Transportation Services manages thousands of publication box licenses on city streets. Within this program, publishers apply for permits and install and maintain publication boxes within the public right-of-way.

The program is integrated into the Street Furniture Program by organizing boxes into corrals or dispensing kiosks installed by Astral Media. City Council has adopted a staff recommendation that all permitted publication boxes be in corrals or kiosks by the end of 2020.

Installation and maintenance of publication boxes are the responsibility of publishers. Transportation Services actively enforces publication boxes to ensure they are being maintained according to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743. If a box has been vandalized or is not in a state of good repair, contact the publisher or 311.