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Bidding Opens on Toronto’s Street Signs

And some of them have been signed by a "prominent Toronto personality." We'll give you one guess as to who that might have been.

The City of Toronto’s decommissioned street sign auction is now up and running. As of right now, you can visit the Platinum Liquidations Inc. website and browse through photos of street signs that have been retired after providing wayfinding service to our city. There are blue signs and white ones (and even a green one for good measure); ones with little acorns on top and ones without; ones that have as of yet seen no bids at all (many of those are the flat blue modern ones); and ones already drawing interest in the >$200 range. And then, because there is likely some kind of “Rob Ford’s City of Toronto Act” statute that demands it, there are a bunch of signs autographed by our very own mayor. Currently, the Queen Street East and Queen Street West signs not graced with a mayoral autograph are drawing higher bids.


  • jeangenie

    Way to ruin some perfectly nice signs.

  • bobloblawbloblawblah

    Why would anyone want a sign autographed by Ford? It’s not about Ford himself, i wouldn’t want my sign autographed by anyone. What a dumb move

    • OgtheDim

      Some people watch too much Antiques Road Show.

  • Bumbaclot

    Windsor Road (signed by me, the Bassos, and whoever’s still alive from the infamous crack photo) is the big get here. All else is dross.

    • dsmithhfx

      Is there a way to get the smell of crack and urine out of it without spoiling the paint job?

  • wklis

    Ford Street (St. Clair Avenue West & Old Weston Road) signed by you-know-who.

    • TheSotSays

      I know who signed the one for 787 Dundas Street West.

  • Notcleverguy

    Ford signing these in my opinion kills the value. Wat to go Ford, way to drag down any potential profits.

    • torontothegreat

      It absolutely does.

  • MIRN

    Can we not also decommission Ford?

  • torontothegreat

    Technically it’s not an autograph, as it’s not a signature. It’s literally just graffiti on a street sign.

  • BrothersMarkle

    Hi I’m wondering who to contact about Toronto’s Street Signs. I want to upgrade the U of T Civil Engineering Common Room, which already has a number of signs inside of it, with more signs. I’ve been looking for a contact person but couldn’t find any info.