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Boyd Building owner appeals sign ruling

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WINNIPEG - The manager of downtown’s Boyd Building has appealed a city order to remove a three-storey electronic sign affixed to the west side of the Portage Avenue building.

On Jan. 11, city council’s property and development committee denied Ray Rybachuk’s application to have the sign, which contravenes zoning, heritage and third-party advertising rules, declared legal in the eyes of the city.

City property staff maintain the sign was started without permission and completed despite a stop-work order last year. When the city ordered it removed, Rybachuk applied for a suitability certificate.

After the committee denied that request, the city issued another removal order this week. Rybachuk’s appeal of this latest order is slated to come before council’s property and development committee, in the form of a formal appeal hearing, on Feb. 8, the City Clerk’s department said.

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