By Toronto Real Estate Board

As part of an ongoing series, TREB is highlighting sign by-laws across the Greater Toronto Area.

This month, we tackle municipal sign by-laws in Peel Region. As mentioned last month, municipal sign by-laws regulate all aspects of signs and are intended to preserve and protect the appearance and safety of communities.

Community Safety

Typically, sign by-laws mandate the size, type, and number of signs permitted, as well as permissible locations, duration, and permit requirements. For REALTORS®, this means the placement and duration of open house directional signs and for sale/lease signs are governed by municipal sign by-laws.

Maintaining community safety is one of the key objectives of all municipal sign by-laws and must be respected when placing real estate and/or open house directional signs. Complying with sign by-laws helps to ensure visibility for safe vehicular movement between streets, driveways, alleys, and medians.

Sign by-laws differ from municipality to municipality. TREB encourages Members to review Peel Region sign by-laws to ensure compliance. Click here to review the municipal sign by-law.

By-law highlights from Peel Region:

  • Brampton – For sale/lease signs must be removed within 30 days after the property is no longer for sale/lease or is advertised as no longer for sale/lease, whichever occurs first.
  • Caledon – There shall be a maximum of three (3) open house directional signs per open house.
  • Mississauga – One (1) for sale/lease sign shall be permitted for each street line of the property on which the sign is erected.

REALTORS® are responsible to comply with the municipal sign by-laws.

Next month, we will highlight municipal sign by-laws in the northern municipalities of York Region.

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