A preliminary zoning review is an analysis of plans (site plan, floor plan and elevations) to determine if they comply with the City’s Zoning By-law.
This process is only available for proposals that don’t require a building permit, zoning certificate of occupancy or planning approval. For all other proposals, zoning comments will be provided through the appropriate approval process.
When the review is complete, you’ll be able to view a project status report that will show instances of non-compliance with the by-law and/or requests for more information. As this is not intended to be the process through which comments are resolved, you can only make one resubmission before the file is closed.
If an additional review is still required after that, you will need to submit a new preliminary zoning review application.
A preliminary zoning application review is for information purposes only. It is not a building permit application and does not enable you to begin construction. It does not constitute a formal approval of any sort.
Before you begin any construction you should determine if you need a building permit.
Submit your application online through the ePlans portal using the “building permit” request type. In the “description of work” field, enter “Preliminary Zoning Review Only – [Scope of Work]”.
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You’ll need to upload the following drawings and documents as part of your request.
All measurements must be in metric. The site plan must include the following:
The application will cost $413.10. You can pay this fee within ePlans.
A $20 fee will be collected when you submit your request online. The balance will be collected once your request passes prescreening.
If you need more information, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).