What kinds of businesses are included in the review?

The Zoning Bylaw categorizes businesses into defined uses. The Review is looking at how to improve the definitions and regulations for each one of the 13 commercial zones in the city, which include commercial uses like:

  • Automotive services (e.g. service/gas stations, auto repair)
  • Entertainment (e.g. movie theatres, casino)
  • Financial services (e.g. banks, credit unions)
  • Food services (e.g. restaurants, pubs, cafes)
  • Medical services (e.g. massage therapy, medical or dental clinics, pharmacies, optometrists)
  • Personal services (e.g. hair salons, spas)
  • Professional services (e.g. notaries, lawyers, counsellors, insurance brokers)
  • Retail (e.g. grocery, clothing, electronics or jewelry stores)

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1. What parts of the city are covered by the review?
2. What sort of changes are you going to make?
3. What kinds of businesses are included in the review?
4. Are you going to make any new commercial areas?
5. Will the review make new regulations for non-medical (recreational) cannabis?
6. I own a commercial property or business. Are my property taxes going to go up?
7. What kind of impact is the Commercial Zones Review going to have on my business?
8. I heard the City is already studying office uses in the City Centre. How does the Commercial Zones Review relate to that?
9. What else can the City do to help my business?
10. Why is the City reviewing Commercial Zoning?