Telecommunication Facilities are regulated and approved by the federal government through Industry Canada. As they are approved at the Federal level, Telecommunication Facilities are not subject to regulation under the Ontario Planning Act through the City’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law, or Site Plan approval process. Industry Canada requires applicants for new Telecommunication Facilities to consult with the City of London on the location of proposed facilities prior to the issuance of a license. The City of London has developed a Telecommunication Facilities Consultation Policy to institute a consultation procedure between telecommunication carriers, residents and the City. The procedure is intended to provide opportunities for public feedback regarding the site selection process of proposed Telecommunication Facilities directly to the telecommunication carriers.
Applying for a Telecommunications Facility in the City of London
Below is a list of links to assist with the application review process for Telecommunication Facilities.
- Staff Report - Telecommunications Facilities Location and Public Consultation Council Policy - Sept, 2019
- Council Resolution - Oct, 2019
- Telecommunications Facilities Application Form