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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)
80.20Institutional Hospital Zone (IH)
80.20.1General
80.20.1.10Interpretation
80.20.20Permitted Uses
80.20.20.10Permitted Use
80.20.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
80.20.20.100Conditions
80.20.30Lot Requirements
80.20.30.20Lot Frontage
80.20.30.40Lot Coverage
80.20.40Principal Building Requirements
80.20.40.10Height
80.20.40.40Floor Area
80.20.40.60Permitted Encroachments
80.20.40.70Setbacks
80.20.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
80.20.60.20Setbacks
80.20.60.70Lot Coverage
80.20.80Parking
80.20.80.20Setbacks
80.20.90Loading
80.20.90.10Location
80.20.90.11Location Exemptions
80.20.150Waste
80.20.150.1General
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

80.20 Institutional Hospital Zone (IH)

80.20.1 General

80.20.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 80.20 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the IH zone.

80.20.20 Permitted Uses

80.20.20.10 Permitted Use

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

Education Use (12)
Hospice Care Home
Hospital
Massage Therapy
Medical Office
Municipal Shelter
Park
Wellness Centre [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.20.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - IH Zone
In the IH zone, the following uses are permitted if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 80.20.20.100:

Ambulance Depot (12)
Automated Banking Machine (3)
Cogeneration Energy (18)
Crisis Care Shelter (8)
Day Nursery (7)
Eating Establishment (4,11)
Financial Institution (5)
Fire Hall (13)
Laboratory (9)
Nursing Home (1)
Office (2)
Personal Service Shop (4,11)
Place of Worship (22)
Police Station (14)
Post-Secondary School (20)
Public Parking (6,10)
Public Utility (15) (16)
Renewable Energy (18)
Respite Care Facility (1)
Retail Store (4,11)
Retirement Home (1)
Secondary Suite (21)
Student Residence (1)
Take-out Eating Establishment (4,11)
Transportation Use (17) [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.20.20.100 Conditions

(1)Nursing Home, Retirement Home, Student Residence, Respite Care Facility
In the IH zone, a nursing home, a retirement home, a student residence, or a respite care facility must be in a building operated by or on behalf of a hospital.
(2)Office
In the IH zone, an office must be in a building operated by or in association with a hospital.
(3)Automated Banking Machine
In the IH zone, an automated banking machine must be in a building.
(4)Retail Store, Personal Service Shop, Eating Establishment and Take-out Eating Establishment
In the IH zone, a retail store, personal service shop, eating establishment or take-out eating establishment are subject to the following:
(A)they must be in a hospital building;
(B)each retail store, personal service shop or eating establishment may not have an interior floor area greater than 150 square metres;
(C)the total interior floor area for all retail stores, personal service shops and eating establishments on a lot may not exceed 30% of the interior floor area of the first storey of the hospital building; and
(D)regulations (B) and (C) above do not apply to a cafeteria that is ancillary to the hospital.
(5)Financial Institution
In the IH zone, a financial institution must:
(A)be in a hospital building; and
(B)have an interior floor area no greater than 150 square metres.
(6)Public Parking Attendant Shelter
In the IH 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.
(7)Day Nursery
In the IH zone, a day nursery must be in a hospital building.
(8)Crisis Care Shelter
In the IH zone, a crisis care shelter must:
(A)be on a lot that has a permitted maximum floor space index of 7.0 or greater; and
(B)comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.20. [ By-law: 607-2015 ]
(9)Laboratory
In the IH zone, a laboratory must be:
(A)operated by, or in association with, a hospital; or
(B)used for research limited to medical or health sciences.
(10)Public Parking Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
In the IH zone, vehicle access to the public parking may not be over any part of a lot in the Residential Zone category.
(11)Size Restriction on Establishments Near or Abutting a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
If a lot in the IH zone is within 6.1 metres of a lot in the Residential Zone category, access to a retail store, personal service shop, eating establishment or take-out eating establishment must be from inside the hospital building.
(12)Ambulance Depot
In the IH 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 no more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(13)Fire Hall
In the IH 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 no more than 250 metres from that intersection.
(14)Police Station
In the IH 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.
(15)Public Utility
In the IH Zone, a public utility may not be:
(A)a sewage treatment plant;
(B)a water filtration plant; or
(C)an above-ground water reservoir.
(16)Public Utility
In the IH 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 IH zone if it is:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(17)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the IH zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.
(18)Renewable Energy Production or Cogeneration Energy Production
In the IH 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.
(20)Post-Secondary School
In the IH Zone, a post-secondary school must be:
(A)for education in medicine, dentistry or other health sciences; and
(B)in association with a hospital.
(21)Secondary Suite
In the IH zone, a secondary suite must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.10.
(22)Place of Worship
In the IH zone, a place of worship must:
(A)comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.50;
(B)be on the same lot as a hospital or a hospice care home; and
(C)be in a building with no more than 5,000 square metres of gross floor area, unless it is inside a hospital.

80.20.30 Lot Requirements

80.20.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage
The required minimum lot frontage in the IH zone is 30 metres.

80.20.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Maximum Lot Coverage
In the IH 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, no lot coverage applies.

80.20.40 Principal Building Requirements

80.20.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height
If a lot in the IH zone is in an area that has 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. If no numerical number follows the letters "HT" on the Height Overlay Map the maximum height is not limited by this regulation.
(2)Height of Buildings and Structures - Green Roof
In the IH zone, a parapet wall for a green roof may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by 2.0 metres.
(3)Height of Buildings and Structures - Helicopter Landing Pad
In the IH zone, a permitted helicopter landing pad on the roof of a hospital building may exceed the permitted maximum height for the building by 3.0 metres, if the highest part of the landing pad is no more than 3.0 metres above the surface level of the roof.

80.20.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Floor Space Index
In the IH 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 IH 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 ]

80.20.40.60 Permitted Encroachments

(1)Permitted Encroachments into Required Yards - Access Ramp and Elevating Device
In the IH zone:
(A)an uncovered ramp providing 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 than 0.6 metres to a lot line; and
(B)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 6.0 square metres; and
(iii)is no closer than 0.6 metres from a lot line.
(2)Canopies and Awnings - Five Metres or Less Above Grade
In the IH 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.
(3)Canopies and Awnings - More Than Five Metres Above Grade
In the IH zone, a canopy, awning or similar structure, with or without structural support, may encroach into a required minimum building setback a maximum of 2.5 metres if:
(A)it is more than 5.0 metres above the elevation of the ground directly below it; and
(B)it is at least 0.6 metres from a lot line.

80.20.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Minimum Front Yard Setback
The required minimum front yard setback in the IH zone is:
(A)zero metres if the lot is in the Policy Area 1 (PA1) on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(B)7.5 metres in all other cases.
(2)Minimum Rear Yard Setback
In the IH zone, the required minimum rear yard setback is:
(A)the greater of 7.5 metres or half the height of the building, if the rear lot line abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category; and
(B)7.5 metres in all other cases.
(3)Minimum Side Yard Setback
The required minimum side yard setback for a lot in the IH zone is:
(A)if the lot is located in Policy Area 1 (PA1) on the Policy Areas Overlay Map:
(i)zero metres if the side lot line does not abut a lot in the Residential Zone category; and
(ii)the greater of 7.5 metres or half the height of the building, if the side lot line abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category; and
(B)if the lot is not located in the Policy Area 1 (PA1) on the Policy Areas Overlay Map:
(i)7.5 metres if the side lot line abuts a street; and
(ii)in all other cases, the greater of 7.5 metres or half the height of the building.

80.20.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

80.20.60.20 Setbacks

(1)Ancillary Building or Structure to be Set Back
In the IH zone an ancillary building or structure may be no closer to a side lot line or rear lot line, that does not abut a street, than the greater of 1.5 metres or half the height of the ancillary building or structure.
(2)Building Setback from a Street
In the IH zone, no part of an ancillary building or structure may be closer to a lot line that abuts a street than any main wall of the main buildings on the lot.

80.20.60.70 Lot Coverage

(1)Lot Coverage - Ancillary Buildings
In the IH zone, the permitted maximum lot coverage for ancillary buildings and structures is 15% of the lot area.

80.20.80 Parking

80.20.80.20 Setbacks

(1)Parking Space to be Set Back from a Lot Line
In the IH zone, a parking space which is not in a building or structure must be at least 0.5 metres from a lot line.
(2)Parking Spaces to be Set Back from a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
In the IH zone, an area used for the parking or storage of more than 3 vehicles may be no closer than 7.5 metres from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category.

80.20.90 Loading

80.20.90.10 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 yard that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

80.20.90.11 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 of regulation 80.20.90.10(1), that lawful loading space is exempt from the requirements of regulation 80.20.90.10(1).

80.20.150 Waste

80.20.150.1 General

(1)Storage of Waste
In the IH 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 line.
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