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Driveway Widening & Curb Cuts

Widening your driveway may become necessary to accommodate additional vehicles. As the property owner, you may be able to widen your driveway to the property line, subject to Municipal By-law compliance and a permit for the City to cut the curb if one is necessary. A permit fee, shown below, will apply.

By-law

This is regulated by the Boulevard Maintenance By-law 6831/08.

Highlights - What You Need to Know…

  • all driveway widening will need to comply with the applicable City Zoning By-law and the requirements of the Boulevard Maintenance By-law
  • for specific details on property boundaries, by-law interpretation and individual driveway widening opportunities, please contact Engineering & Public Works or Municipal Law Enforcement Services
  • the City's Boulevard Maintenance By-law 6831/08 regulates any changes made to the municipal boulevard.  The boulevard is the thin strip of land between the edge of the road and the adjacent frontage property line, typically being 5 to 6 metres in width
  • thought should be given to where people will enter or exit vehicles and where ice and snow will be placed so as not to impact neighbouring properties

Applying for a Curb Cut and Fees

Fee:  curb cut $42.00/metre, minimum charge is $225.00 (plus HST)