Landscaping features authorized under a Licence of Occupation include planting that exceeds what is permitted through the City’s Residential Boulevard Gardening Program and are not owned or maintained by Parks and Roads Services.
The Licence of Occupation is a formal permit that allows the property owner to use the road right-of-way for landscaping features. These features must not create potential hazards for pedestrians and/or vehicles or utilities that use the road right-of-way.
This may include:
More ambitious gardening projects
Minor vertical features such as stakes or cages used to support plants
Ornamental features such as artwork, birdbaths, stepping stones, field stones
Decorative features and/or surfacing other than grass
All elements placed in the Licence Area through this Licence of Occupation must abide by the specifications outlined in Landscaping Licence of Occupation Guidelines in the menu below. Approval is required before planting to ensure all City stakeholders that use the road right of way are able to support the proposal.
Landscaping Licence of Occupation Guidelines
The following outlines all requirements associated with Landscaping installations permitted through the Landscaping Licence of Occupation. Please review the guidelines before filling out the application near the bottom of this page.