Zoning is everywhere — from parks and playgrounds to backyard housing and the downtown core. It guides growth in an orderly way to minimize conflicts between different activities and can improve the safety, public health and welfare of its citizens and the environment.

Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw is the primary regulatory tool required to implement The City Plan and determines what can be built where. It sets the rules for where new buildings should go, what types of buildings they can be and what types of businesses and activities can happen on a property.