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Shoreline Structures and Facilities

a) Where an encroachment onto the bed of the waterbody is proposed, permission to

construct or install the in-water and/or shoreline structure or facility shall only be

permitted if approval to occupy the area has been obtained from or meets the

prescriptive requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. Where a boathouse

or boatport is permitted, the owner shall have acquired the Shoreline Road

Allowance, where existing, prior to the construction of the boathouse or boatport.

b) No more than 25% or a maximum of 23 metres of the shoreline frontage of a lot,

whichever is less, of any one residentially zoned property shall be occupied by inwater

or shoreline structures and facilities.

c) All boathouses, docks and marine facilities shall have a minimum setback from the

side lot lines as set out in Table 4.3 based on a straight line projected into the

water from the shoreline:

Lot Frontage (meters)

Minimum Setback (meters)

< 31 m

6.0

31 – 60 m

9.0

>60 – 90 m

12.5

>90 – 120 m

15.0

>120 m

20.0


a) Where permitted by this By-law, a maximum of one boathouse or oneBoathouses and Boatports

boatport shall be permitted per lot.

b) The width of the boathouse measured parallel to the shoreline shall be

included in the 25% or 23 metre limit on the construction or installation of

in-water structures and facilities along the shoreline frontage of a lot in

accordance Section 4.28 (b).

c) No portion of the first storey of any boathouse or part thereof shall be used

for human habitation including sleeping, cooking, or living area.

d) Where a 1½ storey boathouse is permitted by this By-law, the ½ storey

above the first storey may be used for sleeping accommodation or living

area, but shall not include a kitchen or cooking facilities, and shall be

considered as a sleeping cabin in accordance with this By-law. The

maximum floor area for the ½ storey shall be 60 square metres.

e) The first 3 metres of a boathouse supporting structure adjacent to the

shoreline shall be an open span

f) A minimum of 50% of the total length of the boathouse supporting structure

that extends out from the shoreline shall be open span.

g) The maximum building height for a 1 storey boathouse shall be 5.0 metres

with a maximum height of 3.6 metres to the highest main roof eave. The

maximum building height for a 1½ storey boathouse shall be 6.7 metres

with a maximum height to the highest main roof eave of 3.6 metres. For

the purposes of this Section building height shall be the distance above the

normal or controlled water level. A gambrel or mansard roof shall not be

permitted on a boathouse.

h) A maximum of 50% of each roof plane may be dormer.

i) A maximum of 25% of the boathouse may be located inland of the natural

shoreline and the boathouse shall be located no further than 15 metres

from the shoreline.

j) Boathouse Regulations

i) Boathouses shall only be permitted appurtenant to lots on the

following lakes and in accordance with the regulations of Tables 4.3

and 4.4:

• Lake Joseph

• Lake Rosseau

• Little Lake Joseph

• Portage Lake

• Georgian Bay

• Whitefish Lake

• Little Whitefish Lake

• Horseshoe Lake

• Otter Lake

ii) One and one half storey boathouses shall only be permitted

appurtenant to those lots that front onto the following lakes and in

accordance with Tables 4.3 and 4.4:

Lake Joseph

Lake Rosseau

Georgian Bay

Little Lake Joseph

Portage Lake

Minimum Lot Frontage

Boathouse Prohibited

Maximum Hight/Slips

Maximum Width (meters)

 (4) (5)

Maximum Length (meters)

(5)

1 Stry –

2 slips

1 ½ Stry –

2 slips

1 ½ Stry –

3 slips

< 60 m

(1)(6)

 

 

 

 

 

≥60 - 90 m

 

(2)

 

 

11

11

≥90 – 160 m

 

 

Y

 

11

11

> 160 m

 

 

 

(3)

15.0

11


(1) For an island or water access only lot that has a frontage greater than 30 metres andNotes:

less than 60 metres, a one storey – one slip boathouse is permitted, having a maximum

width of 6.8 metres and maximum length of 11 metres, and subject to the other

regulations of this By-law.

(2) At least one of the permitted slips shall be a boat port.

(3) Where a third slip is constructed, it shall be a boat port.

(4) A boatport shall be included in maximum boathouse width.

(5) Where an upper level deck on a boathouse extends more than 1 metre from boathouse

wall, the deck shall be included in boathouse width and/or length

(6) For a lot on a lake listed in Section 4.28.1 j) i) that has a frontage greater than 30

metres and less than 60 metres, 1 boat awning having a maximum area of 24 square

metres shall be permitted. A boat awning shall be permitted on a dock that is located

within the Environmental Protection (EP) Zone. Boat awnings shall not be included in

lot coverage or shoreline width calculations, but shall comply with all other applicable

shoreline accessory structure requirements of Zoning By-law 2006-125.

k) All cupolas or other ornamental roof structures shall have dimensions of a

maximum 1.0 metres width by 1.0 metres length and a maximum 1.2

metres height.

l) Where the by-law permits a boathouse a boatport shall be permitted in lieu

of a boathouse subject to the same regulations.

Docks and Boat Lifts

a) The width of all docks, excluding submersible boat lifts shall be included in

the 25% or 23 metre limit on the construction or installation of in-water

structures or facilities along the shoreline frontage of a lot in accordance

with Section 4.28 (b).

b) The first 3 metres of a dock’s supporting structures adjacent to the

shoreline shall be an open span unless approval from the authorities having

jurisdiction is provided.

c) A minimum of 50% of the total length of a dock’s supporting structure,

including any attached finger docks, shall be one or more open spans.

d) The maximum length of a dock shall be 15 metres extending into the

waterbody. For lots on Georgian Bay, the maximum length shall be 20

metres.

e) The maximum combined surface area of all docks, including any attached

fingers, and open decks above the water shall be 112 square metres. On

those lakes listed in Section 4.28.1 j) i) of this By-law where a boathouse is

a permitted structure, the maximum combined surface area of all docks,

including any attached fingers and open decks above the water shall be 168

square metres. The dock area contained within a boathouse or boatport

shall not be included within the maximum combined surface area of docks.

f) Gazebos, pergolas, canopies or other like or similar structures shall not be

permitted on a dock.

g) Boat lifts shall be located within or adjacent to the permitted dock and/or

boathouse.


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