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Toronto’s harmonized zoning bylaw now in effect

September 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Perry King

At 9:47 p.m. on Aug. 25, Toronto city council voted 37–0 to approve the hotly debated harmonized zoning bylaw.

The new bylaw, arising from an eight-year harmonization exercise, now regulates the use of land and buildings, including their height, size, bulk, and location. Written with a common terminology and set of defined zoning terms, the bylaw consolidates 43 former bylaws that were grandfathered from pre-amalgamation Toronto.

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Lascivious licensing: Toronto burlesque community says bylaw is vague

May 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Lascivious licensing: Toronto burlesque community says bylaw is vague

By Sandra Ferrari

A scantily defined Toronto bylaw has raised concerns in the local burlesque community after bylaw officers were called in to investigate an event held at Revival nightclub (783 College St.) last month.

Because of the vague wording, it is unclear whether the performances violated the law. Only verbal warnings were issued and no charges were laid.

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