Zoning By-law Review

The Town of Caledon has initiated a review and update of the Town's Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50 and has retained Meridian Planning Consultants to assist in this project. Additional information in regards to future steps in the Zoning By-law Review process will be announced on this page in the future.

A staff recommendation report is being brought forward to Planning and Development Committee on September 22, 2020, and ratified by Council on September 29, 2020.

 Objectives

The objective of the Zoning By-law Review and Update is to create a more reader-friendly, concise and forward-thinking zoning document by making key revisions to various provisions and standards that will assist in the interpretation and understanding of the document.

 This review is also intended to align the Zoning By-law with current planning policies and to improve its structure and format for ease of understanding and implementation.

 Principles
The following guiding principles were established for the Zoning By-law review project. These principles serve to guide future decision-making on By-law review matters.
  • Recognize updated legislation and planning policy
  • Eliminate duplication and redundancy
  • Create a user friendly document
  • Appropriately implement design documents
  • Maintain existing standards and permissions (where possible)
  • Avoid site-specific considerations

Process

Part 4: Structure Envelope Mapping Updates - In Process

The Town is currently in the process of digitizing the Zoning By-law mapping to bring all maps into a geographic information system (GIS) format, ultimately allowing the Zoning By-law to be viewable interactively online. As part of this larger project, staff are first revising all structure envelope (SE) maps contained within the Zoning By-law.

The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment seeks to:

  • Introduce housekeeping language into the By-law which will permit the Town to undertake minor amendments and other technical revisions that in no way affect existing zoning.
  • Introduce enforcement provisions into the By-law for clarity purposes
  • Alter the numbering of the structure envelope maps to be chronological (in both the text and maps)
  • Amend the structure envelope maps, which may include, but is not limited to the following amendments:
    • Introduce structure envelopes which exist on title and other approved planning documentation
    • Recognize approved minor variances to expand structure envelopes in terms of location, dimensions and configuration
    • Update structure envelope and natural area limits, boundaries and dimensions reflect locations of lot lines and improve accuracy, utilizing today’s technology and ability to digitally dimension structure envelopes
  • Update zones, zone map and text to reflect administrative changes to implement the structure envelope mapping updates
RZ 19-09: Public Notices and Documentation
A formal public meeting was held December 3, 2019. Prior to that there were a number of open houses (see schedule below). 

For all maps forming Schedule “B” to the By-law (structure envelope maps), please refer to the table below:

Schedule of Open Houses
Registered Plan of Subdivision Street Names Proposed SE Map Existing SE Map Open House
M-858 Richardson Court 1 2 November 26, 2019
M-858 Flaherty Lane 2 2 November 26, 2019
M-675 and M-963 Rayburn Court and Havencrest Drive (Lots 1-6 and 26-32 in M-675, and, Lots 8-11 in M-963) 3 3 November 18, 2019
M-675 and M-963 Havencrest Drive, Dunnington   Court, Humber Trail, (Lots 7-25 in M-675 and Lots 1-7 in M-963), Old Church Road (Lots 19 and 22) 4 3 November 18, 2019
M-834 Humber Trail and Dobson Court (Lots 1-7, 13, 20 and 21) 5 4 November 18, 2019
M-834 Humber Trail (Lots 8-12 and 14-19) 6 4 November 18, 2019
M-854 Eagle Nest Court, Waterway Court, Country Lane Drive (Lots 9 -11 and 18-27) 7 5 November 20, 2019
M-854 Dacres Court, Cedar Meadows Lane 8 5 November 20, 2019
M-918 Creekside Court, Golfway Court, McCauley Drive, Clubhouse Court, Golfdale Court 9 6 November 18, 2019
43M-1787 Diamondwood Drive 10 7 November 18, 2019
M-1589 Highcrest Road, Mabee Drive, Woodlot Court 11 8 November 20, 2019
M-1364 Peace Court, Tranquility Court 12 8 November 20, 2019
M-1084 Highway 9, Finnerty Sideroad, Moraine Place 13 9 November 20, 2019

M-1265

M-1266

Rowley Drive, Indiana Drive

Costner Place, Keylime Court

14 11 November 20, 2019
43M-1576 McGuire Trail, Barbara Place, Rowley Drive, Dempsey Court 15 12 November 20, 2019
Block 5, M-1270 Jolley Court 16 18 November 20, 2019
No change to SE Map 17    
PSCP 873 60 Ann Street (Horizontal Envelope) 18 13 November 26, 2019
PSCP 873 60 Ann Street (Vertical Envelope) 19 14 November 26, 2019
M-1181 Oak Knoll Drive, Bruno Ridge Drive (Lots 1 to 9, 14 to 20), Stonehart Court (Lots 10 to 13), Park   Meadow Drive (Lots 8 and 9) 20 16 November 18, 2019
M-1182 High Forest Court, Bruno Ridge Drive (Lots 4 to 6 and 19 to 22), Park Meadow Drive (Lots 1 to 3),   Stonehart Court (Lots 23 and 24) 21 16 November 18, 2019
M-1183 Valley Hill Drive, Clover Meadow Court, Bruno Ridge Drive (Lots 1 to 3, 10 to 11, 23 to 27), Mount Wolfe Road 22 16 November 18, 2019
43M-1729 Rolling Hills Lane 23 19 November 26, 2019
M-1518 Overlook Ridge, Mount Pleasant Road 24 21 November 18, 2019
Part Lots 26 and 27,   Concession 3 WHS (Caledon) Porterfield Road/Highpoint Sideroad (Orpen Lake) 25 22 November 26, 2019

PCP 662

Block 44, M-1481

Hilliard Court,

Nailsworth Crescent

26 23 November 26, 2019
43M-1827 Buckstown Trail, Quail   Ridge, Edgewild Drive 27 24 November 20, 2019
43M-1828 Mount Hope Road, Doctor Reynar Road, Buckstown Trail 28 25 November 18, 2019
43M-1837 Cedar Allan Place 29 26 November 18, 2019
43M-1895 Edgewild Drive 30 27 November 20, 2019
43M-1994 Mulloy Court 31 28 November 18, 2019
43M-2053 Robinson Preserve Court, Mount Pleasant Road 32 29 November 18, 2019
Part Lot 20, Concession   10 (Albion) Mount Wolfe Road, Ferrari Drive, Logan Road, Amalfi Court 33 30 November 18, 2019
Part Lots 26 and 27,   Concession 9 (Albion) Catherine Duffey Gate, Water Brown Drive, Amos Drive 34 31 November 20, 2019
Part Lot 25, Concession 9 (Albion) Stinson Street 35 32 November 20, 2019
Part Lot 21, Concession 2 (Albion) Daisy Meadow Crescent 36 33 November 26, 2019
Part Lot 23, Concession 7 (Albion) Country Lane Drive, Hillview Place 37 33 November 20, 2019
Lots 53, 62, 63 and Part Lots 52 and 61, Plan BOL-7 50 Ann Street (Horizontal Envelope) 38 35 November 26, 2019
Lots 53, 62, 63 and Part Lots 52 and 61, Plan BOL-7 50 Ann Street (Vertical Envelope) 39 36 November 26, 2019
Part Lot 4, Concession 6   EHS (Caledon) Raspberry Ridge Avenue 40 34 November 26, 2019
M-1481 Putney Road, Filton Road 41

No SE Map

Refer to Zone Map 36a

November 26, 2019
Part Lots 23 to 25, Concession 1 WHS (Caledon) Willoughby Road  42 34 (Pinnacle) November 26, 2019
M-1009 Rolling Meadow Drive  43

No SE Map

Refer to Zone Map 78

November 26, 2019
Part 3: Agricultural and Rural Zoning Updates, including Country Inns, Cannabis, Parking, Driveways and Open Storage - In Process

The Town is currently in the process of reviewing zoning topics, issues, standards and uses related to Agricultural and Rural land uses and areas. Although this review primarily applies to Agricultural and Rural zones (A1, A2, A3, A1-ORM, A2-ORM and A3-ORM), some of the topics may apply to other areas of the Town as well such as parking, driveway, commercial and tractor trailer parking, etc.

As a result of this review, Town staff has identified that updates are required to:

  • Amend the Maximum Building Area permitted for non-residential uses in the agricultural and rural zones
  • Amend/clarify the zoning provisions related to undersized agricultural lots, including permissions relating to accessory structures and buildings
  • Create a definition and associated provisions for Country Inns and adjust other rental/lodging definitions to remove duplication and old terms, and clarify permissions for Bed and Breakfast Establishments
  • Amend and create definitions and zoning provisions relating to the growing (indoor and outdoor cultivation) and production of cannabis in agricultural areas
  • Note: This component has a related Official Plan Amendment under File No. POPA 19-06
  • Create new definitions and provisions to address common zoning issues relating to driveways, open storage and parking, including the insertion of appendices to assist with measuring driveway width
  • Amend and consolidate permitted uses and definitions in the agricultural and rural zones to remove duplication
  • Complete general housekeeping tasks such as deletion of zones which are no longer in effect and correction of zone titles

POPA 19-06 and RZ 19-08: Public Notices and Documentation:

  • Notice of Application and Public Meeting (pdf)
  • Technical Report and Appendices, prepared by Meridian Planning Consultants (pdf)
  • Draft Official Plan Amendment (pdf)
  • Draft Zoning By-law Amendment and Appendices (pdf)

Contact us to request a document.

Part 2: Cannabis Production Facilities - Appealed
As recommended by the Staff Report, Council passed By-law 2019-27 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended, to permit and regulate cannabis production facilities in Prestige Industrial (MP) and Service Industrial (MS) zones within the Town of Caledon, by deleting, adding and amending definitions and general provisions to reflect new legislation and requirements and changing the permitted use in the A2-595 zone to permit a cannabis production facility rather than a medical marihuana production facility.

At the April 30th Council Meeting, the Staff Report recommendation was amended through a Notice of Motion by Council to add the following paragraphs:

That the growing, producing, processing, etc. of Cannabis on lands designated Prime Agricultural Area, General Agricultural and Rural lands be reviewed as part of the Agriculture Policy review of the Official Plan; and

That the growing of Cannabis on lands zoned Agricultural (A1 and A1-ORM), Rural (A2 and A2-ORM) and Small Agricultural holdings (A3 and A3-ORM) be considered as part of the current 2019 review of the Zoning By-law.

The by-law has been appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Important Message Regarding Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Proceedings and COVID-19
 

The Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act retroactive to March 16, 2020, will affect proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), including suspending timelines, hearing events, and any period of time to initiate or take a step in a proceeding.  The suspension will be in effect until the declaration of emergency is lifted and the limitation periods are no longer suspended under O.Reg. 73/20.

For general information concerning the Tribunal, including the LPAT appeal process, you can visit the LPAT website,  or call 416-212-6349.  For specific questions about how Ontario’s Emergency Order is affecting LPAT proceedings contact:

Tribunal Deputy Registrar
Evelyn Dawes

Part 1: Expedited Industrial and Commercial Zoning Review - In Effect
As a first step in this project, the Town focused on an expedited review of Industrial and Commercial policies and designations in the Town of Caledon Official Plan and how they are being implemented in the Zoning By-law. This component of the project was completed through the adoption by Council of By-law 2016-100 on November 29, 2016.  

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