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
Off-street parking

  • Front Yard Parking
  • Commercial Boulevard Parking
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