City-wide Zoning By-law Amendment Approved

City Council passed By-law 146-2024, a City-wide Zoning By-law Amendment, on the 27th day of May 2024.

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, June 20, 2024.

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 at and submitting it to the City Clerk no later than the 20th day of June, 2024.

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). 


Purpose and effect of by-law

The purpose of By-law Number 146-2024 is to amend the City of Thunder Bay Zoning By-law. Specifically, this By-law modifies the regulations that apply to housing within the Urban Settlement Area to increase opportunities for intensification. This includes changes to minimum lot sizes, maximum height, and minimum parking. This By-law also modifies various regulations and definitions throughout the document to increase consistency, provide clarity, or correct omissions where needed.

View the summarized list of all changes

The effect of this By-law is facilitating development that supports housing intensification targets and the City's Official Plan.

This By-law applies to all land within the City of Thunder Bay, therefore a key map has not been provided. The subject lands (city-wide) are subject to various applications under the Planning Act and notices can be viewed on the City’s Public Notices page.

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 application is 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.

Right to appeal

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.


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