The protocol (211 KB) (pdf) includes:
location and design guidelines for towers, including amateur (HAM) radio towers in residential areas
a request to notify the City about new towers that are less than 15 metres high
a requirement for preliminary and formal consultation with the City
increased public notification area and a prescribed method of delivery for notices
signage, as well as newspaper ads, public information sessions and follow-up with residents in some cases.
Public consultations can give people an opportunity to ask questions, provide comments and share their concerns. However, it is important to note that Industry Canada does not require public consultation in all cases. Towers that are less than 15 metres high, for example, do not require public notification or consultation, although the City has requested notification in these cases and may request public consultation if a tower's proposed location is within 120 metres of a residential area.
For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document here.
The City does not have the authority to stop the construction of a tower or make the final determination on its location, and can only provide its comments to Industry Canada for consideration. If you have questions or concerns about a tower in your area, or the decision-making process, you may want to contact Industry Canada or your local Member of Parliament. MPs in Mississauga are:
The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Mississauga - Malton
905-564-0228 (Constituency Office)
Mississauga East - Cooksville
905-566-0009 (Constituency Office)
Mississauga - Erin Mills
905-820-8814 (Constituency Office)
Mississauga - Streetsville
905-812-1811 (Constituency Office)
Mississauga - Lakeshore
905-273-8033 (Constituency Office)