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Boulevard Maintenance


The portion of your property nearest the street is municipal property and is known as a boulevard. This area is the entrance point for many municipal services onto your lot and is strictly regulated as it may need to be accessed at any time to repair or improve services.

2014 Spring Yard Waste Program in Effect

What you should know?

It is the property owner's responsibility to maintain the municipal boulevard.

The City regulates the types of plantings you may add to the boulevard and prohibits certain installations or add-ons that might create a hazard.

Any requests for the City to maintain or remove trees planted by or on behalf of the City can be directed to our Customer Care Centre. The same applies to requests for the boulevard portion of a drive way to be widened. Trees are a vital part of our community so we strongly discourage removing them!

A General Guide

  • grass and weeds can not exceed 15 centimetres in length
  • no plantings are permitted within 0.6 meters of a sidewalk, within 1.8 meters of the curb where no sidewalks exist or within 1.5 meters of the top of the bank of a roadside ditch
  • no plantings shall exceed 1.0 meters above the grade of the boulevard
  • no plantings are permitted in a location which causes a traffic safety issue or in a location which impedes or blocks a sidewalk
  • no rocks, bricks, concrete slabs or anything protruding, sharp or dangerous is permitted on a boulevard
  • no light fixtures, pillars, signage or similar objects are permitted on a boulevard
  • no fences are to be erected on a boulevard
  • no person shall alter a boulevard by adding or maintaining any hard surface material (such as a widened driveway) without prior approval from the City
  • any property owner may request that the City remove or prune a tree planted by or on behalf of the City by contacting the Customer Care Centre