What is Subdivision?

Subdivision is the process whereby a parcel of land is divided into two or more parcels in order to obtain separate legal titles for each parcel.

Subdivision in Mature Neighbourhoods

In April 2015, City Council passed a bylaw that reduced the minimum width of a lot zoned RF1 from 12 m to 7.6 m. A subsequent bylaw was passed in June 2017, that further reduced the minimum lot width to 7.5 m. These opportunities for subdivision also exist for lots zoned RF2, RF3 and RF4. As a result, there are roughly 83,000 lots throughout the city that are eligible to be subdivided.

Below is a map identifying lots within the city’s mature neighborhoods that have been approved for subdivision or are being reviewed by City staff.