Zoning By-law Review

2022 Projects

Bolton Core Overlay Zone Area

A Public Meeting has been scheduled for June 7, 2022.

The Town of Caledon has retained Meridian Planning Consultants to assist in the implementation of a Zoning By-law Amendment application, which is currently under review by Town Staff.

This application will amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended to establish the “Bolton Core Overlay Zone Area” within the Bolton Downtown Core, as shown on the schedule below. The Zoning By-law Amendment contributes to the roll out of the Bolton Downtown Revitalization Plan, adopted by Council on March 31, 2021.

Proposed Changes

The zoning changes proposed for the “Bolton Core Overlay Zone” include:

  • Broadening the range of permitted uses within the Core Commercial (“CC”) zone category
  • Expansion of permitted uses within the Institutional (“I”) zone category applying to the former Old Fire Hall (now known as “Humber River Centre”), located at Ann Street & Sterne Street
  • Specific use provisions for Accessory Outdoor Patios and Occasional Use
  • Special parking provisions applicable to the Core Commercial (“CC”) zone category
  • Removal of the Cash-in-Lieu of Parking provisions (Section 5.29)

The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment intends to conform to the Town of Caledon Official Plan. No development is proposed through this application. There are no changes contemplated for the residential zoned properties contained within the “Bolton Core Overlay Zone”.

Projects (Prior to 2022)

Zoning By-law Review and Update

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.

 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 ahead of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review Project to commence in Fall 2022.

 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 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. 

Please contact Planning and Development Service to request a document

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

Part2A: Cannabis and Hemp-related uses in Agricultural and Rural Areas - In Effect

As recommended by the Staff Report, Council passed By-law 2021-036 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended, to establish standards and provisions for cannabis-related and hemp-related uses in agricultural and rural areas. This amendment applies to lands within the limits of the Town of Caledon.

 Part2B: Cannabis and Hemp-related uses in Agricultural and Rural Areas - In Effect

As recommended by the Staff Report, Council passed By-law 2021-034 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended, to establish standards and provisions for cannabis-related and industrial hemp-related uses in industrial areas. This amendment applies to lands within the limits of the Town of Caledon.

Part 3: Agricultural and Rural Zoning Updates, including Country Inns, Bed and Breakfast Establishments, and other Standards - In Effect

As recommended by the Staff Report, Council passed By-law 2021-037 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended, to establish or amend definitions, standards and provisions relating to country inns, bed and breakfasts, agricultural zones, uses and standards. This amendment applies to lands within the limits of the Town of Caledon.

Part 4: Agricultural and Rural Zoning Updates, including Country Inns, Bed and Breakfast Establishments, and other standards - Under Appeal

As recommended by the Staff Report, Council passed By-law 2021-055 to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2006-50, as amended, to establish and amend definitions, standards and provisions relating to transportation depots, commercial motor vehicles, open storage, trailers, and driveways. This amendment applies to lands within the limits of the Town of Caledon.

Please note that this amendment is currently under appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and is not in full force and effect.

Part 5: Structure Envelope Mapping Updates - In Effect

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.

A staff recommendation report was brought forward to Planning and Development Committee on September 22, 2020, and ratified by Council on September 29, 2020. On September 29, 2020, Council approved By-law 2020-072 and no appeals were received. This by-law is in full force and effect.