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East York & Leaside Zoning By-law 6752 and 1916 - Zoning Information

Map of East York & Leaside WardsThis information sheet lists the general requirements for each residential zone and has been prepared for convenience purposes only. For complete information, refer to East York By-law 6752 or Leaside By-law 1916 as amended.

By-law Number 6752 (East York)

Requirements in this table are for most lots for dwellings built after the passing of East York Zoning By-law 6752 on April 8, 1960.

Requirements Zoning Designation
R1A R1B R1C R2A R2B
Dwelling Type Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Semi- Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Semi- Detached Dwelling
Lot Frontage 9.0 m 12.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m 10.5 m/pair 6.0 m 10.5 m/pair
Lot Area 280 m² 370 m² 185 m² 185 m² 325 m²/pair 185 m² 325 m²/pair
Front Yard Setback 6.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m 6.0 m
Side Yard Setback 0.9 m 0.9 m 0.6 m 0.6 m 0.9 m 0.6 m 0.9 m
Rear Yard Setback 9.0 m 7.5 m 9.0 m 9.0 m 9.0 m 9.0 m 9.0 m
Lot Coverage 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35%
Flood Space Index (FSI) 0.45 0.6 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75
Building Height 8.5 m 8.5 m 8.5 m 8.5 m 8.5 m 8.5 m 8.5 m
Building Length 16.75 m 16.75 m 16.75 m 16.75 m 16.75 m 16.75 m 16.75 m
Parking 1.0 Parking Space (behind front wall) per dwelling unit - For Parking Space Sizes, refer to By-law #498-2007

By-law Number 1916 (Leaside)

Requirements in this table are for most lots for dwellings built after the passing of the Town of Leaside By-law 1916 on October 21, 1963.

Requirements Zoning Designation
R1A R1B R1C R2A R2B
Dwelling Type Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Semi- Detached Dwelling Detached Dwelling Semi- Detached Dwelling
Lot Frontage 9.0 m 12.0 m n/a 7.5 m 15.0 m/pair n/a n/a
Lot Area 275 m² 370 m² n/a 230 m² 465 m²/pair n/a n/a
Front Yard Setback 6.0 m 6.0 m n/a 6.0 m 6.0 m n/a n/a
Side Yard Setback 0.9 m 0.9 m n/a 0.9 m 1.2 m n/a n/a
Rear Yard Setback 7.5 m 7.5 m n/a 7.5 m 7.5 m n/a n/a
Lot Coverage 35% 35% n/a 35% 35% n/a n/a
Flood Space Index (FSI) 0.45 0.6 n/a 0.6 0.6 n/a n/a
Building Height 8.5 m 8.5 m n/a 8.5 m 8.5 m n/a n/a
Building Length 16.75 m 16.75 m n/a 16.75 m 16.75 m n/a n/a
Parking 1.0 Parking Space (behind front wall) per dwelling unit - For Parking Space Sizes, refer to By-law #498-2007

Accessory Buildings

Location Front Yard(3) Side Yard Rear Yard
By-law Number 6752 1916 6752 1916 6752 1916
Maximum Coverage(1)(2) Not Permitted Not Permitted n/a 5% n/a 5%
Maximum Height Not Permitted Not Permitted 3.6 m 3.8 m 3.6 m 3.8 m
Setbacks Not Permitted Not Permitted 0.45 m 0.9 m 0.45 m 0.3 m

Notes

(1) This requirement does not apply to Swimming Pools, or Accessory Garages

(2) Notwithstanding this requirement, the accessory structure and dwelling must comply with the overall lot coverage requirement stated in the table above

(3) Accessory Structures and Buildings are not permitted between the front wall of the dwelling and the front lot line.

Definitions By- Law 6752 (East York)

Coverage The combined areas of all buildings on the lot measured at the level of the lowest floor above grade, in relation to the area of the lot, excluding porches, steps, stairs, balconies and decks, which are not covered or enclosed, and existing porches which have been lawfully enclosed pursuant to sub-paragraph ii) in paragraph b) in sub-section 5.6 of the By-law, and Accessory Buildings for which no building permit is required under the Building Code Act
Floor Space Index The gross floor area (in square metres) of all buildings on the lot divided by the area of the lot (in square metres).
Gross Floor Area (Residential Building) The aggregate of the areas of each floor, whether the floor is above or below grade, measured between the exterior faces of the walls of the building including corridors, elevator shafts, stairs, garbage chutes and chimneys, but does not include areas used for: unenclosed or uncovered balconies and porches, heating equipment, storage or parking of motor vehicles, basement, living quarters for the superintendent of the building, rooms for use in common by the occupants of the building including main entrance lobbies, locker rooms, laundry rooms for recreational activities, and existing porches that have been lawfully enclosed pursuant to sub-paragraph ii) in paragraph b) in subsection 5.6 of the By-law

Definitions By-law 1916 (Leaside)

Coverage The combined areas of all the buildings on the lot measured at the level of the lowest floor above grade, in relationship to the area of the lot, excluding porches, steps, stairs, balconies and decks, which are not covered or enclosed and existing porches that have been lawfully enclosed pursuant to paragraph (d) in sub-section 5.7 of the By-law, and Accessory Buildings for which no building permit is required under the Building Code Act.
Floor Space Index The ratio of the total gross floor area permitted on a lot to the total area of the lot.
Gross Floor Area (Residential Building) The aggregate of the areas of each storey above grade measured between the exterior faces of the exterior walls of the building at the level of each storey, but does not include existing porches that have been lawfully enclosed pursuant to paragraph (d) in sub-section 5.7 of the by-law.

Additions to Detached and Semi- Detached Dwellings

By-law 6752 (East York)

  1. Every such addition may retain the front yard setback and side yard setback of the existing dwelling, but in no case shall the said side yards be less than 0.45m, except in the case of a semi-detached dwelling unit where there shall be no side yard setback requirement from the side lot line forming the common line between the two attached dwelling units.***
  2. Notwithstanding subsection (1) additions to existing dwellings which do not increase the gross floor area existing at the date of the passing of the by-law by more than 24m² or 10% whichever is greater, may be erected with side yard setbacks of not less than the respective side yards of the existing structure.***
  3. The Floor Space Index of the dwelling existing at the time of the passing of the by-law plus addition(s) shall not exceed the maximum Floor Space Index set out in the Schedule of Residential Zone Requirements of Section 7.8 (See front page for excerpt).
  4. No part of any building or structure permitted in any R1A, R1B, R1C, R2A, R2B, R3A zone shall exceed a height of 8.5m unless otherwise permitted in this By-law.
  5. The maximum building length of the dwelling (plus additions) shall not exceed 16.75m. By-law 6752 prohibits an addition over a semi-detached dwelling or over one of a series of attached one-family dwellings except when there is to be, at the same time, the same or similar type addition over the other semi-detached dwelling or the remaining other attached dwellings, and also except where such addition over shall be behind the main rear wall of the main building and no part of such rear addition is higher than the main building.

*In order to qualify for this section, no part of the side or front walls are permitted to be removed. If any part of the side or front walls are removed, the regular by-law requirements for front and side yard setbacks will apply.

By-law 1916 (Leaside)

  1. Every such addition may retain the front yard setback and side yard setback of the existing dwelling, but in no case shall the said side yards be less than 0.45m except in the case of a semi-detached dwelling unit where there shall be no side yard setback requirement from the side lot line forming the common lot line between the two attached dwelling units. ***
  2. The Floor Space Index of the dwelling, existing at the time of the passing of that by-law, plus addition(s) shall not exceed the maximum Floor Space Index set out in the Schedule of Residential Zone Requirements of Section 6.9.
  3. No part of any building or structure permitted in any R1A, R1B, R2A, R2B, R3A, R3B zone shall exceed a height of 8.5m unless otherwise permitted in this By-law.
  4. Every such building and addition(s) shall be so situated upon the respective lot so as to preserve an open space area of at least 55m² which shall be landscaped and situated to the rear of the main front wall or the production of the main front wall of such dwelling or building.
  5. The Maximum Building Length of the dwelling plus addition(s) shall not exceed 16.75m.

*In order to qualify for this section, no part of the side or front walls are permitted to be removed. If any part of the side or front walls are removed, the regular by-law requirements for front and side yard setbacks will apply.


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