Saturday, November 05, 2011

City Hall comes up with lame excuses why they think a $129 permit to pave your *own* driveway is fair

Repaving a driveway anywhere in the city of Toronto will require a $129.45 permit if a new bylaw regulating streets and sidewalks is approved by city council.

Residents in the former city of Toronto and North York already pay the fee, but the rest of the city has either been spared or, as in Etobicoke, subject to a permit only when expanding a driveway or building a new one.

Best bullshit:

The city’s transportation division argues that obtaining a paving permit gives staff a chance to inspect the property and ensure it does not conflict with trees or utilities, damage the curb or sidewalk, and conforms to the rules.

Rule 1: Pay Up.

Read more here.

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