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166 Huron Ave - Zoning By-law Amendment

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You may recall in January we hosted an open house with the community to discuss a potential Zoning By-Law Amendment for 166 Huron Ave, which would permit a library use on the property. The applicants have now moved forward with a formal application which is available on DevApps. 

The property is located within the Wellington Village neighbouhood, on the west side of Huron Avenue North, south of Wellington Street West. The lot has 17.92 metres of frontage along Huron Avenue North and a lot area of 568.72 square metres. Situated within an established low-rise neighbourhood, the site is located approximately 50 metres south of Wellington Street West, Traditional Mainstreet. The property is currently occupied by a three-storey detached dwelling and a single storey double-car garage at the rear, which is accessed via a paved driveway along the northern portion of the property. The subject property is designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, however no alteration or modification to the building are being proposed.

The application seeks to add a site specific zoning exception which would add a library use as a permitted use, as well as accessory uses typically supportive of a library (e.g. programming opportunities for groups, classes, etc.) while maintaining the current R3I (Residential Third Density, Subzone I) zoning category.
In order to accommodate the parking requirements of the library use, 3 spaces will be provided in tandem in the existing driveway along the northern portion of the site. No alterations or modifications are proposed to the property.

Please consider sending us formal feedback on the proposed development via and / or, as well as to the lead planner on the file as well, at

Posted February 26, 2021