Notice of passing proposed Zoning by-law amendment that is town initiated

Tuesday, July 04, 2023
Notice of passing proposed Zoning by-law amendment that is town initiated.
File number: 42.25.22
Ward 1-7.

The Commissioner of Community Development passed By-law 2023-065 under section 34, of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended on June 27, 2023.

The purpose of this proposed omnibus amendment to Town of Oakville Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended, is to make a number of housekeeping, technical and other modifications affecting all Zones, which would assist in the use and interpretation of the Zoning By-law and implement the Official Plan.

The effect of the omnibus amendment to Zoning By-law 2014-014, as amended would be as follows: 
  • modifying the definition of “floor space index” to clarify that it is calculated using gross floor area to be consistent with the definitions used in the Livable Oakville Official Plan.
  • adding a new definition for “gross floor area” to clarify that all the floors in a building will be measured from the exterior faces of the exterior walls excluding an attic, basement or mechanical penthouse. 
  • adding sections to allow for the restoration or repair of unsafe buildings or existing buildings or structures damaged or destroyed by natural causes or by fire to be consistent with Zoning By-law 2009-189.
  • deleting s. 15.49.1 b) in its entirety since it references section 4.1.2(b) which has been deleted. 

Zoning By-law 2014-014 applies to all lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407, which is indicated in the key map below. All lands subject to Zoning By-law 2014-014 are affected by the proposed amendments to the text of the By-law. A few individual sites are also affected by the proposed amendments through amended or additional site-specific regulations.

The Commissioner of Community Development has fully considered all written and oral submissions related to this matter and any comments have been appropriately addressed.

Any appeals to the proposed by-law amendment must be filed with the Town Clerk at 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3; must set out the reasons for the appeal; and must be accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Land Tribunal. A copy of the appeal form is available from the Ontario Land Tribunal website.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Commissioner of Community Development c/o the Town Clerk (at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at or, in the opinion of the Ontario Land Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The public may view planning documents and background material on our Delegated Authority (Minor Zoning By-laws) Agenda page.

Questions may be directed to Catherine Buckerfield, Senior Planner, Building Services department at 905-845-6601, ext. 2084 (TTY 905-338-4200) or at

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and can form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Last date for filing a notice of appeal:  July 24, 2023