PART 3: RULES GOVERNING ALL DISTRICTS

Division 4: Lighting Rules

Lighting Requirements

62        The provisions of this Division apply to all uses except for:

(a)        streets;

(b)        temporary lighting for Motion Picture Filming Locations and construction sites; and

(c)        signs.

Back to Top

Shielding

63        (1)              All outdoor light fixtures must be aimed and shielded in a manner that does not direct illumination onto a street or adjacent residential uses.

(2)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (3), all outdoor light fixtures must not emit light above the horizontal plane at the bottom of the light fixture.

(3)              Outdoor light fixtures may emit light above the horizontal plane at the bottom of the light fixture only where the light fixture:

(a)        is used for accent lighting; or

(b)        has a luminaire wattage 150 watts or less and does not contain a:

(i)         mercury vapour luminaire;

(ii)        metal halide luminaire; or

(iii)       high pressure sodium luminaire; or

(c)        has a luminaire wattage 75 watts or less and contains a:

(i)         mercury vapour luminaire;

(ii)        metal halide luminaire; or

(iii)       high pressure sodium luminaire.

Back to Top

Mounting of Fixtures

64        All outdoor light fixtures, other than those referenced in section 63(3), must be mounted with a rigid mounting arm with no adjustment feature.

13P2008

Height Limits

65        (1)              Unless otherwise referenced in subsection (2), the maximum mounting height for an outdoor light fixture with a luminaire wattage greater than 100 watts is:

(a)        7.5 metres  in the C-N1, C-N2, C-C1, C-COR1, CC-ER, I-B and I-E Districts and in all low density residential districtsmulti-residential districts, mixed use districts and special purpose districts; and

(b)        12.0 metres in the CC-ET, CC-EIR, CC-EMU, CC-EPR, CC-ERR Districts and in all other commercial and industrial districts.

(2)              There is no maximum mounting height requirement for an outdoor light fixture with a luminaire wattage greater than 100 watts for an Outdoor Recreation Area and a Spectator Sports Facility, regardless in which District these uses are located.

(3)              Outdoor light fixtures mounted on poles, or any structure intended primarily for mounting lighting, must not exceed a mounting height of 40.0 per cent of the horizontal distance between the light fixture and the property line, except:

(a)        For outdoor light fixtures with a mounting height less than 5.0 metres with side shielding on the property line side of the outdoor light fixture so that the luminaire is not visible from the property line; and

(b)        accent lighting mounted in or on a tree.

(4)              Outdoor light fixtures with a luminaire wattage greater than 100 watts, mounted onto buildings, must not have a mounting height higher than the building or higher than 40.0 per cent of the horizontal distance between the light fixture and the property line, whichever is the lesser, except for:

(a)        outdoor light fixtures mounted on building façades that are less than 7.5 metres from the property line may have a mounting height of 3.0 metres or less; and

(b)        accent lighting for building façades.

13P2008, 13P2017, 20P2017

Back to Top

Canopy Lighting

66        Outdoor light fixtures mounted on canopies must be recessed so that the luminaire does not project below the underside of the canopy.

13P2008

Back to Top

 

NEXT DIVISION