Permit for temporary car shelters (tempos)
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New rules came into effect on November 1, 2018 in Côte Saint-Luc on temporary car shelters, or tempos. Some areas of the city are allowed to install tempos, but some are not. Before installing a tempo, read this document. If you are uncertain, contact the City at [email protected] or 514-485-6800 or view the map below.
Am I allowed to install a tempo?
If you live in a single-family home or duplex on the following streets, you are not allowed to install a tempo.
- Bernard Mergler
- Louis Pasteur
- Parkview Cresc.
- Parkview Rd.
- Sir Winston Churchill
- Stephen Leacock
- Tommy Douglas
- Yad Mordechai
If you live in a single-family home or duplex on the following streets, you are allowed to install a tempo.
- Côte Saint-Luc
- Ilan Ramon
- Irving Layton
- Sir Walter Scott
If you live in a single-family home or duplex on the following streets, please contact City Hall at [email protected] or 514-485-6800 as some areas can install a tempo but others cannot.
- David Lewis
- King Edward
Tempo rules and application form
If you are eligible to install a tempo, the next step is to complete the application form below and pay the one-time fee of $150 at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). You can then install a tempo each year at that address. You don’t have to apply for a permit again and you don’t have to pay again.
Note: If you have previously paid for a tempo permit at that same address for one season, the one-time fee will decrease from $150 to $75. If you have previously paid for a tempo permit at that address for two seasons or more, the one-time fee will decrease from $150 to $0.
Note: The one-time tempo permit fee is not transferable. In other words, if a new owner buys your home and wishes to apply for a tempo permit, they must apply for a permit and pay $150.
Temporary car shelters can be set up from November 1. Car shelters are allowed until April 15 of the following year.
The tempo must be translucent white canvas with a clear window of at least 0/56m² (6 sq. ft.). This window must be less than 1.83m (6 ft.) from the opening of the tempo. The tempo must be fitted with a dismantable tubular metallic frame.
It must be located at a minimum distance of:
- 1.98m (6 ft. 6 in.) from a fire hydrant
- 0.99m (3 ft. 3 in.) from the rear edge of the city sidewalk
- 1.52m (5 ft.) from the city roadway pavement where no sidewalk exists
- 4.88m (16 ft.) from the curve of the roadway at an intersection
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the installation is in keeping with the standards stipulated in by-law 2217-57. If the installation does not comply with city by-laws, the city could force the owner to make the necessary adjustments, subject to the fines provided for in the bylaw.
If you live in a single-family home with no garage and already have a tempo permit, then you do not need to apply for a new one.