Zoning and Zoning By-law Amendments

The Zoning By-law

The Zoning By-Law regulates the use of land, and the character, location and use of buildings and structures in the City. It states:

  • how land may be used;
  • where buildings and other structures can be located;
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used; and
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking and loading space requirements, and building heights and building setbacks from street, lot lines, and other buildings.

Zoning By-law 2020-05 (updated with amendments)
Schedule A (Map)
Schedule B (Map)

Zoning By-law Amendments

When the Zoning By-law does not permit a proposed use, it is necessary to make an application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law.

While anyone may file an application to amend the Zoning By-law, the current and/or future owners of the subject property must provide written permission to proceed with the Rezoning Application.

All applications for rezoning shall conform to the Official Plan and shall consider relevant provincial legislation, policies, and appropriate guidelines.  If you cannot conform to the Official Plan then you will also require an Official Plan Amendment.

An explanation of the processes, fees, and required documents associated with Zoning By-law Amendments can be found at the beginning of the Application form.  Please note that an accurate, to-scale property sketch is required, preferably prepared by a qualified professional.  It must show the proposed development including all new buildings and structures, parking areas, landscaping, and other site information as required by the municipality.

Zoning By-law & Official Plan Amendment Application