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Public Service Announcement

Election signs on Regional roads to be in compliance with the Region's sign by-law

WHITBY, ON May 11, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to remind candidates in the current Town of Whitby municipal by-election of the importance of following Regional By-Law No. 22-2014. This by-law regulates temporary signs and banners on or adjacent to Regional roads, to ensure that intersection sightlines are safely maintained for pedestrians and motorists.

Signs in contravention of the by-law may be removed by the Region without notice and the owner will be responsible for all expenses incurred with the removal and storage. Signs not claimed within 15 days of removal may be recycled by the Region without notice and without compensation. 

Signs must be removed within 48 hours after the election. The Region's Sign Recycling Program recycles all temporary signs, including election signs, made of corrugated plastic, plastic film and paperboard, to keep these materials out of the waste stream. For more information on the Region’s Sign Recycling Program, visit

For more information on the Temporary Sign By-law, contact the Durham Region Works Department, Traffic Engineering and Operations division at 905-666-8116, or visit

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.