This video presents “Video Billboard at John and Richmond Streets in Toronto’s Entertainment District.”

  • “State of the art static image and full video technology (this Youtube video is an accurate simulation)
  • John and Richmond Streets commanding attention of vehicular and pedestrian traffic” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Toronto Sign Bylaw Unit is responsible for the issuance and inspection of sign permits and carries out proactive bylaw enforcement for permanent signs on private property.

This is an update to the previous blogs:

In February 28, 2013, the Planning and Growth Management Committee requested staff to report on the impact of illuminated signs on the quality of life in residential areas and recommendations for illuminated signs in residential areas.

  • The purpose of this study is to review:
    • the potential opportunities for the location of these electronic signs as well as analyze their potential impacts on the public realm; and
    • The impact of illuminated signs on the quality of life in residential areas.
  • This study and other related work on electronic signs will contribute to the development of new regulations for electronic signs in the City of Toronto Sign By-law.
    • This work will also inform how electronic signs and displays could be incorporated in transit shelters in the City of Toronto’s Street Furniture program.

Based on the study findings, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations have been proposed and were introduced at the December 4, 2013 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Please note that the Toronto Sign By-law does not permit sign copy to be projected onto any surface.

  • A projected image or projection sign is text or other content that is projected onto a surface by a projector.

There are two ways to give your input on proposed changes to sign regulations related to electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.

  1. A public meeting will be held on March 10 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
    • Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a staff presentation will be given at 7 p.m.
    • Attendees will be able to speak with staff, ask questions, and provide feedback and ideas.
  2. For those unable to attend in person, comments can also be sent directly to signbylawunit@toronto.ca.

Contact Info:

Sign Bylaw Unit
City Hall, Ground Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5H 2N2
Tel.: 416-392-8000
Fax: 416-696-3676
Email: signbylawunit@toronto.ca

Photo: City of Toronto

Photo: City of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

March 7, 2014

City of Toronto public meeting for input on proposed electronic and illuminated sign and billboard regulations

The City of Toronto is holding a final public meeting to discuss proposed changes to sign regulations related to electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.

In 2013, the City of Toronto initiated a comprehensive research project that included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications, and a poll to assess public opinion in Toronto towards electronic and illuminated signs.

Based on the study findings and public input, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations have been proposed and were introduced at the December 4 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee. More information is available at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG29.4.

A public meeting will be held on March 10 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a staff presentation will be given at 7 p.m.

Public consultation has played an important role in this work, and public input remains an essential element of this process. All Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important issue in advance of it going to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

Attendees will be able to speak with staff, ask questions, and provide feedback and ideas.

For those unable to attend in person, comments can also be sent directly to signbylawunit@toronto.ca.

More information is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/signbylawunit.

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