The Signs Bylaw regulates the size and location of all temporary signs (signs that are not permanently attached or fixed to a structure or surface) on private and public property. Some temporary signs require a permit and can may be removed by the City if a permit has not been obtained.

Signs that require a permit:

  • A-frame signs (not allowed to be placed in the following locations: Bloor St. W. between Avenue Rd. and Yonge St.; Bloor St. E. between Yonge St. and Sherbourne St.; Yonge St. south of Davenport Rd.)
  • new development signs
  • mobile signs (Mobile signs are not permitted on the public right-of-way (sidewalks, boulevards, etc.) at any time.)

Signs that do not require a permit:

  • garage sale signs
  • real estate signs
  • open house directional signs
  • community and/or charitable organizations
  • religious organizations, schools

To report a temporary sign without a permit, contact 311.