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March 11, 2005
City to correct size of residential property numbers
  
The City of Toronto will amend the Municipal Code to reflect the
originally-intended number size required on residential properties. The code
currently indicates that residential properties set back 60 metres from the
curb must post numbers at least 80 cm (32”) in size. This is the correct size
for commercial, industrial or multi-residential properties but does NOT apply
to single-family residential properties.

Chapter 598 of the Toronto Municipal Code describes the requirements for the
assigning, posting and the display of municipal address numbers within the City
of Toronto. This chapter also standardizes the size of displayed address
numbers so they can be easily seen from the street. The correct minimum size
requirements for all property types are listed below:

In the case of single-family residential properties, municipal numbers must be
at least a minimum size as follows:

Maximum Metres

Curb Set Back

Centimetres

Minimum Number Size

Inches (approx.)

15

10

4

22.5

15

6

30

20

8

45

30

12

60

40

16



In the case of commercial, institutional, industrial or multi-unit residential
properties, municipal numbers must be of a minimum size as follows and shall be
placed on or in proximity to existing light fixtures:

Maximum Metres

Curb Set Back

Centimetres

Minimum Number Size

Inches (approx.)

15

20

8

22.5

30

12

30

40

16

45

60

24

60

80

32



It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the address
posted is the correct size and that the number is clearly visible from the
street, in accordance with the Toronto Municipal Code. More information on the
Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 598, can be found at www.toronto.ca/mapping or by calling
416-392-7763.

Survey and Mapping Services has prepared a report for Works Committee detailing
the amendments. Once approved, it’s estimated the report will go to City
Council for final approval in May.


Media contact:
Wally Kowalenko, Survey and Mapping Services, 416-392-7664



 

 

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