Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review
We’re reviewing the existing Zoning Bylaw to ensure it aligns with the City’s updated Official Plan, reflects current zoning practices and works for you and your neighbours today and in the future. Click to learn more.Downtown Zoning Bylaw update
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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 (online map) 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
|2||Interpretation and Administration of Zoning By-law||June 2019|
|4||General Provisions||June 2019|
|5||Residential Zones (R)||November 2017|
|6||Commercial Zones (C.1, NC, CC, RC, D.1, D.2, D.3, SC.1, SC.2, OR, CR)||June 2019|
|7||Industrial Zones (B)||July 2016|
|8||Institutional Zones (I)||May 2014|
|9||Park Zones (P)||April 2005|
|10||Aggregate Extraction Zones (EX)||April 2005|
|11||Urban Reserve Zones (UR)||April 2005|
|12||Floodplain Lands (FL)||April 2005|
|13||Natural Heritage Features (WL)||April 2005|
|14||Repeal of By-laws||April 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)||April 2005|
|Specialized Downtown Zones (D)||June 2019|
|Specialized Commercial Shopping Centre Zones (NC, CC, RC)||June 2019|
|Specialized Commercial-Residential Zones (CR)||June 2019|
|Specialized Convenience Commercial Zones (C1)||November 2017|
|Specialized Floodway Zones (FL)||April 2005|
|Specialized Industrial Zones (B)||June 2019|
|Specialized Institutional Zones (I)||December 2016|
|Specialized Park Zones (P)||April 2005|
|Specialized Residential Single Detached Zones (R1)||June 2019|
|Specialized Residential Semi-Detached/Duplex Zones (R2)||November 2017|
|Specialized Residential Townhouse Zones (R3)||March 2019|
|Specialized Residential Apartment Zones (R4)||June 2019|
|Specialized Service Commercial Zones (SC)||June 2019|
|Specialized Office-Residential Zones (OR)||June 2019|
|Specialized Urban Reserve Zones (UR)||March 2019|
|Specialized Wetland Zones (WL)||April 2005|
|Specialized Zones – Other||June 2019|