Direction and Area Signs

These technical specifications (T-625) set out the requirements for direction and area signs. These signs indicate the direction to or the location of a facility, service, organizational unit, workstation, room, etc. Direction signs are placed near decision points or along routes to a particular location. Area signs identify the destination. A variety of materials and fabrication methods are used in creating these signs.

Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-625: Illustration of various direction and area identification signs.
Illustration of various direction and area identification signs.

Requirements

Design

  1. The background of the sign is dark grey with white text in a Helvetica medium typeface.
  2. All information is presented in a bilingual side-by-side format.
  3. French is positioned to the left of English only on direction and area signs in the province of Quebec.
  4. Direction is indicated with a white directional arrow.

Materials

  1. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or equally durable material is used for the sign.
  2. Die-cut vinyl is used for text and directional arrows.
  3. Signs are affixed with a durable adhesive material.

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