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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),
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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
Chapter 80Institutional
80.5Regulations Applying to the Institutional Zone Category
80.10Institutional General Zone (I)
80.10.1General
80.10.1.10Interpretation
80.10.20Permitted Uses
80.10.20.10Permitted Use
80.10.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
80.10.20.100Conditions
80.10.30Lot Requirements
80.10.30.20Lot Frontage
80.10.30.40Lot Coverage
80.10.40Principal Building Requirements
80.10.40.10Height
80.10.40.40Floor Area
80.10.40.41Floor Area Exemptions
80.10.40.50Decks, Platforms and Amenities
80.10.40.60Permitted Encroachments
80.10.40.70Setbacks
80.10.40.71Setbacks Exemptions
80.10.50Yards
80.10.50.10Landscaping
80.10.50.11Landscaping Exemptions
80.10.80Parking
80.10.80.20Setbacks
80.10.90Loading
80.10.90.10Location
80.10.90.11Location Exemptions
80.10.150Waste
80.10.150.1General
80.20Institutional Hospital Zone (IH)
80.30Institutional Education Zone (IE)
80.40Institutional School Zone (IS)
80.50Institutional Place of Worship Zone (IPW)
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 80 Institutional

80.10 Institutional General Zone (I)

80.10.1 General

80.10.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 80.10 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the I zone.
(2)Medical Office
In the I zone, a medical office includes a medical clinic.

80.10.20 Permitted Uses

80.10.20.10 Permitted Use

(1)Use - I Zone
In the I zone, the following uses are permitted:

Art Gallery
Club
Community Centre
Hospice Care Home
Library
Massage Therapy
Medical Office
Municipal Shelter
Museum
Nursing Home
Park
Recreation Use
Religious Education Use
Religious Residence
Respite Care Facility
Retirement Home
Wellness Centre [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.10.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - I Zone
In the I zone, the following uses are permitted if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 80.10.20.100:

Ambulance Depot (16)
Automated Banking Machine (10)
Cogeneration Energy (22)
Crisis Care Shelter (12)
Day Nursery (6)
Drive Through Facility (23)
Eating Establishment (2)(7)
Financial Institution (3)
Fire Hall (17)
Group Home (13)
Personal Service Shop (4)
Place of Assembly (5)
Place of Worship (15)
Police Station (18)
Private School (9)
Public Parking (1)(8)
Public School (9)
Public Utility (19) (20)
Renewable Energy (22)
Residential Care Home (13)
Retail Store (2)
Secondary Suite (24)
Student Residence (11)
Take-out Eating Establishment (2)(7)
Transportation Use (21) [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.10.20.100 Conditions

(1)Public Parking Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
In the I zone, vehicle access to public parking may not be over any part of a lot in the Residential Zone category.
(2)Retail Store, Eating Establishment and Take-out Eating Establishment
In the I zone:
(A)the interior floor area for each retail store, eating establishment and take-out eating establishment on a lot may not exceed 465 square metres; and
(B)the total interior floor area used for all retail stores, eating establishments and take-out eating establishments on a lot may not exceed 0.3 times the lot area.
(3)Financial Institution
In the I zone, the interior floor area of a financial institution may not exceed 250 square metres.
(4)Personal Service Shop
In the I zone, the interior floor area of a personal service shop may not exceed 250 square metres.
(5)Place of Assembly
In the I zone, the interior floor area of a place of assembly may not exceed the lesser of:
(A)4000 square metres; or
(B)75% of the area of the lot covered by all buildings on the lot.
(6)Day Nursery
A day nursery in the I zone may not be located above the first storey of a building.
(7)Size Restriction on Eating Establishments Near or Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
If a lot in the I zone is within 6.1 metres of a lot in the Residential Zone category, the total interior floor area of all eating establishments and take-out eating establishments on the lot may not exceed 400 square metres.
(8)Public Parking Attendant Shelter
In the I 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.
(9)Public School, Private School
In the I zone, a public school and private school must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.48.
(10)Automated Banking Machine
In the I zone, an automated banking machine must be in a building.
(11)Student Residence
A student residence must be operated by a public school or private school on the same lot.
(12)Crisis Care Shelter
In the I zone, a crisis care shelter must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.20.
(13)Group Home or Residential Care Home
In the I Zone, a group home or a residential care home must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.15.
(15)Place of Worship
In the I zone, a place of worship must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.50.
(16)Ambulance Depot
In the I zone, an ambulance depot must be on a lot that:
(A)fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; or
(B)fronts on a street which intersects a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, and is not more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(17)Fire Hall
In the I zone, a fire hall must be on a lot that:
(A)fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; or
(B)fronts on a street which intersects a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, and is not more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(18)Police Station
In the I zone, a police station must be on a lot that:
(A)fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; or
(B)fronts on a street which intersects a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, and is no more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(19)Public Utility
In the I zone, a public utility may not be:
(A)a sewage treatment plant;
(B)a water filtration plant; or
(C)an above-ground water reservoir.
(20)Public Utility
In the I 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 in the I zone if it is:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(21)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the I zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.
(22)Renewable Energy Production or Cogeneration Energy Production
In the I 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.
(23)Drive Through Facility
In the I zone, a drive through facility must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.80.
(24)Secondary Suite
In the I zone, a secondary suite must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.10.

80.10.30 Lot Requirements

80.10.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage
In the I zone, the required minimum lot frontage is 20.0 metres

80.10.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Maximum Lot Coverage
In the I zone, if a lot:

(A)is in an area with a numerical value on the Lot Coverage Overlay Map, that numerical value is the permitted maximum lot coverage, as a percentage of the lot area; or
(B)is not in an area with a numerical value on the Lot Coverage Overlay Map, the permitted maximum lot coverage is 35%.

80.10.40 Principal Building Requirements

80.10.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height
If a lot in the I zone is in an area that has:
(A)a numerical value following the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map, the permitted maximum height of a building or structure is the numerical value in metres on the Height Overlay Map; and
(B)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 15.0 metres.
(2)Height of Buildings and Structures - Green Roof
In the I zone, a parapet wall for a green roof may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by 2.0 metres.

80.10.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Floor Space Index
In the I zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:

(A)the numerical value following the zone label on the Zoning By-law Map; or
(B)1.0, if the zone label is not followed by a numerical value on the Zoning By-law Map. [ By-law: 0559-2014 (OMB PL130592) ]
(1)Floor Space Index
In the I zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:
(A)the numerical value following the zone symbol on the Zoning By-law Map; or
(B)1.0, if the zone symbol is not followed by a numerical value on the Zoning By-law Map. [ By-law: 0559-2014 (OMB PL130592) ] [ By-law: 1124-2018 ]

80.10.40.41 Floor Area Exemptions

(1)Floor Area Exemptions
Regulation 80.10.40.40(1) does not apply to a transportation use along Eglinton Avenue West and Eglinton East, provided that the maximum floor area is no greater than 2 times the area of the lot. [103-2016] [ By-law: 1031-2014 ]

80.10.40.50 Decks, Platforms and Amenities

(1)Amenity Space Requirement
In the I zone, a minimum of 0.9 square metres of amenity space must be provided for each dwelling unit and bedsitting room in a building and a minimum of 75% of the amenity space must be within a building.

80.10.40.60 Permitted Encroachments

(1)Canopy Encroachments
In the I zone, a canopy, awning or similar structure, with or without structural support, may encroach into a required minimum building setback a maximum of 4.0 metres, 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.
(2)Permitted Encroachments - Exterior Stairs, Access Ramp and Elevating Device
In the I zone:
(A)exterior stairs providing access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the stairs are:
(i)no longer than 1.5 horizontal units for each 1.0 vertical unit above the ground at the point where the stairs meet the building or structure;
(ii)no wider than 2.0 metres; and
(iii)no closer to a lot line than 0.3 metres; and
(B)an uncovered ramp providing pedestrian access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the ramp is:
(i)no longer than 15 horizontal units for each 1.0 vertical unit above the ground at the point where the ramp meets the building or structure;
(ii)no wider than 1.5 metres for each sloped ramp segment; and
(iii)no closer to a lot line than 0.3 metres; and
(C)an elevating device providing access to a building or structure may encroach into a required minimum building setback, if the elevating device:
(i)elevates no higher than the first storey of the building;
(ii)has a maximum area of 3.0 square metres; and
(iii)is no closer to a lot line than 0.3 metres.

80.10.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Building Setback Policy Areas 1 to 3
If a lot in the I zone is located in Policy Area 1 (PA1), Policy Area 2 (PA-2) or Policy Area 3 (PA-3) on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, a building or structure on that lot must be set back:
(A)no more than 3.0 metres from a front lot line;
(B)a minimum of 5.5 metres from a side lot line that does not abut a street or lane if the main wall of a building facing the side lot line has windows;
(C)3.0 metres from a rear lot line or side lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category; and
(D)in all other cases, no building setback is required.
(2)Building Setback in other than Policy Areas 1 to 3
If a lot in the I zone is not located in Policy Area 1 (PA1), Policy Area 2 (PA-2) or Policy Area 3 (PA-3) on the Policy Areas Overlay Map, a building or structure must be set back from a lot line a distance equal to half the height of the building.

80.10.40.71 Setbacks Exemptions

(1)Setback Exemptions
Regulations 80.10.40.70(1) and (2) do not apply to a transportation use along Eglinton Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue East provided that the setbacks are between 0 and 40 metres. [103-2016] [ By-law: 1031-2014 ]

80.10.50 Yards

80.10.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Front Yard Landscaping
In the I zone, the entire front yard excluding a permitted driveway must be landscaping, and a minimum of 75% of the front yard landscaping must be soft landscaping.
(2)Soft Landscaping Requirement
In the I zone, a minimum of 50% of the area of the lot not covered by buildings or structures must be soft landscaping.

80.10.50.11 Landscaping Exemptions

(1)Landscaping Exemptions
Regulations 80.10.50.10(1) and (2) do not apply to a transportation use along Eglinton Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue East. [103-2016] [ By-law: 1031-2014 ]

80.10.80 Parking

80.10.80.20 Setbacks

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

80.10.90 Loading

80.10.90.10 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)any side yard or rear yard that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

80.10.90.11 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 80.10.90.10(1), that lawful loading space is exempt from the requirements of regulation 80.10.90.10(1).

80.10.150 Waste

80.10.150.1 General

(1)Waste and Recyclable Materials Storage
In the I zone:
(A)all waste and recyclable material must be stored in a wholly enclosed building, if a building is constructed pursuant to a building permit issued more than three years after May 9, 2013; and
(B)if the waste and recyclable material is stored in an ancillary building, the ancillary building:
(i)may not be in a side yard that abuts a street or in a front yard; and
(ii)must be at least:
(a)7.5 metres from a lot in the Residential Zone category, Residential Apartment Zone category or Open Space Zone category; and
(b)1.0 metres from all other side lot lines and rear lot lines.
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