Group Homes

Group Homes

Under the City of Mississauga Zoning By-law (225/07, as amended) a Group Home is a permitted use in a detached dwelling in a residential zone.

A Group Home is defined under the Zoning By-law as:

Group Home means a supportive housing facility located within a dwelling unit where persons live as a unit under responsible supervision consistent with the requirements of its occupants, which may or may not be licensed or approved by the Province of Ontario, but excludes a supportive housing facility that provides accommodation and care for any other purpose including the observation, detention and rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. (0379-2009)

The Zoning Regulations pertaining to this use include:
4.1.18 Group Home
  A group home shall only be permitted within a detached dwelling in a Residential Zone subject to the following: (0379-2009) A group home shall not be located within an 800.0 m radius of the lot line of an existing group home; A group home shall be occupied by a maximum of eight (8) persons, exclusive of staff and/or receiving family. (0379-2009) Parking shall be provided in compliance with the regulations in Table contained in Article of this By-law. (0308-2011)

Additional regulation. Prior to the commencement of using the detached dwelling as a Group Home, you must obtain a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy.


Table – Required Number of Parking Spaces for Residential Uses


9.0 Group Home 2.0 spaces

Any information contained herein is strictly for information purposes only and should be reviewed in conjunction with Zoning By-Law 0225-2007, as amended. In the case where the information provided conflicts with that of the text contained in Zoning By-law 0225-2007, as amended, the text shall prevail. It should not be relied on when making decisions in connection with real estate transactions, development proposals or building permits.

Please visit the Mississauga Civic Centre, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to review the Official Zoning By-law and to speak with staff before making important decisions.

A list of amendments passed by Council but not yet incorporated into the office consolidation copy can be found on the Unconsolidated Zoning By-law Amendments document. 

Copies of Zoning By-law Amendments are available at:
Office of the City Clerk
Corporate Services Department, 2nd Floor.