Third Party Signs in Toronto are subject to an annual Third Party Sign Tax (TPST), based on the size, location and technology of the copy being displayed. They fall into one of five categories, starting at Class I (lowest) to Class V (highest). The TPST rates increase each year. Invoices are assessed by March 31, with payment due on July 1.

Ground signs, fuel pump signs, or topiary signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area of less than or equal to 15 square metres; and

Wall signs, overhanging structure signs, window signs, or projecting signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area of less than or equal to 25 square metres

Ground signs, fuel pump signs, or topiary signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area greater than 15 square metres and less than 45 square metres;

Wall signs, overhanging structure signs, window signs, or projecting signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area greaterthan 25 square metres but less than 45 square metres; and

Wall signs, overhanging structure signs, window signs, or projecting signs displaying mechanical copy, in whole or in part, with an aggregate sign face area of less than or equal to 25 square metres

Ground signs, fuel pump signs, or topiary signs displaying mechanical copy, in whole or in part, with an aggregate sign face area of less than or equal to 25 square metres; and

Roof signs displaying static or mechanical copy, in whole or in part, with an aggregate sign face area less than or equal to 45 square metres

Ground signs, Fuel pump signs, or Topiary signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area greater than 45 square metres;

Ground signs, Fuel pump signs, or Topiary signs displaying mechanical copy, in whole or in part, with an aggregate sign face area greater than 25 square metres;

Wall signs, overhanging structure signs, window signs, or projecting signs only displaying static copy with an aggregate sign face area greater than 45 square metres;

(4) Wall signs, overhanging structure signs, window signs, or projecting signs displaying mechanical copy, in whole or in part, with an aggregate sign face area greater than 25 square metres; and

(5) Roof signs displaying static or mechanical copy, in whole or in part with an aggregate sign face area greater than 45 square metres

All signs displaying or containing electronic static copy or electronic moving copy

TPST Rates for 2017

Class I $1,234.76
Class II $3,060.04
Class III $5,314.81
Class IV $11,810.67
Class V $25,768.73

 

Review a copy of the Third Party Sign Tax by-law (Chapter 771)

Other TPST-related forms: