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The City of Vaughan is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada. It is home to distinct and diverse communities with a strong local economy, making Vaughan an attractive place to live, work and play. There are many progressive initiatives underway in Vaughan, including major investments in transit, transportation, the healthcare sector, and its new downtown; the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. With plans for significant growth and investment over the next 35 years, the City is undertaking a City-wide comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law.

What is a Zoning By-law?

A Zoning By-law regulates the use of land and buildings. It provides specific standards for how development and construction can occur on a property. It is an important regulatory tool that contributes to the built form and function of the City.

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The City of Vaughan is undertaking a City-wide comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law that aims to create a progressive By-law with updated, contemporary uses and standards.

The City’s Official Plan (VOP 2010) is in place to help shape the future of Vaughan and guide its continued transformation into a vibrant and sustainable city of the future. The new Zoning By-law will implement the Official Plan and accurately reflect the intent of policy direction under one consolidated, streamlined Zoning By-law.  


  • To implement the VOP 2010 in accordance with provincial legislation.
  • To create a more progressive Zoning By-law that reflects the City’s transformation into a vibrant and sustainable place
  • To respond to emerging urban issues and contemporary urban development trends.