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Snow truck damage light fixture

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Sep 12, 2013
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Snow truck damage light fixture

Snow truck damaged my light fixture which is about 1ft from sidewalk. I caught it on camera but before I complain to the city, I want to find out if there are any by-laws on this .

I could not find details as to whether there is minimum distance to install any fixtures to sidewalk.

Anyone knows for Mississauga?
Picture doesn’t show well, but there is a 1ft gap.
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Dec 19, 2009
5516 posts
Was the light installed on your property?
Most properties end where your water shut off is and the rest to the street is municipal property.
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Oct 12, 2007
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Some cities have rules about no liability for damage to hard landscaping on the municipal part of the property especially if it is installed within a certain distance to sidewalks, roads, or boulevards. Same with damage to interlock driveways.

OP: you're going to have to call your municipality. Good luck.
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Apr 14, 2009
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My Neighbour went through this as well, same situation. Snow sidewalk plow hit his landscaping that was 12" from the sidewalk. He filed a claim with the city, it went badly. Because there is an easement there, he was mad when they told him there was nothing to be done as it never should have been built there. A few weeks later, bylaw shows up and leaves him a compliance letter to move the wall from its current location to his own property.
He fought, he lost. He ended up having to move the whole wall further back. If you are going to complain, do it nicely and ask nicely. It may end up biting you in the ass though.
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Oct 2, 2018
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On a standard road allowance the distance from inside edge of sidewalk to street line (property line) is 0.9 meters, from the look of your attached picture your light standard resides on City property. We refer to the property line as separating properties (houses) whereas streetline separate the City owned right of way to houses, etc.

It really is not an easement the City owns that portion of land outright.

Give a call do not know if the City will cover the cost, i am thinking however they will not take on the liability as they wouldn't want to set a precedence.
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