Property Standards Bylaw Review

Closes: Dec 20

Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) is reviewing the Property Standards Bylaw to ensure that all properties are safe and well maintained and that rules and standards for property owners and occupants are clear and consistent. Public consultations and outreach initially began in 2019, however, this work was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now continuing this work and will use a phased approach to first modernize the Property Standards Bylaw and address issues raised by the public. The second phase will ensure that regulations align with City strategies such as the Resilience Strategy, Biodiversity Strategy and Toronto Green Standard.

The first phase of the review will explore the following topics:

  • Issues with external light in residences
  • Surveillance cameras on neighbouring properties
  • Timing of snow and ice clearing and enforcement of snow removal on private property
  • Implementing safety measures for vacant-derelict properties
  • Security and safety measures for dormant development sites and
  • Right of access to adjoining land to make repairs or alterations to your property.

Toronto residents are invited to participate and provide input on these topics through a survey available on the Property Standards webpage. The deadline to complete the survey is December 20, 2021.

Take the Survey