The City conducts polls to determine the opinions of property owners, residents and businesses that could be affected by a change in their neighbourhood regarding:

When an application for a proposal is submitted, the City conducts a poll of people in the affected area.

In order for a poll to be considered positive it must meet benchmarks as determined by specific by-law or city policy.

If the result of the poll is positive, the application may proceed through the approval process. Depending upon the type of poll, final approval by City Council may be required.