Zoning By-law

Both the Interactive Zoning By-law and the PDF version of the Zoning By-law are updated on a continuous basis and may not reflect all amendments that have been passed by Council or approved at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). To view the most up-to-date zoning information, please refer to the list of unconsolidated amendments.

The City of Mississauga’s Zoning By-law regulates the use of land, buildings and structures in the City.

Use the Interactive Zoning By-law to view the consolidated text of the by-law.

View Interactive Zoning By-law


Find your zoning

Use the property information tool to find the zoning designation of a property. You can follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to find your property’s zoning designation.

You can also check your zone using the interactive zoning information map.

PDF version of the Zoning By-law

Downloadable PDFs of the by-law’s individual sections are available below:

Part/section and description Last updated
By-law Number March 31, 2014
Amendments August 31, 2022
Appeals December 31, 2020
Table of Contents August 31, 2022
How This By-law Works August 31, 2022
Part 1 – Administration, Interpretation and Enforcement February 28, 2021
Section 1.2 – Definitions August 31, 2022
Section 1.3 – Illustrations June 30, 2022
Part 2 – General Provisions August 31, 2022
Part 3 – Parking, Loading, Stacking Lane and Bicycle Parking Regulations August 31, 2022
Part 4.1 – General Provisions for Residential Zones August 31, 2022
Parts 4.2.1 to 4.2.2 – R1 to R5 Permitted Uses and Zone Regulations and R1 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.2.3 – R2 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.2.4 – R3 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.2.5 – R4 Exception Zones June 30, 2020
Part 4.2.6 – R5 Exception Zones March 31, 2021
Parts 4.3 to 4.7 – R6 to R16 Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.8 – RM1 and RM2 Zones (Semi-Detached) June 30, 2021
Part 4.9 – RM3 Zone (Semi-Detached on a CEC – Road) February 28, 2021
Part 4.10 – RM4 Zone (Townhouses) August 31, 2022
Part 4.11 – RM5 Zone (Street Townhouses) August 31, 2022
Part 4.12 – RM6 Zone (Townhouses on a CEC – Road) June 30, 2021
Part 4.13 – RM7 Zone (Detached, Semi-Detached, Duplex and Triplex) February 28, 2021
Part 4.13A – RM8 Zone (Back to Back and/or Stacked Townhouses) August 31, 2022
Part 4.14 – RM9 and RM10 Zones (Back to Back and Stacked Townhouses) February 28, 2021
Part 4.14A – RM11 Zone (Back to Back Townhouses on a CEC – Road) February 28, 2021
Part 4.14B – RM12 Zone (Back to Back Townhouses on a Street) February 28, 2021
Parts 4.15.1 to 4.15.2 – RA1 to RA5 Permitted Uses and Zone Regulations and RA1 Exception Zones December 31, 2020
Part 4.15.3 – RA2 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.15.4 – RA3 Exception Zones November 30, 2019
Part 4.15.5 – RA4 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 4.15.6 – RA5 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 5 – O Zone (Office) August 31, 2022
Parts 6.1 to 6.2.1 – General Provisions for Commercial Zones and C1 to C5 Permitted Uses and Zone Regulations August 31, 2022
Part 6.2.2 – C1 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 6.2.3 – C2 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 6.2.4 – C3 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 6.2.5 – C4 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 6.2.6 – C5 Exception Zones April 30, 2018
Part 7 – CC1 to CC4, CCO and CCOS Zones (Downtown Core) August 31, 2022
Parts 8.1 to 8.2.1 – General Provisions for Employment Zones and E1 to E3 Permitted Uses and Zone Regulations August 31, 2022
Parts 8.2.2 to 8.2.4 – E1 to E3 Exception Zones August 31, 2022
Part 9 – OS1 to OS3 Zones (Open Space) August 31, 2022
Part 10 – G1 and G2 Zones (Greenlands) July 31, 2020
Part 11 – PB1 and PB2 Zones (Parkway Belt) August 31, 2022
Part 12 – Other Zones: U (Utility), I (Institutional), D (Development), B (Buffer) and AP (Airport) Zones August 31, 2022
Part 13 – Zoning Maps June 30, 2022

Proposed City-initiated Zoning By-law amendments

The City periodically amends the Zoning By-law to:

  • Clarify wording
  • Update definitions
  • Delete or modify outdated regulations
  • Address new trends

To determine whether these changes affect your application, please review your proposal with your agent or professional consultant.

Below are the proposed Zoning By-law amendments initiated by the City:

The amendments proposed to this by-law include:

  • Adding a new definition of:
    • Buildable area
    • Parapet
  • Amending the definition of:
    • Context grade
    • Gross floor area (GFA) infill – residential to incorporate open-to-below space
    • Lot coverage to include pergolas
    • A sight triangle to specify that they are within the public right-of-way
    • Sloped roofs to exclude parapets
    • Height for low and medium density residential buildings to include parapets in the calculation of flat roofs
  • Lowering the threshold for what constitutes a flat roof
  • Inserting a minimum setback regulation for balconies abutting a residential zone
  • Clarifying accessibility requirements for parking and loading spaces
  • Restricting decks associated with detached garages
  • Adding a new regulation to permit window well encroachment into rear yards
  • Exempting small open-to-below spaces for GFA – infill residential calculations
  • Revising parking regulations in Greenlands zones
  • Adding Buildable Area regulations

Supporting documents

Notice of public meetings:

Reports:

By-law:

  • By-law 0208-2022
  • Expected time frame for amendments to the definitions and regulations of Flat Roof, Sloped Roof, and Parapet will be December 7, 2022

Contact us

If you have questions about the Zoning By-law or need an alternate accessible format of the by-law please contact 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email public.info@mississauga.ca.

Report a technical issue

If you are experiencing a technical issue with the Interactive Zoning By-law, please email tscott.anderson@mississauga.ca.