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Agricultural operation in Industrial Zones. Is it allowed?

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Jun 15, 2018
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Agricultural operation in Industrial Zones. Is it allowed?

Hi, I am a agriculture researcher at a university, and wondering if its possible (or legal) to conduct agricultural operations in an industrial zone.

I am thinking a warehouse type building which, if I'm not mistaken, is considered a light industrial zone, to be used for biointensive crop production, preferably in Toronto (GTA) or nearby areas.

Do I need special permits for this purpose? Or can I just go and open up shop?

Thanks
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lif3sci wrote: Hi, I am a agriculture researcher at a university, and wondering if its possible (or legal) to conduct agricultural operations in an industrial zone.

I am thinking a warehouse type building which, if I'm not mistaken, is considered a light industrial zone, to be used for biointensive crop production, preferably in Toronto (GTA) or nearby areas.

Do I need special permits for this purpose? Or can I just go and open up shop?

Thanks
Yeah you could grow weed there with the proper zoning, licensing, and government approvals.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Yeah you could grow weed there with the proper zoning, licensing, and government approvals.
I know there is a lot more regulation involved in marijuana grow ops, regardless of zoning bylaws. But I am growing specialized produce for grocery stores.

I just want to know in general what, if any, special permits are required for crop cultivation that is NOT on designated agricultural zones, specifically in industrial zones in city proper.
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lif3sci wrote: I know there is a lot more regulation involved in marijuana grow ops, regardless of zoning bylaws. But I am growing specialized produce for grocery stores.

I just want to know in general what, if any, special permits are required for crop cultivation that is NOT on designated agricultural zones, specifically in industrial zones in city proper.
ive been wanting to do something like this.
not weed lol.
i dont think the requirements are that stringent
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daivey wrote: ive been wanting to do something like this.
not weed lol.
i dont think the requirements are that stringent
Were you able to find any new info?

And why is this thread dated to 2018? I made it this year.

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