This content has been prepared in response to investigations and consultation undertaken by the Canadian Radiocommunications Information and Notification Service for its Member municipalities and provincial government agencies.

It is intended as a resource for Member planners and as guidelines which Proponents and their consultants may consider when designing and implementing antenna systems to achieve better visual outcomes.

This content comprises of:

  • A description of the Antenna Siting Design Framework which provides a structured process to assess the landscape context of a proposed antenna system. This assessment process generates a design framework that can guide the design of antenna systems that are more visually compatible with their location; and
  • Design Opportunities which can assist with the design of Antenna Systems.

The following has been prepared for use by CRINS-SINRC Members and their planning staff, proponents and their consultants.

It does not replace any existing legislative requirements identified under the Radiocommunications Act, the Telecommunications Act, or Health Canada Safety Code 6 nor are proponents obligated to adopt and implement the processes and recommendations identified in this Technical Paper except when the recommendations are deemed conditions of obtaining concurrence from a relevant land use authority. The processes and recommendations identified are intended for use in the future deployment of antenna systems. It is not intended that they be applied retrospectively to existing sites.

What was the Aim of the Antenna Siting Design Framework (ASDF) Project?

The aim of the Antenna Siting Design Framework Project was to identify techniques and guidelines which can be applied and supplement everyday antenna system site design processes and assist proponents and their consultants to determine “what to do where” when deploying mobile device infrastructure in order to achieve better visual outcomes.

Download the Technical Paper