Huntsville By Law: R1 - Residential 1

The Town of Huntsville is in the District of Muskoka - 37 Main St. East Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1A1 - 705 789-1751

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Permitted Use (principal use)

  • Dwelling, Single Detached
  • Group Home (residential)

Permitted Uses (accessory use)

  • Artisan’s Studio (a)
  • Day nursery (a)
  • Home Occupation (b)(d)
  • Secondary Suite (a)
  • Hens, Backyard (h)

(a) Permitted in association with a single detached dwelling or street townhouse only.

(b) Provided no activity related to the Home Occupation occurs within 30 metres (98.4 ft.) of watercourse.

(d) Permitted in association with a single detached or semi-detached dwelling only.

(h) Backyard hens are only permitted on lots that are 0.4ha (1ac) or more in size.

Lot Standards

Lot Frontage

  • full services 18 m (59.0 ft.)
  • partial services 60 m (196.9 ft.) (i)
  • Abutting a Watercourse 30 m (98.4 ft.)

Lot Area

  • water and sewer 0.065 ha (0.16 ac)
  • partial services 0.2 ha (0.49 ac)
  • private services 1 ha (2.5 ac)

Maximum Lot Coverage

  • full services 35%
  • Partial or private services 20%

Yard Requirements

  • Front Yard 7 m (23.0 ft.)(f)
  • Front Yard abutting a watercourse 20 m (65.6 ft.)
  • Interior Side Yard 1.5 m (4.9 ft.)
  • Exterior Side Yard 3 m (9.8 ft.)(f)
  • Rear Yard 10 m (32.8 ft.)

Setback from streams (on site)

  • Cold Water 30 m (98.4 ft.)
  • Warm Water 20 m (65.6 ft.)

Building Height (Max) of principal building 9 m (29.5 ft.)

Maximum number of enclosed or roofed accessory buildings or structures on a lot 2

Other provisions (f) (g) (k)

(f) maximum garage projection into the front yard or the exterior side yard beyond the front face of the dwelling: • from the front wall of building where there is a front porch - 1.0 metres (3.3 ft.);

(g) Where an attached or detached accessory garage is located a minimum of 6.0 metres (19.7 ft.) beyond the minimum front yard requirement of the zone, the following provisions shall apply: • minimum front yard for the dwelling is reduced to 4.0 metres (13.1 ft.) • minimum front yard to a front yard porch - 2.0 metres (6.6 ft.).

(i) On an arterial road, the minimum lot frontage shall be 150 m (492.1 ft.); on a collector road, the minimum lot frontage shall be 132 m (433 ft.).

(k) Where the lot abuts Type 1 Fish Habitat, the minimum yard setback shall be 30m (98.4ft).

Please note this information provided is to be used as a guideline only, and may have been updated and or changed by the municipality.Consult the Municipality directly to get up to date and property specific zoning information. We at Bracebridge Realty are neither Town Planners nor Attorneys

Population statistics for Town of Huntsville

Population in 201619,816
Population in 201119,056
Population Growth3.99 %
Total private dwellings10,524 Private Dwellings
Dwellings by residents8,111 Residential Dwellins
Density per sq km28 per km2
Land area sq km710 km2