The City conducts polls to determine the opinions of property owners, residents and businesses that could be affected by a change in their neighbourhood regarding:
- Boulevard cafe
- Off-street parking (front yard parking and commercial boulevard parking)
- Permit parking
- Traffic calming
- Business improvement area
When an application for a proposal is submitted, the City conducts a poll of people in the affected area.
In order for a poll to be considered positive it must meet benchmarks as determined by specific by-law or city policy.
If the result of the poll is positive, the application may proceed through the approval process. Depending upon the type of poll, final approval by City Council may be required.
Polls regarding boulevard cafes, parking and traffic are conducted according to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 190 - Polling and Notification.
Polls regarding business improvement areas are conducted according to Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas.