Zoning Bylaw

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.

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.

In certain instances, special circumstances dictate that variances be allowed to the permitted uses or regulations. These zones are indicated by hyphenated zone designations (ie. R.1B-XX). Specialized zones are property or area specific and the Specialized Zones document should be reviewed for any changes to the general uses or regulations for that zone. For any items not included in the specialized zone, the general uses or regulations of the parent zone apply.

Building Services should be consulted regarding inquiries and interpretation of the Zoning By-law. Accessible format available by contacting Building Services at 519-822-1260 extension 5615 or TTY 519-826-9771

Interactive Zoning Bylaw map

Section 1: Preamble

Preamble, January 2020

Section 2: Interpretation and administration

Interpretation and Administration of Zoning By-law, June 2019

Section 3: Definitions

Definitions, June 2019

Section 4: General Provisions

General Provisions, December 2020

Section 5: Residential Zones

Residential Zones (R), November 2017

Section 6: Commercial Zones

Commercial Zones (C.1, NC, CC, RC, D.1, D.2, D.3, SC.1, SC.2, OR, CR), June 2019

Section 7: Industrial Zones

Industrial Zones (B), July 2016

Section 8: Institutional Zones

Institutional Zones (I), May 2014

Section 9: Park Zones

Park Zones (P), April 2005

Section 10: Aggregate Extraction Zones

Aggregate Extraction Zones (EX), April 2005

Section 11: Urban Reserve Zones

Urban Reserve Zones (UR), April 2005

Section 12: Floodplain Lands

Floodplain Lands (FL), April 2005

Section 13: Natural Heritage Features

Natural Heritage Features (WL), April 2005

Section 14: Repeal of Bylaws

Repeal of Bylaws, April 2005