In accordance with the Comprehensive Zoning By-law that was approved by City Council on June 25, 2008, the subject property is zoned TM S77 – Traditional Mainstreet Zone (2 1 1-213 York Street) and R5S S77 – Residential Fifth Density Zone (240 Clarence Street) – see map.
211-213 YorkStreet – TM S77 Zone Provisions
The purpose of the TM S77 Traditional Mainstreet Zone is to:
- accommodate a broad range of uses including retail, service commercial, office, residential and institutional uses, including mixed-use buildings but excluding auto-related uses, in areas designated Traditional Mainstreet in the Official Plan;
- foster and promote compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented developnent that provide for access by foot, cycle, transit and automobile;
- recognize the function of Business Improvement Areas as primary business or shopping areas; and
- Impose development standards that will ensure that street continuity, scale and character is maintained, and that the uses are compatible and complement surrounding land uses.
Permitted non residential uses in the Traditional Main Street Zone include animal hospital, bank, cinema, convenience store, hotel, medical facility, office, restaurant, retail food store, retail store, service and repair shop, and training centre, among others. However, these uses are subject to a number of requirements as outlined in the zoning bylaw. A number of residential uses are also permitted including apartment dwelling, (low, mid and high rise), dwelling units, retirement home, residential care facility and rooming house among others.
There is no minimum lot area or lot width associated with lots zoned TM. However, the minimum front yard, corner yard and rear yard setbacks depend on a number of issues as outlined in the zoning bylaw.
240 Clarence Street – R5S S77 Zone Provisions
The purpose of the R5S S77 – Residential Fifth Density Zone is to:
- allow a wide mix of residential building forms rangingfr01n detached to mid-high rise apartment dwellings in areas designated as General Urban Area, Mixed Use Centre or Central Area in the Official Plan;
- allow a number of other residential uses to provide additional housing choices within the fifth density residential areas;
permit ancillary uses to the principal residential use to allow residents to work at home and to accommodate convenience retail and service uses of limited size;
- ensure that residential uses predominate in selected areas of the Central Area, while allowing limited commercial uses;
- regulate development in a manner that is compatible with existing land use patterns so that the mixed building form, residential character of a neighbourhood is maintained or enhanced; and
- permit different development standards identified in the Z subzone, primarily for areas designated as Developing Communities, which promote efficient land use and compact form while showcasing newer design approaches.
Permitted uses in the Residential Fifth Density Zone include, among others, low to mid-high rise apartment buildings, bed and breakfast, detached dwelling, duplex dwelling, planned unit development, rooming house, retirement home, semi-detached dwelling, stacked dwelling and three-unit dwelling. The subject property is designated R5S. Subzone provisions and development standards with respect to minimum lot width, size, and yard setbacks are dependent on the proposed use of the property which is outlined in further detail in the Addendum.
According to Schedule 77, the maximum permitted building height is restricted to a range of between
13.6 metres and 36.6 metres or four and one-half to 12-storeys.
In summary, the subject site is zoned for a number of commercial and residential uses and permits a development with a maximum building height in the range of between four and one-half to 12-storeys.