Vintage Toronto street signs up for auction

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TORONTO – Close to 100 vintage Toronto street signs are up for auction today as the city begins the process of selling off its decommissioned signage.

The signs date back to when Toronto was divided into boroughs and colour coded accordingly.

City council decided in 2007 to have uniform design standards for city street signs and subsequently called for the sale of the old ones.

Over the next year or so, over 1500 will be made available for auction which will be run through Platinum Liquidations on-line.

The signs will be posted for 60 days and sold with a starting price of $30.00. Bidding will continue in increments of $5.

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A number of the vintage signs will be autographed by Toronto personalities including Mayor Rob Ford.

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