The New City of Toronto Zoning By-law Matters to You

The City of Toronto has released a proposed new zoning by-law for the entire city, and is now engaging in public consultations. The by-law has implications for all property owners in the city:

  • The zoning for a site prescribes permitted uses, height, setbacks, maximum density, and other standards that directly govern development rights and, accordingly, property values.
  • Changes to the zoning by-law can affect existing developments by restricting uses or altering redevelopment potential.
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type Municipal Law Group Bulletin - July 2012