News release

New Bylaw for Clotheslines

Local government | July 2, 2014

The City of Mississauga has a new by-law for clotheslines.

In Ontario, municipalities can pass by-laws for clotheslines as long as they do not stop the use of clotheslines under the Ontario Green Energy Act, 2009.

“The by-law will meet the Ontario Green Energy Act and help ensure property standards are respected,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Enforcement. “The by-law is to be enforced on a reactive basis and give staff tools they need to help address issues.”

By-law Highlights:

• one clothesline per home with a second permitted for homes with a licensed second unit
• clotheslines are  to be kept in the backyard
• clothesline are not to be more than three metres high
• clotheslines must be 1.25 metres (49 inches) from the property line

For more information read the report: Regulation of Clotheslines

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor
Transportation and Works
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
TTY: 905-896-5151