an "e" in the zone label.
(5)Hotel
In the EO zone, a hotel must be on a lot that fronts a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map.
(6)Retail Service, Retail Store or Personal Service Shop
In the EO zone, the total interior floor area of retail services, retail stores or personal service shops on a lot may not exceed the greater of:
(A)300.0 square metres: or
(B)10 percent of the gross floor area of the buildings on the lot to a maximum of 500.0 square metres. [ By-law: 1198-2019 ]
(7)Recreation Use
In the EO zone, a recreation use must be on a lot that fronts a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map.
(8)Public Parking - Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
In the EO zone, if a lot with public parking abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category:
(A) vehicle access to the public parking may not be over any part of a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category;
(B)any part of a lot line abutting a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category must be fenced; and
(C)an area used for the parking or storage of a vehicle must be at least 3.0 metres from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.
(9)Public Parking Attendant Shelter
In the EO zone, one building for parking attendants is permitted on a lot with a public parking use if it:
(A)has a maximum height of 4.0 metres, including all mechanical equipment;
(B)has a maximum interior floor area of 5.0 square metres; and
(C)is at least 6.0 metres from a lot line abutting a street.
(10)Drive Through Facility
In the EO zone, a drive through facility must be on a lot that fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map.
(11)Place of Assembly
In the EO zone, a place of assembly must be on a lot that has a zone symbol with an "o" value of 1.5 or greater. [ By-law: 1353-2015 ]
(12)(THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY CONTAIN A REGULATION)
(13)Open Storage
In the EO zone,
(A)open storage:
(i)must be associated with a permitted use;
(ii)may not be located in a yard that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or the Residential Apartment Zone category;
(iii)may not be located in the front yard of the lot;
(iv)must be located a minimum of 7.5 metres from any lot line;
(v)may not be more than 10% of the lot area;
(vi)may not be more than the permitted maximum height of a building; and
(vii)must be enclosed by a fence; and
(B) open storage may be for recyclable material and waste.
(14)Outdoor Patio
In the EO zone, an outdoor patio:
(A)must be in association with a permitted use;
(B)must be no closer to a lot line than the required minimum building setback for a building;
(C)may not occupy more than 20% of the front yard;
(D)may not be located on land required for parking spaces, loading spaces, driveways or landscaping;
(E)may have a maximum area that is the greater of:
(i)30.0 square metres; or
(ii)30% of the interior floor area of the premises it is associated with;
(F)may not be used to provide entertainment such as performances, music and dancing;
(G)must be set back at least 30.0 metres from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category;
(H)despite regulation (G) above, an outdoor patio located above the first storey of the building, must be at least 40.0 metres, measured horizontally, from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category;
(I)in the rear yard of a lot that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category must have a fence installed along the portion of the outdoor patio parallel to the rear lot line; and
(J)if a lawfully existing outdoor patio is closer to a lot than required in (G) or (H) above, that lawful distance from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category is the minimum distance for that lawfully existing outdoor patio from that lot.

(15)(THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY CONTAIN A REGULATION)
(16)Eating Establishment
In the EO zone, an eating establishment must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.100.
(17)(THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY CONTAIN A REGULATION)
(18)Drive Through Facility
In the EO zone, a drive through facility must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.80.
(19)Place of Assembly - Banquet Hall
In the EO zone, a place of assembly that is a banquet hall with an interior floor area greater than 1,000 square metres must be at least 300 metres from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category. This regulation does not to apply if the banquet hall is combined with a hotel.
(20)Eating Establishment and Take-out eating Establishment- Amusement Device
In the EO zone, an eating establishment or take-out eating establishment with an interior floor area of at least 130 square metres may have a maximum of 2 amusement devices.
(21)Vehicle Fuel Station
In the EO zone, a vehicle fuel station must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.92.
(23)Retail Store - together with Manufacturing Use
In the EO zone, a retail store on a lot with a manufacturing use:
(A)must be associated with a permitted manufacturing use on the same lot; and
(B)the total interior floor area of all retail stores on a lot may not exceed 20 percent of the gross floor area of the permitted manufacturing use. [ By-law: 1198-2019 as amended by By-law 803-2020] [ By-law: 803-2020 ]
(24)Renewable Energy Production or Cogeneration Energy Production
In the EO zone, renewable energy production or cogeneration energy production must be in combination with another permitted use on the lot, and comply with all Municipal, Provincial and Federal by-laws, statutes and regulations.
(25)Public Utility
In the EO zone, a public utility may not be a sewage treatment plant.
(26)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the EO zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.
(27)Public Utility
In the EO zone, a public utility must be enclosed by walls and comply with the permitted maximum lot coverage, required minimum building setbacks and permitted maximum height for a building:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(28)Retail Store - together with a Vehicle Fuel Station
In the EO zone:
(A)a retail store on a lot with a vehicle fuel station is subject to the following:
(i)the retail store must be a convenience store;
(ii)the interior floor area of the vehicle fuel station, retail store, eating establishment or take-out eating establishment may not exceed 300 square metres; and
(iii)the convenience retail store may remain on the lot as long as the vehicle fuel station use exists; and
(B)For the purposes of regulation (A) above, a convenience store may sell products such as engine oil, washer fluid, road salt, packaged or canned food products, newspapers and magazines. [ By-law: 1774-2019 ]
(29)Place of Worship
In the EO zone, a place of worship must comply with the specific use requirements of Section 150.50.
(30)Place of Worship - Interior Floor Area and Major Street
In the EO zone, a place of worship:
(A)may not have an interior floor area that exceeds 5,000 square metres; and
(B)must be on a lot with a front lot line or side lot line abutting a major street on the Policy Area Overlay Map.

60.40.30 Lot Requirements

60.40.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage for Lots in a EO zone
In the EO zone, the required minimum lot frontage is 30.0 metres.

60.40.30.21 Lot Frontage Exemptions

(1)Permitted Lot Frontage for Lawfully Existing Lots
In the EO zone, if the lawful lot frontage of a lawfully existing lot is less than the required minimum lot frontage, that lawful lot frontage is the minimum lot frontage for that lawfully existing lot.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure on a lot referred to in regulation 60.40.30.21(1) must comply with all other regulations in this By-law or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

60.40.40 Principal Building Requirements

60.40.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height - EO Zone
If a lot in the EO zone is in an area that:
(A)has a numerical value following the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map, the permitted maximum height of a building or structure on the lot is the numerical value following the letters "HT", in metres; or
(B)has no numerical value following the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map, the permitted maximum height of a building or structure on the lot is 30.0 metres.
(2)Height of Buildings and Structures - Green Roof
In the EO zone, a parapet wall for a green roof may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by 2.0 metres.

60.40.40.11 Height Exemptions

(1)Permitted Height for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the EO zone, if the lawful height of a lawfully existing building or structure is greater than the permitted maximum height, that lawful height is the maximum height for that lawfully existing building or structure.
(2)Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings - Height
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure referred to in regulation 60.40.40.11(1) must comply with the permitted maximum height or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

60.40.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Minimum Front Yard Setback for Lots in the EO Zone
In the EO zone, the required minimum front yard setback is 9.0 metres.
(2)Minimum Side Yard Setback for Lots in the EO Zone
In the EO zone, the required minimum building setback from a side lot line:
(A)that does not abut a street, is:
(i)4.5 metres, if the lot frontage is less than 60.0 metres;
(ii)6.0 metres in all other cases; and
(B)that abuts a street, is 9.0 metres.
(3)Minimum Rear Yard Setback for Lots in the EO Zone
In the EO zone, the required minimum rear yard setback is 7.5 metres.
(4)Minimum Building Setback for Lots in the EO Zone abutting the Residential Zone Category or the Residential Apartment Zone Category
In the EO zone:
(A)the required minimum building setback from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category is 15.0 metres; and
(B)a structure that is not a building may be no closer than 15.0 metres from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

60.40.40.71 Setbacks Exemptions

(1)Permitted Setbacks for Lawfully Existing Buildings
In the EO zone, if the building setback of a lawfully existing building or structure is less than the required minimum building setback from:
(A)a front lot line, that lawful front yard setback is the minimum front yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure;
(B)a rear lot line, that lawful rear yard setback is the minimum rear yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure; or
(C)a side lot line, that lawful side yard setback is the minimum side yard setback for that lawfully existing building or structure.
(2)Required Setbacks for Additions to Lawfully Existing Buildings
Any addition or extension to a lawfully existing building or structure referred to in regulation 60.40.40.71(1) may be set back from the front lot line, rear lot line or side lot lines to the same extent as the main walls of the lawfully existing building or structure or be authorized by a Section 45 Planning Act minor variance.

60.40.50 Yards

60.40.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Soft Landscaping- Street Lot Line Requirement
In the EO zone, any lot line abutting a street must have a minimum 3.0 metre wide strip of soft landscaping along the entire length of the lot line, exclusive of driveways and walkways.

60.40.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

60.40.60.1 General

(1)Ancillary Buildings and Structures - Compliance
In the EO zone, ancillary buildings and structures must comply with the requirements for a building or structure.

60.40.60.10 Location

(1)Location of Buildings or Structures Used for the Purpose of a Gatehouse, Scale, Weigh-house, Fire Pump House or Other Security Purpose in an EO Zone
In the EO zone, a building or structure used as a gatehouse, scale, weigh-house, fire pump house or other security purpose is:
(A)permitted in the front yard; and
(B)not subject to required minimum front yard, side yard and rear yard building setbacks.

60.40.80 Parking

60.40.80.20 Setbacks

(1)Parking Space to be Set Back from a Lot Line
A parking space not in a building or structure must be at least 0.5 metres from a lot line.

60.40.90 Loading

60.40.90.10 Location

(1)Loading Space Location
A loading space may not be in:
(A)a front yard;
(B)a side yard abutting a street; or
(C)a side yard or rear yard that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

60.40.90.11 Location Exemptions

(1)Loading Space Location Exemption
If a lawfully existing building has a lawful loading space that does not comply with the loading space location requirements in regulation 60.40.90.10(1), that lawful loading space is exempt from regulation 60.40.90.10(1).

60.40.90.40 Access to Loading Space

(1)Access to Loading Space on a Lot in an EO Zone
In the EO zone:
(A)if a lot abuts a lane, vehicle access to a loading space must be from the lane;
(B)if a corner lot does not abut a lane and it has at least one lot line abutting a street which is not a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, vehicle access to a loading space must be from the street which is not a major street; and
(C)if a lot is not a lot described in (A) or (B), vehicle access to a loading space may be from the street on which the lot fronts.
(2)Access Through a Main Wall to a Loading Space
A loading space may not have its vehicle access through a main wall that faces a street.

60.40.90.41 Access to Loading Space Exemptions

(1)Existing Access to Loading Space Exemption for Buildings on Lots in the EO Zone
In the EO zone, if a lawfully existing building has a lawful vehicle access to a loading space that does not comply with regulation 60.40.90.40(1), or Article 220.5.20, that lawful vehicle access is exempt from regulation 60.40.90.40(1) and Article 220.5.20. [ By-law: 1124-2018 ]
(2)Access Through a Main Wall to a Loading Space Exemption
If a lawfully existing building has a lawful loading space access in a main wall that faces a street, that lawful loading space access is exempt from regulation 60.40.90.40(2).
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