What tourism signs are we offering?
The signs are called TODS (Tourism-Oriented Directional Signs). If you are an eligible tourism operation and if sign space exists, you can apply for a sign bearing your operation’s name, a generic symbol, your corporate logo and directional information. The signs are directional rather than advertising signs. This program is administered by the City of Hamilton.
What tourism operations can apply for these signs?
The signs are for tourism-oriented operations whose primary reason for being is to provide specified tourism activities or facilities to motoring tourists. This includes many accommodation properties; tourist attractions (commercial or non-profit, public or private sector); area profile themes developed by eligible groups; and approved permanent tourist routes. For a list of eligible operation types, click on the Eligible Operations link on the left.
My operation is on the “Eligible Tourism-Oriented Operations” list. Can I have a sign?
Yes, if you meet certain basic conditions. These rules are meant to ensure that transient tourists can rely on the signs to lead them to accessible, tourist-oriented facilities. The general criteria, which apply to everyone, are available under the Eligibility Criteria link on the left.
Yes, as long as you are open for at least 12 consecutive weeks per year, for a minimum number of 5 days per week.
On what roads will my signs be placed?
Your signs may be placed on either the Lincoln Alexander Parkway or Redhill Parkways and trailblazing and way-finding signs will be provided.