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Handbook of Recommended Information Sign Symbols for Canada (2008)

The Handbook of Recommended Information Sign Symbols for Canada is a reference guide for recommended information sign symbols whose comprehensive nature excludes its contents from TAC’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC) due to that document’s large breadth and scope.

The Handbook is useful to Canadian jurisdictions implementing new sign initiatives or reviewing current programs that use standard symbols in their sign design. For example, Tourism-Oriented Directional Signing (TODS) programs, increasingly adopted by Canadian jurisdictions, rely on the availability of many specific information sign symbols.

  • Part 1 of the Handbook provides context and important information on general application and guidelines, facility eligibility, and multiple activity/facility signing for proper sign symbol use.
  • Part 2 of the Handbook provides listings of the sign symbols, organized into 19 facility type groups.

Buying this Publication

The Handbook of Recommended Sign Symbols and its related components can be bought as follows. 

  • The Handbook (PTM-SYMBOL-E) only for $149 member / $199 regular. Available in print or e-book.
  • The vector image (EPS format) files only (FLS-SYMBOL-E) for $149 member / $199 regular. The image files are delivered via Gilmore’s eVantage software.
  • A package of both the Handbook and vector image files (PKG-SYMBOL-E) for $249 member / $325 regular. The package PKG-SYMBOL-E-EBK offers the Handbook in e-book format.

The e-book, image files and package are delivered using eVantage software by VitalSource. Users will need to both create an eVantage account and download this software. After Bookstore checkout, customers will receive an order confirmation email and another email with both their license code and instructions to create their account and redeem their license code. Click the “resources” (paper clip) icon beside the cover of the user guide to download the sign pattern files. There are NO REFUNDS provided after the license code has been redeemed.


Topic:Traffic operations and management
Focus Area:Safety, Design and Operations
Publication code: PTM-SYMBOL-E
Pages: 188
Publication year: 2008
Media type: ebook, print
Publication type: Handbook
Publication date: January 29, 2008
Member price: $149.00
Regular price: $199.00