A draft by-law was presented to Council on Monday, July 9, 2018. Further public consultation is planned over the next several months to allow stakeholders and the public to review the by-law and provide their comments. Please review the staff report and draft by-law to find out more.
Please send your comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local businesses are important to Oakville’s economy and contribute to the town’s vibrant communities. Through the use of signs, local businesses can promote the goods and services they provide to generate business, create brand recognition within the community, and communicate broadly with the public.
The regulations outlined in the town’s current Sign By-law 2006-005 are in place to:
Sign By-law 2006-005 has been in effect for 10 years with multiple amendments that have affected the regulation of various sign types including but not limited to mobile signs, fascia signs and advertising signs. A review was initiated to ensure the town’s regulations address the needs of local businesses, while reflecting the town’s objectives and unique character.
The four guiding principles of the review are:
In 2017, residents and members of the business community provided input at public open houses and through an online survey. Visual display slides from the open house with key facts and questions identified by staff are available for review.
On November 7, 2016, a staff report presented at the Administrative Services Committee meeting provided details on the sign by-law review.