Home and Property Projects - Landscaping

The information and links listed below provide details about what you need to check before you start your landscaping project so you can plan ahead for things that will affect your project during the planning stage, while your project is underway and after your project is complete.

We encourage you to use your property survey or contact the town to determine your property line before beginning any landscaping or construction. Private structures and landscaping features are not permitted on the town boulevard. Review By-Law 2009-072 and Boulevard Gardening permits.

Permits and applications

Policies and procedures

By-laws

Did you know that the Zoning by-law may have regulations for your project.

Tree protection

Did you know that there are special requirements if your project is near a town-owned tree? Are you thinking about cutting a tree down on your property? Visit the Tree Protection and Removal page for permit details and applications.

Parking

Did you know that there are special parking requirements for you, as well as anyone you hire during your project? Visit the Parking During Construction page for details.

Inspections

Did you know that a structure such as a pergola, trellis, gazebo, etc. may require a building permit application and applicable building inspections? Please contact the Building Services department at 905-338-4220 to make this determination.

For additional approvals, you may need to contact other town departments or other agencies. Please visit the Other Agency Approvals page for details.

Other helpful information

  • Fences are required around water landscape features.
  • You might need a building permit if your landscaping project includes a deck or accessory structure.