Temporary signs require a permit and can may be removed by the City if a permit has not been obtained

Temporary signs include:

  • Mobile signs
  • A-Frame signs
  • New development signs

A definition of these signs and placement criteria as well as the Temporary sign permit application can be found on the City of Toronto website.

Under Toronto Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 629-15 Property Standards, signs on a property must be maintained in good condition.

Mobile signs ARE NOT permitted on the public right of way (sidewalks, boulevards, etc.) at any time.

Complaints about the content of signs
The City of Toronto does not have jurisdiction over content. Contact Advertising Standards to make a complaint about content.

If you have concerns about the legality of a temporary sign, a service request for investigation by the Municipal Licensing & Standards, under the Temporary Sign Bylaw, can be submitted online at http://www.toronto.ca/311/ or call 311.

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