Zoning By-law

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The City of Guelph Zoning Bylaw (1995) – 14864 was adopted by Guelph City Council on June 19, 1995 and certified by the City Clerk on August 29, 1997.

The Zoning By-law, Schedule “A” – Defined Area Maps and the individual sections of the by-law shown below, have been prepared and consolidated for the purpose of convenience only and are not certified true copies. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official Zoning By-law (1995)-14864 and amending by-laws in Planning Services at City Hall.

Building Services should be consulted regarding inquiries and interpretation of the Zoning By-law.

Zoning By-law Sections
Section  Title Last Update
1 Preamble Aug 2013
2 Interpretation and Administration of Zoning By-law Jun 2013
3 Definitions April 2015
4 General Provisions April 2015
5 Residential Zones (R) Aug 2011
6 Commercial Zones (C.1, NC, CC, RC, CBD.1, CBD.2, SC.1, SC.2, OR, CR) Oct 2006
7 Industrial Zones (B) Oct 2010
8 Institutional Zones (I) May 2014
9 Park Zones (P) Apr 2005
10 Aggregate Extraction Zones (EX) Apr 2005
11 Urban Reserve Zones (UR) Apr 2005
12 Floodplain Lands (FL) Apr 2005
13 Natural Heritage Features (WL) Apr 2005
14 Repeal of By-laws  APR 2005

For generic zones, please see the above sections. In certain instances, special circumstances dictate that variances be allowed to the permitted uses or regulations.These zones are indicated by hyphenated zone designations. Specialized zones are property or area specific.

Zoning Bylaw Sections
Specialized Zones Last Update
Specialized Aggregate Extraction Zones (EX) Apr 2005
Specialized Central Business District Zones (CBD) May 2014
Specialized Commercial Shopping Centre Zones (NC, CC, RC) Nov 2013
Specialized Commercial-Residential Zones (CR) Aug 2012
Specialized Convenience Commercial Zones (C1) Aug 2009
Specialized Floodway Zones (FL) Apr 2005
Specialized Industrial Zones (B) Sep 2011
Specialized Institutional Zones (I) May 2014
Specialized Park Zones (P) Apr 2005
Specialized Residential Single Detached Zones (R1) April 2015
Specialized Residential Semi-Detached/Duplex Zones (R2) Jan 2013
Specialized Residential Townhouse Zones (R3) April 2015
Specialized Residential Apartment Zones (R4) April 2015
Specialized Service Commercial Zones (SC) Mar 2013
Specialized Office-Residential Zones (OR) Oct 2010
Specialized Urban Reserve Zones (UR) Apr 2005
Specialized Wetland Zones (WL) Apr 2005
Specialized Zones – Other Apr 2005

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