Commercial signs that advertise products or businesses have a visual impact on public space. There are sign by-laws that regulate location and size of first-party and third-party signs.
ABCRA has been involved in sign issues both in its own area and in the City for many years. A Board member served on the Sign By-law Advisory Committee in the mid-1990s, and ABCRA Board Members participated in the development of the new Sign By-law.
ABC members monitor the Agendas of the Sign Variance Committee, the Planning and Growth Management Committee, and Toronto-East York Community Council for sign issues. Members may make deputations before these whenever necessary.