Information Regarding Cafe, Parking & Traffic Polls
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Find out more about polls regarding patios, parking and more.
Every owner, resident and tenant in the polling area is mailed a notice giving information about the poll and the deadline to submit a ballot, the ballot itself and a postage-paid return envelope.
Poll results are available 10 business days after the final day of polling.
Any owner, resident or tenant of a property in the polling area. All participants must be 18 years old on or before the final day of the polling.
If you are eligible to take part in a poll but didn’t receive a ballot you can complete a Polling Affidavit in the presence of a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
Commissioners for Taking Affidavits are available at Registry Services. You must phone for an appointment. There is no fee for this service.
Find a Commissioner by calling 211, or dialing 411 for Directory Assistance or even searching online.
If a poll meets the requirements shown below, the poll passes, subject to Council approval and the proposal will proceed:
|Subject of Poll||Percentage of ballots mailed which must be returned||Number of ballots submitted which must be marked in favour of the proposal|
||25%||50% plus 1|
|Permit Parking||25%||50% plus 1|
|Traffic Calming||50% plus 1||60%|
|Boulevard Cafe||25%||50% plus 1|
If a poll does not pass:
- Off-street Parking, Permit Parking, Traffic Calming and Boulevard Cafe Polls that do not pass cannot be conducted again for two years
- Front Yard Parking Polls cannot be conducted again for three years