Advance Signs

These technical specifications (T-610) set out the requirements for the design and fabrication of advance signs. Advance signs are used to indicate distance or direction to a Government of Canada facility. In non-urban settings, advance signs may be used to confirm a distance or indicate a required change of direction to reach facilities located off the main thoroughfare. Within a building, advance signs may be used to indicate direction to a Government of Canada facility or service. In all instances, advance signs appear in advance of a primary identification signs.

Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-610: Illustration of two advance signs with the Government of Canada signature in the upper left corner.
Illustration of two advance signs with the Government of Canada signature in the upper left corner.

Requirements

Design

  1. Advance signs require the Government of Canada signature or a departmental signature.
  2. Other elements include a maximum of two of the following:
    • a service title
    • the name of a facility
    • a standard directional arrow
    • travel distance
  3. All elements are displayed in white on a dark grey background.
  4. Text appears in a bilingual side-by-side format.
  5. The typeface for all text elements is Helvetica medium.

Materials

  1. Die-cut vinyl is used for text and symbols.
  2. Painted aluminum machined extrusions are used for all components of advance signs.
  3. Optional plastic materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may be used for interior advance signs.
  4. Materials used to support the sign are compatible with and as durable as the sign.

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