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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
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
Chapter 80Institutional
80.5Regulations Applying to the Institutional Zone Category
80.10Institutional General Zone (I)
80.20Institutional Hospital Zone (IH)
80.30Institutional Education Zone (IE)
80.40Institutional School Zone (IS)
80.40.1General
80.40.1.10Interpretation
80.40.20Permitted Uses
80.40.20.1General
80.40.20.10Permitted Use
80.40.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
80.40.20.100Conditions
80.40.30Lot Requirements
80.40.30.10Lot Area
80.40.30.20Lot Frontage
80.40.30.40Lot Coverage
80.40.40Principal Building Requirements
80.40.40.10Height
80.40.40.40Floor Area
80.40.40.70Setbacks
80.40.50Yards
80.40.50.10Landscaping
80.40.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
80.40.60.10Location
80.40.60.20Setbacks
80.40.60.40Height
80.40.60.70Lot Coverage
80.40.80Parking
80.40.80.1General
80.40.80.10Location
80.40.80.20Setbacks
80.40.80.40Access to Parking Space
80.40.90Loading
80.40.90.1General
80.40.90.10Location
80.40.90.40Access to Loading Space
80.40.150Waste
80.40.150.1General
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

80.40 Institutional School Zone (IS)

80.40.1 General

80.40.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 80.40 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the IS zone.

80.40.20 Permitted Uses

80.40.20.1 General

(1)Existing Place of Worship
A lawfully existing place of worship on a lot in the IS zone is permitted on that lot, and:
(A)any expansion or addition to the lawfully existing place of worship building must comply with Section 150.50 and the requirements for the IS zone; and
(B)the lawfully existing place of worship may be replaced with a new place of worship building that complies with Section 150.50 and the requirements for the IS zone.

80.40.20.10 Permitted Use

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

Municipal Shelter
Park
Private School
Public School
Recreation Use [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.40.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - IS Zone
In the IS zone, the following uses are permitted if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 80.40.20.100:

Adult Education School (5)
Ambulance Depot (6)
Cogeneration Energy (11)
Community Centre (2)
Day Nursery (1)
Fire Hall (7)
Library (3)
Police Station (8)
Public Utility (9) (10)
Renewable Energy (11)
Secondary Suite (13)
Student Residence (4)
Transportation Use (14) [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.40.20.100 Conditions

(1)Day Nursery
In the IS zone, a day nursery:
(A)may have an interior floor area no greater than 40% of the area of the first storey of the building on the lot; and
(B)must be located in a building with a private school or, a public school; or
(C)must be in a building that is or was originally constructed as a public school.
(C)be in a building that is or was originally constructed as a public school; and [ By-law: 607-2015 Under Appeal ]
(D)comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.45. [ By-law: 607-2015 Under Appeal ]
(2)Community Centre
In the IS zone, a community centre must:
(A)be on a lot that fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(B)have a gross floor area no greater than 2500 square metres.
(3)Library
In the IS zone, a library:
(A)must be operated by or on behalf of the City of Toronto;
(B)must be on a lot that fronts on a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(C)may have a gross floor area no greater than 1500 square metres.
(4)Student Residence
In the IS zone, a student residence must be in a building operated by a public school or private school that is on the same lot.
(5)Adult Education School
In the IS zone, an adult education school must be:
(A)in a building that has a private school or public school or in a building that is or was originally constructed as a private school or public school; and
(B)funded by the Provincial or Federal government for:
(i)adult English or French as a second language courses delivered by district school boards;
(ii)literacy and basic skills programming delivered by community agencies or district school boards;
(iii)credit courses for adults delivered by district school boards;
(iv)continuing education programs, including general interest courses, delivered by district school boards;
(v)adult Aboriginal language programs delivered by district school boards; or
(vi)Canadian citizenship preparation programs delivered by district school boards.
(6)Ambulance Depot
In the IS 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.
(7)Fire Hall
In the IS 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.
(8)Police Station
In the IS 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.
(9)Public Utility
In the IS zone, a public utility may not be:
(A)a sewage treatment plant;
(B)a water filtration plant; or
(C)an above-ground water reservoir.
(10)Public Utility
In the IS 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 IS zone if it is:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(11)Renewable Energy Production or Cogeneration Energy Production
In the IS 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.
(13)Secondary Suite
In the IS zone, a secondary suite must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.10.
(14)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the IS zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.

80.40.30 Lot Requirements

80.40.30.10 Lot Area

(1)Minimum Lot Area
In the IS zone the required minimum lot area is 900 square metres.

80.40.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage
In the IS zone the required minimum lot frontage is 30.0 metres.

80.40.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Maximum Lot Coverage
In the IS 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%.

80.40.40 Principal Building Requirements

80.40.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height
If a lot in a IS zone has:
(A)a numerical value following the letters 'HT' on the Height Overlay Map, the permitted maximum height of a building or structure on that lot is the numerical value following the letters 'HT' on the Height Overlay Map, in metres; or
(B)no numerical value following the letters 'HT' on the Height Overlay Map, the permitted maximum height of a building or structure on that lot is 14.0 metres.
(2)Height of Buildings and Structures - Green Roof
In the IS zone, a parapet wall for a green roof may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by 1.5 metres.

80.40.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Floor Space Index
In the IS zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:
(A)the numerical value following the zone label on the Zoning By-law Map; or
(B)0.7, 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 IS zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:
(A)the numerical value following the zone symbol on the Zoning By-law Map; or
(B)0.7, 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 ]

80.40.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Minimum Building Setbacks
In the IS zone, the following required minimum building setbacks apply:
(A)7.5 metres from a lot line that abuts a street;
(B)7.5 metres from a rear lot line; and
(C)3.0 metres from a side lot line.

80.40.50 Yards

80.40.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Landscaping on a Lot with a Public School, Private School
In the IS zone, a lot with a public school or a private school is subject to the following:
(A)a minimum 1.5 metre wide strip of soft landscaping must be provided along all side lot lines and rear lot lines; and
(B)with the exception of areas used for play, driveways, parking, loading, and student drop-off and pick-up, a minimum 3.0 metre wide strip of soft landscaping must be provided along all lot lines abutting a street.

80.40.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

80.40.60.10 Location

(1)Portable Classroom Buildings - Location
In the IS zone, an portable classroom building may not be in a front yard.

80.40.60.20 Setbacks

(1)Ancillary Building or Structure to be Set Back from a Street
In the IS zone, no part of an ancillary building or structure may be closer to a lot line that abuts a street than the main building on the lot.
(2)Portable Classroom Buildings to be Set Back
In the IS zone, a portable classroom building must be set back from a side lot line or rear lot line a distance equal to:
(A)7.5 metres if the lot line abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category; and
(B)half the height of the portable classroom building in all other cases.

80.40.60.40 Height

(1)Portable Classroom Buildings - Height
In the IS zone, a portable classroom building must be less than 4.0 metres in height.

80.40.60.70 Lot Coverage

(1)Portable Classroom Buildings - Coverage
In the IS zone, in addition to complying with regulation 80.40.30.40(1), the lot area covered by portable classrooms may be no more than 50% of the lot area covered by the main school building.

80.40.80 Parking

80.40.80.1 General

(1)Parking Lots - Public School, Private School
In the IS zone:
(A)an area used for the parking or storage of vehicles must be separated from any lot line that does not abut a street or lane by a minimum 1.5 metre wide strip of soft landscaping; and
(B)if an area used for the parking or storage of vehicles is located in a yard that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category, a fence must be installed along the entire portion of the lot line abutting that lot.

80.40.80.10 Location

(1)Parking Space Location
In the IS zone, a parking space must be in a side yard or rear yard.

80.40.80.20 Setbacks

(1)Parking Space to be Set Back from a Lot Line
In the IS 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 Area to be Set Back from a Lot in the Residential Zone Category
In the IS zone, an area used for the parking or storage of vehicles must be set back a minimum of 1.5 metres from a lot line that abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category.

80.40.80.40 Access to Parking Space

(1)Access to Parking Space
In the IS zone, vehicle access to a parking space may not be over a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

80.40.90 Loading

80.40.90.1 General

(1)Public School, Private School - Pick-Up / Drop-Off Areas
For a public school or private school constructed on a lot in the IS zone pursuant to a building permit issued three years after May 9, 2013, a vehicle student pick-up and drop-off area must be provided on the same lot.

80.40.90.10 Location

(1)Loading Space
In the IS zone, a loading space must be on the lot in a side yard or rear yard that does not abut a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

80.40.90.40 Access to Loading Space

(1)Access to a Loading Space
In the IS zone, vehicle access to a loading space may not be over a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category.

80.40.150 Waste

80.40.150.1 General

(1)Storage of Waste
In the IS 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)the part of the building containing the waste and recyclable material must be at least 7.5 metres from a lot in the Residential Zone category or Open Space Zone category.
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