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Municipal Addressing and Display

Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 598, Numbering of Properties designates a minimum number size for the posting of addresses on properties based upon the setback of the posted address from the curb.

Number sizes are based on the setback of the posted address from the curb or edge of the roadway where no curb exists. Where a sign or post displays an address for a property that is closer to the road than the building, required number sizes can be calculated based on the setback of the sign/post from the curb, and not the building.

The following tables summarize the minimum number size requirements for residential properties and commercial, industrial, and multi-unit residential properties. Chapter 598 states setback and number size in metres, however, imperial conversions have been provided in the tables for your convenience. 

Single Family Residential Properties:

Maximum setback from curb
Minimum number size
Metres Yards
(approx.)
Centimetres Inches
(approx.)
15 16 10 4
22.5 24 15 6
30 32 20 8
45 49 30 12
60 65 40 16

 

Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Unit Residential Properties:

Maximum setback from curb Minimum number size
Metres Yards
(approx.)
Centimetres Inches
(approx.)
15 16 20 8
22.5 24 30 12
30 32 40 16
45 49 60 24
60 65 80 32

It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the address posted is of the correct size and is clearly visible from the street.

View Chapter 598, Numbering of Properties.

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