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.
- The background of the sign is dark grey with white text in a Helvetica medium typeface.
- All information is presented in a bilingual side-by-side format.
- French is positioned to the left of English only on direction and area signs in the province of Quebec.
- Direction is indicated with a white directional arrow.
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or equally durable material is used for the sign.
- Die-cut vinyl is used for text and directional arrows.
- Signs are affixed with a durable adhesive material.
- Canada Wordmark (T-130)
- Flag Symbol Signature (T-135)
- Arms of Canada Signature (T-140)
- 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 - 4.3 Common-use and Operational 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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