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Part 11 - Industrial Zones (Sections 199 to 206)

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.

The information contained in this part covers the zones applied to the urban and suburban areas of the City in accordance with the industrial land use designations of the Official Plan, and includes the IP-Business Park, IL-Light Industrial, IG- General Industrial and IH-Heavy Industrial Zones.

IG - General Industrial Zone (Sections 199 and 200)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the IG – General Industrial Zone is to:

  1. permit a wide range of low to moderate impact, light industrial uses in accordance with the Employment Area designation of the Official Plan or, the General Urban Area designation where applicable;
  2. allow in certain Employment Areas or General Urban Areas, a variety of complementary uses such as recreational, health and fitness uses and service commercial (e.g. convenience store, personal service business, restaurant, automobile service station and gas bar), occupying small sites as individual occupancies or in groupings as part of a small plaza, to serve the employees of the Employment or General Urban Area, the general public in the immediate vicinity, and passing traffic; 
  3. prohibit retail uses in areas designated as Employment Area but allow limited sample and showroom space that is secondary and subordinate to the primary use of buildings for the manufacturing or warehousing of the product; and 
  4. provide development standards that would ensure that the industrial uses would not impact on the adjacent non-industrial areas.

Section 199

In the IG Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 199(3) to (5);
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      automobile body shop
      broadcasting studio
      catering establishment
      crematorium

      drive-through facility
      emergency service
      garden nursery
      heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
      kennel
      leaf and yard waste composting facility
      light industrial uses
      medical facility
      medical marihuana production facility
      (By-law 2014-74)
      office
      park
      parking garage
      parking lot
      personal brewing facility
      (By-law 2019-41)
      place of assembly
      printing plant
      production studio
      research and development centre
      service and repair shop

      storage yard
      technology industry
      training centre

      truck transport terminal
      warehouse
      waste processing and transfer facility (non-putrescible) (By-law 2014-289)
  2. The following uses are also permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsection 199(3) to (5);
    2. the cumulative total gross floor area for these uses not exceeding 2,999 m2, and
      (OMB Order #PL080959, issued September 18, 2009)
    3. each use not exceeding 300 square metres of gross floor area;
      animal care establishment
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      automobile service station
      bank

      bank machine
      bar (By-law 2018-171)
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      payday loan establishment
      (By-law 2017-302)
      personal service business
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant
    4. a bar
      1. must be ancillary to a permitted brewery, winery or distillery; and,
      2. may not have a gross area exceeding the lesser of:
        1. 300 m2, or
        2. 25% of the floor area of the brewery, winery or distillery to which it is ancillary. (By-law 2018-171)

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out under Table 199 below.
    Table 199 - IG Zone provisions
    I
    ZONING MECHANISMS
    II
    PROVISIONS
    (a) Minimum lot area 1,000 m2
    (b) Minimum lot width No minimum
    (c) Maximum lot coverage 65%
    (d) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 3 m
    (e) Minimum interior side yard (i) for uses listed in subsection 199(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone 15 m
    (ii) all other cases 3 m
    (f) Minimum rear yard (i) for uses listed in subsection 199(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone 15 m
    (ii) all other cases 3 m
    (g) Maximum floor space index 2, unless otherwise shown on the zoning maps
    (h) Maximum building height (i) within 20 metres of a property line abutting a residential zone 11 m
    (ii) in all other cases 22 m, unless otherwise shown on the zoning maps or schedules
    (i) Minimum width of landscaped area (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone 3 m
    (ii) abutting a street 3 m
    (iii) in all other cases No minimum
  2. Accessory display and sales area must be within the same building as the use to which it is accessory and must not exceed 25% of the gross floor area of that use.
  3. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2 – General Provisions, Part 3 – Special Use provisions, and Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 200 - IG Subzones

In the IG Zone, the following subzones apply:

IG1 Subzone

  1. In the IG1 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      kennel,
       see Part 3, Section 84
      automobile body shop
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
    2. the following uses are also permitted:
      amusement centre
      amusement park
    3. the provisions of subsections 199(3)(c), (e) and (f) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 200A below apply.
Table 200A – IG1 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Maximum lot coverage 80%
(ii) Minimum interior side yard 1. uses listed in subsection 199(1) abutting a residential zone 7.5 m
2. all other cases 3 m
(iii) Minimum rear yard 1. uses listed in subsection 199(1) abutting a residential zone 7.5 m
2. all other cases 3 m

IG2 Subzone

  1. In the IG2 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 199 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 199 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
      bank
      bank machine
      drive through facility
      gas bar
      payday loan establishment (By-law 2017-302)
      post office
      restaurant
    2. the provisions of subsection 199(3) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 200B below apply.
      Table 200B – IG2 Subzone provisions
      I
      ZONING MECHANISMS
      II
      PROVISIONS
      (i) Minimum lot area 1 300 m2
      (ii) Minimum lot width 30 m
      (iii) Minimum lot depth 45 m
      (iv) Maximum lot coverage 50%
      (v) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 1. from Hazeldean Road 15 m
      2. from Terry Fox Drive 12 m
      3. from other streets 7.5 m
      (vi) Minimum interior side yard 6 m
      (vii) Minimum rear yard 1. from Hazeldean Road 15 m
        2. from Terry Fox Drive 12 m
        3. from other streets 7.5 m
      (viii) Minimum width of landscaped area abutting residential and commercial 3 m
      (ix) Maximum building height 13.5 m, unless otherwise shown on the zoning maps or schedules
      (ix) Maximum floor space index 0.5, unless otherwise shown on the zoning maps
    3. the following provisions also apply:
      1. outdoor storage area must not exceed 50% of the lot area;
      2. outdoor storage area must be located in the rear yard only;
      3. overnight outdoor storage of automobile parts and accessories is prohibited; and
      4. the parking, storage or salvaging of derelict motor vehicles on the property is prohibited.

IG3 Subzone

  1. In the IG3 Subzone:
    1. The following uses listed in Section 199(2) are prohibited:     
      animal care establishment
      automobile dealership (By-law 2008-326)
      automobile rental establishment
      bank machine
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility

IG4 Subzone

  1. In the IG4 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 199 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 199 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
      animal care establishment
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental
      instructional facility
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant       

IG5 Subzone

  1. In the IG5 Subzone:
    1. the following uses, listed in paragraph 199 (2) are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      automobile dealership
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)

IG6 Subzone

  1. In the IG6 Subzone 
    1. the following use is also permitted:
      place of assembly
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      automobile body shop
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      automobile service station
      car wash
      convenience store
      crematorium
      gas bar
      heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
      hotel
      instructional facility,
       unless it is limited to computer training
      personal brewing facility (By-law 2019-41)
      personal service business
      restaurant

      truck transport terminal (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
    3. the provisions of Section 100(1)(c) do not apply;
    4. provision (g) in Table 199 regarding maximum floor space index does not apply;
    5. the provisions of subsections 199 (3)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 200C below apply;
Table 200C - IG6 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 4 000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 45 m
(iii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iv) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 7.5 m
(v) Maximum lot coverage 45%

 IG7 Subzone

  1. the uses listed in Section 199 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 199 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
    amusement centre
    automobile service station
    instructional facility
    recreational and athletic facility
    restaurant (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)

IH - Heavy Industrial Zone (Sections 201 and 202)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the IH – Heavy Industrial Zone is to:

  1. permit a wide range of industrial uses, including those which, by their nature, generate noise, fumes, odours, and are hazardous or obnoxious, in accordance with the Employment Area designation of the Official Plan or, the General Urban Area designation where applicable;
  2. allow in certain Employment Areas or General Urban Areas, a variety of complementary uses such as recreational, health and fitness uses and service commercial (e.g. convenience store, personal service business, restaurant, automobile service station and gas bar), occupying small sites as individual occupancies or in groupings as part of a small plaza, to serve the employees of the Employment or General Urban Area, the general public in the immediate vicinity, and passing traffic; 
  3. prohibit retail uses in areas designated as Employment Area but allow limited sample and showroom space that is secondary and subordinate to the primary use of buildings for the manufacturing or warehousing of the product; and
  4. provide development standards that would ensure that the industrial uses would not impact on the adjacent non-industrial areas.

Section 201

In the IH Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 201(3) to (5);
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      automobile body shop
      automobile service station
      broadcasting studio
      catering establishment
      crematorium

      drive-through facility
      emergency service
      garden nursery
      heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
      heavy industrial uses
      kennel,
      see Part 3, Section 84
      leaf and yard waste composting facility
      light industrial uses
      medical marihuana production facility
      (By-law 2014-74)
      office
      parking garage
      parking lot
      personal brewing facility
      (By-law 2019-41)
      printing plant
      production studio
      research and development centre
      service and repair shop

      storage yard
      technology industry
      training centre

      truck transport terminal
      warehouse
      waste processing and transfer facility (By-law 2014-289)
  2. The following uses are also permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 201(3) to (5);
    2. the cumulative total gross floor area for these uses not exceeding 2,999 m2;
      (OMB Order #PL080959, issued September 18, 2009)
    3. each use not exceeding 300 square metres of gross floor area; and
    4. the provisions of subsection 201(2)(c) above not applying to amusement centre and recreational and athletic facility;
      amusement centre
      animal care establishment
      bank

      bank machine
      bar (By-law 2018-171)
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      payday loan establishment
      (By-law 2017-302)
      personal service business
      place of assembly

      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant 
    5. a bar
      1. must be ancillary to a permitted brewery, winery or distillery; and,
      2. may not have a gross floor area exceeding the lesser of:
        1. 300m2, or
        2. 25% of the floor area of the brewery, winery or distillery to which it is ancillary. (By-law 2018-171)  

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out under Table 201 below.
    Table 201 - IH Zone provisions
    I
    ZONING MECHANISMS
    II
    PROVISIONS
    (a) Minimum lot area 4,000 m2
    (b) Minimum lot width No minimum
    (c) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 7.5 m
    (d) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard (i) uses listed under Section 201(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone 15 m
    (ii) all other cases 7.5 m
    (e) Maximum floor space index 2
    (f) Maximum building height 22 m
    (g) Minimum width of landscaping (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone 7.5 m
    (ii) in all other cases 3 m
  2. Accessory display and sales area must be within the same building as the use to which it is accessory and must not exceed 25% of gross floor area.
  3. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2 – General Provisions, Part 3 – Special Use provisions, and Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 202 - IH Subzones

In the IH Zone, the following subzones apply:

IH1 Subzone

  1. In the IH1 Subzone:
    1. the following additional uses to Section 201(1) are permitted:
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      medical facility
      place of assembly
    2. the uses listed in Section 201 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 201 (2) (a), (b), (c) and (d):
      car wash
      instructional facility
      personal service business
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant, fast-food
       (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
      restaurant, full service
      restaurant, take out

IL - Light Industrial Zone (Sections 203 and 204)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the IL – Light Industrial Zone is to:

  1. permit a wide range of low impact light industrial uses, as well as office and office-type uses in a campus-like industrial park setting, in accordance with the Employment Area designation of the Official Plan or, the General Urban Area designation where applicable;
  2. allow in certain Employment Areas or General Urban Areas, a variety of complementary uses such as recreational, health and fitness uses and service commercial (e.g. convenience store, personal service business, restaurant, automobile service station and gas bar), occupying small sites on individual pads or in groupings as part of a small plaza, to serve the employees of the Employment or General Urban Area, the general public in the immediate vicinity, and passing traffic; 
  3. prohibit retail uses in areas designated as Employment Area but allow limited sample and showroom space that is secondary and subordinate to the primary use of buildings for the manufacturing or warehousing of the product; 
  4. prohibit uses which are likely to generate noise, fumes, odours, or are hazardous or obnoxious; and
  5. provide development standards that would ensure compatibility between uses and would minimize the negative impact of the uses on adjacent non-industrial areas.

Section 203

In the IL Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 203(3) to (6);
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      broadcasting studio
      catering establishment
      day care
      drive-through facility
      emergency service

      heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
      light industrial uses
      medical facility
      municipal service centre
      office
      park
      parking garage
      parking lot
      personal brewing facility
      (By-law 2019-41)
      place of assembly
      post office
      printing plant
      production studio
      research and development centre
      service and repair shop

      technology industry
      training centre

      truck transport terminal
      warehouse
  2. The following uses are also permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 203(3) to (6);
    2. the cumulative total gross floor area for these uses not exceeding 2,999 m2;
      (OMB Order #PL080959, issued September 18, 2009)
    3. each use not exceeding 300 square metres of gross floor area; and
    4. the provisions of subsection 203(2)(c) above not applying to amusement centre, amusement park and recreational and athletic facility;
      animal care establishment
      amusement centre
      amusement park
      automobile service station
      bank

      bank machine
      bar (By-law 2018-171)
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      payday loan establishment
      (By-law 2017-302)
      personal service business
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant 
    5. a bar  
      1. must be ancillary to a permitted brewery, winery or distillery; and,
      2. may not have a gross floor area exceeding the lesser of:
        1. 300m2, or 
        2. 25% of the floor area of the brewery, winery or distillery to which it is ancillary. (By-law 2018-171)  

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out under Table 203 below.
    Table 203 - IL Zone provisions
    I
    Zoning mechanisms
    II
    Provisions
    (a) Minimum lot area 2,000 m2
    (b) Minimum lot width No minimum
    (c) Maximum lot coverage 65%
    (d) Minimum front yard and corner side yard setback 7.5 m
    (e) Minimum interior side yard setback (i) for uses listed in subsection 203(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone 15 m
    (ii) all other cases 7.5 m
    (f) Minimum rear yard setback (i) for uses listed in subsection 203(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone 15 m
    (ii) abutting hydro or railway right-of-way 3.5 m
    (iii) all other cases 7.5 m
    (g) Maximum floor space index 2
    (h) Maximum building height (i) within 20 metres of a residential zone 11 m
    (ii) in all other cases 18 m
    (i) Minimum width of landscaped area (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone 3 m; may be reduced to one metre if a 1.4 metre high opaque screen is provided
    (ii) abutting a street 3 m
    (iii) in all other cases No minimum
  2. Accessory display and sales area must be within the same building as the use to which it is accessory and must not exceed 25% of gross floor area.
  3. Except in the case of the storage of motor vehicles associated with an automobile dealership and automobile rental establishment, outdoor storage is prohibited. (By-law 2017-302)
  4. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2 – General Provisions, Part 3 – Special Use provisions, and Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 204 - IL Subzones

In the IL Zone, the following subzones apply:   

IL1 Subzone – Kanata Town Centre Area, Hearst Way

  1. In the IL1 Subzone:
    1. Sections 203 (1) and (2) do not apply and the following uses only are permitted.
      light industrial uses
      printing plant
      recreation and athletic facility (By-law 2008-462)
    2. The following additional uses are permitted subject to:
      1. the cumulative total of the following uses not exceeding a total gross floor area of 5,500 square metres in any one building:
        broadcasting studio
        medical facility
        office

        post office
        production studio
        research and development centre
    3. a retail store is permitted subject to:
      1. the total cumulative gross floor area of all retail stores in the IL1 subzone not exceeding 10,000 square metres;
      2. being contained in a building having a minimum gross floor area of 2,800 square metres, but not more than 4,700 square metres; and
      3. no more than two retail stores being located in any one building.
    4. the provisions of Section 203(3), with the exception of (g), do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 204A below apply:
      Table 204A – IL1 Subzone provisions
      I
      Zoning mechanisms
      II
      Zoning provisions
      (i) Minimum Lot Area 4000 square metres
      (ii) Minimum Lot Width 45 metres
      (iii) Maximum Lot Coverage 45% of lot area
      (iv) Minimum Front and Corner Side Yard Setback 9 metres
      (v) Minimum Rear Yard Setback 7.5 metres
      (vi) Minimum Interior Yard Setback 4.5 metres
      (vii) Maximum Principal Building Height, including accessory structures 13.5 metres
    5. In addition to the provisions of Section 55, the following provisions shall apply to accessory buildings:
      1. Any building or structure larger than 18 square metres in gross floor area or coverage shall be considered a principal building; and
      2. No accessory building shall be permitted closer than 3 metres to a lot line.

IL2 Subzone

  1. In the IL2 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 203 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 203 (2) (a), (b), (c) and (d):
      animal care establishment
      instructional facility
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant       

IL3 Subzone – Morrison Drive

  1. In the IL3 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are also permitted subject to:
      1. they being located in a building containing one or more of the permitted uses of the IL3 subzone, other than a full-service restaurant,
      2. there being no visible indication of the use from the exterior of the building,
      3. access being only possible from within the building, and
      4. The cumulative gross leasable floor area they occupy not exceeding 10% of the permitted gross leasable floor area or 280 square metres, whichever is greater;
        fast-food restaurant
        take-out restaurant (By-law 2009-392)
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
    3. loading facility must not abut Morrison Drive;
    4. the provisions of subsection 203(3)(h) do not apply and the following maximum building heights apply:
      1. 23 metres for a building with office as a principal use; and
      2. 11 metres in all other cases.
    5. (Deleted as per By-law 2009-302)    

IL4 Subzone

  1. In the IL4 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 203 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 203 (2) (a), (b), (c) and (d):
      amusement centre
      instructional facility
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)

IL5 Subzone – Palladium Drive

  1. In the IL5 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      amusement centre
      amusement park
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      automobile service station
      car wash
      catering establishment
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      parking garage
      parking lot
      personal brewing facility
      (By-law 2019-41)
      personal service business
      recreational and athletic facility
       
    2. - restaurant, full service must be in a building containing one of the permitted uses in subsection 203(1); and
    3. the provisions of subsection 203(3)(d) do not apply and the front yard and corner side yard must be at least 12 metres.     

IL6 Subzone – South of Highway 417, west of Terry Fox Drive

  1. In the IL6 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are also permitted subject to:​
      1. retail store being limited to the sales of appliances, furniture, floor covering, paint and wall coverings, doors, windows, building materials supplies, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, heating and cooling supplies, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and fixtures, specialty tools, garden supplies and any products directly related to the foregoing;
        hotel
        retail store
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      amusement centre
      amusement park
      automobile dealership
      car wash
      catering establishment
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      parking garage
      parking lot
      personal brewing facility (By-law 2019-41)
    3. the provision of subsections 203(2)(b) and (c) do not apply to the following uses:
      hotel
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant
      retail store, as set out under subsection 204(6)(a) above
    4. the provisions of subsection 203(3)(d) in so far as it pertains to the front yard do not apply and the minimum front yard must be at least 12 metres.

IL7 Subzone – Kanata Town Centre Area, Terry Fox/Campeau Intersection

  1. In the IL7 Subzone:
    1. the following additional uses are permitted:
      hotel
      retail store being limited to the sale of appliances, furniture, floor covering, paint and wall coverings, doors, windows, building materials supplies, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, heating and cooling supplies, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and fixtures, specialty tools, garden supplies and any products directly relating to the foregoing;
    2. any portion of any yard that is not covered by a permitted building, structure, parking or loading area, approach, or other similar permitted purpose shall be devoted to landscaped open space;
    3. section 203(2)(a), (b) and (c), and (4) do not apply to the uses permitted in Section 203 (2)(d);
    4. for a retail store:
      1. the maximum gross floor area is 4,999 m2;
      2. with a minimum gross floor area of 1,858 m2 and a maximum gross floor area of 4,999 m2, there are no limitations on the types of products sold, except that supermarket and department store uses are prohibited. (By-law 2008-462)
    5. where two or more retail stores are located on the same lot, the minimum gross floor area does not apply and the maximum gross floor area is 10,000 m2 until such time as the Kanata Regional Shopping Centre located in the Kanata Town Centre develops to 50,000 m2 in gross floor area. When this threshold has been met, the maximum gross floor area is 35,000 m2;
    6. minimum width of landscaped area abutting a residential zone or separated by a street from a residential zone is 9m.
    7. maximum gross floor area of 5500 m2 is permitted for office use that is the primary use of the lot; (By-law 2010-307) (By-law 2008-462)
    8. the provisions of Section 203(3) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 204B below apply:(By-law 2010-307)
      Table 204B – IL7 Subzone provisions
      I Zoning mechanisms II Zoning provisions
      (a) Minimum Lot Area 4000 square metres
      (b) Minimum Lot Width 45 metres
      (c) Minimum Front and Corner Side Yard Setback 12 metres
      (d) Minimum Rear Yard Setback 7.5 metres
      (e) Maximum Lot Coverage 55%
      (f) Maximum Building Height 13.5 m
    9. for a shopping centre and retail store the provisions of Section 203(3) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 204C below apply: (By-law 2010-307)
      Table 204C – IL7 Subzone provisions
      I Zoning mechanisms II Zoning provisions
      (a) Minimum Lot Area 0.81 hectares
      (b) Minimum Lot Width i) Shopping Centre 60 metres
      ii) Retail Store 45 metres
      (c) Minimum Front and Corner Side Yard Setback 12 metres
      (d) Minimum Interior Side Yard and Rear Yard Setback i) Shopping Centre 12 metres
      ii) Retail Store 7.5 metres
      (e) Maximum Lot Coverage 45%
      (f) Maximum Building Heights 9 metres or a maximum of 1 storey except for a mezzanine which can be used for administrative office purposes, storage, and other similar uses.
    10. for a shopping centre and retail store the maximum gross floor area per development hectare, which includes all lands zoned for shopping centre and retail store, is 2,298 square metres. (By-law 2010-307)

IL8 Subzone - Small Scale Light Industrial Subzone

  1. In the IL8 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment​

      automobile service station
      car wash
      gas bar
      parking garage  
      parking lot
    2. the provisions of subsection 203(3) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 204D below apply:
Table 204D – IL8 Subzone provisions
I Zoning mechanisms II Zoning provisions
(i) Minimum Lot Area 1000 square metres
(ii) Minimum Lot Width No minimum
(iii) Minimum Front and Corner Side Yard Setback 3 metres
(iv) Minimum Interior Side Yard and Rear Yard Setback (i) for uses listed in subsection 203(1) abutting a residential or institutional zone- 7.5 metres
(ii) all other cases - 3 metres
(v) Maximum Lot Coverage 80%
(vi) Maximum Building Heights (i) within 20 metres of a residential zone - 11 metres
(ii) in all other cases - 18 metres
(vii) Minimum Width of Landscaped Area (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone - 3 m; may be reduced to one metre if a 1.4 metre high opaque screen is provided
(ii) abutting a street -3 m
(iii) in all other cases - no minimum

IL9 Subzone – South Merivale Business Park

  1. In the IL9 Subzone:
    1. Despite section 203(1), the following uses are permitted:
      day care
      hotel
      instructional facility
      light industrial uses
      medical facility
      office
      park
      place of assembly,
      limited to a convention facility
      research and development center
      technology industry
      training centre
      warehouse
      associated with a permitted use
    2. Despite the list of uses in section 203(2), the following uses are conditionally permitted subject to:
      1. being located within a building containing one or more of the uses listed in 203 (9)(a);
      2. the total cumulative gross floor area for these uses not exceeding 25% of the lot area; and
      3. each use not exceeding 300 square metres of gross floor area.
        bank
        bank machine
        convenience store
        drive-through facility (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
        payday loan establishment (By-law 2017-302)
        personal service business
        post office
        recreational and athletic facility
        restaurant (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
        retail store, limit to a business supply store  (Subject to By-law 2017-302)
    3. vehicular access from Queen Anne Crescent and Merivale Road is prohibited
    4. the provisions of subsection 203(3) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 204E below apply:
    5. drive-through facility is only permitted in association with the uses in 204(9)(b) and only when these uses are located within a building containing one or more of the uses listed in 204(9)(a). (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
Table 204E – IL9 Subzone provisions
I Zoning mechanisms II Zoning provisions
(i) Minimum Lot Area 3,000 square metres
(ii) Minimum Lot Width 50 metres
(iii) Minimum Front, Corner Side, and Rear Yard Setback i) abutting a residential zone separated by a street – the yard opposite the residential zone must be 15 metres, or 1.4 times the height of the building less one-half the width of the street, whichever is the greater.
ii) all other cases – 6 m
(iv) Maximum Lot Coverage 60%
(v) Maximum Building Heights 22 metres
(vi) Maximum floor space index 2
(vii) Minimum width of landscaped area around a parking lot No minimum
(viii) Minimum Width of Landscaped Area 1. abutting a street - 3 m
2. in all other cases - no minimum

IP - Business Park Industrial Zone (Sections 205 and 206)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the IP – Business Park Industrial Zone is to:

  1. accommodate mixed office, office-type uses and low impact, light industrial uses in a business park setting, in accordance with the Enterprise Area designations of the Official Plan or, the Employment Area or the General Urban Area designation where applicable;
  2. allow in certain Enterprise or General Urban Areas, a variety of complementary uses such as recreational, health and fitness uses and service commercial (e.g. convenience store, personal service business, restaurant, automobile service station and gas bar), occupying small sites as individual occupancies or in groupings as part of a small plaza, to serve the employees of the Enterprise, Employment or General Urban Area, the general public in the immediate vicinity, and passing traffic;
  3. prohibit retail uses in areas designated as Enterprise Area but allow limited sample and showroom space that is secondary and subordinate to the primary use of buildings for the manufacturing or warehousing of the product;
  4. prohibit uses which are likely to generate noise, fumes, odours, or other similar obnoxious impacts, or are hazardous; and
  5. provide development standards that would ensure compatibility between uses and would minimize the negative impact of the uses on adjacent non-industrial areas.

Section 205

In the IP Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 205(3) to (6);
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      broadcasting station
      day care
      drive-through facility
      emergency service
      hotel
      light industrial uses
      medical facility
      office
      personal brewing facility
      (By-law 2019-41)
      place of assembly
      printing plant
      production studio
      research and development centre
      service and repair shop

      technology industry
      training centre

      warehouse
  2. The following additional uses area permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsections 205(3) to (6);
    2. the cumulative total gross floor area for these uses not exceeding 2,999 m2;
      (OMB Order #PL080959, issued September 18, 2009)
    3. each use not exceeding 300 square metres of gross floor area; and
    4. the provisions of subsection 205(2)(c) not applying to recreational and athletic facility and park;
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      automobile service station
      bank

      bank machine
      bar (By-law 2018-171)
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar
      instructional facility
      park
      payday loan establishment
      (By-law 2017-302)
      personal service business
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant
    5. a bar
      1. must be ancillary to a permitted brewery, winery or distillery; and,
      2. may not have a gross floor area exceeding the lesser of:
        1. 300m2, or
        2. 25% of the floor area of the brewery, winery or distillery to which it is ancillary. (By-law 2018-171)
  3. The zone provisions are set out in Table 205 below.
    Table 205 - IP Zone provisions
    I
    ZONING MECHANISMS
    II
    PROVISIONS
    (a) Minimum lot area 750 m2
    (b) Minimum lot width No minimum
    (c) Maximum lot coverage 55%
    (d) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 6 m
    (e) Minimum interior side yard (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone 6 m
    (ii) all other cases 3 m
    (f) Minimum rear yard 6 m
    (g) Maximum floor space index 2, unless otherwise shown on the zoning maps
    (h) Maximum building height (i) within 20 m from a residential or institutional zone 11 m
    (ii) in all other cases 22 m, or as shown otherwise by a suffix or on a schedule
    (i) Minimum width of landscaping (i) abutting a residential or institutional zone 3 m; may be reduced to one metre if a 1.4 metre high opaque screen is provided
    (ii) abutting a street 3 m
    (iii) in all other cases No minimum
  4. Accessory display and sales area must be within the same building as the use to which it is accessory and must not exceed 25% of gross floor area.
  5. Except in the case of the storage of motor vehicles associated with an automobile dealership and automobile rental establishment, outdoor storage is prohibited.  (By-law 2017-302)
  6. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2 – General Provisions, Part 3 – Special Use provisions, and Part 4 – Parking and Loading Provisions.

Section 206 - IP Subzones

In the IP Zone, the following subzones apply:

IP1 Subzone

  1. In the IP1 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 205 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 205 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      bank​

      bank machine
      instructional facility
      payday loan establishment
      (By-law 2017-302)
      personal service business
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant
      (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010) 
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      automobile dealership
      hotel

IP2 Subzone

  1. In the IP2 Subzone:
    1. the uses listed in Section 205 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 205 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      automobile service station
      car wash
      instructional facility
      personal service business

      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant
      (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)

IP3 Subzone

  1. In the IP3 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment (By-law 2015-190)
      animal hospital
      convenience store
      instructional facility
      personal service business

      post office
      restaurant, full service
      restaurant, take-out
    2. the provisions of subsections 205(3)(a), (b), (d), (e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206A below apply;
Table 206A - IP3 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 4,000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 45 m
(iii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iv) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 7.5 m

IP4 Subzone – Kanata South Business Park

  1. In the IP4 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      automobile dealership (By-law 2017-302)
      automobile rental establishment
      automobile service station
      hotel 
    2. The following uses are permitted:
      restaurant, full-service
      instructional facility (By-law 2017-302)
    3. The following additional uses are permitted subject to a maximum gross floor area of 300 m2 for an individual occupancy, and a cumulative gross floor area of 750 m2 per lot:
      catering establishment
      restaurant, fast food
      restaurant, take out (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)  (By-law 2017-302)
    4. the provisions of subsections 205(3)(a),(b),(c),(d),(e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206B below apply. (By-law 2017-302)
    5. drive-through facility is only permitted in association with a permitted use when the permitted use is located within a building containing other permitted uses.  (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)  (By-law 2017-302)
Table 206B - IP4 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 4,000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 45 m
(iii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iv) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 7.5 m
(v) Maximum building height 22 m

IP5 Subzone

  1. In the IP5 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited:
      bank
      bank machine
      convenience store
      instructional facility
      medical facility
      personal service business
      place of assembly
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
    2. office is limited to a total gross floor area of 5,500 square metres;
    3. the provisions of subsections 205(3)(a), (b), (d), (e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206C below apply;
Table 206C - IP5 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 4,000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 45 m
(iii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iv) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 7.5 m

IP6 Subzone – Kanata North Business Park

  1. In the IP6 Subzone:
    1. the following use is also permitted:
      place of assembly
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      car wash
      convenience store
      drive-through facility
      gas bar
      hotel
      instructional facility,
       unless it is limited to computer training
      personal brewing facility (By-law 2019-41)
      personal service business
      restaurant

       
    3. the provisions of Section 100(1)(c) do not apply
    4. provision (g) in Table 205 regarding maximum floor space index does not apply
    5. the provisions of subsections 205(3)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206D below apply;
Table 206D - IP6 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 4 000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 45 m
(iii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iv) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 7.5 m
(v) Maximum lot coverage 45%

IP7 Subzone

  1. In the IP7 Subzone:
    1. the following uses only are permitted:
      day care
      drive-through facility
       (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
      office
      research and development centre
      technology industry
      (By-law 2010-354)
    2. the following uses are also permitted subject to:
      1. the provisions of subsections 205(2)(b) and (c) not applying;
      2. being located in the same building as a use permitted under subsection 206(7)(a) above;
      3. the cumulative total gross floor area they occupy not exceeding 20% of the lot area;
        bank
        bank machine
        car wash
        convenience store
        instructional facility
        payday loan establishment
         (By-law 2017-302)
        personal service business
        post office
        recreational and athletic facility
        restaurant 
    3. drive-through facility is only permitted in association with the uses 206(7)(b) and only when these uses are located in the same building as a use permitted under clause 206(7)(a) above. (By-law 2010-354) (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)

IP8 Subzone

  1. In the IP8 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are also permitted:
      artist studio
      golf course;
    2. the following uses are prohibited:
      animal hospital
      animal care facility
      automobile service station
      bank

      bank machine
      car wash
      convenience store
      gas bar
      hotel
      medical facility
      personal service business

      post office
      place of assembly
      recreational and athletic facility
      (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
    3. the provisions of subsections 205(3) (b),(d), (e) and (f), do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206E below apply;
Table 206E - IP8 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot width 60 m
(ii) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(iii) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 8 m

IP9 Subzone

  1. In the IP9 Subzone:
    1. the following uses are prohibited: 
      animal care establishment
      animal hospital
      automobile dealership
      automobile rental establishment
      bank

      bank machine
      convenience store
      hotel
      instructional facility
      medical facility
      personal service business

      post office (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010
    2. the provisions of subsections 205(3)(a) to (f) do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206F below apply;
Table 206F - IP9 Subzone provisions
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot area 2,000 m2
(ii) Minimum lot width 30 m
(iii) Minimum lot coverage 45%
(iv) Minimum front yard and corner side yard 12 m
(v) Minimum interior side yard and rear yard 8 m

IP10 Subzone

  1. In the IP10 Subzone:
    1. the following uses only are permitted:
      community health and resource centre
      day care
      hotel
      light industrial uses
      medical facility
      office

      printing plant
      production studio
      research and development centre
      service and repair shop
      technology industry 
    2. the uses listed in Section 205 (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted, subject to Section 205 (2) (a), (b), and (c):
      drive-through facility (OMB Order #PL080959 issued March 18, 2010)
      park
      personal service business
      post office
      recreational and athletic facility
      restaurant, full service
      restaurant, take out 
    3. the following uses are additionally permitted provided they are ancillary and are an integral part of a medical clinic or community health and resource centre: 
      residential care facility
      retirement home

IP11 Subzone – Hospital Lands (By-law 2008-420)

  1. In the IP11 Subzone: 
    1. Subsections 205(1) and (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted:
      day care
      emergency service
      hospital
      medical facility
      office
      post-secondary educational facility
      production studio
      research and development centre
      technology industry
      training centre
      and the following provisions apply:
    2. uses must not be obnoxious, offensive or dangerous by reason of the presence or emission of odour, dust, smoke, noise, fumes, vibrations, bright light, radiation, refuse matter or water-carried waste;
    3. subsection 205(5) does not apply and all storage areas must be located within the principal use building, and all access to storage areas must be screened from view;
    4. a minimum of 40% of the total area of the lands shown as Areas A, B and C on Schedule 123 must be landscaped area;
    5. a landscaped area with a minimum width of three metres is required along all property lines;
    6. clauses 206(11)(d) and (e) apply as though the total area of the lands shown on Schedule 123 is one lot;
    7. 600, 630, 800 and 850 Peter Morand Crescent are considered to be one lot for by-law purposes;
    8. parking must be provided for all uses at the rate of one space per 100 square metres of gross floor area;
    9. parking may be located anywhere in the IP11 subzone;
    10. the road right-of-way is not included in calculating zoning provisions;
    11. the provisions of subjections 205(3) and (4) do not apply and the provisions set out in Table 206G below apply;
Table 206G – IP11 Subzone provisions (By-law 2008-420)
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot width (m) No minimum
(ii) Minimum lot area (m2) No minimum
(iii) Minimum front yard setback 7.5 m
(iv) Minimum rear yard setback 7.5 m
(v) Minimum interior side yard setback 7.5 m
(vi) Minimum corner side yard setback 7.5 m
(vii) Minimum width of landscaped area along all lot lines 3.0m
(viii) Maximum floor space index 2.0

IP12 Subzone – Hospital Lands (By-law 2008-420)

  1. In the IP12 Subzone:
    1. Subsections 205(1) and (2) do not apply, and only the following uses are permitted:
      day care
      emergency service
      medical facility
      office
      production studio
      research and development centre
      technology industry
      training centre
      and the following provisions apply:
    2. parking rates must be provided for a research and development centre at the rate of 2 spaces per 100 m2 of gross floor area; 
    3. the minimum rear yard setback for the land known municipally as 1785 Alta Vista Drive is 3 metres;
    4. subsections 205(3) and (4) do not apply, and the provisions set out under Table 206H below apply:
Table 206H – IP12 Subzone provisions (By-law 2008-420)
I
ZONING MECHANISMS
II
PROVISIONS
(i) Minimum lot width (m) No minimum
(ii) Minimum lot area (m2) No minimum
(iii) Minimum front yard setback 7.5 m
(iv) Minimum rear yard setback 7.5 m
(v) Minimum interior side yard setback 7.5 m
(vi) Minimum corner side yard setback 7.5 m
(vii) Maximum height: -within 12m of an R1, R2 or R3 zone -other cases 15m No maximum
(viii) Minimum width of landscaped area along all lot lines 3.0m

IP13 Subzone 

  1. In the IP13 Subzone:
    1. the following are additional permitted uses: automobile body shop, broadcasting studio, catering establishment, garden nursery, parking garage, parking lot, personal service business, recreational and athletic facility, service and repair shop.
    2. despite Section 205(2)(c) a maximum gross floor area for each of the uses listed in Section 205(2) is 700 square metres.
    3. despite Section 205(2)(b) a maximum cumulative total gross floor area for the uses listed in Section 205(2) must not exceed 4,000 square metres.
    4. despite Table 205 (e)(ii) the minimum interior side yard setback is 4 metres. (By-law 2014-368) 

IP14 - Subzone

  1. In the IP14 Subzone:
    1. Only the following uses under 205(1) and (2) are permitted:
      medical facility
      office
      research and development centre
      technology industry
      training centre
      hotel
    2. The following additional uses are permitted subject to:
      1. being located in the same building as a use listed under clause 206 (14)(a), and the gross floor area not exceeding more than 40 per cent of the building:
        animal hospital
        artist studio
        bank

        bank machine
        cinema
        community health and resource centre
        convenience store
        day care
        emergency service
        funeral home
        instructional facility
        payday loan establishment
        (By-law 2017-302)
        personal service business
        place of assembly
        post office
        recreational and athletic facility
        restaurant

        service and repair shop
        theatre
    3. ​​​Retail food store and retail store are permitted uses subject to:
      1. Being located on the ground floor of another permitted use and 
      2. Only permitted once 8000 square metres of gross floor area of medical facility, office, research and development centre, technology industry, training centre, or hotel, or a combination thereof, have been located within the IP14 subzone.
    4. the provisions of Table 205 do not apply and the provisions set out under Table 206I below apply. 
    5. IP14 subzone provisions:
      Table 206I – IP14 Subzone provisions (By-law 2015-369)
      I
      ZONING MECHANISMS
      II
      PROVISIONS
      (i) minimum front and corner side yard setbacks 1. all cases No minimum
      (ii) Minimum interior side yard 1. where the interior side yard abuts a park or where a building is greater than 11 m in height 3 m
      2. all other cases 1.5 m
      (iii) Minimum rear yard setback 1. all cases 6 m
      Maximum floor space index   No maximum
    6. where the building height is greater than four storeys, but less than or equal to 12 storeys, at and above the fourth storey a building must be setback a minimum of 2 metres more than the provided setback from the front and corner side lot lines;
    7. where the building height is greater than 12 storeys, at and above the sixth storey a building must be setback a minimum of 2 metres more than the provided setback from the front and corner side lot lines;
    8. where the building height is greater than six storeys or 20 metres, whichever is the lesser, the maximum building area of each floor plate over 20 metres in height or at or above the seventh storey, whichever is less, is 2000 square metres of gross floor area;
    9. the minimum separation distance between portions of a building above four storeys is 23 metres;
    10. the minimum separation distance between portions of a building above nine storeys is 30 metres;
    11. The minimum building height is two storeys;
    12. the area of the wall of the first storey facing the street must have a minimum of 50 per cent of the façade consisting of transparent glazing;
    13. primary entrance door is required to face the front or corner side lot line;
    14. no person may park a motor vehicle: 
      1. in a front yard;
      2. in a corner side yard; or
      3. in the extension of a corner side yard into a rear yard.  (By-law 2015-369)