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February 2, 2012
Toronto District School Board by-election campaign signs can be displayed starting today
Effective today, candidates in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) by-election are allowed to display election campaign signs in Toronto.

The by-election for the office of Trustee, TDSB Ward 17 - Don Valley East (City wards 33 and 34) and Trustee, TDSB Ward 20 - Scarborough-Agincourt (City wards 39 and 40) will be held on February 27.

Candidates' campaign signs may be displayed on private property such as lawns, subject to the owner's permission.

Candidates are permitted to put up election signs on boulevards along public streets after they provide the City of Toronto with a $250 sign deposit. Signs placed along public streets must be in accordance with the Toronto Municipal Code (Chapter 693, Article II).

Campaign signs may not be erected on most types of public property including City parks and the land adjacent to City buildings, the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The City investigates complaints about improper/illegal signs and takes appropriate action.

The City has the authority to remove any campaign signs placed along City streets without a deposit or in unlawful locations. A candidate will be charged a minimum fee of $25 for each unlawful sign removed by City staff.

All campaign signs must be removed within three days following the by-election (before March 2).

Further details on election signs are available at

People can obtain more information about the City's election sign bylaw or to report a suspected infraction by phoning 311 or e-mailing

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Coordinator



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