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If you’re planning to build or renovate an attached or detached garage or carport, there may be restrictions on the location, size, height and number of garages permitted on your property. These restrictions depend on the size of your lot.

There may also be restrictions on how much of your lot you can cover with structures. To find your coverage, check the zoning restrictions for your property.

The by-law has general provisions that apply to all properties. However, the zoning regulations for your property might have additional restrictions for garages. Review the general provisions, and then check the zoning regulations for your property.

If something in the general provisions conflicts with the zoning regulations for your property, follow the zoning regulations.

Check the general provisions for garages in Table 4.1.12 of the Zoning By-law.

Minimum setbacks to greenland zones

If your lot is next to land zoned as greenland, any new structures may have to be built farther away from your property lines.

Check the setback to greenland zones in subsection 4.1.8 of the Zoning By-law.

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.