Toronto development application sign
A few months ago I bought myself a decent SLR camera, so I’ve been carrying it around. I often use it as a way of taking mental notes, and the sign in the photograph above is one such example. I took this picture of a Toronto development application sign in the Bay and Bloor area to remind myself to dig up a photo of a similar example in Vancouver that I took last summer.
It was also a reminder to write a post to register my utter contempt for the template used on Toronto’s development signs. It could be the worst example of the City’s communication materials. It lacks any kind of of visuals and the typography is horrendous. Its intended to tell the public about the future of this site, but the City has chosen to communicate that important information in the least graphically appealing option available to them.
Now look at the Vancouver examples below: the difference in appearance is startling. These examples speaks volumes about the state of public communication in either city. A good template that displays the development application in a clear and precise manner should be the least we can expect from the City.
Vancouver development application sign