Compatible

To blend with and not threaten other uses and structures: see Keewatin (Town) Zoning By-law 94-013 (Re) (1996), 33 OMBR 293. Official plans sometimes specify compatibility criteria such as design, height, transportation access, services, traffic generated, community benefits, and interaction with neighbours in such factors as shadow, wind, light spillover, or parking spillover: see also Toronto (City) Official Plan Amendment No 352 (Re) (2007), 55 OMBR 68. Compatible does not mean “the same as”; whether variations in built form are capable of coexisting in harmony: see Jessop v Toronto (City), [2009] OMBD No 159; Ladha v Markham (Town) (2010), 66 OMBR 162.

Reference

Keewatin (Town) Zoning By-law 94-013 (Re) (1996), 33 OMBR 293

Toronto (City) Official Plan Amendment No 352 (Re) (2007), 55 OMBR 68

Jessop v Toronto (City), [2009] OMBD No 159

Ladha v Markham (Town) (2010), 66 OMBR 162