5.90 Projection into Setbacks

 

Eaves and similar features
1. Eaves, shade projections, chimneys, sills, and other similar architectural features may project a maximum of 0.6 m into a required Setback, except that:
 
1.1. the minimum distance between the projection and a Lot line Abutting another Site must be 0.45 m;
1.2. for Zero Lot Line Development, eaves must not be closer than 0.9 m to the eaves of a building on an Abutting Lot; and
1.3. subject to Subsections 1.1 and 1.2, eaves covering a Platform Structure, unenclosed steps or a cantilever may project as far into the Setback as the structure they are covering.
 
Diagrams for Subsection 1
Diagram for 5.90_1.1
Diagram for 5.90_1.2
Unenclosed steps
2. Unenclosed steps may project into a required Setback as long as a minimum distance of 0.6 m is maintained between the Lot line and the unenclosed steps.
3. Despite Subsection 2, unenclosed steps that have a landing less than or equal to 1.5 m2 and that provide Ground Floor access to a building may project any distance into a required Setback.
4. Unenclosed steps may only project into a required Interior Side Setback where they have a maximum Height of 1.0 m.
5. Despite Subsections 2 and 3, unenclosed steps must not project:
 
5.1. into a required Setback used for vehicle access; or
5.2. into a required drainage path on a Zero Lot Line Development.
Platform Structures
6. Platform Structures may project a maximum of:
 
6.1. 2.5 m into a required Front or Flanking Side Setback;
6.2. 2.0 m into a required Rear or Interior Side Setback of 4.0 m or greater; and
6.3. 0.9 m into a required Rear or Interior Side Setback of less than 4.0 m.
 
Diagram for Subsection 6 
Diagram for 5.90_6
7. Despite Subsection 6: 
 
7.1. Platform Structures 1.2 m or less in Height may project to the Interior Side Lot Line or Rear Lot Line;
7.2. Platform Structures that are attached to a principal building may be constructed to the common Interior Side Lot Line of attached buildings or Dwellings;
7.3. Platform Structures must not project into a required Setback used for vehicle access, unless a minimum vertical clearance of 3.0 m is maintained from the finished Grade to the lowest point of the projection;
7.4. Platform Structures must not project into a required drainage path on a Zero Lot Line Development; and
7.5. In residential Zones with a maximum Height of 14.0 m or less:
 
7.5.1. Platform Structures may project any distance into a required Front Setback where a minimum distance of 3.0 m is maintained from the Front Lot Line to the Platform Structure;
7.5.2. Platform Structures may project any distance into a required Flanking Side Setback where a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained from the Flanking Side Lot Line to the Platform Structure; and
7.5.3. Platform Structures located above the first Storey must not project into a required Interior Side Setback.
 
Diagram for Subsection 7.5.1 and 7.5.2
Diagram for 5.90_7.5.17.5.2

 

Cantilevers and other similar features
8. Cantilevered projections may project into a required Setback a maximum of 0.6 m, except: 
 
8.1. a minimum distance of 0.6 m must be maintained from the Lot line to the outside wall of the projection; and
8.2. cantilevered projections must not encroach into a private maintenance easement area for Zero Lot Line Development
 
Diagram for Subsection 8.1
Diagram for 5.90_8.1
9. Despite Subsection 8.1, on Interior Sites, a minimum distance of 1.2 m must be maintained from one Interior Side Lot Line to the outside wall of projections from the first Storey where:
 
9.1. a main entrance to another Dwelling on the Lot is provided further from the Street than the projection; or
9.2. a Backyard House is provided on a Site with no Alley access.
 
Diagram for Subsection 9
Diagram for 5.90_9
10. Where a cantilevered projection is proposed in a required Interior Side Setback, the maximum length of the projection is 3.1 m
 
Diagram for Subsection 10
Diagram for 5.90_10
11. Where more than 1 cantilevered projection is proposed in a required Interior Side Setback, the total length of all cantilevered projections must not be greater than 1/3 of the length of the building wall, excluding attached Garage walls.
 
Diagram for Subsection 11 
Diagram for 5.90_11
Accessibility Ramps
12. An accessibility ramp may project without limits into a required Setback where:
 
12.1. the maximum ramp width is 1.5 m;
12.2. the ramp is not located in a Setback area used for vehicle access; and
12.3. the ramp provides Ground Floor access to a building.
Regulations for all Projections
13. Despite the regulations of this Section, Single Detached Housing, Duplex Housing, Semi-detached Housing, Backyard Housing, and Row Housing must maintain a minimum 0.15 m wide unobstructed drainage path along all Interior Side Lot Lines. This regulation does not apply where a building has a 0 m Setback from the Interior Side Lot Line.