Zoning Dictionary

Category: Residential Uses

Crisis Care Facility/Residence/Centre

A building or part of a building which is used to provide temporary residence for persons requiring immediate emergency shelter and aid for a short period of time and: such facility is supervised, or the members of the group are referred, by a hospital, court or government agency; or such facility is funded wholly or […]

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Curtilage

Buildings and areas in close proximity to a dwelling which are habitually used for residential purposes.

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Diplomatic Residence

A dwelling specifically for the residential use of diplomatic staff of an embassy, a high commission, a legation or a consulate.

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Divisible Dwelling Unit

A dwelling unit in a multifamily residential development which includes one or more lock-out rooms which can be physically closed or locked off from the remainder of the dwelling and each such room has its own separate bathroom and separate entrance.

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Domestic Art

An avocation that can be carried on at home, such as dressmaking or painting, which may provide remuneration, but does not include commercial photography.

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Dormitory

A building or part of a building operated by an institution and containing a room or rooms forming one or more habitable units which are used or intended to be used by residents of the institution for living and sleeping, but not for cooking or eating purposes. A building used as a group living quarters […]

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Dwelling

A building or part of a building that may be used as a permanent residence excluding a mobile home, but including a factory-built home. A building, occupied or capable of being occupied as a home, residence or sleeping place by one or more persons, containing one or more dwelling units. A building or portion thereof […]

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Dwelling Duplex, Semi-detached

One of a pair of two attached duplex dwelling houses with a common party wall dividing the pair of duplex dwelling houses vertically.

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Dwelling Unit

One or more rooms that may be used as a residence each unit having sleeping, cooking and toilet facilities. One or more habitable rooms designed or intended for use by one or more individuals as an independent and separate housekeeping establishment in which separate kitchen and sanitary facilities are provided for the exclusive use of […]

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Dwelling Unit, Accessory

A separate dwelling unit which is contained in a building which was originally designed as a single family dwelling and continues to be occupied by the owner.

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