Community Standards Bylaw

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What is a good neighbour? What makes neighbourhoods safe and pleasant?

Those are the questions we can ask ourselves when thinking about a Community Standards Bylaw.

A Community Standards Bylaw is a clear and concise set of expectations for visitors, residents, and property owners in the region.

Community standards refers to a wide range of issues from littering to vehicle idling. A brief snapshot of the sections covered under this bylaw are outlined in the chart below (note: this is not a complete overview of the Community Standards Bylaw. For the full draft, check out the Documents tab on the right).

Community Standards Bylaw At a Glance
Noise Control
Noise from your property should not disturb your neighbour's peace.
Construction Activity
Construction hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday – Friday) and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday).
Littering and Dumping
Business owners must not allow litter to accumulate on their property.
Graffiti
Graffiti is not permitted on any building without prior written consent of the property owner.
Panhandling
Panhandling in a group of two or more is not permitted.
Idling
Parked vehicles mustn't idle for more than 3 minutes at any time, except when temperatures are minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Nuisance on Property
Nuisances are not permitted on residential property. Examples of nuisance include: excessive weeds, grass higher than 15 centimetres, loose litter or garbage, excessive accumulation of building material or vehicle parts, and damaged/deteriorated fencing.
Sidewalks
Snow/ice must be removed from any sidewalk within 48 hours after the snow/ice is deposited.
Boulevards
Residents are required to maintain any boulevard adjacent to the property they own or occupy by keeping grass cut to a length of no more than 15 centimetres and removing any excessive accumulation of weeds, leaves, or other debris.
Water, Eaves Trough and Downspouts
Drainage from downspouts, eaves throughs or sump pumps must not be directed onto an adjacent property, sidewalk, or public space.


What do you think?

We need resident input to ensure the revised bylaw meets the needs of your neighbourhood.

Your comments and feedback will be reflected in the draft of the bylaw presented to Council.

The survey is open until October 30.


Good neighbours make great neighbourhoods.


What is a good neighbour? What makes neighbourhoods safe and pleasant?

Those are the questions we can ask ourselves when thinking about a Community Standards Bylaw.

A Community Standards Bylaw is a clear and concise set of expectations for visitors, residents, and property owners in the region.

Community standards refers to a wide range of issues from littering to vehicle idling. A brief snapshot of the sections covered under this bylaw are outlined in the chart below (note: this is not a complete overview of the Community Standards Bylaw. For the full draft, check out the Documents tab on the right).

Community Standards Bylaw At a Glance
Noise Control
Noise from your property should not disturb your neighbour's peace.
Construction Activity
Construction hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday – Friday) and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday).
Littering and Dumping
Business owners must not allow litter to accumulate on their property.
Graffiti
Graffiti is not permitted on any building without prior written consent of the property owner.
Panhandling
Panhandling in a group of two or more is not permitted.
Idling
Parked vehicles mustn't idle for more than 3 minutes at any time, except when temperatures are minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Nuisance on Property
Nuisances are not permitted on residential property. Examples of nuisance include: excessive weeds, grass higher than 15 centimetres, loose litter or garbage, excessive accumulation of building material or vehicle parts, and damaged/deteriorated fencing.
Sidewalks
Snow/ice must be removed from any sidewalk within 48 hours after the snow/ice is deposited.
Boulevards
Residents are required to maintain any boulevard adjacent to the property they own or occupy by keeping grass cut to a length of no more than 15 centimetres and removing any excessive accumulation of weeds, leaves, or other debris.
Water, Eaves Trough and Downspouts
Drainage from downspouts, eaves throughs or sump pumps must not be directed onto an adjacent property, sidewalk, or public space.


What do you think?

We need resident input to ensure the revised bylaw meets the needs of your neighbourhood.

Your comments and feedback will be reflected in the draft of the bylaw presented to Council.

The survey is open until October 30.


Good neighbours make great neighbourhoods.

  • Feedback from this survey will be reflected in the finalized Community Standards Bylaw.  

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