I want to put a chain link fence with a gate in one side of my house, please see
how much does it cost? (it is 60 f long (approximately) and 4 feet height)
one company is asking for $1240 (Toronto, Ontario)
with 2 End Posts, 1 Corner/Straining Post, 1 Gate. Mesh 2x9 black, Frame:
Material cost $470
Installation: 60 f fence and gate $490
3 cementing/posts/flanged = $140
is that too expensive? i was not thinking about $1250, i was hoping less than
that? how much it should cost (an average)
Thanks as always.
The cat did that. I didn't realize he was leaning on the keys...
Whassat about being forced to remove chain link fence? I live in So. Cal. and
haven't heard of that yet. Got a link or a site?
From the picture, you're planning on putting a fence a couple of feet
the street/driveway, whatever that is. It's paved and it looks like
multiple dwellings, not just yours. What makes you think you even own
the land where you're going to put the fence? Or if you do, that
there isn't an
easement that prevents you from putting up a fence?
And with any fences, the next questions are what local ordinances
Is there a Home Owner's Association that has rules? In many places,
fences are regulated as to the type allowed, where you can put them,
One of my neighbors had to go for a variance a couple years ago to
in their BACK YARD, because a portion of it went along a street.
One thing is for sure, that chain link fence is going to look ugly as
Almost any other choice, including nothing, would be better
If you think that is expensive, if you cannot find your corner marker
stakes, you will have to pay for a land surveyor to mark out the corners of
the land that you own. You will probably also find out that the fence has to
be installed on the inside of your property not on the line and certainly
not on the neighbors land.
You will also find that in the Toronto area, you probably do not own the
land right up to the sidewalk and cannot install a fence on the city's
Chances are good that a property this old doesn't even have them, or
they're long gone.
In Ontario it can be right on the line, but you need the neighbor's
permission for that. It's safer to put it all on your side of the line,
that way you can alter or eliminate at your pleasure.
My parents-in-law's back fence is right on the line. It was a shared
expense between the two properties with the neighbor that occupied the
other house at the time the fence was built. The fence is showing its age,
and their current neighbor has refused permission to replace the fence. Not
I wonder about that driveway in the Tinypic image. To me it looks like the
right-of-way to the alley behind the houses. If so, then where's the
property line? If it's a right-of-way, then she has the city for a
neighbor, which should be great fun.
I see houses that old with fences right up to the sidewalk, and even across
the frontage abutting the sidewalk. There is a height restriction; it might
be 4'. You can install the fence on such a road allowance, but the town can
rip it up at any time if they need to, and they are under no obligation to
replace it for you. Same thing if you decide to extend your custom
interlocking driveway onto the apron (the portion of the driveway that's on
the road allowance).
Sounds like Leeze first needs to go to the City building dept to learn
what rules apply in her case. She needs a good accurate street
address as well as the property ID info, and a survey if she got one
when she bought the property. Thast way the building dept can give
more accurate information.
And, Leeza, be sure to get the name and ID info of the person you talk
to, the date and time and where, so that you have some backup
protection if there is a problem later on.
On Friday, May 31, 2013 5:02:51 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks for your reply. The red line that i did draw is just to explain wher
e the fence will be (not exact location) if you see the picture well there
is a mud area where removable blocks are installed.. that is the board of m
y land. Yes i will not put the fence in the alley (can not be it is not min
e) and it is used by others to drive in/out. I used to have in that mud are
a trees and i just removed them all. I can not believe i got my sticks beca
use of my rough drawing. but thanks all.
I see that. I also see that you have an existing wooden fence in the
backyard area. So you'd just be extending that fence to the sidewalk at the
regulation 4' height. I can't see the city having a problem with that or
with your proposed gate.
As for your price, you need to have at least three companies quote the job.
That's the only way of knowing if your current quote is good or not.
Maybe you don't know as much as you think you know:
That is Toronto's fence ordinance which consists of
18 pages. So apparently even in Toronto, there are in fact
rules that apply and you can't just do anything you want.
Just for the record, it's not clear to me that she actually
lives in Toronto itself, but hopefully you will see the point,
as it's perfectly valid.
A real fun read. Especially once you realize that it's mostly the original
1970s code with the original inch/foot measure directly translated to funky
modern Metric (38mm = 1.5"; 1.2m = 4', etc.), and more restrictions on
swimming pools and barbed wire.
I never said you could.
It's perfectly clear, actually. Leza said so in her very first post. Look
it up. She might actually be someplace like Weston, Downsview, or East
York, but those are all "Toronto" for all legal purposes.
Sure is. And I see nothing at all in the code that prohibits Leza from
installing a 4-foot chain-link fence to the sidewalk, as she wants to do.
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