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October 18, 2006
Candidates allowed to put up election signs tomorrow
Candidates will be permitted to erect election signs across the City starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 19. Any candidate wishing to put up election signs on public property must pay a $250 sign deposit. No deposit is required to place signs on private property.

Signs may not be illuminated or attached to trees and are prohibited on all City property except certain portions of the public highway. No notice is required to be given by the City prior to the removal of an unlawful election sign.

Twenty-five dollars will be deducted from the deposit for every illegal sign removed by City staff from public property. Once the deposit is depleted, the candidate must pay a further $250 deposit, plus any outstanding amounts owing (at $25 per sign), within 30 days of notice.

No person shall deface or willfully cause damage to a lawfully erected election sign. No person shall display the City’s logo, in whole or in part, on an election sign. As well, election signs must be removed within three days of voting day.

Candidates were permitted to put up campaign office signs on August 15.

For further information about the election sign by-law or to report an infraction, please call Municipal Licensing and Standards at 416-395-7010.

Media contacts:
Brad Ross, City of Toronto Strategic Communications, 416-392-8937, (cell) 416-919-6503
Greg Essensa, Director of Elections and Registry Services, 416-392-8019



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