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  • Alan Shefman Councils Breaking the Law

    Written by Vaughan1 on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 ( One response )

    Supreme Court of Canada

    Supreme Court of Canada

    In an article “A campaign to clean up our city” published in Vaughan Today, City of Vaughan councilor Alan Shefman councils breaking the law. In a published article councillor Shefman advises people to go into the streets armed with knives and commit acts of vandalism.

    Certainly Vaughan councillors spend a lot of time in the Newmarket criminal courts defending their activities but should not be counseling others to do the same.

    The Supreme Court of Canada in at decision known as Ramsden v. Peterborough (City), [1993] 2 S.C.R. 1084 i is a decision where the Court struck down a municipal bylaw prohibiting all postering on public property on the grounds that it violated freedom of expression under section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Alan Shefman was at a City of Vaughan meeting where this was discussed but may not have been paying any attention as he spent more than an hour playing with his Crackberry. Whether he was playing online games or answering official Vaughan business is unknown.

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    Maybe we should all schedule a book burning at his home to show our support of his efforts to suppress the Canadian Constitution.







    Grin and Bear It

    Alan Shefman
    113 Heatherton Way
    Phone:        905 709-1163
    Email Address: 

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    StopLook.ca Supports Tim Horton’s Camp Day

    Written by asap on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 ( Start discussion )

    Tim Horton's Camp Day

    Tim Horton's Camp Day

    StopLook.ca Supports Tim Horton’s Camp Day. Stop at Tim Hortons, have a coffee and support camp day.


    Wednesday, June 6 is Tim Hortons Camp Day!  Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

    On Camp Day, when guests buy a coffee and participate in various fundraising activities, they will help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10-day summer camp session or a seven-day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation’s six camps in Canada and the United States. Children are selected by Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp.

    Woodbridge Soccer Club Registration

    Written by asap on Friday, February 10th, 2012 ( Start discussion )
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    Woodbridge Soccer Club
    2012 Outdoor House League Registration


    (U4 to U18)

    Woodbridge Soccer Club  wscstrikers.com

    Community Outreach Events will take place at the following locations on:

    Saturday & Sunday
    February 18th & 19th, 2012
    February 25th & 26th, 2012

    Loccation #1 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Vaughan Grove Sports Park (Home of Woodbridge Soccer Club)
    7401 Martingrove Rd, South of Hwy #7
    Loccation #2 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Al Paladini Community Centre
    9201 Islington Ave (South East corner of Islington and Rutherford)
    Loccation #3 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Vellore Village Community Centre)
    1 Villa Royale Avenue (On Weston Rd. just north of Rutherford)
    Loccation #4 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    8300 Hwy#27 (Hwy#27 & Langstaff) Woodbridge

    Please make cheques payable to Woodbridge Soccer Club

    Proof of age is required at the time of registration

    Neon LED Menuboards

    Written by asap on Friday, January 14th, 2011 ( Start discussion )

    Neon LED Menuboards

    Fluorescent writing board are really very eye-catching when compared to traditional Blackboards!!!

    It is most often used in Restaurants, Shopping mall, Coffee Shops, Bars, or Night Clubs and any public places, they are ideal for advertising daily specials, drink specials, upcoming events or promotions. This board also known as a Write on / Wipe off  with a marker pen, it is perfect for attracting new customers to your business. For example the board can also influence customers or diners’ or club-goers’ decisions towards a meal or drink or your other business.


    These eye-catching, sparkling colored signs, finished in a high quality, molded, non-fading black, a.b.s. frame are excellent for. . . . . . Restaurant Menu Boards. . . . . . Daily Specials. . . . . . Promotions. . . . . Special Events. . . . . . Discount Sales. . . . . New Product Releases. . . . . . Stock Clearance Sales. . . . . . . Price Lists. . . . . In fact for any information you wish to display in dazzling, illuminated, erasable, writing.


    The Fluorescent writing Board that we provide is composed of stylish Aluminium frame, writing area made of high-hardness and transparency PMMA aviation materials, Micro controller, etc, use special fluorescence marker pen to write on the conductive surface, when the power supply is on, the content on the board will reflect gorgeous colors like different chromatic neon lamps, our product is featured with energy saving, environmental protection, lightening symmetrical, long-time using etc, so it is an perfectly and economic tool for advertising.

    Product features:

    - Fluorescent writing Board can work in nights and days, especially Dazzling in dark environment.

    - You could write any characters and design graphs with a fluorescent marker pen optionally.

    - The letter is colourful and clear, the graph is vivid and it could be wiped easily with soft cloth.

    - The board could be luminous for over 50 thousand hours continuously.

    - The fluorescent board adopts safe 12V DC voltage, power plug is available for any country like euro plug, au plug, uk plug etc,

    - Handwriting: You can utilize your creativity to draw any pictures as you like. now many entertainment circles use this new advertisement method to better reflect their own styles, this method is diversified, unique and could create different atmospheres.

    - Easy wiping: Now most billboards are one-off, but Fluorescent writing Board could be used again and again, it fits the bulletins and signboards that we often need to change their content.

    - Fluorescent effect, it could attract consumers easily and achieve the goal of promotion.

    - Applications: Any enterprise such as restaurants, bars, hotels, stores, stations, supermarkets, parking lots, companies, schools, churches, etc.

    Product advantages:

    1, Multi-color and flashing model are available:

    * 4 Color & 7 twinkle model are available
    * Combination 7colors twinkle in waves sequential from red-pink-deep blue-light blue-green-yellow-white.
    * Combination 4colors twinkle from red-green-blue-white.
    * Each color can flashing and steady on separately by a control button.
    * All flashing speed (fast or slow) can be adjust by a control button.

    2, The fluorescent writing board main frame that we produce adopts 12V DC safe voltage and it couldnt harm people by creepage.

    3, The writing area adopts high-hardness and high-transparency PMMA aviation materials, it WON’T scratch and break even if you use for a long time.

    4, Ultra Thin and Light weight. the product depth is only 1.8CM and the weight is less than 2.5KG (save your transport costs).

    5, Easy to place, Hangs in a window, on a wall, or position it on a Triangular Easel ( optional extra ) and it is safe to touch, clean and cool, quiet and maintenance free.

    6, The fluorescent components adopt imported raw materials and could ensure a 50,000 hours service time.


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    Political Signs, Free Speech and the Law

    Written by asap on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 ( Start discussion )

    Randal R. Morrison has published a new book. It is American but the information is valuable no matter which side of the border you live on. Randal Morrison has been involved in sign law for years and publishes a regular newsletter.

    You can subscrDangerous Signibe at signlaw.com

    Political Signs and the First Amendment

    Restrictions on Location

    Limits on Display Time

    Limits on Size, Height, and Number

    Permits, Fees, and Removal Bonds

    Private Party Political Signs on Public Property

    Anonymous Political Speech

    This new book is available only on Amazon.com. In their search box, enter “Political Signs Free Speech.”

    Third Party Advertising Banned

    Written by asap on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 ( Start discussion )

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    Plateau Mont-Royal, a borough of Montreal, plans to implement a complete ban of billboards and other out-of-home (OOH) advertising, under which some 45 existing signs are to be taken down over the course of the next year.

    A bylaw prohibiting the installation of new ad-based billboards, which the borough’s elected representatives consider ‘visual pollution,’ was passed in July. This move was then followed in September with a vote to also have existing OOH signs (example pictured) removed, beginning this month.

    Jeannot Lefebvre explains the Regroupement de l’industrie de l’affichage au Québec (RIAQ), a trade association he represents, is responding to the threat by trying to establish a more business-friendly compromise.

    “We’re very surprised,” he told Le Devoir, “especially since the district recently changed its rules to ensure the display ad companies had location certificates.”

    Billboard bans are rare in Canada and this is reportedly the first in Quebec. One notable example has been Oakville, Ont., where many legal disputes have ensued.

    Kensington’s Garden Car Needs a New Home

    Written by asap on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 ( Start discussion )
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    Be the proud keeper of this famous piece of art. (You know it is famous when art thieves steal it)

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Kensington's Garden Car

    Our beloved Garden Car, who has become as much a part of Kensington Market as the wonderfully eclectic residents and shopkeepers that make the market so vibrant, is looking for a permanent new home.

    Since June 29th, 2006 when she was created one fine rainy afternoon on Augusta Ave., the Community Vehicular Reclamation Project has helped open many eyes and hearts to the the idea that the vast amount of public space dedicated to …automobiles can be used in many creative ways.

    Although city council, in 2008, permanently approved the display of this piece of public art in the public right of way (street) from May to October during the Pedestrian Sundays season, after 5 years the time has come for the Garden Car to retire to a permanent resting place.

    Do you have a spot on your property where she could stay a while? Someplace where people could still pass by for a visit? A large garden plot where she could slowly be grown over and settle in? Or some such retirement spot…?

    Please post this on your wall and help us find a new home for the garden car by the end of November!

    Expressions of interest can be made by telephone to Shamez Amlani at 647 444 7426, or via email to yvonnebambrick@gmail.com.

    Warning – Keep Broadband Competitive in Canada

    Written by asap on Monday, April 12th, 2010 ( Start discussion )

    Warning – Keep Broadband Competitive in Canada

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    Sign Variance Committee members for City of Toronto

    Written by asap on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 ( Start discussion )
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    As part of Toronto‘s ongoing commitment to civic participation, the City of Toronto is seeking residents who are at least 18 years of age to serve as members of the following:

    Sign Variance Committee

    Application Deadline Tuesday February 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    If you applied earlier in the year for other City board appointments, you may still be eligible to apply.

    Who can apply?
    Toronto residents, who are at least 18 years old and are not employees of the City or its Agencies, nor the spouse, child or parent of a City Councillor, can apply.

    Women, youth 18-30, people with disabilities, Aboriginal/First Nations people, and members of racial minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

    Late applications may not be considered, so please make sure you get your application in on time.

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    City of Vaughan Mobile Sign by-law and Permit Application

    Written by asap on Monday, February 1st, 2010 ( Start discussion )

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    One of the most common requests we have at StopLook.ca is for information on the city of Vaughan mobile sign by-law. We also get requests for the sign permit application. These are on the city of Vaughan web site but they are difficult to find so we have the links.

    Vaughan Mobile Sign By-law is currently impossible to find. The web site materiel is 3 to 15 years out of date. The link will be added here when the city of Vaughan supplies the necessary information.

    Vaughan Mobile or A-Frame Sign Permit Application

    A Building Use Declaration for (AKA Tenant Occupancy Permit must also be filled out before Vaughan will issue a sign permit.

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    Activist Standing – Sign Law

    Written by asap on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 ( Start discussion )
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    Activist Standing. Activist civic groups sought to challenge variances allowing billboards. Held: Under the PA state law for Home Rule Cities, as amended 2003, standing (the legal right) to challenge variances is limited to persons who are personally aggrieved, i.e., who can show an interest that is substantial, direct, and immediate. These activist groups cannot make such a showing, and thus have no standing. The 2003 amendment abolished “taxpayer standing,” and overrides Philadelphia city law. Spahn v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 977 A.2d 1132, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, August 18, 2009.

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