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Know Your Zone

The proposed new zoning bylaw is now available for review.

Important note: The zoning bylaw only applies to properties within the City of Guelph. It does not affect properties in Guelph Eramosa Township or the Township of Puslinch.

We have written a new zoning bylaw that aligns with the City’s updated Official Plan, reflects contemporary zoning practices and works for you and your neighbours today and in the future. Really, we’re making sure all the pieces fit together to support our shared vision for growth as laid out in the Official Plan through a new set of rules.

The zoning bylaw sets out rules for all properties in the city, including rules for:

  • how a property can be used
  • the size of a property
  • where buildings can go on a property
  • how tall, what size, and how many buildings can be built
  • the number of parking spaces and where the spaces are located

We have looked at each and every property in Guelph—each residential, commercial, and industrial property, all City-owned and private property, everything, and the proposed new zoning bylaw is available to review. Your zone is changing.

Know your zone- look up your property using the interactive online mapping.

A tracked change version of the draft zoning bylaw released in November 2021 is also available.

A companion Official Plan Amendment is also be introduced to adjust the land use designations of specific properties to better reflect existing uses, built form, and zoning permissions. The proposed OPA introduces a site-specific policy that recognizes existing density permissions on some lands within the city and proposes to redesignate site-specific properties from low-density residential to medium-density residential, high-density residential, and Mixed/Office commercial to better reflect the existing built form and uses.

Open house - In person!

Wednesday, July 6

2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

This is an in-person open house, taking place in the Galleria at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

A statutory public meeting will follow. The purpose of this public meeting is to share information about the proposed Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan Amendment and consider public comments. The public meeting will take place as follows:

Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m.

This is a hybrid City Council meeting that can be watched online at guelph.ca/live or in-person in Council Chambers, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

No decision will be made during this public meeting. Council will make its decision on the proposed bylaw at a future meeting.

Email zoningreview@guelph.ca to ask questions, provide comments, get more information, or set up a virtual meeting with the Project Manager.

Know Your Zone

The proposed new zoning bylaw is now available for review.

Important note: The zoning bylaw only applies to properties within the City of Guelph. It does not affect properties in Guelph Eramosa Township or the Township of Puslinch.

We have written a new zoning bylaw that aligns with the City’s updated Official Plan, reflects contemporary zoning practices and works for you and your neighbours today and in the future. Really, we’re making sure all the pieces fit together to support our shared vision for growth as laid out in the Official Plan through a new set of rules.

The zoning bylaw sets out rules for all properties in the city, including rules for:

  • how a property can be used
  • the size of a property
  • where buildings can go on a property
  • how tall, what size, and how many buildings can be built
  • the number of parking spaces and where the spaces are located

We have looked at each and every property in Guelph—each residential, commercial, and industrial property, all City-owned and private property, everything, and the proposed new zoning bylaw is available to review. Your zone is changing.

Know your zone- look up your property using the interactive online mapping.

A tracked change version of the draft zoning bylaw released in November 2021 is also available.

A companion Official Plan Amendment is also be introduced to adjust the land use designations of specific properties to better reflect existing uses, built form, and zoning permissions. The proposed OPA introduces a site-specific policy that recognizes existing density permissions on some lands within the city and proposes to redesignate site-specific properties from low-density residential to medium-density residential, high-density residential, and Mixed/Office commercial to better reflect the existing built form and uses.

Open house - In person!

Wednesday, July 6

2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

This is an in-person open house, taking place in the Galleria at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

A statutory public meeting will follow. The purpose of this public meeting is to share information about the proposed Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan Amendment and consider public comments. The public meeting will take place as follows:

Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m.

This is a hybrid City Council meeting that can be watched online at guelph.ca/live or in-person in Council Chambers, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

No decision will be made during this public meeting. Council will make its decision on the proposed bylaw at a future meeting.

Email zoningreview@guelph.ca to ask questions, provide comments, get more information, or set up a virtual meeting with the Project Manager.

Page last updated: 16 Jun 2022, 01:48 PM