Installing a swimming pool is permitted on most residential properties in the City. There are restrictions on where the pool can be located and how far it needs to be set back from all lot lines.
Check the restrictions for swimming pools in subsection 4.1.4 of the Zoning By-law.
Zoning information sheets
These information sheets may help you understand the by-law restrictions for a pool.
Pool heating and filtering equipment
External heating, air conditioning and pool heating or filtering equipment cannot be located in your front yard. All equipment must be at least 0.61 metres from all lot lines.
For more information see subsection 4.1.6 of the Zoning By-law.
Minimum setbacks to greenland zones
If your lot is next to land zoned as greenland, any new pools 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.
Installing your pool
A building permit is not required for pools, but you do need to get approval for a pool enclosure. Learn more about the approvals you need to install a swimming pool.
If you need more information, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).