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Sight Triangle – Safety for All

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform you that if you property is located on a street corner, a sight triangle must be kept clear at all time to ensure the safety of all road users.

The sight triangle is the triangular space on the corner of a property located at the intersection of two streets. This space must be kept clear in order to optimize the field of vision for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians and ensure everyone’s safety.

What is permitted in this zone?

  • Any fences, hedges, or landscaping elements with a maximum height of 91 centimetres (3 feet) measured from the street level;
  • Any existing trees with no branches or leaves 1 to 3 metres above the public right-of-way.

In order to improve visibility on street corners, it has been forbidden to plant new trees, shrubs, or hedges within the sight triangle since January 2015.

If your property is on a street corner, you must keep this space clear at all times, whether by trimming your hedges or bushes or by cutting tree branches.

If you have any questions or would like your sight triangle evaluated, contact the Inspection – Public Security Department at 514-630-1234 or at secpub@pointe-claire.ca.