What are the rules about election sign size and location?

Signs

  • no illuminated election signs
  • maximum sign area 0.47 square metres (5 square feet)
  • maximum sign height 2.13 metres (7 feet)
  • no City logo or branding allowed on sign

Location

  • not allowed on public property including a park
  • must be 1 metre from a curb
  • cannot be on medians
  • need to be 3 metres from a school crossing and 30 metres from an intersection pedestrian signal
  • not allowed within 100 metres of a voting place during advanced voting days and voting day (unless on private residential property)
  • cannot interfere with safety equipment, traffic or pedestrian traffic
  • cannot be on any tree, pole, light standard or other utility infrastructure including a road

Residential areas

  • not allowed in wards other than the one the candidate is running in
  • only one sign per candidate per private property
  • for multi-residential properties, one sign per candidate per unit will be allowed, provided that the signs are a minimum of 1 metre apart
  • cannot be placed less than 10 metres from another sign for the same candidate or the same third party on a boulevard
  • cannot be within 1 meter of a property line

Commercial/industrial areas

  • only one sign per candidate for every 500 metres of frontage
  • cannot be placed less than 50 metres from another sign for the same candidate or third party on a boulevard
  • signs cannot be within 3 metres of an industrial property line