Permitted uses

The City is split up into different “zones”. Each zone identifies uses that are “typically” permitted. Check the permitted uses and zone regulations in the Zoning By-law:

The zoning of your property might have additional regulations related to permitted uses, always check the zoning regulations for your property using the find property information tool.

Zoning staff will confirm that your proposal meets the zoning regulations when you submit your building permit application or through a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy.

If you’re planning to open a business, you must get a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy. When you apply for your certificate the City will confirm whether your business is permitted.

Contact us

If you need more information, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).


The information presented on this web page is provided for information purposes only. It should not be solely relied on when making decisions related to real estate transactions, development proposals or building permits.

We strongly advise you review the text in the official Zoning By-law and/or speak with City staff before making important decisions.