Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Etobicoke, helping keep Toronto hideous

The billboard industry has flooded the city with 11th-hour sign applications and if outdoor ad companies made their proposals in Etobicoke, they just might succeed.

At a much-anticipated meeting today, the Etobicoke-York community council is scheduled to grapple with at least 37 requests for sign "variances" - essentially permission to bend the sign rules. City bureaucrats have recommended that 31 of the requests be rejected by the local council.

There's every reason to believe city councillors who sit on Etobicoke-York council will reject staff's advice instead.

Read more here.

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