Filed for permits 2 weeks ago. Also applied to injure a city tree that is close to my property (about 8 feet from the house). We had to get an arborist's report for that application. We are unlikely to actually injure the tree, but need to leave a deposit with the city in case we do. It will take 6-8 weeks for the city to assess the size of the deposit (could be thousands) and we can't start building until that is done.
Our goal is to start construction in March. Biggest lesson for anyone planning a similar project is to buy a house that is livable while you wait for this process to play out. I can't imagine paying rent while waiting for permits.
Fido $15 3gb
Koodo $40 for 5GB Public Mobile migration plan.
Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.