Transit Oriented Corridor Zones - Wards 1 to 4

Notice of the Adoption and Approval of an Official Plan Amendment

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Hamilton Council has passed By-law No.16-264 adopting and approving Official Plan Amendment No. 65 to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan on the 12th day of October, 2016, under Section 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13. The OPA applies to certain lands identified within the key map (PDF, 8 MB).

The proposed Official Plan Amendment is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  The decision by Council for the City of Hamilton on the proposed Official Plan Amendment is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Only individuals, Corporations and Public Bodies may appeal an Official Plan Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board.  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 group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Explanation of the purpose and effect of Urban Hamilton Official Plan Amendment No. 65 (By-law 16-264):

  • Improve consistency between the Urban Hamilton Official Plan and the new Transit Oriented Corridor Zones to be included within the comprehensive Hamilton Zoning By-law 05-200;
  • Remove policies that restrict development of the LRT Corridor;
  • Revise certain policies within the Ainsle Wood Westdale Secondary Plan to create consistency for properties along the LRT Corridor;
  • Add new policies to Volumes 2 and 3 to prohibit certain uses that are not supportive of an LRT system; and,
  • Revise and correct section numbering and other typographical errors.

Effect of the Amendment: to update mapping and text within the Urban Hamilton Official Plan to implement the new Transit Oriented Corridor Zones.

Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Hamilton Council passed By-law No. 16-265 to amend Zoning By-law 05-200 on the 12th day of October, 2016 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.  The Zoning By-law amendment applies to lands identified within the key map (PDF, 8 MB).

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT the submissions received from the public regarding this matter affected the decision by supporting the approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment, with amendments.

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT the decision by Council on the Zoning By-law is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Only Individuals, Corporations and Public Bodies may appeal a Zoning By-Law to the Ontario Municipal Board. 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 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 council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Explanation of the purpose and effect of Zoning By-law Amendment No. 16-265:
The purpose of By-law No. 16-265 is to amend Zoning By-law 05-200 to:

  • ​ add three new Transit Oriented Corridor (TOC) Zones;
    • Mixed Use (TOC1) Zone
    • Local Commercial (TOC2) Zone
    • Multiple Residential (TOC3) Zone
  • add associated definitions, general provisions, parking standards, special exceptions and holding provisions related to the TOC Zones; and,
  • include properties (shown in key maps) affected by the TOC Zones to Schedule “A” - Zoning Maps, except lands along King Street between Queen Street and Victoria Avenue.

Effect of the Amendment: to incorporate new Zones for properties along the LRT Corridor and implement more flexible definitions and regulations to encourage new, appropriate development along the LRT Corridor.

The complete documents are available for inspection in the office during regular office hours. If you have any questions, call Ida Bedioui at 905-546-2424 ext. 4605.

How to Appeal the Decision

Any person or agency who objects to Official Plan Amendment No. 65 or Zoning By-law No. 16-265 may appeal the decision of Council to the Ontario Municipal Board, by filing with the Clerk of the City of Hamilton, not later than the 10th day of November, 2016 a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $300, payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

A completed Notice of Appeal form setting out the specific part of the proposed Official Plan Amendment to which the appeal applies and the reasons for the appeal of the Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law No. 16-265 is required to be accompanied with the Ontario Municipal Board fee.  Appeal forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office and on the OMB website www.omb.gov.on.ca.

 

Status

City of Hamilton Council has passed By-law No. 16-264 and 16-265 for Amendments to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan and Zoning By-law 05-200 to implement the Transit Oriented Corridor (TOC) Zones

Planning Committee approved amendments to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan and Zoning By-law 05-200 to implement the Transit Oriented Corridor (TOC) Zones
View the Committee Agenda | View the PED16100(a) Report

Lands not addressed as part of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zoning

Draft LRT Zones and other Regulations - May 2016

Transit Oriented Corridor – Mixed Use (TOC1) Zone

This zone is found along collector and arterial roads that function as higher order transit corridors. The Zone provides for a mixture service commercial, retail and residential uses in stand alone or mixed use buildings. The intent of the built form requirements is to create complete streets that are transit supportive and will provide for active, and pedestrian oriented streets.

Transit Oriented Corridor – Local Commercial (TOC2) Zone

This zone is found along collector and arterial roads which function as higher order transit corridors. The intent of the TOC2 Zone is to maintain areas of the corridor for uses that provide the daily and weekly services required for the local residents and surrounding community. The TOC2 Zone permits a mix of commercial and residential uses, however focuses on the service commercial and retail needs of the community.

Transit Oriented Corridor – Residential (TOC3) Zone

This zone is found along collector and arterial roads that function as higher order transit corridors. The Zone recognizes the residential nature of sections of the corridor and the need to maintain these areas for residential purposes in the future. The built form requirements allow for medium-density development, however recognizes the existing built form.

Draft CMU/LRT Mapping - May 2016

Step 1: Use the Draft Zoning grid (PDF, 13 MB) to identify your location in Wards 1, 2 , 3 or 4. This grid is broken down into 7 smaller index maps or squares: 

Step 2: Each index map represents up to 9 proposed zoning maps for a certain geographic area. Locate the map number that contains your property of interest. This map will show the properties and the proposed zones on your property as well as surrounding properties.

Contact us

Shannon McKie
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1288
Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca