Gateway Structures, Fences and Walls - Ownership & Maintenance

By-Law Number
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Legislative History: Enacted September 19, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL. -121-373); Amended June 26, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-298-289)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: Director, Planning and Development

1. Policy Statement

The Gateway Structures, Fences and Walls – Ownership and Maintenance Policy is intended to provide clarity and guidance for the installation of these structures in residential subdivisions.

2. Definitions

“Gateway” means a built structure and associated components used as an entrance feature to a subdivision, generally providing the subdivision name and landscaping.

3. Applicability

This policy applies to land developers and other property owners that construct Gateway structures, fences and walls as part of any subdivision or site plan development.

4. The Policy

The following policy shall apply to matters concerning gateway structures, fences and walls:

a.) ornamental gateways to subdivisions shall not be allowed on City lands and the City shall assume no responsibility for their maintenance;

b.) privacy fences shall be placed on private properties, where required by the proponents. Fencing designs will be consistent with City Fence By-law PS-6 and shall be the responsibility of the individual property owners; and

c.) “retrofit” noise walls that are required as a result of a road widening adjacent to existing residential uses shall be placed on City property in accordance with Council’s Noise Barriers on Arterial Roads Policy.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024