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4.0 MXG, MXC, MXE, MXT Zone Regulations

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4.1 Lot Width, Area and Yards

Table 5.4.1

REGULATION

REQUIREMENT

Lot Width

25 m

Lot Area

1000 m2

Yard abutting Plains Road west of the Queen Elizabeth Way

3 m minimum; 23 m maximum

Yard abutting any other street

3 m minimum; 4.5 m maximum (a)

Side Yard

no minimum

Rear Yard

3 m

Yard abutting a Residential zone

Floors 1 to 3: 12 m
Floors 4 and 5: 15 m
Floor 6: 18 m

Building setback abutting a creek block

7.5 m

Yard abutting a pipeline easement

7 m

Yard abutting a Railway right-of-way

none required

Separation Distance from a Railway right-of-way

30 m for land uses sensitive to Railway rights of way

Yard abutting a PC or P zone:

       

6 m

      

Footnotes to Table 5.4.1

a) Maximum yard shall apply on to buildings located within 60 metres of a public street.

4.2 Separation Distance

  • Standard Restaurant: 15 m between the use and a residential zone.
  • Fast Food Restaurant: 30 m between the use and a residential zone.
  • Night Club: 45 m between the use and a residential zone.

4.3 Floor Area, Floor Area Ratio, Density

Table 5.4.2

RequirementZone
  MXG

MXC

MXEMXT
Maximum Floor Area Ratio For:  Entertainment or Recreation Buildings:  
Industrial Buildings:  
Other Buildings:
 

0.5:1
* * *
1.5:1
 

1.0:1
* * *
1.5:1


0.5:1
0.5:1
1.0:1
 ***  
 
Maximum Floor Area Per Retail Use or  Service Commercial Use:


1800 m2


5600 m2


500 m2


***
     
Minimum Floor Area Ratio for Buildings other than Entertainment, Recreational or Industrial Buildings  0.3:10.3:1  ***0.5:1
Minimum Density in a Residential Building  30 units/ha 30 units/ha ***55 units/ha

Notwithstanding the above minimum floor area ratio provisions, any buildings or structures of less than 0.5:1 floor area ratio which legally existed as of the date of the passage of Zoning By-law 2020.205, (April 28, 2008), are deemed to conform to the floor area ratio regulations of this By-law for the life of the building or structure.

4.4 Landscape Area and Buffer

Landscape Area

Abutting a street: 3 m
Abutting a creack block or 03 zones: 3 m
Abutting a PC or P zone: 3 m
An outdoor patio may encroach into a required landscape area abutting a street.

Landscape Buffer

Abutting a residential zone: 6 m

MXT Zone - Landscape Area

Abutting a street: 3 m
Abutting a creek block 03 zones: 3 m
Abuting a PC or P zone: 3 m
An outdoor patio may encroach into a required landscape area abutting a street.

4.5 Building Height

MXG Zone

Automotive Uses: 2 storey maximum
Other Uses: 2 storey minimum; 6 storey maximum

MXC Zone

Office/Apartment Buildings: 2 storey minimum; 6 storey maximum
Automotive Uses: 2 storey maximum
Other Uses: 2 storey minimum; 6 storey maximum

MXE Zone

Industrial/Automotive Uses: 2 storey maximum

Other Uses: 6 storey maximum

MXT Zone

All Uses: 2 storey minimum, no maximum

4.5 Building Height

In MXG, MXC and MXT zones, the floor area of the second, third and fourth storeys of a building containing more than one storey must be at least 50% of the floor area of the first storey.

Notwithstanding the above minimum height provisions, any buildings or structures of less than two storeys in height which legally existed as of the date of the passage of Zoning By-law 2020.205 (April 28, 2008), are deemed to conform to the building height regulations of this By-law for the life of the building or structure.

4.6 Parking

a) Parking shall be provided in accordance with Part 1, Subsection 2.25, "Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements" except as amended by the following:

b) The minimum number of parking spaces required for non-residential uses in MXG, MXC and MXT zones is deemed to be the number generated by the standards outlined in Part 1, Table 1.2.6, less a factor of 5%; and

c) For non-residential uses in MXG, MXC and MXT zones, the number of parking spaces provided shall not be greater than 102% of the minimum standard outlined in Part 1, Table 1.2.6;

d) Visitor Parking: Where a development is comprised of a mix of residential and non-residential uses, non-residential parking located on the same property as the residential use may be counted toward required visitor parking for the residential use, using the standards outlined in clause c) above;

e) Where the use is a mixed use development, the parking requirement may be calculated using percent of peak period use as given in the detailed table outlined below, using the standards outlined in clauses b) and c) above. For purposes of this subsection, €œmixed use development€ is defined as a development which contains any combination of office, retail/service commercial, restaurant and/or overnight accommodation uses which shares parking on the same lot.

The initial step in determining the parking for a mixed use development is to calculate the parking requirement for each use contained within the development as if these uses were free-standing buildings. The parking requirement for each use is then multiplied by the percent of the peak period for each time period (e.g. noon) contained in the charts below. Each column is totalled for weekday and weekend. The maximum figure obtained from all time periods shall become the parking requirement for the specific mixed use development.

 

 PERCENT OF PEAK PERIOD OCCUPANCY (Weekday)
Type of UseMorningNoonAfternoonEvening
Office/Financial Institution100909510
Retail/Service Commercial80909090
Restaurant2010030100

 

PERCENT OF PEAK PERIOD OCCUPANCY (Weekend)
Type of UseMorningNoonAfternoonEvening
Office/Financial Institution10101010
Retail8010010070
Restaurant2010050100

f) Pedestrian Walkway: A 3 m wide walkway shall be provided from the street connecting the sidewalk to the principal access of the buildingand shall be unencumbered except that a driveway may cross the walkway;

g) Notwithstanding (f), if a detached dwelling is converted to a service commercial or office use, a pedestrian walkway of 1.5 m shall be provided from the street connecting the sidewalk to the principal entrance of the building and shall be unencumbered except that the walkway may cross a driveway.

h) Truck and Trailer Parking: Truck and trailer parking is prohibited except:

(i) when the truck or trailer is being loaded and unloaded;

(ii) when the truck or trailer is for customers of the permitted principal use;

(iii) when the truck or trailer belongs to a property owner or tenant;

(iv) when the truck or trailer is being used for charitable purposes.

4.7 Outside Storage

a) Only merchandise displayed for retail sale may be stored outside, provided the merchandise is not stored in a truck, trailer or other vehicle.

b) Perishable waste must be kept in refrigerated storage within a building. Alternatively, perishable waste may be stored outside if a deep collection waste disposal system, comprised of a sealed container with a lockable lid located primarily below grade, is used.

c) Nonperishable waste stored outside on lands abutting a residential zone shall be kept within a solid screen enclosure subject to Part 1, Subsection 2.2.2.

4.8 Outdoor Manufacturing

Outdoor manufacturing in the MXE zone is prohibited

4.9 Fencing

On lands abutting a residential zone fencing shall be installed along the common boundary with the residential zone and shall have a minimum height of 1.8 m, which may be a solid screen fence or a combination of chain link fence and landscape planting to form a dense year-round screen.

4.10 Outdoor Ratios

Outdoor Patios shall be setback 45 m from a residential zone.

4.11 Drive Through Facilities

a) Restaurants:

(i) Where drive through facilities are located in or adjacent to building elevations facing a street, landscaping shall be provided to screen the building elevation from the street.

(ii) External conveyor pick-up systems are not permitted in a yard abutting a street and shall be setback 15 m from a residential zone.

(iii) Intercom ordering stations shall be setback 15 m from a residential zone.

b) Other uses:

(i) Not permitted in building elevations facing a street.

(ii) Freestanding facilities shall be setback 15 m from a residential zone.

4.12 Loading and Unloading 

a) Loading/unloading shall not take place within 7.5 m of a residential zone.

b) Loading/unloading docks shall be screened from view from an adjoining residential zone.

4.13 Amenity Area

15 m2 per efficiency dwelling unit

20 m2 per one bedroom dwelling unit

35 m2 per two or more bedroom dwelling unit

Back to Back Townhouse:  25 m2 per dwelling unit

4.14 Doors

Every building located within 60 m of a street with a deemed width of 26 m or greater shall provide a pedestrian accessible door on the building elevation facing the street.

 

 

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