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Part 12 - Transportation Zones (Sections 207 to 210)

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.

This part contains the transportation zones that apply to the urban and suburban areas of the City and includes the T1- Air Transportation Facility (airports) and T2- Ground Transportation Facility Zones (bus and train terminals).

T1 - Air Transportation Facility Zone (Sections 207 and 208)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the T1-Air Transportation Facility Zone is to:

  1. permit air transportation facilities and aviation-related uses in areas designated as Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and Carp Airport in the Official Plan, and
  2. permit a range of employment uses and airport-related commercial and industrial uses at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Section 207

In the T1 Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsection 207(2):
      airport and related facilities
      light industrial uses
      parking garage
      parking lot

      truck transport terminal
      warehouse

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out in Table 207 below.
    Table 207- T1 Zone provisions
    I
    Zoning Mechanisms
    II
    Zone Provisions
    (a) Minimum Lot Width (m) no minimum
    (b) Minimum Lot Area (m2)
    (c) Minimum Front Yard Setback (m) 7.5, all of which must be landscaped area
    (d) Minimum Rear Yard Setback (m)
    (e) Minimum Interior Side Yard Setback (m)
    (f) Minimum Corner Side Yard Setback (m)
    (g) Maximum Floor Space Index 1.0
  2. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2- General Provisions, Part 3-Specific Use Provisions and Part 4-Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 201 - T1 Subzones

In the T1 Zone, the following subzones apply:

T1A Subzone – Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

  1. In the T1A Subzone, the following uses are also permitted:    
    automobile service station
    automobile rental establishment
    bank​

    bank machine
    bar
    convenience store
    drive-through facility
    emergency service
    gas bar
    hotel
    office
    museum
    municipal service centre
    park
    payday loan establishment
    (By-law 2017-302)
    place of worship limited to a prayer room
    personal service business
    post office
    research and development centre
    restaurant
    service and repair shop
    technology industry
    training centre
  2. In the T1A Subzone, the ancillary following uses are also permitted provided:
    1. they are located in a building containing an airport passenger terminal or a hotel:
      amusement centre
      place of assembly
      recreational and athletic facility
      retail food store
      , limited to a specialty food store
      retail store
  3. the maximum allowable floor space index for an office or an hotel in the T1A Subzone is 2.0

T1B Subzone – Carp Airport

  1. In the T1B Subzone, the following uses are also permitted:    
    convenience store
    heavy equipment and vehicle sales, rental and servicing
    hotel
    instructional facility
    office

    one dwelling unit for a caretaker or security guard
    park
    personal service business
    place of assembly
    post secondary educational institution
    research and development centre
    restaurant, full service
    restaurant, take-out
    retail store,
    limited to a factory outlet store
    service and repair shop
    storage yard
      (5) In the T1B Subzone, the provisions of Table 208 apply.
Table 208- T1B Subzone provisions
I
Zoning Mechanism
II
Provisions
(a) Minimum setback from a lot line for a dwelling unit (m) 12
(b) Minimum setback from a lot line for an accessory building (m) 12
(c) Minimum setback for buildings other than a dwelling unit or an accessory building (i) Rear Yard 7.5
(ii) Front Yard 12
(iii) Corner Side Yard 12
(iv) Interior Side Yard 4.5
(d) Maximum Lot Coverage (%) 50
(e) Minimum Distance Between Buildings on the same lot (m) 10
(f) Minimum Landscaped Buffer abutting Carp Road, an RR zone or any other non-industrial or non-transportation zone (m) 10
(g) Minimum setback for a gasoline pump island or storage tank from an RR zone (m) 150

T2 - Ground Transportation Zone (Sections 209 and 210)

Purpose of the Zone

The purpose of the T2-Ground Transportation Facility Zone is to:

  1. permit inter-urban ground transportation facilities such as bus and train stations at appropriate locations within the City; and
  2. permit appropriate service and related uses in association with the ground transportation facilities.

​Section 209

In the T2 Zone:

Permitted Uses

  1. The following uses are permitted subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsection 209(3);
      bus station
      park (By-law 2015-190)
      parking garage
      parking lot
      train station
  2. The following uses are also permitted in the T2 Zone, subject to:
    1. the provisions of subsection 209(3); and
    2. provided these uses are located in a building containing a train or bus passenger terminal:
      automobile rental establishment
      bank machine
      bar
      convenience store
      personal service business
      restaurant- fast food
      restaurant- full service
      retail store

Zone Provisions

  1. The zone provisions are set out in Table 210.
  2. For other applicable provisions, see Part 2- General Provisions, Part 3-Specific Use Provisions and Part 4-Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions.

Section 210 - T2 Subzones

In the T2 Zone, the following subzones and provisions apply:

Table 210 – T2 Subzone provisions
I
Zoning Mechanisms

Subzone Provisions

I
T2A - Bus Station
II
T2B- Main Train Station
III
T2C - Fallowfield Train Station
(a) Minimum Lot Width (m) No minimum No minimum No minimum
(b) Minimum Lot Area (m2)
(c) Minimum Front Yard Setback (m) 7.5 10
(d) Minimum Rear Yard Setback abutting a railway line (m) 3.5
(e) Minimum Rear Yard Setback in all other cases (m) No minimum
(f) Minimum Interior Side Yard Setback (m) 4.5
(g) Minimum Corner Side Yard Setback (m) 7.5
(h) Maximum Height (m) 18 18 10
(i) Maximum Floor Space Index 3.0 3.0 1.0
(j) Minimum landscaped area abutting a lot line (m) 3.0 7.5 7.5