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Municipal Bylaw: Want to adopt a dog? Great! But what does the Toronto Municipal Code think about it?

Chapter 349 – ANIMALS Number of animals restricted No person shall keep in any dwelling unit more than six of any combination of dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits. Responsibility to care for animals Every person who keeps an animal shall … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: “Waste” rules for commercial and residential properties

Chapter 841 – Waste Collection, Commercial Properties The City of Toronto provides communities with information regarding the placement of their waste (garbage) – when, where and how it is to be placed at the curb side. The collection of waste … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: Landlords! Don’t forget that the minimum temperature in the units you rent out has to be 21oC from September 15th to June 1st.

Chapter 835 – Vital Services The Vital Services Chapter requires a landlord to provide adequate and suitable vital services for rented or leased dwellings or living accommodations. The following are considered to be vital services: Fuel Hydro Gas Hot or … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: Don’t even think that you are a master of your own property!

Chapter 629 – Property Standards The Property Standards Chapter provides standards of maintenance and occupancy and applies to all properties within the City of Toronto. The Chapter states that all property owners are required to repair and maintain their property … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: Have fun … within the limits!

Chapter 591 – Noise The Noise Chapter provides standards for noise and applies to all properties within the City of Toronto. The purpose of the by-law is to reduce the impact of unwanted sound on the residents of the City.

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Municipal by-law: Want to open a barbershop?

Chapter 545 – Licensing Several trades, businesses and occupations in the City of Toronto require a licence in order to operate. For information on how to obtain a licence or whether you require a licence for a certain trade, business … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: The grass is NOT always greener on the other side of the fence!

Chapter 489 – Long Grass and Weeds The Long Grass and Weeds Chapter provides a definition for the term and compliance standards for property owners to meet. The Chapter states that every property owner shall cut the grass and weeds … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: Do graffiti by rules!

Chapter 485 – Graffiti The Graffiti Chapter provides rules regarding graffiti on property. The Chapter defines graffiti as letters, symbols, figures, scratches, stains or other types of markings that spoil a building. In the Chapter, graffiti does not include murals … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: Don’t you know that you can’t invite people to your garage sale every weekend?

Chapter 480 – Garage Sales The Garage Sale Chapter states that you cannot have more than two garage sales a year per household. The Chapter requires that items sold in a garage sale must be personal household items. If you … Continue reading

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Municipal by-law: How high is your fence?

The City of Toronto and the former municipalities that make up the amalgamated City have passed more than 180,000 by-laws. The Toronto Municipal Code is a compilation of by-laws organized by subject. Each chapter is a by-law. For example, Chapter … Continue reading

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