Tell us what you think about neighbourhood signage.
Sign By-Law Background
The City of Kitchener Sign By-Law has been in effect since 1967. The purpose of the By-Law is to regulate size, location, and type of signs permitted in various parts of the city to protect and enhance the character of an area and consider safety. This includes minimizing impacts to nearby public and private properties and to avoid distraction or safety hazards for pedestrians and motorists.
As part of our Neighbourhood Strategy consultation process, we heard from residents that they want an opportunity to explore options for promoting community events and to remove barriers for displaying neighbourhood signage. Currently, the Sign By-Law allows a very limited amount of signage in residential areas. One of the action items from the Neighbourhood Strategy was to reduce these kinds of municipal barriers.
To address this, the Sign By-Law can be updated to reflect the feedback heard through the Neighbourhood Strategy to include neighbourhood signage.
We want to hear from you. What types of signs would you want to see? What matters to you?
Please share your feedback by completing our survey by Friday, May 18th.
For more information, contact Sandra Santos, sign and occupancy permit administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-741-2200 ext. 7075.