On September 4, 2018, Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 519, “Infill Construction, Public Notice” takes effect. This new bylaw is a key component of the City’s Residential Infill Strategy. The bylaw requires that all residential infill construction and demolition sites post a public notice containing key information about the project.
The Residential Infill Strategy is a comprehensive city-wide initiative established to proactively address issues associated with construction and demolition of residential buildings in Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
As part of the strategy, the public notice is intended to improve communication with the public and act as a “gateway” to real time information on the project, available on the City’s website. The notice is also intended to provide clarity about the City’s bylaws and support good construction practices.
A Public Notice is required for any permit for demolition and/or construction in any of the following scenarios:
Toronto Building must be provided with project -specific information about their demolition and/or construction project, to be used on the infill sign notice, including:
The information above is submitted to Toronto Building using the Infill Public Notice Declaration form, which may be submitted with your permit application.
Toronto Building will then prepare and provide applicants with an electronic file containing a print-ready notice in PDF format.
The print-ready PDF file of the Public Notice must be printed by the builder or property owner and posted on the residential infill site.
No changes or additions to the content of the notice are permitted.
Final Size: 0.61m (24”) wide x 0.46m (18”) high
Stock: Coroplast or corrugated polypropylene plastic
For demolition sites:
The notice must be posted at least 5 business days before demolition starts.
For construction sites:
The notice must be posted within 5 business days of construction starting.
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For further details or clarification, please refer to the the full text of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 519, “Infill Construction, Public Notice”.