Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Interpretation

Higher Standards To Govern

Wherever any regulation in this chapter imposes higher or more restrictive standards than are required in any other statute, ordinance or regulation, the provisions of this chapter shall govern. Whenever the provisions of any other statute, ordinance or regulation impose higher or more restrictive standards, the provisions of such other statute, ordinance or regulation shall […]

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Interpretation of Minimum/Maximum Requirements

The provisions of this By-law shall be held to be the minimum requirement except where the word maximum is used, in which case the maximum requirement shall apply.

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Interpretation of Similar Permitted Uses

Uses other than those hereinafter specifically mentioned as uses in each of the districts, may be permitted therein, provided such uses are similar to those specifically mentioned and are, in the opinion of the Planning Commission as evidenced by a resolution of record, not more obnoxious or detrimental to the welfare of the community, than […]

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Interpretation of Words

For the purposes of this ordinance, certain terms are herewith defined. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the singular number include the plural and words in the plural number include the singular. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely permissive. In this […]

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Multiple Uses on One Lot

Where any land, building or structure is used for more than one purpose, the applicable provisions of this By-law which serve to regulate each such use shall be complied with, provided that no dwelling, as may be permitted, shall be erected closer than 10 meters to any other building or structure on the lot, except […]

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Properties With More Than One Zone

Where a lot is divided into more than one zone each such portion of said lot shall be considered separately for the purposes of determining zone provisions such as lot area, lot frontage, required front yard, required side yard...

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Zone Boundaries

A zone boundary shown approximately at a lot line is deemed to be at the boundary of the lot line. A zone boundary shown approximately at the centre line of the original street is deemed to be at the centre line of the original street. Unless the location of a zone boundary is specified by […]

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Zoning Applied To Streets When Closed

In the event that a dedicated street or road, as delineated on Schedule ‘A’ hereof, is closed, the property formerly within such street or road shall be included within the Zone of the adjoining property on either side of such closed street or road. Where a closed street or lane is the boundary between two […]

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