There are regulations on the size, placement and number of signs, and all exterior signs require a permit.
Signs on the exterior of a building in the City have an impact on our community.
Signs for your business and your neighbour's business - if there are too many of them - can have a negative effect as they add to the clutter, and the customer does not see any one particular sign, thus defeating the sign effect. There are various types of signs permitted including banners, point of sale, fascia, sandwich, marquee, ground, projecting and canopy signs. There are regulations on the size, placement and number of signs, and all exterior signs require a permit. When applying for a permit, please provide a detailed sketch of the sign and location on the lot or building. Signage regulations are contained under Section 5 of the Zoning and Development Bylaw.
On a Designated Heritage Resource or in the Heritage Area, all signs must be reviewed by the Heritage Board and approved by Council. Signs require a permit application, but as an incentive in the Heritage Area and for Designated Heritage Resources, there is no fee for these permits. The Heritage Board is looking for low-key signs without internal lighting for your buildings. There are some guidelines in Appendix B of the Zoning and Development Bylaw.