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.
- Advance signs require the Government of Canada signature or a departmental signature.
- Other elements include a maximum of two of the following:
- a service title
- the name of a facility
- a standard directional arrow
- travel distance
- All elements are displayed in white on a dark grey background.
- Text appears in a bilingual side-by-side format.
- The typeface for all text elements is Helvetica medium.
- Die-cut vinyl is used for text and symbols.
- Painted aluminum machined extrusions are used for all components of advance signs.
- Optional plastic materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may be used for interior advance signs.
- Materials used to support the sign are compatible with and as durable as the sign.
- Flag Symbol Signature (T-135)
- Colour Values (T-145)
- Directional Arrows (T-630)
- Policy on Communications and Federal Identity
- FIP Manual - 4.1 Signage: System overview and implementation
- FIP Manual - 4.2 Primary identification signs
Note: If there is a discrepancy between an official Treasury Board policy instrument and information on this Web page, the Treasury Board policy or standard prevails.
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