Types of Encroachments
Currently, the Council policy regarding encroachments is specified in Council Resolution M67-2015.
- Residential encroachments are classified as structures (i.e. fences, sheds, walls, etc.), landscape feature, or private utility connection located in the public right-of-way abutting an area zoned R.1 or R.2.
- Commercial Encroachments are classified as any structures (i.e. signs, canopy, parking, etc.), landscape feature or private utility connection located in the public right-of-way abutting an area not zoned R.1 or R.2.
Partially Exempt Organizations
- Partially exempt organizations are classified as churches, non-profit charities, union halls, schools and similar facilities.
For more specific details, refer to the Encroachment Policy as amended on May 29, 2023, by Council Resolution CR230/2023.
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