Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Yard and Area Requirements

Architectural Embellishments and Institutional Symbols

Architectural embellishments and institutional symbols for churches, public buildings and quasi-public buildings may be permitted in the required setback provided that they are shown on the original development plan and approved as such or permitted at a later date upon submittal of a plot plan review.

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Building Line Provisions

When both interior lot lines intersect with the front lot line at a 90 degree angle and the front lot line is straight, the building line shall be located parallel to the front lot line a distance equal to the required front yard. Where one or both of the interior side lot lines intersect with […]

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Computation of Yards

Where a lot abuts a lane, one-half of the width of the lane may be considered part of the lot for the purpose of computing lot area, lot coverage and rear yard depth. In the case of corner or through lots, the front and flankage or front and rear, as the case may be, shall […]

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Corner Lots on a Curve

Where a lot abuts upon a street line of such a curve that tangents drawn from the street extremities of the lot lines contain an angle of not more than one hundred and thirty-five degrees, the lot for the purpose of calculating yard requirements shall be deemed to be a corner lot, and the corner […]

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Deck Encroachment

Decks that have a height of between 0.6 metres and 1.0 metre above the lowest ground surface at all points around the perimeter of the platform are permitted to encroach into the minimum required rear yard, provided that the deck is: located no closer than 3.0 metres from the rear lot line; set back a […]

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Effect of Slopes on Lot Area Calculation

On any lot in any residential zone or for any residential uses in an S1 Zone which has a natural slope greater than ________% the minimum lot requirements shall be increased by ________ square feet and the minimum frontage by ______ feet for each and every degree or portion thereof of slope over ________%. Any […]

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Enclosed Walkway Encroachment

An enclosed walkway is permitted to encroach into the required rear yard and in the area between a detached accessory building and the main building on a lot in a Residential Zone, provided the enclosed walkway is: located on an interior lot that has a lot frontage of 9.75 metres or greater or on a […]

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Entrance Porches

An entrance porch and steps having a maximum projection from the main wall of a building of 8 feet and whose height including any vertical enclosure of the porch and steps that does not exceed 5 feet 6 inches from ground level, shall be permitted to extend into a required front yard, provided that any […]

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Established Building Lines/Front Yard Reduction

A building to be erected in any Residential Zone on a lot where abutting lots on both sides fronting on the same street are occupied by buildings may have a minimum front yard depth equal to or greater than the average front yard depth of the two abutting lots. In any district where front yards […]

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Fireplace and Chimney

A fireplace and chimney may be permitted in the required setback or yard area provided such structure does not project more than two feet into the setback or yard area and the structure is not wider than eight feet measured in the general direction of the wall of which the fireplace or chimney is a […]

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