City Council passed By-law 109-2023, a General City-wide Zoning By-law Amendment, on the 17th day of April 2023.

The decision of Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal, May 11, 2023.

Purpose and effect of by-law

The purpose of By-law Number 109-2023 is to amend the City of Thunder Bay Zoning By-law 1-2022, as amended. Specifically, this By-law makes improvements, corrections, and clarifications for regulations where errors or lack of clarity exists, corrects maps where omissions were made, and re-establishes development rights on properties that were removed unintentionally. The effect of the By-law is that it facilitates development that supports the City's Official Plan.

View the complete list of changes online or at the Development Services office in the Victoriaville Civic Centre (111 Syndicate Avenue South). All proposed changes were approved by City Council, excluding Item 29 which would have decreased the minimum interior side and rear setbacks for an accessory building containing a backyard home (provided it was located more than 20 metres from the front lot line).

All changes, unless otherwise specified, apply to all land within the City of Thunder Bay, therefore a key map has not been provided. Where the changes reference a specific location, a property location map has been provided in the list of changes available above.

How to appeal a decision:

Individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by completing the Appeal Form A1 available from the OLT website and submitting it to the City Clerk no later than the 11th day of May 2023.

Krista Power, City Clerk

City Hall, 500 Donald St. E.

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3

The Appeal Form A1 must set out the reasons for appeal, accompanied by the prescribed fee ($1100.00, certified cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance). 

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 the public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional information

This Zoning By-law Amendment was approved under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

All comments received were considered as part of Council’s decision-making process. Council has determined that the amendments are consistent with all relevant planning legislation and represents good planning.

The complete By-law is available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk in City Hall during regular office hours. Please call (807) 625-2230 for more information or to make an appointment.


If you have any questions about this notice or require accessible accommodations or materials, please email the Planning Services Division or call 807-625-2216.