By Toronto Real Estate Board
In this third article of our ongoing series, we examine the role of sign by-laws in preserving our community and review the sign by-laws of York Region’s northern municipalities: Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, King, and Aurora.
Municipal sign by-laws regulate all aspects of signs and are intended to preserve the safety and appearance of our communities. Sign by-laws preserve the beauty of our communities by limiting the placement, duration, type and number of all signs. Without sign by-laws, our streets, public spaces and private property would be littered with a variety of signs.
So, let’s keep our communities attractive! TREB encourages Members to review York Region’s sign by-laws to ensure compliance. Click here to review the municipal sign by-law.
By-law highlights from the northern municipalities of York Region:
- Georgina – For sale/lease signs shall be removed within (10) days after the property is no longer for sale or lease.
- East Gwillimbury – For sale/lease signs shall be removed within ten (10) days after the property is no longer for sale or lease.
- King– For sale/lease signs may not exceed 0.5 sq. m.
- Newmarket – Open house directional signs may only be displayed on the day which the open house takes place and must include the address of the property and the open house date.
- Aurora – For sale/lease signs shall be removed within (14) days after the property is no longer for sale or lease.
REALTORS® are responsible to comply with the municipal sign by-laws.
Next month, we will highlight municipal sign by-laws for York Region’s southern municipalities: Whitchurch-Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Markham.
Did you miss last month’s article? Click here to review Peel Region’s sign by-laws.