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O. Reg. 10/24: ZONING ORDER - PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY - TORONTO HOSPITAL HELIPORTS

filed January 26, 2024 under Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13

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ontario regulation 10/24

made under the

Planning Act

Made: January 26, 2024
Filed: January 26, 2024
Published on e-Laws: January 26, 2024
Published in The Ontario Gazette: February 10, 2024

Zoning Order - protection of public health and safety - toronto hospital heliports

Definitions

1. In this Order,

“air ambulance services” has the same meaning as in the Ambulance Act;

“Hospital for Sick Children Air Ambulance Service Protection Corridor Map” means the map numbered 345 and filed at the Toronto office of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing located at 777 Bay Street;

“St. Michael’s Hospital Air Ambulance Service Protection Corridor Map” means the map numbered 346 and filed at the Toronto office of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing located at 777 Bay Street;

“structure” includes but is not limited to anything that is erected, built or constructed or is joined together with a fixed location on the ground, or attached to something having a fixed location in or on the ground, whether permanent or temporary in nature, such as a wall, parapet, crane, flagpole, antenna or telecommunications equipment, lighting, signage, construction or maintenance equipment, or any other equipment or installation.

Purpose

2. The purpose of this Order is to protect public health and safety by ensuring the safe operation of air ambulance services provided in relation to St. Michael’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children.

Prohibition

3. No person shall erect, locate or permit a building, structure or naturally growing object, for any purpose, where any portion of such building, structure or naturally growing object penetrates into the obstacle limitation surfaces for the following lands in the City of Toronto:

1.  Those lands subject to the obstacle limitation surfaces for the St. Michael’s Hospital Heliport, as shown on the St. Michael’s Hospital Air Ambulance Service Protection Corridor Map.

2.  Those lands subject to the obstacle limitation surfaces for The Hospital for Sick Children Heliport, as shown on the Hospital for Sick Children Air Ambulance Service Protection Corridor Map.

Conditions

4. (1) Every use of land and every erection, location and use of buildings, structures or naturally growing objects shall be in accordance with this Order.

(2) Subject to section 3, nothing in this Order prevents,

(a)  the reconstruction of any building or structure that is damaged or destroyed by causes beyond the control of the owner if the dimensions of the original building or structure are not increased or its original use altered; and

(b)  the strengthening or restoration to a safe condition of any building or structure.

(3) Nothing in this Order prevents,

(a)  the erection, construction or use of a building or structure if a building permit permitting the erection, construction or use of the building or structure was issued before the day this Order comes into force; and

(b)  the temporary use of cranes and other construction equipment for the purposes of clause (a), provided that the use complies with City of Toronto By-law No. 1432-2017.

Revocation

5. This Regulation is revoked.

Commencement

6. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, this Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

(2) Section 5 comes into force on May 30, 2025.

Made by:

Paul Calandra

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Date made: January 26, 2024