Zoning Dictionary

Letter: E

Earthborn Vibrations

A cyclic movement of the earth due to the propagation of mechanical energy.

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Easement

A negotiated interest in the land of another which allows the easement holder specified uses or rights without actual ownership of the land. A grant of one or more of the property rights by the property owner to and/or for the use by the public, a corporation or another person or entity. The right of […]

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East-west Axis

A direction along a line drawn between due east and due west.

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Eating and Drinking Places

Retail establishments selling food and drink for consumption on the premises, including lunch counters and refreshment stands selling prepared foods and drinks for immediate consumption.

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Eating Establishment

A building or part of a building where food is offered for sale or sold to the public for immediate consumption and includes such uses as a restaurant, cafe, cafeteria, “take-out” counter, ice-cream parlor, tea or lunch room, dairy bar, coffee shop, snack bar or refreshment room or stand; but does not include a boarding […]

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Eave

The projecting lower edges of a roof overhanging the wall of a building. A roof overhang, free of enclosing walls, without supporting columns.

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Ecosystem

The interacting relation or system of a biological community and its non-living surroundings. Systems of plants, animals and micro-organisms, together with the non-living components of their environment and related ecological processes.

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Educational Use

A place of instruction under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority and a place of instruction (excepting a commercially operated trade or vocational school) offering courses equivalent to those customarily offered in a place of instruction under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority, and includes a day nursery and residence buildings for staff and students, […]

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Efficiency Apartment

A dwelling consisting of not more than one room, including a kitchen, dining area and separate sanitary facilities. An apartment having a combination living and bedroom, where no separate bedroom exists.

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Efficiency Unit

A part of a hotel or motel which contains sleeping facilities, private sanitary facilities and cooking facilities which are located in not more than two rooms, excluding the washroom.

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