Part 16 - Appendices


By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however it is not to be used in place of actual by-laws.

Actual by-laws can be obtained at the following locations:

City Archives
James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax : 613-580-2614

Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe, Ottawa Room

The City of Ottawa Zoning By-law is made available on the web site for information, however confirmation on the zoning provisions should be sought through the City’s development information officers (DIO), by contacting 311 and asking for the DIO for the geographic area in question.

Contained in this part are appendices provided for information and administrative purposes only. Appendix A is a tool available when undertaking or reviewing a development proposal or application, while Appendices B through D provide ongoing and updated information on lands undergoing the Development Approval Process.

Land use term

  • adult entertainment parlour
  • agricultural use
  • airport
  • amusement centre
  • amusement park
  • animal care establishment
  • animal hospital
  • apartment dwelling, low rise
  • apartment dwelling, mid-high rise
  • artist studio
  • automobile body shop
  • automobile dealership
  • automobile rental establishment
  • automobile service station
  • bank
  • bank machine
  • bar
  • bed and breakfast
  • broadcasting studio
  • bus station
  • campground
  • car wash
  • casino
  • catering establishment
  • cemetery
  • cinema
  • community centre
  • community garden
  • community health and resource centre
  • convenience store
  • converted dwelling
  • correctional facility
  • court house
  • crematorium
  • daycare
  • detached dwelling
  • diplomatic mission
  • duplex dwelling
  • drive-through facility
  • dwelling unit
  • emergency service
  • environmental preserve and education area
  • equestrian establishment
  • experimental farm
  • fairground
  • forestry operation
  • funeral home
  • garden suite
  • gas bar
  • golf course
  • group home
  • heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
  • heavy industrial use
  • home-based business
  • home-based daycare
  • hospital
  • hotel
  • instructional facility
  • intensive livestock farm operation
  • kennel
  • linked-detached dwelling
  • leaf and yard waste disposal facility
  • library
  • light industrial use
  • marine facility
  • medical facility
  • military and police training facility
  • mineral extraction operation
  • mixed use building (By-law 2010-123)
  • mobile home
  • mobile home park
  • multiple attached dwelling
  • municipal service centre
  • museum
  • nightclub
  • non-residential building (By-law 2010-123)
  • office
  • park
  • parking garage
  • parking lot
  • personal service business
  • place of assembly
  • place of worship
  • planned unit development
  • post office
  • post-secondary educational institution
  • printing plant
  • production studio
  • rapid-transit network
  • recreational and athletic facility
  • research and development centre
  • residential care facility
  • restaurant
  • restaurant- fast food
  • restaurant- full service
  • restaurant- take out
  • retail food store
  • retail store
  • retirement home
  • retirement home, converted
  • rooming house
  • rooming house, converted
  • school
  • secondary dwelling unit
  • semi-detached dwelling
  • service and repair shop
  • shelter
  • small arms, rifles and explosives outdoor testing and training area
  • small batch brewery
  • snow disposal facility
  • solid waste disposal facility
  • sports arena
  • stacked dwelling
  • storage yard
  • technology industry
  • theatre
  • three unit dwelling
  • train station
  • training centre
  • truck transport terminal
  • utility installation
  • warehouse
  • waste processing and transfer facility
  • wayside pit
  • wayside quarry

The Committee of Adjustment

(This Appendix is provided only as an overview of the enabling legislation dealing with the Committee of Adjustment. For accurate and detailed reference, recourse must be had to the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990)

  1. The Committee of Adjustment is established and regulated under Sections 44, 45 and 54 of the Planning Act, R.S.O.1990.
  2. The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body, which, in the City of Ottawa, is comprised of individuals appointed by City Council for a term of 3 years.
    1. The Committee of Adjustment may authorize, with respect to this By-law:
      1. consents to sever land;
      2. permission to enlarge, extend or change a non-conforming use, or
      3. minor variances to the provisions of this By-law,
    2. The Committee may authorize such variances, permissions and consents described in Subsection (a) which, in its opinion:
      1. in the case of variances, are minor in nature,
      2. are desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure,
      3. maintain the general purpose and intent of the Zoning By-law, and
      4. maintain the general purpose and intent of the Official Plan.
  4. The Committee of Adjustment may set out in its decisions any terms and conditions as the Committee considers advisable.
  5. Decisions of the Committee of Adjustment may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Appeals to the Ontario Land Tribunal

(This Appendix is provided only as an overview of the enabling legislation dealing with the Ontario Land Tribunal . For accurate and detailed reference, recourse must be had to the Planning Act, R.S.O.1990 and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 23, Sched. 1).

  1. Any person or public body may appeal a decision of the Committee of Adjustment or of the Municipal Council on a zoning matter to the Ontario Land Tribunal .
  2. An appellant to the Ontario Land Tribunal must set out in writing the objection to the decision and the reasons in support of the objection.
  3. Upon consideration of an appeal, the Ontario Land Tribunal may:
    1. dismiss the appeal; or
    2. allow the appeal in whole or in part.
  4. The Ontario Land Tribunal may dismiss all or part of an appeal without holding a hearing if an appellant did not make oral or written submission indicating an objection before the decision of the Committee of Adjustment or Municipal Council was rendered, and, in the opinion of the Tribunal, the appellant does not provide a reasonable explanation for having failed to make a submission.