The City of Vaughan is undertaking a City-wide comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law that aims to create a progressive By-law with updated, contemporary uses and standards.

The City’s Official Plan (VOP 2010) is in place to help shape the future of Vaughan and guide its continued transformation into a vibrant and sustainable city of the future. The new Zoning By-law will implement the Official Plan and accurately reflect the intent of policy direction under one consolidated, streamlined Zoning By-law.  


  • To implement the VOP 2010 in accordance with provincial legislation.
  • To create a more progressive Zoning By-law that reflects the City’s transformation into a vibrant and sustainable place
  • To respond to emerging urban issues and contemporary urban development trends.


The Second Draft Zoning By-law is now available! Please submit comments by February 19, 2020.

The City of Vaughan and the City’s lead expert consultant, WSP, will be hosting a series of Open Houses regarding the Second Draft Zoning By-law. See the dates and locations below to find out when we will be in your Ward!

Ward Date Location
1 Monday February 10, 2020

Vaughan City Hall, Multi-Purpose Room

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2 Tuesday January 28, 2020

Father Ermanno Bulfon Community Centre, Activity Room 1

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

3 Thursday February 13, 2020

Vellore Village Community Centre, Activity Room 2

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

4 Tuesday February 18, 2020

North Thornhill Community Centre, Activity Room B

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

5 Wednesday February 12, 2020

Garnet A. Williams Community Centre, Activity Room 2

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

**Note that the existing site specific zoning by-law amendments within the City will be reviewed and incorporated into the Third (Final) Draft Zoning By-law.