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.
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.
After you submit your initial request for a review, you may be asked to provide more information. This means you will need to resubmit your request.
You can only make one resubmission.
If an additional review is still required after that, you will need to submit a new preliminary zoning review application.
It’s highly recommended that you complete a preliminary zoning review before you apply to the Committee of Adjustment.
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. Zoning approval is obtained through the issuance of a building permit and/or a zoning certificate of occupancy.
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]”.
For more information please check ePlans help and support.
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).