Starting on June 1, 2010, Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) will be enforcing the A-Frame permit by-law.
It is our understanding from MLS that the first few weeks of the enforcement will be a grace period in which merchants who have A-Frame signs will be reminded to apply for the necessary permit. However, after this first warning any businesses displaying A-Frame signs without permits will have their signs removed, there will be a charge of $200.00 to pick-up the sign from MLS, and a fine will be charged to the business. If your sign is removed and you do not pay the recovery fee and pick up your sign from MLS, a disposal fee will automatically be charged to your Property tax bill.
It is clear that, without a permit, this can become a very costly process. So we encourage all of our members to apply for the necessary permit to display an A-Frame sign.
If you wish to voice your comments on this new by-law please contact our Ward 30 City Councilor, Paula Fletcher, at 416-392-4060 or via e-mail at
; or our Ward 29 City Councilor, Case Ootes, at 416-392-4032 or via e-mail at