A boulevard is the portion of City property between the curb or road’s edge and the adjacent front property line. Boulevards may also border sidewalks, multi-use trails and alleys. Residents are responsible to care for the boulevard, alley and driveway crossing adjacent to their property line.

Maintaining the Boulevard

  • Cut grass to a reasonable length on your portion of the boulevard
  • Remove fallen leaves and debris from the boulevard beside your property
  • Prune trees and shrubs located on your private property so that they do not overhang or block pedestrians or motorists using the sidewalks and roads
    • The location of the property line should be confirmed before pruning or removing a tree, as the tree may be City-owned if a portion of the yard is within the Road Right-of-Way; maintenance of City-owned trees must be coordinated by the City
  • If you have a boulevard garden, maintain your garden regularly, obey all setbacks and sightline requirements, and do not encroach onto other public or private areas

Responsible Practices

  • Do not attach signs or devices to City trees.
  • Obtain City approval before building structures on any portion of a boulevard.
  • Obtain City approval before gardening on the residential boulevard.
  • All tree planting within boulevards is coordinated by the City. If you would like to request a tree to be planted within a boulevard, contact 311.
  • Call 311 to report concerns regarding a City tree.

Report a Concern

You can call 311 or use their online app to report a bylaw concern