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The Sight Triangle – For everyone’s safety

The City of Pointe-Claire thanks the residents who are keeping their sight triangle clear.

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.

As an effort to keep his neighbourhood safe, resident, Jeremy Kenemy, has made the modifications to his property’s sight triangle. He can be seen here in front of his property accompanied by the Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere; Genevieve Berlinguette, Inspector from the Inspection – Public Security Department and Claude Cousineau, Councillor for District 1.

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.