Campaign signs on public property are regulated under the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law No. 1/2008, Part 4 and The Winnipeg Zoning By-law No. 200/2006, Section 182(1).
A campaign sign means any sign used to promote a candidate, but does not include identification signs reading "(name of candidate) campaign headquarters" or "(name) constituency (or other electoral area) office."
In accordance with Section 62 of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law, campaign signs cannot be erected prior Saturday, September 1, 2018, and shall be removed by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
The Neighbourhood Liveability By-law stipulates that a person must not place a sign within a street if it:
- is a hazard or obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
- is attached to or obstructing a directional sign, a traffic control device or a sign erected, placed or authorized by the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba or the Government of Canada, including the post or standard supporting the sign or traffic control device;
- causes damage to property, including trees or a structure within a street;
- is located within a median or traffic island;
- is attached to a pole, wall or other structure by something other than clear adhesive tape;
All campaign signage must display on its face, the name and telephone number of the person responsible for placing the sign or causing it to be placed, and the date the sign was placed.
Any and all signage not in compliance with The Neighbourhood Liveability By-law will be subject to removal, and will be destroyed.
Campaign signage cannot be placed within any street which is identified in Schedule “A" of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law.
The Neighbourhood Liveability By-law further stipulates that a person must not place a sign within any street which is not identified on Schedule “A" if the sign:
- is within 30 metres of an intersection, measured from the nearest curb of the intersection;
- is within 30 metres of a turning lane, deceleration or acceleration lane or traffic storage lane;
- is within 2 metres of a curb or the edge of a roadway;
- is within 0.5 metres of a sidewalk;
- is within 5.0 metres of a private access;
- is permanently affixed;
- is supported by string, rope, wire or metal stakes;
- is a mobile sign;
- is greater than 0.6 square metres in size;
- is higher than 1 metre, measured from the existing grade to the top of the sign;
- has more than 2 faces per sign;
- is illuminated, electrified, spins or rotates;
- could be reasonably mistaken for a street sign or a traffic control device;
Failure to comply with the by-laws may result in removal and destruction of signs.
The enforcement of street signage infractions falls under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (Streets Contables) as per the Neighborhood Liveability By-law.
Signage Around Voting Locations
During voting hours, a sign or poster referring to the election of a candidate within 50 metres of a voting place, on both public and private property, is prohibited and will be removed and destroyed.
|Schedule “A” of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law Streets on which Temporary Signs are Prohibited|
|Bishop Grandin Boulevard||Between Kenaston Boulevard and Lagimodiere Boulevard|
|Bison Drive||Between Waverley Street and Pembina Highway|
|Brookside Boulevard||Entire length|
|Oak Point Highway||Entire length|
|King Edward Street||Entire length|
|Century Street||Entire length|
|St. James Bridge||Entire length|
|Kenaston Boulevard (ROUTE 90)||Between Inkster Boulevard and Bishop Grandin Boulevard|
|Chief Peguis Trail||Between Main Street and Henderson Highway|
|Donald Street and Midtown Bridge||Between Red River and Osborne Street|
|Dunkirk Drive and St. Vital Bridge||Between Red River and Fermor Avenue|
|Fermor Avenue||Between Dunkirk Drive and Plessis Road|
|Henderson Highway||Between Red River and Glenway Avenue|
|Lagimodiere Boulevard||Between Prairie Grove Road and North City Limit|
|Moray Street||Between the north bank of the Assiniboine River and Portage Avenue|
|Osborne Street and Osborne Bridge||Between Assiniboine River and St. Vital Bridge|
|Pembina Highway||Between Osborne Street and South City Limit|
|Portage Avenue||Between Spence Street and St. Charles Street|
|St. James Street||Between Portage Avenue and Wellington Avenue|
|Waverley Street||Between Taylor Avenue and Bison Drive|
|Wellington Avenue||Between James A. Richardson International Airport and St. James Street|
|Grant Avenue||Between Shaftesbury Boulevard and Roblin Boulevard|
|Main Street||Between Logan Avenue and North City Limit|
|St. Anne’s Road||Between Fermor Avenue and St Mary’s Road|
|St. Mary’s Road||Between St. Anne’s Road and Queen Elizabeth Way|
|Corydon Avenue/Roblin Boulevard||Between Shaftesbury Boulevard and West City Limit|
|Boulevard Provencher||Entire length|
|William R. Clement Parkway||Entire length|
|Wilkes Avenue||Between Provincial Trunk Highway 100 and Shaftesbury Boulevard|
|Sterling Lyon Parkway||Between Shaftesbury Boulevard and Victor Lewis Drive|