This video presents “Toronto’s New Citywide Zoning By-Law (Round 2) and Official Plan Review – What you need to know”:

  • “Calvin Lantz discusses the status of the City of Toronto’s Official Plan Review and proposed new Citywide zoning by-law and how each of these documents may impact lands that you own or lease in Toronto”
    • The duration of this video is 59 minutes:50 seconds
  • Topics include:
    • “Status of the 5-Year Official Plan Review and the Conversion of Employment Lands”

    • “Key changes in the New City of Toronto Citywide Zoning By-law” is discussed when this video timer displays 26 minutes:15 seconds

    • “Why your input into these processes is important and key dates for doing so”

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“The Zoning By-law team in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is responsible for revising the city-wide zoning bylaw:

  • Zoning bylaws regulate the use, size, height, density and location of buildings on properties and affect every property in the City”
  • City Council repealed the previous Zoning Bylaw for two reasons:

    1. The application of the new Bylaw rules to existing applications in ‘pipeline’ caused a ‘backlog’ in the building permit approval process
      • This led to many complaints by applicants to Councillors
    2. There were 694 appeals to Bylaw 1156-2010, and there were fears it would take a very long time to get Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)  approval of the Bylaw
      • Council chose to repeal the Bylaw and asked staff to bring back a new version after meetings with all the appellants
  • Transitioning from old to new zoning regimes:
  • The new draft Zoning Bylaw was released at the Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting on June 18, 2012
    • The most significant changes incorporated in this new draft involve:
      • treatment of pipeline development applications

      • recognition of variance and bylaw permissions

      • treatment of existing buildings

Please click on the following text to view the 2012 public presentations regarding:

On October 12, 2012, the Planning and Growth Management Committee recommended that the draft City-wide Zoning By-law be revised for the purposes of a Statutory Public Meeting to be held on February 13, 2013 – (please click here for the rescheduled date).

  • The purpose of this report is to submit the revised version of the draft City-wide Zoning By-law to the Committee in order to allow the public opportunity to review its content prior to the Statutory Public Meeting on February 13, 2013 – please click here for the rescheduled date:

Statutory Open House of Draft City-Wide Zoning Bylaw

February 6, 2013 (Please click here for the rescheduled date)

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Rotunda at Metro Hall
55 John St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Everyone is welcome to attend this statutory open house to provide final comments on the draft bylaw and hear a presentation by staff
  1. A report was prepared in the fall of 2012 for the Planning and Growth Management Committee in order to consider adopting the draft bylaw

  2. This report will be presented at a Statutory Meeting

    • The latest draft of the city-wide zoning bylaw, dated November 8, 2012, goes before the Planning and Growth Management Committee at a special statutory public meeting on February 13, 2013
  3. Following that meeting, if the draft bylaw is approved by the Committee, a final draft of the bylaw will proceed to City Council for debate and adoption

  4. If adopted and not appealed, the bylaw would come into effect as of the date of adoption

  5. If the draft bylaw is appealed, it would go before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

    • If approved by the OMB, the bylaw comes into full force and effect as of the date of City Council’s adoption

Please click here to see the latest draft of the zoning bylaw as item PG19.12 on the Clerk’s website.

Also, please click here to view the New Draft City-Wide Zoning Bylaw as the Zoning Project and the zoning bylaw interactive maps:

  • You can quickly find the zoning of a property by searching by address on these maps

Here is the Toronto timeline for the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw in 2013:

  • February 13, 2013 – Please click here for the rescheduled date Special meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee to consider the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw in accordance the statutory requirements under the Planning Act
    • The Committee may recommend approval of the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw to City Council following the conclusion of this meeting

  • Spring 2013 – The earliest the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw would be before City Council is at its meeting to be held on April 3 and 4, 2013
    • Any recommended changes will be made by staff following the meeting and a bill enacting Bylaw will be introduced at the next Council meeting

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

January 23, 2013

Statutory public meeting of draft city-wide zoning bylaw

Zoning affects every property in the city. The zoning bylaw regulates the use of land and buildings as well as their height, size, and location. With 43 different zoning bylaws inherited from the six pre-amalgamation municipalities, the City of Toronto is now in the final stages of a multi-year harmonization process.

A statutory open house will be held February 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Rotunda at Metro Hall, 55 John St. Everyone is welcome to attend to provide final comments on the draft bylaw and hear a presentation by staff.

The latest draft of the city-wide zoning bylaw, dated November 8, 2012, goes before the Planning and Growth Management Committee at a special statutory public meeting on February 13. If the Committee recommends approval, a final draft of the bylaw will proceed to City Council for enactment. The latest draft of the zoning bylaw is available on the Clerk’s website (item PG19.12): http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&meetingId=5685#Meeting-2012.PG19.

The draft city-wide zoning bylaw is also available on interactive maps. You can quickly find the zoning of a property by searching by address on these maps. To find links to the interactive map and for more information on the progress of the zoning bylaw, please visit: http://www.toronto.ca/zoning.

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