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North York Zoning Bylaw 7625 - Zoning Information

Map of North York WardThis information sheet lists the general requirements for each residential zone and has been prepared for convenience purposes only. For complete information, refer to North York Zoning By-law 7625 as amended.

Single Family and Semi-Detached Dwellings

Requirements in this table are for most interior lots for dwellings built after the passing of North York Zoning By-law 7625 on June 25, 1952.

RequirementsZoning Designation
Single FamilySemi-Detached
R1R2R3R4R5R6R7RM2-RM6
Setbacks, one storey
front yard (1) 12.0m 9.0m 7.5m 7.5m 7.5m 6.0m 6.0m N/A
side yard 3.0m 1.8m 1.8m 1.8m 1.8m (2)(3)1.2m (2)(3)1.2m N/A
side yard (attached garage only) 3.0m 1.8m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m N/A
rear yard 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m N/A
Setbacks, two storey
front yard (1) 12.0m 9.0m 7.5m 7.5m 7.5m 6.0m 6.0m N/A
side yard 3.0m 2.4m 1.8m 1.8m 1.8m (2)(3)1.2m (2)(3)1.2m N/A
side yards for attached garage:
garage with no habitable space above
3.0m 2.4m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m 1.2m N/A
side yards for attached garage:
garage with habitable space above
3.0m 2.4m 1.8m 1.8m 1.8m (2)(3)1.2m (2)(3)1.2m N/A
rear yard 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m N/A
Setbacks, three storey
front yard (1) 12.0m 9.0m N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
side yard 3.0m 3.0m N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
rear yard 9.5m 9.5m N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Setbacks, semi-detached
front yard (1) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7.5m
side yard N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.8m
side yard (1 storey with attached garage) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.2m
side yard to lot line separating units, for additions to one unit only N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.6m
rear yard N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.5m
Minimum lot frontage and width 30m 21m 18m 15m 15m 12m 9m 8.5m / 18m
Minimum lot area 1100m2 975m2 690m2 550m2 550m2 371m2 278m2 300m2 / 665m2
Maximum length --- --- 16.8m 16.8m 16.8m 15.3m 15.3m ---
One-storey front extension (4) --- --- --- --- --- 1.5m 1.5m ---
One-storey rear extension (4)(5) --- --- 2.1m 2.1m 2.1m 2.1m 2.1m ---
Maximum height
sloped roof
flat roof

(6)9.5m
(6)9.5m

(7)9.5m
(7)9.5m

8.8m
8.0m

8.8m
8.0m

8.8m
8.0m

8.8m
8.0m

8.8m
8.0m

9.2m
9.2m
Max. finished first floor height (10) 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m ---
Max. lot coverage for lots located in neighbourhoods listed on 'Schedule 1' 25% 30% 25%, 27%, or 35% - see 'schedule 1' 30%
Maximum lot coverage for all other lots 25% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%

Requirements for accessory buildings located in rear yards (8)

Requirements

Single Family

Semi-Detached
R1R2R3R4R5R6R7RM2 - RM6
Side yard setback (9) 0.22m (9) 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m
Rear yard setback (9) 0.22m (9) 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m 0.22m
Max. coverage (incl. in total lot coverage) 5%/93m2 5%/93m2 10%/56m2 10%/56m2 10%/56m2 10%/56m2 10%/56m2 10%
Maximum height 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m 3.7m

Notes:

(1)   The Front Yard Setback in R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 may be increased or decreased by 1.0m in most cases. Certain lots have specific Front Yard Setbacks, see Schedule 2 - Front Yard Setbacks for Specified Streets; these may not be increased or decreased.

(2)   Side yards increase to 1.8m for lots with frontage 15m or greater.

(3)   Side yard setbacks for an addition in the R6 and R7 zones may be reduced to the side yard of the existing dwelling or 0.6m, whichever is greater, provided the aggregate minimum side yard is 2.4m.

(4)   The maximum length of dwelling in the R6 and R7 zones may be increased by a 1.5m one-storey extension to the front of the dwelling and/or a 2.1m one-storey extension to the rear of the dwelling, provided the extension(s) are no wider than one-half the width of the dwelling at the dwelling's widest point, and the height of the extension(s) does not exceed 5.0m.

(5)   The maximum length of dwelling in the R3, R4 and R5 zones may be increased 2.1m (from 16.8m to 18.9m) by a one-storey extension to the rear of the dwelling, provided the extension is no wider than one-half the width of the dwelling at the dwelling's widest point, has a minimum 3.0m side yard each side and maximum height of 5.0m.

(6)   Lots zoned R1 in the Park Lane neighbourhood have a maximum building height of 8.0m and 2 storeys for a building with a flat roof, and 9.5m and 2 storeys for buildings with other roofs.

(7)   Lots zoned R2 in the Heathview and Bayview Gardens neighbourhoods have a maximum building height of 8.8m and 2 storeys. Lots zoned R2 in the Rippleton neighbourhood have a maximum building height of 8.0m and 2 storeys for a building with a flat roof, and 8.8m and 2 storeys for buildings with other roofs.

(8)   Setbacks for accessory buildings located in the side yard shall be not less than those required for the main building. 

Accessory structures larger than 10m2 located within 3.0m of the main building, are included as part of the main building and subject to the setback requirements of the main building.

(9)   Where an accessory building is located in the rear yard of an R1 or R2 zone and is more than 1.8m in height, it shall be located not less than one-half the its height from any lot line, but not less than 3m from any street line.

(10) The maximum first floor height may be increased from 1.5m to 2.0m for dwellings on lots that have a frontage of less than 13.7m and have a downsloping driveway.

Note: downsloping driveways are not permitted on lots with a lot frontage greater than 13.7m.

Schedule 1- Coverage Exceptions

For lots zoned R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 the following coverage requirements shall apply:

Lot coverage shall be 25% for lots in the following neighbourhoods:

Bond Chipping Duncairn Greenland Mallow Overland

Lot coverage shall be 35% for lots in the following neighbourhoods:

Ancaster Broadway Fifeshire Mildenhall Ridley Sunfield
Beechmount Cartwright Glen Long Mulholland Rockford Viewmount
Beverly Hills Cedarwood Glenwood Northover Saranac Winston Park
Blythwood Branson Fairglen Fairlawn Greenwin Garden Keele Gate Northview Heights Old Yonge Spenvalley Steeles View Yorkminster

Lot coverage shall be: 35% for one storey dwellings, and 27% for two storey dwellings in the following neighbourhoods:

Brookbank Donview Heights Milneford O'Connor Sloane

NOTE: For neighbourhoods see schedule 'Q' of North York By-law 7625.

Schedule 2 - Front Yard Setbacks for Specified Streets

Street NameAddressSetbackStreet NameAddressSetbackStreet NameAddressSetback
Arjay Cres even
10-56
60-78
92-108

odd
29-117

25m
16m
14m


10m
Cummer Ave even
94-48
156-294

18m
18m
Old Colony Rd even
18-36
38-74
102-104

odd
17-43
47-69
73-95
97-101

18m
13m
15m


18m
14m
24m
19m
Dawlish Ave odd
235-257
263-283

9m
12m
Bayview Ave. even
2418-2438

10m
Doncliffe Dr odd
5-7

20m
Old Yonge St odd
33-37

21m
Bayview Ridge even
30-46
54-106
108

odd
21-51
55-61
69-75
77
81
85-103

11m
12m
31m


22m
34m
40m
30m
24m
12m
Donino Ave even
12-20

17m
Pembury Ave even
10-16

10m
Donwoods Dr even
74-78

odd
13-29
97-113

16m


12m
12m
Plymbridge Rd odd
43-55

12m
Bayview Ridge Crescent even
6-14
20
odd
5-15

11m
12m

11m
Donwoods Grove even
4-14

20m
Sandringham Dr even
158-176
184-196
200-202

16m
30m
30m
Forest Glen Cres even
6-24

12m
Silverdale even
4-10

odd
3-7

22m


10m
Beechwood Ave. even
20-30

odd
23-29

18m


16m
Green Valley Rd even
26-36

23m
St. Aubyns Cres odd
1
3

17m
12.5m
Hedgewood Rd even
4-18

20m
Truman Rd even
12-32
54-104

odd
11-33
55-79

10m
14m


20m
18m
Blyth Hill Rd odd
8-25
27-31
33

10.7m
12m
10.7m
HighlandCres odd
69-79

11m
Brookfield Rd even
30-42
46

14m
36m
Ivor Rd even
10-14

odd
5-9

9m


17m
Valley Rd even
186-196

odd
163-173

10m


14m
CampbellCres odd
1-11

13m
Knightswood Rd even
20-30

odd
1-7
31-37

10m


15m
18m
York Downs Dr odd
19-55
57-63

21m
11m
Centre Ave even
24-36
60-68

odd
33-61

13m
15m


12m
Lewes Cres even
22

11m
York Valley Cres even
32-34

22m
Lord Seaton Rd even
168, 184, 186,
170, 172, 182,
174-180

10m
13m
14m
This information is from By-law 7625 (North York) as amended to July 31, 1998 (updates to March 31, 1999), and is subject to periodic review.
Cheltenham Ave odd
107-115
117-119
121-125
127-129
131-137

11m
8m
10m
9.5m
11m
Manorcrest Dr even
4-28

odd
21-25

11m


14m

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