You must keep two feet of landscaping between a driveway at a house and the property line to make sure that water drains away properly.
In general, a residential driveway (including paved walks that run parallel to the driveway) shall have a maximum width as follows:
|4.9 metres (16.08 feet)
Less than 8.23 metres (27 feet)
|5.2 metres (17.06 feet)
||Equal to or more than 8.23 metres (27 feet) but less than 9.14 metres (30 feet)
|6.71 metres (22 feet)
||Equal to or more than 9.14 metres (30 feet) but less than 15.24 metres (50 feet)
|7.32 metres (24 feet)
||Equal to or more than15.24 metres (50 feet) but less than 18.3 metres (60 feet)
|9.14 metres (30 feet) or the width of the garage (whichever is greater)
||Equal to or more than 18.3 metres (60 feet)
|6.71 metres (22 feet) or the width of the garage (whichever is greater)
||For driveways on the side lot line of any lot
Please contact Zoning to find out about how wide your driveway should be if you own property on:
- A lot with an irregular shape
- A pie-shaped lot
- A corner lot
You will need the developer’s permission to widen a driveway in subdivisions that the City hasn’t yet assumed responsibility for.
If you need to cut a curb to widen a driveway, you will need a road occupancy and access permit. You can get the permit from the Works and Transportation Department.