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Parking Requirements

Parking Requirements

All businesses must meet all of the Zoning By-law's parking requirements. They include:

  • Required Number of Parking Spaces for Residential Uses
  • Required Number of Parking Spaces for Non-Residential Uses
  • Required Number of Accessible Parking Spaces
  • Loading Space Regulations
  • Parking Space Dimensions

The amount of parking required is typically based on the use and the size of the area occupied. The Zoning by-law identifies different parking rates for different uses. Review Part 3 - Parking, Loading and Stacking Lane Regulations for more information.


This sample parking calculation outlines the steps to calculate the required parking for a business operation.

All parking and loading spaces shall be provided, maintained and be clearly identified and marked by permanent lines and markings painted on the paved surface on the same lot for which the parking and loading spaces are required.

Typical Parking spaces with a parking angle exceeding 15 degrees, except those designated for persons with disabilities, shall have an unobstructed rectangular area with a minimum width of 2.6 m and a minimum length of 5.2 m, exclusive of any aisle or driveway. Refer to the illustration number 8 and

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For the required number of parking spaces see T or T

Consult Part 3 for additional parking requirements for other parking configurations including:

  • Angled parking
  • Parallel parking
  • Tandem parking
  • Increased parking space widths for spaces abutting a building or structure

Accessible parking spaces are to be provided in two sizes and maintain a 1.5 m wide access aisle abutting the entire length of each parking space. Refer to the illustration number 15 and

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Consult for the required number of accessible parking spaces.

Accessible parking spaces should also be designed in accordance with Mississauga’s Disable Persons Parking By-law.

The minimum aisle width shall be 7.0 m.

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.