On May 15, 2019 staff presented City Council with a project update and some proposed amendments to create a more user-friendly and up-to-date Zoning and Development By-law and to make it easier to find land use information. Council referred the matter to Public Hearing in June, at which time the public will have the opportunity to speak to Council about the proposed amendments.
Staff’s presentation also included an introduction to new zoning web pages. Since Regulation Redesign was launched in 2018, we have heard overwhelmingly that a systemic concern was that land use information is hard to find. In response, we have created three new web pages to replace over 60 web pages containing land use information. Check them out below!
1. Zoning and Development By-law
The landing page for the Zoning and Development By-law containing general information on the By-Law and its functions.
- Watch the Zoning 101 video – What is zoning, and why should I care?
- Learn about the City’s authority to regulate land use, and what the By-law regulates
- Check out a step-by-step guide on how to use the By-law
2. Zoning and land use document library:
Your single reliable source of land use regulations and policies currently in effect.
- Watch the video on how to use the document library
- Read descriptions of the various document types and link directly to land use regulations, policies, guidelines and bulletins
- Find the zone for a property
3. Zoning and land use amendments:
Your single reliable source outlining recent changes to the City‘s land use by-laws, policies, guidelines, and bulletins.
- Quickly reference changes that have occurred since the last calendar year, sorted by document type
- For more information, link to the amending by-law and/or Council agenda to view staff reports and Council decisions