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Ontario Sign Association is part of a powerful partnership of 3 associations: Ontario Sign Association, Sign Association of Canada and the International Sign Association.  As a member, your company gets access to resources, information and education provided by all 3 associations, which have been specifically tailored with the sign industry in mind.

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Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Royal Woodbine Golf Course, 194 Galaxy Blvd, Mississauga, ON

    Kick start your Sign Expo Canada tradeshow with the Don Morgan Memorial Golf Tournament. Without question, this is one of the best opportunities to network with your industry peers from across Canada!

    The Tournament is open to golfers of all skill level. Prizes will be awarded to the longest drive, closest to the pin, the Grand Champions plus you will have a chance to try your hand at the Hole in One contest and much, much more!

    Date: September 19, 2019
    Location: Royal Woodbine Golf Course, 194 Galaxy Blvd.
    Registration and Lunch: 11:30 am
    Shotgun Start: 1:05 pm
    Cocktails and Dinner: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

    Registration is done via the Sign Expo Canada registration portal.

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • International Centre, Entrance 1, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga,

    Sign Expo Canada is the Sign Association of Canada’s National Tradeshow that attracts delegates from all over the world to see all of the latest and greatest the Canadian sign industry has to offer.The Tradeshow features the renowned Sign Competition, Wrap and Design Competition as well as a number of fantastic professional development and social events:

    • September 19: Don Morgan Memorial Golf Tournament

    • September 20: NEW! Breaking Barriers: Women in the Sign Industry
      Session synopsis: Build relationships with, gain perspective and learn valuable skills from the top industry veterans, leaders and decision makers at various levels in the sign industry. Everyone is welcome to attend this panel discussion with passionate women dedicated to advancing the position of women in the industry.
      Time:  1:30 to 3:00pm
      Fee: $25

    • September 20: NEW: Sign Box Challenge
      Synopsis: 
      Compete and demonstrate your speed and workmanship to build an illuminated sign box LIVE at Sign Expo Canada! All team members (2 people per team) will receive a complimentary Sign Association of Canada Sign Expo T-shirt and are eligible to win a grand prize!

      Register your team today! Space is limited.

      Time: 10am, 11:30am and 1:00pm.
      Fee: $100 


    • September 20: NEW - Professional Development session: 
      Be At Your Best Every Day: 5 Principles To Consistent Sales Success, by Dave Fellman
      Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
      Fee: $125

    • September 20: NEW - Professional Development session:
      Hiring, Managing & Motivating to the Optimum Sign Sales DNA, by Dave Fellman
      Time: 10:45 - 12:00pm
      Fee: $125

    • September 20: Best of Canada's Sign Industry Awards Ceremony
      Time: 6:00 - 11:00pm

    Register for all of the events above via the Sign Expo Canada web page.  

    Use promo code SACSEC19 to get free admission to the tradeshow floor

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Sign Expo Canada, The International Centre – Entrance 1 (Meeting Room 1), 6900 Airport Road Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
    Register

    The Ontario Sign Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Standard Engineered Sign Drawings Program in partnership with Sign Spec Canada.  Join us on Friday, September 20th from 2:15pm to 2:45pm at the Sign Expo Canada Trade Show (Meeting Room 1), as we discuss the program, what it means to you as a member and the next steps.

    Background: Municipalities around Ontario are requesting more and more sign designs to be reviewed by engineers prior to submission as part of the permit documentation submission.  From the industry’s perspective, the sign design requirements are often too complicated for small sign companies or the general public to navigate. Costs typically range from $400 to $600 per sign for reviewing and stamping a sign design and takes approximately one week to have completed.   From the municipalities’ perspective, they are having to put on hold a high percentage of incomplete sign permit request submissions due to missing or incorrect technical detail on the drawings.  As such, some municipalities are starting to offer fast track processes for permit request submissions if a P.Eng has stamped and reviewed the sign design. 

    To fill this gap, the Ontario Sign Association is launching the Standard Engineered Sign Drawings Program in partnership with Sign Spec Canada (SSC), a new business formed by two industry veterans: the owners of Signature Engineering (Chris Sharpe) and Signum Engineering (Marc Carriere).  This program will provide members with access to engineered drawings of the most often used sign types at a discounted price. 

    Program: Based on our consultations with the City of Toronto on the types of permits they receive, we have identified the most often used sign types: fascia boxes, channel letters, and pylons. Our program will provide sign companies with a selection of standard sign drawings which can be used to accompany sign permit applications.

    City of Toronto has been supportive of this program, and from the association’s perspective, our program will enable the City to fast track the permit process for applications accompanied by these drawings.  Ideally, these drawings will form the platform for future versions of the drawings that would be used elsewhere in Ontario and Canada by the Sign Association of Canada.

    Engineered Sign Drawing Fees:

    OSA Members

    SAC Members

    Public (Non OSA or SAC members

    Sign Box

    $195 + tax

    $245 + tax

    $345 + tax

    Channel Letters

    $195 + tax

    $245 + tax

    $345 + tax

    Pylons

    $275 + tax

    $325 + tax

    $425 + tax

    We hope you will be able to join us on September 20th so that we can review with you the idea behind the program, the types of drawings and detail included, the logistics and process as well as the justification for the program from the City of Toronto’s perspective. 

    To ensure we can accommodate all of Sign Association of Canada members coming to the info session, please RSVP with us in advance.



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