Government Affairs

Updates to the City of Toronto Sign Permits & Information Page

On May 7, 2018, the sign industry had their annual touch-point meeting with City of Toronto’s Sign Bylaw Unit staff. The meeting objective was to review what’s new and what to expect from the year to come. https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/building-construction/sign-permits-information/ During the meeting, the City of Toronto Sign Bylaw Unit staff updated us on the revamped Sign Permit and Information Page.

May 2018

City of Vaughan - Phase II Update

The City of Vaughan Sign By-law Review Phase Two report, to be considered by Committee of the Whole on June 5, 2018 at 1 pm, at Vaughan City Hall in Council Chambers. These recommendations will address longer-term opportunities and emerging issues. Staff report and recommendations View an overview of staff recommendations on the Public Notice. Once published at www.vaughan.ca/council, likely by June 1, 2018, the full report will be linked here. How to get involved If you wish to submit further information to be considered and/or if you wish to depute at Committee, please see instructions on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Important dates After Committee of the Whole, Council will provide direction and decisions on June 19, 2018, which will be published online several days after at www.vaughan.ca/council, as well as on this page.

May 2018

City of Guelph Update

Nathan Dart Wrote: There were some good discussions and the City of Guelph seems very willing to engage key stakeholders and take into consideration the needs of businesses and industry trends relating to signage. Last night, April 10, was just the first step in the process. The City has also created a public input forum through the following link: http://cityofguelph.mindmixer.com/topics/8399/sign-bylaw-review. A short breakdown of the by-law process is as follows: Public Information Session (April 10th). Receipt of comments through the mindmixer link or written comments accepted. The city will prepare a first draft (Summer 2018). The public and agencies will be given an opportunity to review and comment on the by-law, the City will evaluate the comments and revise the by-law were warranted in their view. The second draft will be released and hopefully before council by Spring of 2019!

April 2018

Seven Changes to Canadian Business Tax

From the totally personal to the all-business, CPA Canada’s Bruce Ball walks us through the most significant tax changes of the year. But what about business taxes? Bruce Ball, vice-president of Taxation for CPA Canada, reveals seven of the biggest announced moves—for this year and beyond.

April 2018