Zoning Dictionary

Letter: N

Name Plate

A sign indicating the name and address of a building, or the name of an occupant thereof and the practice of a permitted occupation therein.

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Natural Area

Areas of land or water representing distinctive elements of an area’s geological, ecological or species diversity and including natural landscapes or features of value for natural heritage protection.

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Natural Boundary

The visible high water mark of any lake, river, stream or other body of water where the presence and action of the water are so common and usual as to mark upon the soil of the bed of lake, river, stream or other body of water a character distinct from that of the banks thereof, […]

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Natural Buffer

An area of land set aside for preservation in its natural vegetative state. No removal of plants is permitted with the exception of poisonous or non-native plant species. In addition, no fill/cutting activities or storage of materials is permitted in these areas. No impervious surfaces are permitted.

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Natural Resource Management Activity

The management, development, cultivation, harvesting/extraction of fish (sport, commercial and bait), wildlife (hunting and trapping), wild rice, forestry and outdoor recreation resources. Mineral exploration and development is also included.

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Naturalization

Establishment or re-establishment of vegetation with the potential to reinstate wildlife habitat.

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Nature Conservation Area

An area set apart for the purpose of the conservation or preservation of natural and/or cultural values.

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Nave

That portion of a church or place of worship where the congregation assembles during normal services and which is generally located between the chancel and the vestibule or narthex.

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Neighborhood Business Area

A commercial area of approximately fifty thousand square feet, often located on an arterial or collector street providing convenience goods and services for residents of the surrounding area.

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Neighbourhood Care Home

A building or portion thereof used for the boarding or other residential accommodation of the care or treatment of more than six but not more than twelve (12) persons and in which care is not provided to any persons not resident in the care home and that complies with the relevant licensing requirements.

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