Zoning Dictionary

Category: Residential Uses

Sleeping Cabin

An accessory building used for human habitation that does not contain an area or facilities for the preparation or serving of food.

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Sleeping Unit

One or more rooms used for the lodging of one family when such unit contains no cooking facilities.

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Social Housing

Non-market, rental housing which is aimed at low and moderate income households, provided under a variety of government programs. Housing operated on a non-profit basis, primarily by municipal and provincial corporations, private non-profit corporations, or co-operative housing groups which contains some proportion of units with rents reduced below the market level and/or on a geared-to-income […]

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Student Residence

A building for the purpose of accommodating students in dwelling units or other separate quarters and erected under the provisions of the appropriate legislation provided that such building may include common areas and cooking and dining facilities.

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Subdivision

The process (and the result) of dividing a parcel of raw land into smaller buildable sites, blocks, streets, open space and public areas and the designation of the location of utilities and other improvements.

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Summer Occupancy (see Also Seasonal Dwelling/Res.)

The living in and use of a building for a dwelling for the period from June 1 to November 1. From November 1st to June 1st no person or persons may reside therein for a total of more than 30 days.

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Temporary Emergency, Construction, or Repair Residence

A residence (which may be a mobile home) that is: located on the same lot as a residence made uninhabitable by fire, flood, or other natural disaster and occupied by the persons displaced by such disaster, or located on the same lot as a residence that is under construction or undergoing substantial repairs or reconstruction […]

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Tenant Farm Dwelling

A residential structure located on a bonafide farm and occupied by a non-transient farm worker employed by the farm owner for work on the farm.

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Tent

Any kind of temporary shelter for sleeping that is not permanently affixed to the site and that is capable of being easily moved, and is not considered a structure. A portable or temporary cover or shelter. with or without side panels, which is supported by poles and is made of canvas, plastic or similar materials.

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Terrace Apartments

A building exceeding one-storey but not exceeding 4 storeys containing dwelling units which have direct access to the outside.

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