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Callander set to improve signage

Municipality installing new signs at highway entrances
Callander Municipal Office~June 2021~Photo David Briggs
Callander's iconic four-coloured maple leaf will feature prominently on new highway signs / Photo David Briggs

The town of Callander is preparing to enhance municipal signage along Callander Bay Drive and highway 11.

Town staff is arranging for entrance signs to be purchased and installed through the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

Entering the municipality’s southern boundary on Hwy 11 drivers will soon a six by three-meter single sided reflective sign.

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More elaborate than an MTO basic boundary sign, which simply designates a town’s name with the population displayed beneath, this sign will contain a blue border, adorned with the town’s maple leaf logo.

The four coloured maple leaf has served to symbolize the town since 2005, and the image will display prominently in their new signs.

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A new two by three-meter sign will be installed on Callander Bay Drive at the northern boundary with North Bay. Double-sided, reflective, and emblazoned with “Welcome to Callander,” this sign will also contain the maple leaf contour cut on the top right corner.

Landscaping and lighting will also be added at this sign’s location.

Another sign will be added to the municipality’s northern boundary along Hwy 11. Overall, town staff expect the work will carry into 2022.

Anticipating the upgrades, council set aside $29,184 in the 2021 budget for signage improvements, which includes the landscaping and lighting at the Callander Bay Drive location.

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About the Author: David Briggs

David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering civic and diversity issues for BayToday. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada
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