299      “Sign – Class A”

(a)         means only the following sign types:

(i)          ”Address Sign” which means a sign that identifies:

(A)       the municipal address of a building;

(B)       the name of a building;

(C)       the name of a business or organization operating a building; or

(D)       the name of any individuals occupying a building;

(ii)         ”Art Sign” which means a sign that is primarily an artistic rendering applied to or affixed to any exterior of a building and where less than 10.0 per cent of the area of the sign contains written copy;

(iii)        ”Banner Sign” which means a sign that is constructed of non-rigid material capable of being displayed without the use of a flag pole;

(iv)        ”Construction Sign” which means a sign that is displayed on a parcel undergoing construction, which identifies the party responsible for the management of parcel, a person who is furnishing labour, services, materials or financing, or the future use of the parcel;  

(v)        ”Directional Sign” which means a sign that guides, warns or restrains people or motor vehicles and may be freestanding on a permanent structure or attached to a building;

(vi)        ”Election Sign” which means a sign that:

(A)        indicates support for a candidate in a Federal, Provincial or local election;

(B)        sets out a position or information relating to an issue in an election; or

(C)        provides information respecting an election;

(vii)       ”Flag Sign” which means a sign that is made of fabric or flexible material attached to or designed to be flown from a permanently constructed flagpole or light standard;

(viii)      ”Gas Bar Sign” which means a sign that is accessory to a Gas Bar, and which may advertise services or products stored outside of a building such as, but not limited to, windshield wiper fluid, motor vehicle oils, firewood, ice, air and propane;  

(ix)       ”Pedestrian Sign” which means a type of Temporary Sign with no external supporting structure that is intended to be placed near a sidewalk to attract attention from passing pedestrians;

(x)       ”Real Estate Sign” which means a sign that contains information regarding the management, sale, leasing or rental of a parcel or building;

(xi)       ”Show Home Sign” which means a sign that identifies a newly constructed residential building as a sample of the type of building a builder is providing, and where prospective purchasers may acquire information regarding the community and the purchase of homes from that builder;

(xii)       ”Special Event Sign” which means a sign that promotes a charitable, educational, community, civic, cultural, public health, recreational, religious or sporting event;  

(xiii)      ”Temporary Sign” which means a sign that is not permanently affixed to a structure or is displayed on a structure that is designed to be moved from place to place or is easily movable;

(xiv)      Window Sign” which means a sign that is attached to, painted on or displayed on the interior or exterior of a window of a building so that its content is visible to a viewer outside of the building and:

(A)       in the Stephen Avenue Mall heritage area, includes signs that are erected 1.8 metres or less behind a window;

(B)       in all other areas,  includes signs that are erected 0.90 metres or less behind a window; and

(C)       does not include any type of product or window display that is intended to be visible to a viewer outside of the building, and” ”Window Sign” which means a sign that is attached to, painted on or displayed on the interior or exterior of a window of a building so that its content is visible to a viewer outside of the building and

(xv)      any type of sign located in a building not intended to be viewed from outside; and

(b)          is a use within the Signs Group in Schedule A to this Bylaw.