Comprehensive Zoning By-law

 Zoning By-law 

A zoning by-law controls the use of land in a community. It describes how land can be used, where buildings and structures can be located, the types of buildings that are permitted and how they can be used as well as the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from property lines, etc.

Zoning By-laws put the general policies of an Official Plan into effect and provide for its day-to-day administration. It contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable. If proposed construction or development does not comply with a zoning by-law, then the municipality has the authority to refuse the issuance of a building permit.

A zoning by-law amendment is an application for a change of use on a property that does not meet the current zoning standards. Council can consider a change only if the new use is allowed by the Official Plan. There are certain processing provisions of the Planning Act regarding circulation of the application and public meetings which must be met before Council considers the application.

The New Comprehensive Zoning By-law was passed by Council but some parts of it are under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.  Please contact the department for  further information.

More Information:

For more information or to order a Zoning Compliance letter (aka Conformity Statement) or a Zoning Verification Letter please contact; 

Darka Jensen
905-468-3061, ext. 247

Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 4316-09, as amended

An Office Consolidation for Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 4316-09, as amended, has been prepared as a convenience reference only.
(For greater accuracy, the original Zoning By-law and amendments thereto should be consulted.)

Consolidated Comprehensive Zoning By-law Sections:

Consolidated Zoning Schedules for the Community Zoning Districts which are in effect:

Amendments to By-law No. 4316-09:

• Approved Amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 4316-09

 Zoning By-law No. 4316-09, as approved Town Council
(Please note this document does not include amendments made to the by-law and is provided here for information ONLY.  For a more complete document, use the consolidated sections above.)

Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 4316-09 (approved by OMB August 19, 2010)

• Schedules to By-law No. 4316-09  (as approved by By-law No. 4316A-09) 

Note that only the schedules (A-1,2,3,9,14,21,23 and 25 are in effect) The remainder have all been REPEALED and are not in effect.  All the areas outside these schedules fall under Zoning By-law 500A-74, as amended, which is not available online.   At this time, please call for zoning in those areas until further notice.