Zoning Dictionary

Category: Residential Uses

Caretaker’s Dwelling Unit

A single family dwelling which is used as a residence by a caretaker or watchman or which is merely inhabited in order to provide added security to the premises.

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Cluster Subdivision

A grouping of individual lots or sites in close proximity, each of which or the majority of which has less land area than required for isolated individual lots, with the additional area in the cluster subdivision being devoted to open space, recreation space, car spaces and access facilities in addition to required yards.

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Common Activity Area

A developed area or areas within a site which has been specifically designed for the use of active recreation by all residents of the site.

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Congregate Housing

A dwelling providing shelter and services for the elderly which may include meals, housekeeping and personal care assistance. A residential facility for four or more elderly persons (age 60 or older) within which are provided living and sleeping facilities, meal preparation, laundry services and room cleaning. Such facilities may also provide other services, such as […]

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Congregate Residences

Apartments and dwellings with communal dining facilities and services such as housekeeping, organized social and recreational activities, transportation services and other support services appropriate for the residents.

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Convent

A building used as a residence, operated as a single housekeeping unit, solely by and for a group of women who have professed vows in a religious order and who live together as a community under the direction of a local supervisor designated by the order, without more than two persons occupying any one bedroom.

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Converted Building

A building originally constructed as a single detached dwelling unit of at least 225 square metres of gross floor area which, because of size or design, has been converted by partition or the addition of sanitary and cooking facilities or both, into more than one dwelling unit but less than five dwelling units.

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Cooperative Housing Project

A multiple unit residential building, the owners of which jointly administer and maintain all dwelling units and building services, facilities and amenities.

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Cottage

A building within a cottage establishment to accommodate one or more guests which contains at least two rooms, which is at least partially furnished and, which provides facilities to permit the guest to prepare and cook food. A building or structure designed and built as an independent and separate housekeeping establishment with separate culinary and […]

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Cottage, Housekeeping

One of a group of buildings in an establishment designed for human habitation and equipped with a kitchen, which has a common piped water supply with other such buildings in the group.

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