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1.0 General Provisions (Part 2)

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Part 2: Residential

Zone Designations:

  • R1 to R5 (Low Density Residential)
  • RM1 to RM5 (Medium Density Residential)
  • RH1 to RH5 (High Density Residential)
  • RO1 to RO4 (Orchard Community Residential)
  • RAL1 to RAL4 (Alton Community Residential)

1. General Provisions

No persons shall within in any of the zones included in Part 2 of this By-Law use any land or erect any building or structure except in accordance with the uses permitted and the regulations thereto and subject to the following:

PART 1General Conditions and Provisions

PART 14: Exceptions to Zoning Designations

a) Holding Zone

Where a zone designation is preceded by the Holding Symbol 'H' the uses permitted shall be in accordance with Part 11, Subsection 1. Development or redevelopment of lands having an 'H' zoning shall be deemed premature until the 'H' prefix is removed in accordance with Part 11, Subsection 1.2.

b) Accessory Buildings and Structures

Refer to Part 1, Subsection 2.2

c) Patios and Decks

Refer to Part 1, Subsection 2.3

d) Fencing and Privacy Screens

Refer to Part 1, Subsection 2.4

e) Swimming Pools

Refer to Part 1, Subsection 2.5

f) Lands Adjacent to Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay

Refer to Part 1, Subsection 2.30

g) Side Yard Requirement For "L" Shape Dwellings

Where the front elevation of a detached dwelling, without an attached garage or carport, designed in an "L" shape forming one side and one end of a parking space 4.5 m wide by 6.5 m long, the required side yard for that dwelling shall be the same as that required for a detached dwelling with an attached garage or carport.

h) Parking Lot

Parking lots shall be setback 4.5 m from a street line.

i) Parking Spaces and Driveways

a) For townhouses, back to back townhouses, stacked townhouses, cluster homes and apartment buildings up to 3 storeys, driveways and parking lots shall be setback 3 m from a wall of a building containing windows of habitable rooms,  except, where a parking space and driveway is for the exclusive use of the unit occupant the setback shall not apply.

Parking spaces shall be setback at least 6 m from an R1, R2, R3 zone.

b) For apartment buildings 4 storeys or more in height, driveways shall be setback 9 m and parking spaces 6 m from a window of a habitable room in dwelling units located on the ground floor or basement. 

Driveways and parking spaces shall be setback at 6 m from an R1, R2, R3 zone.

j) Parking Structures

An enclosed parking structure that extends more than 1.6 m above finished grade shall be subject to the same yard requirements as a principal building.

An enclosed parking structure below grade and up to 1.6 m above grade shall be setback 3 m from a street line.

An enclosed parking structure below and above grade shall not encroach into a required landscape buffer abutting a residential zone.


This page was last updated on October, 2021



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