Mature Neighbourhood Area

​On September 10, 2014, City Council introduced additional standards to ensure that proposed residential additions and replacement dwellings within older mature neighbourhoods are compatible with the existing character of the surrounding area.
The Mature Neighbourhood Area includes any property within the boundaries shown below. Any single detached dwelling located within this area must comply with the Mature Neighbourhood provisions of the Zoning By-law and may also require site plan approval prior to making application for a building permit.
If your property is a single detached dwelling within the Mature Neighbourhood Area, the following Zoning By-law requirements will apply to your proposal (in addition to any site specific requirements set out in the underlying zone):
  • Minimum Rear Yard Depth – equal to 25% of the depth of the lot or the minimum rear yard required by the zone of the lot, whichever is greater 
  • Minimum Interior Side Yard Width:
  1. 1.2 metres setback for the first storey plus 0.6 metres  setback for each additional storey if your lot has a width of 16 metres  or less
  2. 1.8 metres  setback  if your lot has a width between 16 metres  and 21 metres
  3. 2.8 metres  setback if your lot has a width between 21 metres  and 30 metres
  4. 3.0 metres  setback for lots having a width of 30 metres or greater
  • Maximum Lot Coverage:  30% of the lot area, excluding permitted accessory structures
  • Maximum Building Height:  8.5 metres
For more information about the Mature Neighbourhood Area and how it may impact your proposed home improvement, click here or contact Zoning Services at 905-874-2090 to confirm whether the Mature Neighbourhood provisions apply to your property.