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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)
80.30Institutional Education Zone (IE)
80.40Institutional School Zone (IS)
80.50Institutional Place of Worship Zone (IPW)
80.50.1General
80.50.1.10Interpretation
80.50.20Permitted Uses
80.50.20.10Permitted Use
80.50.20.20Permitted Use - with Conditions
80.50.20.100Conditions
80.50.30Lot Requirements
80.50.30.20Lot Frontage
80.50.30.40Lot Coverage
80.50.40Principal Building Requirements
80.50.40.10Height
80.50.40.11Height Exemptions
80.50.40.40Floor Area
80.50.40.60Permitted Encroachments
80.50.40.70Setbacks
80.50.50Yards
80.50.50.10Landscaping
80.50.60Ancillary Buildings and Structures
80.50.60.20Setbacks
80.50.60.70Lot Coverage
80.50.80Parking
80.50.80.10Location
80.50.80.20Setbacks
80.50.80.40Access to Parking Space
80.50.150Waste
80.50.150.1General
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

80.50 Institutional Place of Worship Zone (IPW)

80.50.1 General

80.50.1.10 Interpretation

(1)Application of This Section
The regulations in Section 80.50 apply to all lands, uses, buildings and structures in the IPW zone.

80.50.20 Permitted Uses

80.50.20.10 Permitted Use

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

Municipal Shelter
Park
Place of Worship
Religious Education Use
Religious Residence [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.50.20.20 Permitted Use - with Conditions

(1)Use with Conditions - IPW Zone
In the IPW zone, the following uses are permitted if they comply with the specific conditions associated with the reference number(s) for each use in Clause 80.50.20.100:

Ambulance Depot (8)
Cogeneration Energy (13)
Community Centre (3)
Day Nursery (1)
Dwelling Unit (7)
Fire Hall (9)
Library (4)
Place of Assembly (2)
Police Station (10)
Public Utility (11) (12)
Renewable Energy (13)
Retail Store (6)
Secondary Suite (14)
Transportation Use (15) [ By-law: 545-2019 ]

80.50.20.100 Conditions

(1)Day Nursery
In the IPW zone, a day nursery:
(A)must be in a building with a place of worship; and
(B)may have an interior floor area no greater than 50% of the gross floor area of the first storey of the building.
(B)may have an interior floor area no greater than 50% of the gross floor area of the first storey of the building; and [ By-law: 607-2015 Under Appeal ]
(C)must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.45. [ By-law: 607-2015 Under Appeal ]
(2)Place of Assembly
In the IPW zone, a place of assembly must be on a lot that has a minimum floor space index value of 6.0 or greater.
(3)Community Centre
In the IPW 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 that is no greater than 1500 square metres.
(4)Library
In the IPW zone, a library:
(A)must be on a lot that fronts a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(B)may have a gross floor area no greater than 400 square metres.
(6)Retail Store
In the IPW zone, a retail store:
(A)must be associated with a place of worship; and
(B)may not have an interior floor area exceeding 25 square metres.
(7)Dwelling Unit
In the IPW zone, a place of worship may have one dwelling unit, if:
(A)the dwelling unit is ancillary to the place of worship;
(B)the lot abuts a lot in the Residential Zone category, Residential Apartment Zone category, Commercial Residential Zone category, Commercial Residential Employment Zone category or Institutional Zone category; and
(C)the interior floor area of the dwelling unit is no more than 250 square metres.
(8)Ambulance Depot
In the IPW 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.
(9)Fire Hall
In the IPW 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.
(10)Police Station
In the IPW 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.
(11)Public Utility
In the IPW zone, a public utility may not be:
(A)a sewage treatment plant;
(B)a water filtration plant; and
(C)an above-ground water reservoir.
(12)Public Utility
In the IPW 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 IPW zone if it is:
(A)a hydro electrical transformer station; or [ By-law: OMB PL130592 February 7, 2017 ]
(B)a natural gas regulator station.
(13)Renewable Energy Production or Cogeneration Energy Production
In the IPW 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.
(14)Secondary Suite
In the IPW zone, a secondary suite must comply with the specific use regulations in Section 150.10.
(15)Transportation Use
A building or structure on a lot in the IPW zone and used as a transportation use must comply with all requirements for a building on that lot.

80.50.30 Lot Requirements

80.50.30.20 Lot Frontage

(1)Minimum Lot Frontage
The required minimum lot frontage in the IPW zone is 20.0 metres.

80.50.30.40 Lot Coverage

(1)Maximum Lot Coverage
In the IPW 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 40%.

80.50.40 Principal Building Requirements

80.50.40.10 Height

(1)Maximum Height
If a lot in the IPW 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 on the 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 the lot is 15.0 metres.
(2)Height of Buildings and Structures - Green Roof
In the IPW zone, a parapet wall for a green roof may exceed the permitted maximum height for a building by 1.5 metres.
(3)Building Height - Architectural Elements
In the IPW zone, a minaret, steeple or similar architectural element on a place of worship building may exceed the permitted maximum height of the building by 40%, if the horizontal area of the minaret, steeple or similar architectural element is no more than 30.0 square metres.

80.50.40.11 Height Exemptions

(1)Lawfully Existing Place of Worship - Building Height - Architectural Elements
In the IPW zone, if a lawfully existing place of worship has a lawful architectural element such as a minaret, steeple or similar architectural element that exceeds the permitted maximum height for a building, the permitted maximum height for that architectural element is its lawful height, for that lawfully existing place of worship.

80.50.40.40 Floor Area

(1)Floor Space Index
In the IPW zone, the permitted maximum floor space index is:
(A)the numerical value following the zone symbol on the Zoning By-law Map; or
(B)0.8, 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 ]

80.50.40.60 Permitted Encroachments

(1)Encroachments into a Front Yard or Side Yard Abutting a Street
In the IPW zone, a platform without main walls such as a porch, a canopy, exterior stairs, pedestrian access ramp or an elevating device, may encroach into a front yard or a side yard abutting a street, if no part is more than 2.0 metres from the main wall.

80.50.40.70 Setbacks

(1)Minimum Front Yard Setback
In the IPW zone, the required minimum building setback from a front lot line is:
(A)3.0 metres if the street is a major street on the Policy Areas Overlay Map; and
(B)for all other streets, the greater of:
(i)7.5 metres; or
(ii)a distance equal to half the height of the building.
(2)Minimum Side Yard Setback
In the IPW zone, the required minimum building setback from a side lot line that does not abut a street is the greater of:
(A)3.0 metres; or
(B)the distance equal to half the height of the building.
(3)Minimum Side Yard Setback from a Street
In the IPW zone, the required minimum building setback from a side lot line that abuts a street is the greater of:
(A)6.0 metres; or
(B)the distance equal to half the height of the building.
(4)Minimum Rear Yard Setback
In the IPW zone, the required minimum rear yard setback is the greater of:
(A)7.5 metres; or
(B)the distance equal to half the height of the building.

80.50.50 Yards

80.50.50.10 Landscaping

(1)Front Yard Landscaping
Despite regulation 5.10.50.10(1), in the IPW zone, all parts of the front yard not used as a driveway must be landscaping, and a minimum of 75% of the required landscaping must be soft landscaping.
(2)Abutting the Residential Zone Category or Residential Apartment Zone Category
A lot in the IPW zone abuts that a lot in the Residential Zone category or Residential Apartment Zone category must have a minimum 1.5 metre wide strip of soft landscaping along the entire length of the part of the lot line abutting that lot.

80.50.60 Ancillary Buildings and Structures

80.50.60.20 Setbacks

(1)Ancillary Building or Structure to be Set Back from the Street
In the IPW zone, an ancillary building or structure may be no closer to a lot line that abuts a street than the main building on the lot.
(2)Side Yard Setback and Rear Yard Setback - Ancillary Buildings and Structures
In the IPW zone, an ancillary building and structure must be set back from a rear lot line or side lot line the greater of:
(A)1.5 metres; or
(B)half the height of the ancillary building or structure.

80.50.60.70 Lot Coverage

(1)Lot coverage - Ancillary Buildings and Structures
In the IPW zone, a maximum of 15% of the lot area may be covered by ancillary buildings and structures.

80.50.80 Parking

80.50.80.10 Location

(1)Parking Space Location Restriction
In the IPW zone, a parking space may not be in a front yard.

80.50.80.20 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.

80.50.80.40 Access to Parking Space

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

80.50.150 Waste

80.50.150.1 General

(1)Waste Storage
In the IPW zone, 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.
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