Government Affairs

City of Oakville - Planning & Development recorded meeting, July 9, 2018

City of Oakville - Planning & Development recorded meeting July 9, 2018.

July 2018

Sign By-law Review - Oakville - Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Planning and Development Council Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road South Atrium Sign By-law 2006-005 has been in effect for 10 years with multiple amendments that have affected the regulation of various sign types including but not limited to mobile signs, fascia signs and advertising signs. A review was initiated to ensure the town’s regulations address the needs of local businesses, while reflecting the town’s objectives and unique character. Following public feedback, the sign by-law has been reviewed and there is now a draft by-law ready to present to council. To review the proposed by-law please visit oakville.ca and search sign by-law review.

June 2018

Proposed Accessible Canada Act

News release: Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years. Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, introduced the proposed Accessible Canada Act to Parliament. This historic legislation would enable the Government of Canada to take a proactive approach to end systemic discrimination of people with disabilities.

June 2018

City of Toronto - Information Session on Inspections & Enforcement - June 22, 2018

Date:June 22, 2018 Venue: York Civic Centre Location: 2770 Eglinton Avenue West Time: 9am to 12pm This discussion will focus on different legislative requirements and tools used as part of sign inspections and investigations. The goal will be to review the requirements of both the City and the applicants throughout the sign inspection and investigation process. After the variances have been granted, the applications reviewed and the permits issued, the sign approval process is far from complete. As with most buildings and structures in Ontario, signs are required to be inspected by the City in order to ensure that they are built in accordance with their approved permits and comply with all of the applicable regulations. With signs often being complex and highly variable in their construction, how does a City of Toronto inspector review and measure each sign against all of the specifications in a building permit or sign permit? In addition, what happens when the inspector discovers a sign that does not comply with the issued permit or an applicable regulation? Please contact our office if you have any questions contact: francacudini@ontariosignassociation.com

June 2018