Proposed City-wide Zoning By-law Amendment

The Public is invited to participate in a Public Meeting before City Council to consider a General Zoning By-law Amendment (City-wide) on: Monday, May 27th, at 6:30 p.m.

How to participate:

Submit written comments, by emailing Planning Services, no later than May 22nd. Please quote the file number, PROJ-08-2020, in your submission.

Participate online using Microsoft Teams. Online participants must register by the end of the day on May 22nd. Please email Planning Services to register.

Attend in person, by visiting Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall (500 Donald St. E.).

Watch live from home via the online stream or by tuning in to Shaw Spotlight Channel 10, BlueCurve Channel 105 or TBayTel TV Channel 110.

Purpose and effect of the amendment

The Zoning By-law implements the policies of the City's Official Plan and is used to regulate the use of land throughout the City. It establishes definitions, standards, and regulations for all development in the City of Thunder Bay.

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to modify 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. The proposed amendments would also modify various regulations and definitions throughout the document to increase consistency, provide clarity, or correct omissions where needed.

The effect of the proposed amendments will be to facilitate development that supports housing intensification targets and the City's Official Plan.

The proposed changes would apply to all land within the City of Thunder Bay, therefore a key map has not been provided. Please see the summarised list of proposed changes.

Additional information

The report and proposed amendments that will be considered at the public meeting will be made available for viewing on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 on the Current Agendas and Minutes page.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Thunder Bay City Council on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendments, you must submit a written request to Planning Services.

Copies of all comments will be forwarded to City Council.  The collection of personal information including names and contact information provided in written submissions is made under the authority of the Planning Act for the purpose of creating a Public Record.  Personal information is collected in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Right to appeal

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Thunder Bay before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Thunder Bay to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Thunder Bay before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.


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