Toronto city hall’s biggest lobbyists? Billboard companies

Two of the three companies that have most lobbied Toronto’s councillors over the past five years are billboard firms.  Their interest lies in the surfaces and spaces seen as suitable for advertising.

Astral Media lobbied councillors on 278 occasions on billboard-related issues between 2008 and July 20 of this year, with CBS Outdoors in third place, with 145. 

See article in  Toronto Star, Monday November 2, 2013 


Dear ABCRA Residents:

Please take a few minutes to email the City Planning Committee (see email info below) to request a deferral of the  Electronic and Illuminated Sign Study and Recommendations until we have the time to study the implications.
This needs to be done TODAY because the meeting is Wednesday morning.

Electronic and Illuminated Sign Study and Recommendations for Amendments to Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code
PG29.4: This item will be considered by Planning and Growth Management Committee on December 4, 2013.


Your email should go to, 
Thank you.
MH Spence on behalf of ABCRA

To the City Clerk:

Please add my comments to the agenda for the December 4, 2013 Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting on item 2013.PG29.4,  for Amendments to Chapter 694 of the Municipal Code.

I understand that my comments and the personal information in this email will form part of the public record and that my name will be listed as a correspondent on agendas and minutes of City Council or its committees. 

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