Street furnitureSpacing has a feature on the new street furniture proposals before city council. Several companies have bids for the contract to supply the city with bus shelters, bike racks, newspaper boxes, waste bins, poster poles, benches, and even public washroom cubicles. The city has published renderings of the proposal, which are also online, courtesy of Joe Clark.
Astral Media, CBS Outdoor & Clear Channel are the companies on the shortlist.
Since all of the proposals involve advertisement in some way, I wonder what the public advertisement regulation compliance record of these companies are:
- Astral Media: "A Culture of Non-Compliance With The Law"
- Clear Channel: Trying to sue the Toronto Public Space Committee for "economic loss" in the TPSC's fight against illegally erected billboards
- CBS Outdoor: Allegedly taking the TTC for a ride when it comes to advertising on Commission property.
Thanks to illegalsigns.ca. Keep fighting the good fight.
Labels: urban design