Zoning By-law & Preliminary Zoning Reviews

Zoning By-law 569-2013

Interactive zoning maps


Office Consolidation

An Office Consolidation of City-wide Zoning By-law 569-2013 as amended may be accessed using the interactive map. You may download PDF copies of the text portion of the current office consolidation below and arrange to print them yourself.

The consolidated text of Zoning By-law 569-2013 with amendments up to September 30, 2016 can be accessed directly below:

Part 1: Chapters 1 - 800
Part 2: Chapters 900.1 - 900.8
Part 3: Chapters 900.10 - 995


This version does not incorporate amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013 which were enacted subsequent to September 30, 2016 and also does not include the following:

572-2014 (mapping only)
113-2015 (OMB)

385-2016 (OMB)
388-2016 (OMB)
391-2016 (OMB)
892-2016 (OMB)

For all amendments to By-law 569-2013 see the list of amendments.

OMB Hearing


Information for Appellants

Access information related to the appeals of By-law 569-2013 before the OMB as well as information on the appellants.

Zoning Bylaw 569-2013 - May 9, 2013

picture of stacked volumes of zoning by-law

May 2013 Version

Access the original By-law 569-2013 on the Clerk's website. This single City-wide Zoning By-law was enacted by City Council on May 9, 2013.

What's New


Ontario Municipal Board

An Ontario Municipal Board Pre-Hearing Conference for the appeals of By-law 569-2013, the City-wide Zoning By-law, is scheduled for 10:00 AM on April 13, 2017 at 655 Bay Street, 16th Floor.

On February 7, 2017, the OMB issued a Memorandum of Decision and Order bringing additional portions of By-law 569-2013 into force and effect. This partial approval order is in attachment 3 of the Board's decision. Amendments to certain regulations were also ordered and are in Attachments 1 and 2.

Previously, the OMB issued partial approvals on September 13, 2016: OMB Decision (beginning on page 28) and April 1, 2016: OMB Decision  (see pages 8-22). 


Amendments to Zoning By-law 569-2013

View amendments to By-law No. 569-2013, as well as properties removed from the By-law No. 569-2013 at Planning and Growth Management Committee.


Group Homes

Changes to the zoning by-law with respect to Group Homes to eliminate a 250-metre separation distance requirement, and references to the minimum number of people has been approved. The statutory public meeting was held at the May 29, 2014 meeting of Planning and Growth Management Committee (agenda). 

Understanding the Zoning Bylaw


City-wide Maps and Land Use Charts

Permitted land uses are charted for each zoning category. City-wide maps also illustrate; policy areas, residential, residential apartment, commercial, CR standard sets, employment industrial, institutional, open space and utility zones.



Transitioning from old bylaws to the city-wide zoning bylaw in the treatment of pipeline development applications, recognition of variance and bylaw permissions and treatment of existing buildings.

On May 5, 2016 the Ontario Municipal Board heard the City's motion requesting an amendment to Zoning By-law 569-2013 to extend the Transition Clause Repeal date by 2 years. The Memorandum of Oral Decision and Order issued September 13, 2016 amends the transition clause repeal period in regulation of this zoning by-law from the current 3 year period to 5 years.

The City of Toronto will continue to apply the Transition Clause provisions found in Chapter 2 of By-law 569-2013 until May 9, 2018.


The Basics Illustrated

Illustrations show you how to find established grade, how to measure height, what is a flat roof versus a sloped roof, the front side and rear yard setbacks, maximum building depth & length, determining the average front yard setback and how to determine floor space index.