Form and Function Discussion Paper

The Form and Function Discussion Paper serves as an overview of regulation for low-rise infill development in residential neighbourhoods. This report builds onto the Neighbourhood Character and Neigbhourhood Zoning Discussion Papers that were released earlier this year. This paper delves deeper into considering the interplay of functional site design elements, such as where a residential site's waste storage, bicycle parking, landscaping, balconies, and other essential functions should be located.

Making rules for neighbourhoods involves finding a balance among all these different things so that a property works well. The City welcomes feedback and input from members of the public. The survey for this discussion paper will be available until November. The comments received will be summarized the received responses in an "As We Heard It" report in Q1 next year.

Consultations on this and the previous discussion papers will inform the development of the first draft of the new Zoning By-law. We encourage members of the public to review the discussion papers and share their thoughts and ideas, as their input will play a critical role in shaping the future of our city.

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