Sign Variance Committee
The Sign Variance Committee makes decisions on variances from signage requirements set out in Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 694, General Signs.
The Committee’s functions include:
- Making decisions on variance applications for third party signs. These signs advertise goods or services not related to the premises where the sign is located.
- Hearing appeals of the Chief Building Official’s (CBO) decisions on variance applications for first party signs. These signs identify a business or service on the same premises where the sign is located.
In considering a variance application or appeal of the CBO’s decision, the Committee may decide to grant a variance with or without conditions or refuse to grant a variance.
The Sign Variance Committee is governed by Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 694, General Signs which sets out the Committee’s composition and delegated authorities.
The Sign Variance Committee is composed of five members of the public appointed by City Council through the City’s Public Appointments process. City Council appoints the Committee Chair from among its members.
Key Council Decisions
- City Council adopted PG 13.5: Amendments to the Sign By-law (July 2016)
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