The following outlines key features of the bylaw for consideration while planning your project


The following list of services and businesses can operate in RAC Zones:

  • Art gallery
  • Artist studio
  • ATM / Bank
  • Member’s club 
  • Cogeneration 
  • Community centre 
  • Crisis care shelter 
  • Custom workshop 
  • Day nursery 
  • Education uses 
  • Financial institution 
  • Group home 
  • Home occupation 
  • Library *
  • Market garden
  • Medical office
  • Municipal shelter 
  • Nursing home 
  • Office 
  • Outdoor sales*
  • Performing arts studio 
  • Personal service shop
  • Pet services
  • Place of worship 
  • Production studio 
  • Private home daycare 
  • Public utility 
  • Recreation uses 
  • Religious 
  • Renewable energy
  • Residential care 
  • Respite care facility 
  • Restaurant *
  • Retail store *
  • Retail service 
  • Retirement home 
  • Rooming house 
  • Secondary suite 
  • Seniors community 
  • Service shop 
  • Take-out eating* 
  • Transportation use 
  • Veterinary hospital

*highlighted examples are illustrated below


RAC Zone projects range in size from small to large. Here are guidelines to consider that outline maximum sizes for projects.


RAC Zone projects
can be located on the ground floor of apartment towers or
on their grounds


Commercial uses can use a maxium of 200m2 on the ground floor of apartment towers


Non-Commercial uses can use a maxium of 600m2 on the ground floor of apartment towers


4 x 50m2

Four Small Services or Enterprises

2 x 100m2

Two Medium Services or Enterprises

1 x 200m2

One Large Service or Enterprise



Additions can be equal in size to that of the area inside the tower

e.g. a 200m2 business can build a 200m2 addition


Outdoor uses can be a maximum area of 50% of the ground floor of the apartment tower


200m2 + Addition

One Large Service or Enterprise

Apt Tower Grounds

Small tents, popups kiosks
and or larger pavilions


Access the official bylaw, as well as maps identifying RAC Zones across the city from the City of Toronto.