Zoning Dictionary

Letter: D

Dancing

To move the body, especially the feet, in rhythm, ordinarily to music.

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Dangerous Trades

A use which is likely to create danger to health or danger from fire or explosion which, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall include storage or manufacture of acids, benzene, burning fluid, coal oil, dualine, dynamite, gas, gunpowder, naphtha, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, petroleum products, rock oil, or water oil.

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Data Processing Centre

A building or part of a building used for the input, processing and printing of computerized data.

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Day Care Centre

Premises that receives more than five children who are not of common parentage, primarily for the purpose of providing temporary care, or guidance, or both temporary care and guidance, for a continuous period not exceeding twenty-four hours where the children are under eighteen years of age in the case of a day nursery for children […]

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Day Care Centre, Occasional

A day care center in which day care, either alone or in combination with parental care, is provided or offered only on a casual basis, but does not include premises in which day care is provided only in emergency circumstances.

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Day Nursery or Kindergarten

An establishment providing care and maintenance of 10 or more children separated from their parents or guardian during part of the day between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. except a public school or elementary school having a similar curriculum and at least four grades, including kindergarten.

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Daylighting Triangle

An area free of buildings or structures and which area is to be determined by measuring from the point of intersection of street lines on a corner lot or the intersection of a street line and railway right-of-way, the distance required by this By-law along each such street line or railway right-of-way and joining such […]

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Decibel

A unit which describes the sound pressure level or intensity of sound. A sound level meter is calibrated in decibels.

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Deck

A structure abutting a dwelling with no roof or walls except for visual partitions and railings which is constructed on piers or a foundation above-grade for use as an outdoor living area. A structure without a roof having a foundation to hold it erect, and attached to or abutting one or more walls of a […]

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Dedication

The transfer of property from private to public ownership.

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