The Fill and Topsoil Disturbance By-law 6060/02 regulates changes to properties that involve the removal or addition of fill or topsoil, or changes to the grading.
Any work involving the addition or removal of more than 2 dump truck loads (20 cubic meters) may be subject to a Fill & Topsoil Disturbance Permit.
The permit process allows the City to review any potential issues that could arise when large scale changes to grade are proposed. These include erosion and sediment control, the protection of watercourses, professional engineering to establish appropriate grading and drainage, a review of trees and vegetation affected and many other factors to be considered.
What you should know...
The installation of swimming pools, or land disturbance related to minor gardening or landscaping use do not require a permit for fill and topsoil disturbance.