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Wacky and irreverent signage around Toronto

A couple days ago, Torontoist posted about this little gem of an image in their Flickr pool (which can also be found in the Toronto Signs group). Loving urban interventions of this sort, I started poking around the blogTO Flickr pool for similar stuff, and in the process I came across loads of photos of comical and wacky signage around town. So, given that it's the Friday of a long weekend, it just seems like the right time to post a collection of this semiotic silliness.

After all, who wants to do any real work today?

If you know of other worthy images of Toronto-based signs, please add them to the pool or provide a link in the comments. If there are good ones, I'll add them to the post. Oh, and if you've got ample time on your hands, I suggest following some of the links to the photographers pages. Their descriptions of the signs are often the best part. Thanks to ronnie.yip for the lead photo.

The funny, the odd, and the unfortunate

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Photo by titanium-white.

stop sign message

Photo by Squeakyrat.

filmores g20

Photo by malstad.

post no bills

Photo by picturenarrative.

sears sign

Photo by Scott3eh.

hacked billboard toronto

Photo by eternal_seahorse (billboard by fauxreel).

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Photo by Kattaka.

Juxtapositions

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Photo by sevres-babylone.

crazy bird

Photo by Half my Dad's age.

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Photo by designwallah.

Scott Snider's collection
There's a few Flickr members who've put together quite the selection of weird signage around the city, and sniderscion's is one of the best. Here are some highlights.

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Larger size here.

don't feed horse

Larger size here.

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Large size here.

danger fire

Larger size here.

funny sign

Larger size here.

Check out the slideshow below for more silly signage in and around Toronto.


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