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Multi-sector Bylaws

Find out how more and more Canadian municipalities are making sustainability a priority in our ever-growing Municipal Sustainable Bylaw Collection.

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    Draft Richmond Hill Official Plan (2010)

    The Draft Richmond Hill Official Plan represents a fundamental shift in the town’s approach to land use planning. While the draft plan reflects direction from the Province of Ontario and York Region for more compact, complete communities, it also includes the community’s desire for managed growth that considers the local context, character and identity. 
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    Health Protection Air Quality Bylaw 2010-035 (2010)

    The Health Protection Air Quality Bylaw 2010-035 protects the health of Oakville residents from the negative effects of fine particulate matter by requiring the collection of emissions data from facilities within the town, and implementing regulatory controls for “major emitters” as defined in the bylaw. 
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    Land Use Bylaw 31-4 (2010)

    The Town of Banff Land Use Bylaw 31-4 provides for orderly, economic, beneficial, and environmentally sensitive development. Through the bylaw, the town aims to preserve its status as part of a World Heritage Site, provide accommodation and other goods and services (including interpretive and orientation services) to Banff National Park visitors, maintain and enhance a community character that complements the surrounding natural environment, and provide a comfortable community for Banff residents. 
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    Tree Protection Bylaw No. 24-35 (1998, amended 2009)

    The Tree Protection Bylaw No. 24-35 requires anyone intending to cut down, or permit to cut down, a tree to obtain a permit and to act strictly in accordance with the permit.
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    Anti-Idling Bylaw No. 1087 (2009)

    The District of Tofino’s Anti-Idling Bylaw No. 1087 prohibits idling by vehicles within the district’s boundaries. Except under prescribed circumstances, vehicles idling for three minutes or longer will be subject to fines. 
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    Environmental Sustainability Policy (2009)

    The Environmental Sustainability Policy promotes environmental initiatives designed to establish Oakville as a sustainable community. The policy encourages individual and collective actions to protect and enhance the environment while maintaining a vibrant cultural, social and economic base. These actions encompass the core sustainability elements of living within environmental limits; understanding the interconnections among environment, culture, society and economy; and working toward equitable distribution of resources and opportunities.
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    Règlement relatif aux appareils à combustibles solides (2009)

    (Available in original language) The City of Montréal Bylaw 09-012 bans the use or replacement of wood-burning appliances, except pellet appliances, inside new or existing buildings. Residential solid-fuel burning appliances already in use are exempted from the bylaw. Solid-fuel burning appliances can be installed to prepare foods for commercial purposes in buildings located in commercial use areas.
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    Sustainable Neighbourhood Plan (2008)

    The City of Dawson Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Plan provides a policy framework to facilitate and coordinate sustainable development, regardless of land ownership or when development takes place. The plan showcases the city’s move toward sustainability, establishes guidelines and a policy context for neighbourhood planning, and provides a framework within which adjacent landowners can work cooperatively to implement the plan.
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    Carbon Tax Rebate Policy (2009)

    The Whistler Carbon Tax Rebate Policy applies to the disbursement of funds received through the Provincial Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Fifty per cent of the annual rebate will be used to support emission reduction initiatives in municipal operations, and 50 per cent will go to non-profit organizations or societies to support initiatives to reduce emissions in Whistler’s commercial sector. 
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    Sustainable Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy (2008)

    The City of Calgary’s Sustainable Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy (SEEPP) FCS010 promotes the use of sustainable products and services. By providing criteria for production, manufacturing and operational processes; distribution and use of the product or service; and replacement or disposal of products or materials, the SEEPP builds on the city's Green Procurement Policy and aligns with other key policies and initiatives such as the Triple Bottom Line Policy, the Environmental Policy, EnviroSystem (ISO 14001), and ImagineCALGARY, the city’s long-term sustainability plan. 
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    Interim Growth Management Strategy on Servicing Allocation (2008)

    The Town of Richmond Hill Interim Growth Management Strategy directs the available servicing capacity for allocation to 2011, when additional capacity is expected to become available across York Region. The strategy identifies eligibility criteria for servicing allocation applications, and the evaluation process for development applications. Eligibility criteria address sustainability considerations, including sustainable and innovative community and building design; supportive, higher-order transit development; mixed-use developments that provide for live-work communities; and developments that enhance the vitality of the downtown area. 
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    Politique environnementale (2008)

    (Available in original language)The Municipality of l’Ange-Gardien P-ENV-1 Environmental Policy acknowledges the importance of environmental protection in decision-making and management practices. The policy sets objectives in eight different sectors: administrative management, water, air, soil, protection of forest cover and green areas, waste management, nuisances and noise, and development.
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    Politique d'approvisionnement (2007)

    (Available in original language) The Town of Rimouski Purchasing Policy applies to the purchase of all goods and services by the municipality. The policy encourages local business by giving priority to suppliers with head offices in the town, as long as their tenders conform in all aspects.
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    Idling Control Bylaw (2007)

    The City of Ottawa Idling Control Bylaw 2007-266 prohibits vehicles from idling for more than three minutes in a 60-minute period. Idling is allowed during extreme outdoor temperatures, and for transit vehicles when picking up or discharging passengers. The city undertook a two-month education and awareness campaign to prepare for the bylaw enforcement.
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    Tree Preservation Bylaw (2007)

    The Tree Preservation Bylaw No. 41-07 regulates the destruction or injury of trees on private lands in Richmond Hill. The bylaw requires private property owners to obtain a permit before injuring or destroying any tree of a minimum size defined in the bylaw.
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    Direct Control District (2007)

    The Direct Control District DC55, part of Strathcona County’s Land Use Bylaw 8-2001, establishes the Emerald Hills Urban Village development as a special-purpose district under the Emerald Hills Area Structure Plan. The DC55 recognizes the development as a sustainable urban neighbourhood designed according to sustainability principles. 
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    Mississauga Official Plan (2007)

    The Mississauga Official Plan outlines planning policies for all lands in Mississauga. It sets out how the city will protect and maintain significant natural heritage systems, promote pollution reduction and land use compatibility, protect people and property from hazards, and conserve and reuse natural resources (environmental policies are contained in sections 2.7 and 3.12). 
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    Oak Bay Bylaw No. 4326 (2006)

    Bylaw No. 4326 regulates the cutting of trees by stating that no protected tree can be cut down or damaged without authorization by a permit issued under the bylaw, or by a development permit issued by Council.
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    Pickering Official Plan (2006)

    The Pickering Official Plan lays the foundation for building a strong community: providing a vision for the city, identifying how the vision can be reached, and establishing a monitoring program. While the plan is intended to establish policies for long-term growth, it will be periodically reviewed to ensure that it continues to meet the city’s changing economic, social and environmental needs.
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    Anti-Idling Bylaw No. 1010 (2005)

    The Anti-Idling Bylaw No. 1010 protects and enhances the well-being of the community in relation to the emission of smoke, fumes and other effluvia that can foul or contaminate the atmosphere. Under the bylaw, no vehicle may idle for more than three consecutive minutes.
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    Salt Management Plan (2005)

    The Salt Management Plan details an operational and procedural framework for minimizing the amount of road salt penetrating the environment during winter maintenance operations. The town is committed to preserving Richmond Hill’s natural environment and enhancing the health and safety of the community by reducing the negative effects associated with road salt on fresh water lakes and natural watercourses, and the premature deterioration of municipal infrastructure.
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    Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw (2004)

    The City of Chilliwack Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw 3012 provides a tax exemption program to encourage revitalization of the municipality’s downtown area. Downtown Chilliwack is comprised of medium- and high-density areas, as shown in Schedule A of the bylaw. 
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    Tree Protection Bylaw (2003)

    The City of Pickering Tree Protection Bylaw 6108/03 prohibits and regulates the injury, destruction or removal of trees in designated areas of the city. Exemptions apply for diseased or severely injured trees and to stumps or trees less than 25 millimetres in diameter, measured at 1.5 metres above ground. Fines for infractions are detailed in the bylaw.
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    Ravine and Natural Feature Protection Bylaw (2002)

    The Tree Preservation Bylaw No. 41-07 regulates the destruction or injury of trees on private lands in Richmond Hill. The bylaw requires private property owners to obtain a permit before injuring or destroying any tree of a minimum size defined in the bylaw.
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    Environmental Purchasing Policy (2001)

    The City of Richmond Environmental Purchasing Policy, part of the municipal Environmental Purchasing Guide, is designed to assist municipal staff in selecting products and services that promote a healthy environment, and to foster demand for products that promote environmental sustainability. City staff members are asked to include environmental considerations in their assessment of every product or service.
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    Environmental Policy (2001)

    The City of Calgary’s Environmental Policy integrates social, economic and environmental objectives into a coordinated decision-making process. The policy is designed to lead and inspire actions to reduce Calgary’s ecological footprint and to conserve, protect and enhance the environment for all Calgarians and the regional community.