​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zoning By-law 6000-17

What is the Zoning By-law?

The Zoning By-law is a legal document that; regulates the use of land, applies performance standards such as setbacks, lot sizes and height, sets general provisions such as parking requirements, permitted ancillary uses, and provisi​ons applying to non-conforming buildings and includes bylaw definitions and by-law enforcement criteria. The Zoning By-law regulates development and uses on all lands within the Town of Aurora. The Zoning Bylaw and amendments to the Bylaw are applied by authority under Section 34 of the Planning Act.

What is the purpose of a Zoning B​y-law?

The Zoning By-​law implements the goals and policies as outlined in Town of Aurora's Official Plan.  Zoning standards and associated mapping separates lands into distinct classifications such as residential, commercial, industrial, open space and environmental protection zones. Within each zone category standards are further outlined to address such matters as types of permitted uses, appropriate lot size and setbacks of buildings. These standards provide legally enforceable regulations for development, which is administrated by the Town's Building Services division to ensure the Town's standards are upheld.

Why is the Town conducting a Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review?

The Town's current Bylaw 2213-78, has been updated over time, but a comprehensive review has not been undertaken since the Bylaw's approval in 1979. New legislation in the Planning Act requires municipalities to update its Zoning Bylaw within three years of a new Official Plan coming into effect. The Town's Official Plan came into effect on August 14, 2012. The goal of the Comprehensive Zoning Review is to revise and update our current zoning standards primarily to implement the policies of the Town's Official Plan, incorporate new standards for the Aurora Promenade and also update standards related to the general provisions to apply current progressive planning practice and regulations.

Review Process

The Comprehensive Bylaw Review is being conducted to assess the structural components of the Bylaw as listed below. Technical Papers will be prepared to identify issues specific to each of these categories and will be posted with updates on the web site.

  • Definitions and Interpretation
  • General Provisions
  • Parking Standards
  • Residential Provisions
  • Commercial Provisions
  • The Aurora Promenade
  • Industrial and Business Park Provisions
  • Institutional Provisions
  • Open Space and Environmental Protection Provisions
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Provisions
  • Site Specific Exceptions
  • Administration and Enforcement

A number of known By-law issues that also need to be addressed in the Comprehensive Review, include the following:

  • Bylaw provisions which are no longer relevant;
  • Outdated performance standards;
  • Uses/terms which are poorly defined

​Technical Papers

Offici​al Plan
Definitions

General Provisions

Residential Zones 
Commercial Zones 
Promenade Zones 
Employment Zones
Institutional Zones 
Environmental Protection & Open Space Zones
Rural Zones 

Mapping 
Special Provisions and Exceptions
Oak Ridges Moraine  

Presentations

Public Planning M​eeting - April 8, 2015
Public Planning Meeting - February 26, 2014

Council Reports

General Committee Report - May 16, 2017
Council Report - November 8, 2016
General Committee Report - November 1, 2016
Public Planning Report - April 25, 2016
Public Planning Report - April 8, 2015
Report to Council - January 13, 2015
Public Planning Report - February 26, 2014
Report to Council - October 15, 2013
Report to Council - November 6, 2012 

Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law​​s

​Final Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (6000-17)​
Fifth Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law (Ed. 5.0)- May 2017​ 
Section 20 - Holding Provisions - June 2017 
​​Section 21 - ​​Temporary Zones - June 2017
Section 24 - Exception Zones - June 2017​

Fourth Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (Ed. 4.0) - October 2016
Third Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (Ed. 3.0) - March 2016
Second Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (Ed. 2.0) - May 2015
First Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (Ed 1.1) - November 2014
First Draft Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (Ed 1.0) - July 4​ 2014

Draft Mapping​

 

Schedule A Map 2- June 20-17
Schedule A Map 3- June 20-17​
Schedule A Map 4- June 20-17​
Schedule A Map 5- June 20-17
Schedule A Map 6- June 20-17
Schedule A Map 7- June 20-17​
Schedule A Map 8- June 20-17
Schedule A Map 9- June 20-17
Schedule A Map 10- June 20-17
Schedule A.1, Promenade Zone Map - June 20-17
Schedule A.2, Promenade Parking Map - June 20-17​

Draft Schedule A -June 2017​​
Draft K​​ey Map - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 2 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 3 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 4 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 5 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 6 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 7 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 8 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 9 - June 2017
Draft Schedule A Map 10 - June 2017​
Draft Schedule A.1, Promenade​ Zone Map -​ June 2017
Draft Schedule A.2, Promenade Parking Map - June 2017
Draft Schedule A.3, Natural Hazard Overlay - June 2017
Draft Schedule A.4, Wellhead Protection Area - June 2017​​​

Draft Schedule B Map 2(KNHF)- June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 4(KNHF) - June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 5(KNHF) - June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 6(KNHF) - June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 7(KNHF) - June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 9(KNHF) - June 2017
Draft Schedule B Map 10(KNHF) - June 2017​

Draft Schedule C Map 2_Aquifer- June 2017
Draft Schedule C Map 4_Aquifer - June 2017
Draft Schedule C Map 5_Aquifer - June 2017
Draft Schedule C Map 6_Aquifer - June 2017​
Draft Schedule C Map 7_Aquifer - June 2017​
Draft Schedule C Map 9_Aquifer - June 2017​
Draft Schedule C Map 10_Aquifer - June 2017

Draft Schedule D Map 2_Wells- June 2017​
Draft Schedule D Map 4_Wells - June 2017​
Draft Schedule D Map 5_Wells - June 2017
Draft Schedule D Map 6_Wells - June 2017​
Draft Schedule D Map 7_Wells - June 2017
Draft Schedule D Map 9_Wells - June 2017
Draft Schedule D Map 10_Wells - June 2017​​

Draft Schedule E Map 2_Landform- June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 4_Landform - June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 5_Landform - June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 6_Landform - June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 7_Landform - June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 9_Landform - June 2017
Draft Schedule E Map 10_Landform - June 2017​​

Previous Maps

Draft Schedule A.1, Promenade Zones - October 2016
Draft Schedule A.2, Promenade Parking Map - October 2016|
Draft Schedule A Map 2 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 3 - April 2016 ​​​​​
Draft Schedule A Map 4 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 5 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 6 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 7 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 8 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 9 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A Map 10 - April 2016
Draft Schedule A.1, Promenade Overlay Zone - April 2016
Draft Schedule A.2, Promenade Parking Map - April 2016
Draft Schedule A.3, Natural Hazard Overlay - April 2016
Draft Schedule A.4, Wellhead Protection Area - April 2016
Draft Schedule A - May 2015
Draft Schedule A.1, Promenade Overlay Zone- June 2015
Draft Schedule A.2, Natural Hazard Overlay Map - May 2015​​

Additional Information

For more information on the 2013 Comprehensive Zoning Review contact the Planning Services division at planning@aurora.ca or by phone: Glen Letman at 905-727-3123 ext. 4346 or Jeff Healey at 905-727-3123 ext. 4349. ​

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