Infrastructure Project Signage Guidelines
Long Text Descriptions


Figure 1: Major Sign Elements

This image highlights the major project sign elements. The elements include:

  • One of six icons selected based on federal funding stream. See page 12 for guidance on which to use.
  • Project information panel comprising English and French project title, benefits statement from Annex B total eligible costs from funding letter or announcement, and project timelines (month or season and year).
  • Background based on community where infrastructure will be located – urban, rural or northern community.
  • All funding partner logos, Canada wordmark at far left, community at centre and province/territory at far right.

The actual image depicts a sample project sign with a green infrastructure icon in the top left corner.

The sign's design also includes the urban community background, and the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Water Treatment Plant
  • Benefits statement: Clean, reliable drinking water
  • Total eligible cost: $2.1 M

Project timelines: Summer 2016 – Spring 2018

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Figure 2: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Trade and Transportation Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a trade and transportation project sign, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Modernization of Port Saint John's West Side Terminals
  • Benefits statement: Modern, secure and efficient ports and shipping
  • Total eligible cost: $205 M
  • Project timelines: Winter 2017 – Summer 2022

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Port of Saint John, Province of New Brunswick

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Figure 3: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Social Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a social infrastructure projects sign, using the rural community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Metis Crossing Expansion
  • Benefits statement: Celebrating diversity, preserving culture
  • Total eligible cost: $3.5 M
  • Project timelines: Spring 2017 – Summer 2018

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Metis Nation of Alberta, Province of Alberta

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Figure 4: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a rural and northern communities' infrastructure project sign, using the northern community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Water Treatment Plan
  • Benefits statement: Clean, reliable drinking water
  • Total eligible cost: $5.1 M
  • Project timelines: Summer 2017 – Fall 2018

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Kluane First Nation's , Yukon Territory

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Figure 5: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Green Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a green infrastructure project sign, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Water Treatment Plan
  • Benefits statement: Clean, reliable drinking water
  • Total eligible cost: $2.1 M
  • Project timelines: Summer 2016 – Spring 2018

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, City of Sudbury, Province of Ontario

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Figure 6: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Public Transit Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a public transit infrastructure project sign, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Bicycle parking at 40 TTC Stations
  • Benefits statement: Increased urban transit options, greener cities
  • Total eligible cost: $425 K
  • Project timelines: Summer 2016 – Spring 2018

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, City of Toronto, Province of Ontario

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Figure 7: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Municipal Infrastructure (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a sign for several related municipal infrastructure projects, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information:

  • Project title: Road Improvement Program
  • Benefits statement: Safer and more efficient roads and bridges
  • Total eligible cost: $40.9 M
  • Project timelines: Spring 2016 – Winter 2016

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba

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Figure 8: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Social Infrastructure (multi-language sign)

The image depicts a multi-language sign for a Nunavut project, to reflect Nunavut language laws, for a social infrastructure project using the northern community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information:

  • Project title: Kenojuak Cultural Centre
  • Benefits statement: Preserving Cape Dorset's Culture and Arts
  • Total eligible cost: $4.25 M
  • Project timelines: Spring 2016 – Spring 2021

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Municipality of Cape Dorset, Nunavut

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Figure 9: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Trade and Transportation Infrastructure (bilingual, French first)

The image depicts a trade and transportation project sign, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (French text on the left-hand side of the textbox, English to the right):

  • Project title: Modernization of Port Saint John's West Side Terminals
  • Benefits statement: Modern, secure and efficient ports and shipping
  • Total eligible cost: $205 M
  • Project timelines: Winter 2017 – Summer 2022

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Port of Saint John, Province of New Brunswick

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Figure 10: Sample Multi-Partner Sign – Green Infrastructure (unilingual)

The image depicts a green infrastructure project sign, using the rural community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information, in English only:

  • Project title: wastewater Treatment System Modernization
  • Benefits statement: Reliable services, healthier environment
  • Total eligible cost: $13.5 M
  • Project timelines: Summer 2016 – Summer 2019

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, Town of Slave Lake, Province of Alberta

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Figure 11: Sample highway sign near an urban centre (bilingual, English first)

The image depicts a highway sign for a public transit project, using the urban community background.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: New Interchange
  • Benefits statement: Highway 16 at Boychuk Drive
  • Total eligible cost: $44.6 M
  • Project timelines: Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Funding partner logos: Canada wordmark, City of Saskatoon, Province of Saskatchewan

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Figure 12: Sample federal government-only sign (bilingual, English first)

The image a public transit project sign, using the urban community background. This federal government-only sign is place beside a sample partner sign.

The sample sign's text includes the following information (English text on the left-hand side of the textbox, French to the right):

  • Project title: Rehabilitation of the Subway Network
  • Benefits statement: Fast, efficient and reliable public transit
  • Total eligible cost: $105.1 M
  • Project timelines: Spring 2016 – Spring 2018

The following text appears at the bottom of the sign along with the Canada wordmark: This project is funded in part by: / Ce projet est finance en partie par:

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