Restaurants

Restaurants

The Zoning By-law identifies three different types of restaurants:
  • Restaurant - a building, structure or part thereof, that shall not include a drive-through window, where food is prepared and offered for sale to the public for consumption within the building, structure or part thereof, or off the premises.
  • Convenience Restaurant - a building, structure or part thereof, with a drive-through window, where food is prepared and offered for sale to the public for consumption within the building, structure or part thereof, or off the premises.
  • Take-out Restaurant - a building, structure or part thereof, that shall not include a drive-through window, where food, prepared on or off the premises, is offered for sale to the public with consumption of food on or off the premises, and a maximum of six (6) seats shall be permitted.

Minimum Separation Distance from Residential Zones

Restaurants must be located at least 60m away from a residential zone unless otherwise indicated. The distance must be measured in a straight line from the nearest part of the building or structure or portion of the building or structure containing the restaurant use to the closest lot line of the residential zone.

Table 2.1.2.1.1 - Minimum Separation Distance

 

Line Use Minimum Separation Distance From a Residential Zone
1.0 Restaurant 60.0m
2.0 Convenience Restaurant 60.0m
3.0 Take out Restaurant 60.0m

Parking for Restaurants

Unless otherwise indicated, parking is required for all restaurant uses, depending on the type of restaurant the parking rate varies. Parking requirements are based on GFA-Non Residential. Review section 3.1.2 and Part 3 - Parking, Loading and Stacking Lane Regulations for more information.

Table 3.1.2.2 Required Number of Parking Spaces for Non-Residential Uses

 

Line Use Minimum Off-Street Parking Regulations
42.1 Convenience Restaurant 16.0 spaces per 100 m2 GFA - restaurant plus a 10 car stacking lane
42.2 Restaurant 16.0 spaces per 100 m2 GFA - restaurant
42.3 Take out Restaurant 6.0 spaces per 100 m2 GFA - restaurant
42.4 Restaurant (in a C4 zone) 9.0 spaces per 100 m2 GFA - restaurant


Outdoor Patios

Typically all uses shall be located wholly within a building, structure or part thereof; however, some zones may permit an outdoor patio accessory to a restaurant.

If you wish to add, or otherwise modify, an outdoor patio that is accessory to a restaurant, please indicate so on your Building Permit Application. You will be required to obtain a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy for the patio itself. Site plan approval may also be required.

 




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.

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