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Corridor Signing Policy

8. Location Signing

In this chapter:

  1. Individual Business
  2. Amount Of Signing Permitted On Property (Individual Business)
  3. Commercial Plaza Or Industrial Complex Sign
  4. Amount Of Signing Permitted On Property - Commercial Plaza Or Industrial Complex
  5. Home Occupation Sign
  6. Environmental/Greening Initiative Sign
  7. Guideline For Farm And Agricultural Product Signing
    (1)  Signs Permitted On A Farm
    (2)  Permitted Directional Sign (Off Premises)
  8. Decorative Municipal Displays
  9. Changeable Message Sign (Location Sign)
  10. Diagrams: Intersection Sight Distance Requirements For Vision Triangle
  11. Diagrams: Methods Of Determining Area Of Sign

A location sign advertises goods or services available on the property the sign is located on.

  1. Individual Business

    An individual business consists of two (2) units or less on a property.

    These instructions do not apply to:

    1. shopping centres, shopping malls, mews, plazas, industrial centres, etc. as they are covered separately under commercial plaza or industrial complex,
    2. portable read-o-graph trailer signs as they are covered separately, or
    3. any sign not visible from the highway. There are no restrictions to such signs nor is a permit required.

    Location signing is subject to the following criteria:

    1. Location signing will be allowed to be freestanding or affixed to a building or landscape.
    2. The amount of location signing approved for any one location may consist of any number of either freestanding signs and/or affixed to the building and/or landscape signing. Refer to Section 8.2 for total area of signage allowed for a site of business.
    3. Each location sign shall not be restricted as to size as long as the total location signing on the property does not exceed the Ministry's standards.
    4. Location signing may all face in the same direction or may face in different directions.
    5. The use of logos, logograms, pictures, picturegrams, maps, catch phrases, etc. will be acceptable.
    6. All displays of words, diagrams, pictures, etc. must be in good taste.
    7. Location signs shall be allowed to be painted on a building.
    8. A permit shall be required for all location signing which exceeds 3.0 m2 (32 ft2 in total area. A letter of approval shall be required for a sign measuring between 0.18 m2 (2 sq. ft) and 3.0 m2 (32 ft2) in area.
    9. Freestanding and landscape signs must not be placed closer to the highway property line than 3 m (10 ft.) behind property line with the exception of signing with no advertising such as entrance, exit, no trespassing, utility location, etc. which shall be placed at appropriate locations. However, these signs must be kept clear of the shoulder of the highway and, if possible, off the right-of-way. Where a service road exists, freestanding signs must not be placed closer to the highway property line than 1.5 m (5 ft.) behind the service road property limit, also with the above-noted exception.
    10. This policy is subject to all municipal by-laws and does not supersede such by-laws.
    11. Location signs will be permitted to be luminous or illuminated by direct or indirect lighting or may contain reflective material or luminous paint. However, such signs must not cause direct or indirect glare that may interfere with traffic safety. It shall be at the discretion of the Delegated Authority to decide whether the sign is creating a traffic hazard.
    12. A sign mounted on top of a building (roof top) must not exceed the maximum allowable height above the ground according to sign setback from highway property as noted in Section 8.2.
    13. All sign dimensions shall include borders and trim in the measurements but shall exclude supports. Letters affixed to the building shall be blocked out per letter, excluding the spacing between each letter.
    14. Every sign shall be prohibited within the vision triangle indicated on the chart "Intersection Sight Distance Requirements for Vision Triangle" unless the sign is affixed to the commercial establishment and approved by the Ministry.
    15. Location signs shall not be:
      • affixed to, or mounted upon a tree, public utility pole or utility standard;
      • painted or pasted upon, or made to form a part of a rock face, other signboard or structure such as a hydro tower or water tower, except as approved by the Ministry;
      • placed within, or allowed to overhang a daylighting area;
      • placed in a manner in which the sign or any part thereof encroaches upon or overhangs the right-of-way of the highway, except in a built-up area when the sign is affixed to a building which abuts the right-of-way of the highway or is approved by the Ministry as in the case of utility location signing or fare zone;
      • placed in a manner in which the sign or any part thereof, overhangs the travelled portion of the highway;
      • placed facing a sharp change in horizontal or vertical alignment, rock-cut or in any other location where it may create a distraction and cause a traffic hazard;
      • allowed to move or turn by mechanical or other means. This shall apply to any part or parts of such sign standard or pylon;
      • a sign or device having flashing lights or intermittent or activated lighting of any kind, including searchlights which are used solely as a means of attracting attention; and,
      • erected to extend beyond the end of the wall or roof which the sign is attached to or mounted upon.
    16. For situations where developments are located adjacent to more than one provincial highway, the amount of signing permitted as noted in Section 8.2 is the amount of signing permitted per highway.
    17. The amount of signing allowed on a pylon is based on a double-sided sign. A one-sided pylon sign cannot exceed 50% of the total permitted sign area as noted in Categories A, B and C of section 8.2.
    18. The total land area as noted in Section 8.2 is the land area currently under active development which includes the building(s) footprint and permanent parking area(s) (i.e. site plan control).
    19. A sign structure exceeding 8 m (25 ft.) in height requires a stamp of approval by a professional engineer as set out in the Ontario Building Code.

  2. Amount of Signing Permitted On Property (Individual Business)
    CATEGORY A: Individual Business - Under 27,870 m2 (300,000 ft2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 46 m2 (500 ft2) 9 m (30 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 56 m2 (600 ft2) 10 m (35 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    CATEGORY B: Individual Business - 27,870 m2 - 92,900 m2 (300,000 - 1,000,000 ft2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 56 m2 (600 ft2) 10 m (35 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 75 m2 (800 ft2) 13 m (45 feet)
    CATEGORY C: Individual Business - over 92,900 m2 (1,000,000 2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 75 m2 (800 ft2) 13 m (45 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 85 m2 (900 ft2) 14 m (50 feet)

  3. Commercial Plaza Or Industrial Complex Sign:

    A commercial plaza or industrial complex shall consist of three (3) units or more.

    Location signing for commercial plaza or industrial complex is subject to the following criteria:

    1. Location signing will allowed to be freestanding or affixed to a building or landscape.
    2. The amount of location signing approved for any one location may consist of any number of either freestanding signs and/or affixed to the building signing and/or landscape signing. Refer to Section 8.4 for total area of signage allowed for site of business.
    3. A commercial plaza or industrial complex shall be permitted "entrance", "exit" and "no parking" signs on the property at appropriate locations as required. These signs shall consist of only the words "entrance", "exit" or "no parking" and a symbol or trademark of the commercial or industrial complex involved. The maximum size of these signs shall be approximately 0.9 m2 (10 ft2).
    4. All signs located at major commercial or industrial complexes will be permitted to be luminous or illuminated by direct or indirect lighting or may contain reflective material or luminous paint. However, such signs must not cause direct or indirect glare that may interfere with traffic safety. It shall be at the discretion of the Delegated Authority to decide whether the sign is creating a traffic hazard.
    5. Where a service road exists adjacent to a highway, all setback distances specified in the Corridor Signing Policy, except for the 400 metre outer limit of the controlled area, shall be determined from the service road property line instead of from the highway property limit.
    6. These directions do not apply to portable read-o-graph signs as they are covered separately.
    7. A sign mounted on top of a building (roof top) must not exceed the maximum allowable height above the ground according to sign setback from the highway property line as noted in Section 8.4.
    8. Freestanding and landscape signs must not be placed closer to the highway property line than 3 m (10 ft.) behind the property line with the exception of informational signing such as entrance, exit, no parking, etc. which shall be placed at appropriate locations. Where a service road exists, freestanding signs must not be placed closer to the highway property line than 2 m (6.5 ft.) behind the service road property line, also with the above-noted exception.
    9. These directions are subject to all municipal by-laws and do not supersede such by-laws.
    10. A directory board or sign(s) indicating tenant identification and location within a commercial or industrial complex shall be permitted but should not be legible from the highway. Any such directory board should consist of individual panels, each panel not exceeding 20 cm (8 in.) by 0.91 m (3 ft.), identifying individual business establishments forming a part of the complex. These directory signs should be located within 3 m (10 ft.) of the building in question, preferably near the building entrance.
    11. Any sign located at a commercial plaza or industrial complex, providing either complex identification or individual commercial establishment identification, must not:
      • be allowed to move or turn by mechanical or other means. This shall also apply to any part or parts of such signs, standard or pylon;
      • have flashing lights, or intermittent, or activated lighting of any kind, including searchlights which are used solely as a means of attracting attention; and
      • be longer than or extend beyond the wall of that part of the building to which the sign is affixed.
    12. The building/structure related to the freestanding sign adjacent to the highway shall be visible from the highway. The displayed message must be related to the business located on that property. The signs must be placed in an area projected by a line running 76 m (250 ft.) from either side of the building in question to the highway.
    13. A sign erected on a building to identify a commercial or industrial individual unit forming a part of a commercial complex may also contain other wording such as advertising, logos, logograms, catch phrases or pictures etc. as long as the total sign area does not exceed Ministry standards.
    14. Signs shall be prohibited within sight triangles. This applies to all types of signs. For sight triangle requirements refer to Section 8.9 unless the sign is affixed to the commercial establishment and approved by the Ministry.
    15. The permit for a pylon sign is to be issued to the property owner.
    16. For situations where developments are located adjacent to one or more provincial highways, the amount of signing permitted as noted in Categories A, B, C and D of Section 8.4 is the amount of signing permitted per highway.
    17. The amount of signing allowed on a pylon is based on a double-sided sign. A one-sided pylon sign cannot exceed 50% of the total permitted sign area as noted in Categories A, B and C of section 8.4.
    18. The maximum size of a double-faced pylon sign or industrial complex identification sign shall not exceed the total area indicated in Categories A, B and C. This shall be in addition to the signing affixed to a building as noted in Category D of Section 8.4.
    19. The total land area as noted in Section 8.4 is the land area currently under active development which includes the building(s) footprint and permanent parking area(s) (i.e. site plan control).
    20. A sign structure exceeding 8 m (25 ft.) in height requires a stamp of approval by a professional engineer as set out in the Ontario Building Code.

  4. Amount of Signing Permitted on Property - Commercial Plaza or Industrial Complex
    CATEGORY A: Pylon Signs
    Less than 27,870 m2 (300,000 ft2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed "1 Pylon" Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 46 m2 (500 ft2) 9 m (30 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 56 m2 (600 ft2) 10 m (35 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    • This policy is applicable to all highways.
    • A commercial plaza or industrial complex adjacent to a highway shall be permitted one (1) pylon sign and one (1) additional pylon sign is permitted adjacent to an intersecting road.
    • This shall be in addition to affixed to a building sign as noted in Category D of this section.
    CATEGORY B: Pylon Signs
    27,870 m2 - 92,900m2 (300,000 - 1,000,000 ft2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed "2 Pylons" Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 56 m2 (600 ft2) 10 m (35 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 75 m2 (800 ft2) 13 m (45 feet)
    • This policy is applicable to all highways.
    • A commercial plaza or industrial complex adjacent to a highway shall be permitted two (2) pylon signs adjacent to a highway and one (1) additional pylon sign is permitted adjacent to an intersecting road.
    • This shall be in addition to affixed to a building sign as noted in Category D of this section.
    CATEGORY C: Pylon Signs
    Over 92,900m2 (1,000,000 ft2) of total land area under active development
    Group No. Distance from Property Line to Sign Closest to Highway Maximum Signing Allowed "3 Pylons" Maximum Height from Centre Line or Ground Elevation
    1 61 m (200 ft.) or less 65 m2 (700 ft2) 12 m (40 feet)
    2 over 61 m (200 ft.) up to 183 m (600 ft.) 75 m2 (800 ft2) 13 m (45 feet)
    3 over 183 m (600 ft.) and within 400 m (1,320 ft.) 85 m2 (900 ft2) 14 m (50 feet)
    • This policy is applicable to all highways.
    • A commercial plaza or industrial complex adjacent to a highway shall be permitted three (3) pylon signs adjacent to a highway and one (1) additional pylon sign is permitted adjacent to an intersecting road.
    • This shall be in addition to affixed to a building sign as noted in Category D of this section.
    CATEGORY D: Affixed to a Building Sign
    • This policy is applicable to all highways.
    • Signing allocation shall be calculated based on the total area of the individual units' exterior elevation visible to the highway.
    • Maximum signing area allowed per unit shall not exceed 20% of exterior elevations.
    • Signing area per unit can be shared amongst other tenants within the property provided it's within the maximum allowable signing allocation.
    • This shall be in addition to the pylon signing as noted in Categories A, B and C of this section.

  5. Home Occupation Sign

    Most municipalities permit home occupations to locate in all residential and rural/agricultural zoning categories without specific amendment to the local zoning by-law.

    The size of the home occupation, namely whether it occupies 25% or 30% of the total floor area should be of no consequence to the Ministry since it is the responsibility of the municipality to determine whether the proposed use qualifies as a home occupation under the local by-laws.

    The home occupation sign shall consist of one sign no greater than 3 m2 (32 ft2) or a two-sided sign with a total area no greater than 3 m2 (32 ft2) to identify the business.

    A letter of approval is required with no fee.


  6. Environmental/Greening Initiative Sign

    Government agencies (including Municipalities and Conservation Authorities) will be permitted a sign to be placed adjacent to any highway to identify an environmental and/or greening initiative on the same property on which the sign is located. The sign is subject to the following requirements:

    1. The sign is located on the property that is owned or managed by the government agency or conservation authority.
    2. The message content must be related to the initiative on that property.
    3. The sign must not be placed within 3 m of the property line and no higher than 5 m above the grade in the vicinity of the sign.
    4. A two-sided sign not exceeding 1.22 m by 2.44 m (4 ft. by 8 ft.) will be permitted.
    5. The sign must be removed when the management or ownership of the property changes. The permit shall be issued to the property owner and is not transferable to a new owner.
    6. A letter of approval is required with no fee.
    7. Proof that the property is a designated environmental or greening initiative shall be submitted.

  7. Guideline For Farm and Agricultural Product Signing

    For the purposes of this section, an agricultural product that is processed on a farm in Ontario from an agricultural food product shall be deemed to be produced on the premises on which the agricultural food product is produced.

    The policy applies to all highways except Class 1 Freeways and Class 2 Staged Freeways.

    (1) Signs Permitted on a Farm:

    1. one sign not more than 0.6 m by 0.3 m (2' by 1') in size displaying the name or the name and occupation of the owner of the premises where it is displayed or the name of the premises,
    2. a maximum of two single-sided signs, each being not more than 1.22 m by 1.22 m (4' by 4') in size and facing in different directions, or one single-sided sign not more than 1.22 m by 2.44 m (4' by 8') in size if,
      • the signs display information about the sale of agricultural products, other than tobacco, that are produced and offered for sale on the premises where the signs are displayed; and
      • the signs are displayed on premises that is zoned for agricultural uses and that is not owned by the Crown in right of Canada or the public sector as defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996.

    (2) Permitted Directional Sign (off premises):

    Signs displaying directions to a place where agricultural products produced in Ontario, other than tobacco, are offered for sale if the following conditions are met: the owner of the signs must be the same as the owner or tenant of the land where the products are produced and the signs must be located on privately owned land zoned for agricultural uses and must be displayed only during the season during which the products are offered for sale.

    1. a maximum of two single-sided signs, each being not more than 1.22 m by 1.22 m (4' by 4') in size and facing in different directions, or one single-sided sign not more than 1.22 m by 2.44 m (4' by 8') in size if,
      • the signs display directions to a place where agricultural products produced in Ontario, other than tobacco, are offered for sale or information about the sale,
      • the owner of the signs also owns or rents the land on which the agricultural products mentioned in sub-subclause (a) were produced,
      • the signs are displayed on premises that is zoned for agricultural uses and that is not owned by the Crown in right of Canada or the public sector as defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, and
      • the signs are displayed only during the season during which the agricultural products mentioned in sub-subclause (a) are offered for sale.

  8. Decorative Municipal Displays

    Towns and cities may place Decorative Municipal Displays (signs) off the highway right-of-way, using a combination of such materials as flowers, plantings, wood, rocks, berms, painted signs and/or mounted lettering to advertise to the travelling public that they are now entering the town or city limits.

    For Decorative Municipal Displays (signs) on the highway right-of-way, please refer to OTM Book 8, Guide and Information Signs.

    Decorative Municipal Displays (signs) adjacent to all Highways off the highway right-of-way may be permitted subject to the following criteria:

    1. Location:
      • Displays are to be erected on the right hand side of the highway and within the municipality limits.
      • Displays must be set back a minimum of 3 m (10 feet) behind the property line if at all possible.
    2. Qualifications:
      • The municipality is required to submit to the Ministry for each location:
        • a completed application for a sign permit (Form PH-A-17) and if applicable an application for an encroachment permit (Form PH-A-5); and,
        • A plan of the display.
    3. Restrictions:
      • The display must not exceed 3 m (10 ft.) in height above the ground or highway elevation, whichever is higher and must not exceed 6 m (20 ft.) in width.
      • Lighting must be shielded and must not emit glare onto the Provincial highway.
      • The display must consist of a combination of such materials as flowers, plantings, wood, rocks, berms, painted signs and/or mounted lettering.
      • The message must generally be restricted to the name of the municipality.
      • Construction and location of displays must be in accordance with approved drawings. Any deviation is to receive prior approval from the Ministry before commencing that portion of the work.
      • Whenever possible construction and or maintenance of the display should be carried out from a road or street other than the travelled portion of the highway. Any work that affects the travelled portion of the highway must conform to the OTM Book 7, Temporary Conditions and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
      • A maximum of two (2) displays, one (1) per direction on each highway.

    Note: The municipality is allowed only one (1) display location, either on the right-of-way or off the right-of-way for Class 1 and 2 highways.


  9. Changeable Message Sign (Location Sign)

    A Changeable Message Sign is a sign that permits changing static messages; these signs would not be animated, nor would they include video.

    1. Definition

      A sign with the capability of content changes by means of mechanical or electronic input. This type of sign displays changing static messages for a fixed duration. It includes the following:

      • Mechanical - a changeable sign whose display surface physically changes to reveal alternate messages, such as tri-vision or flip disc signs.
      • Electronic - a changeable sign whose content can be changed by means of an electrically energized display matrix, such as an LED pixel board.
      • A changeable message sign may be fully or partially incorporated as a component into any location sign.
         
    2. Specifications

      The following specifications must be applied to all changeable message signs.

      • Minimum Dwell Time (MDT) - is the minimum amount of time, in seconds, which a static message must be displayed for.
      • Maximum Transition Time (MTT) - is the maximum amount of time, in seconds, which shall be allowed between consecutively displayed static messages.
        Type MDT (sec) MTT (sec)
        Merchanical 180 2
        Electronic 180 1
      • The purpose of the MTT is to ensure a near instantaneous change between fully displayed messages. Transition effects such as wipe, slide, fade, or pixelate shall not be allowed.
      • A changeable message sign that alternates solely between current time and current temperature shall be permitted a MDT equal to 15 seconds. The MTT shall be as listed in the previous table, dependant on whether the sign is mechanical or electronic in nature.
      • All changeable messages signs must be designed to ensure that in the event of a malfunction the displayed image becomes fixed or blacks out.
      • Changeable message signs may be illuminated per the specifications of this Policy.
      • Changeable message signs will be subject to all the other requirements of the Corridor Sign Policy that apply to freestanding signs.
      • Changeable message signs are permitted for Billboard Signs.
      • Changeable message signs are not permitted for Bush Country Billboard Signs and Community Business Message Boards.

  10. Diagrams: Intersection Sight Distance Requirements for Vision Triangle

    Two-lane Highway - Sight Distance for At-Grade Intersections
    sight distance and visibility triangle at 90 degree intersections on 2 lane highway, for approaches with stop control

    Two-lane Highway - Sight Distance for At-Grade Intersections
    Design speed on Highway km/h Approach Distance 'a' based on 3 s (metres) Highway Right of Way (metres)
    Visibility Triangle: X & Y
    20 26 30 35 40 45
    X Y X Y X Y X Y X Y X Y
    40 30 8 7 5 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
    50 40 15 10 10 7 7 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
    60 50 22 11 16 8 12 6 7 4 2 1 n/a n/a
    70 60 29 12 22 9 17 7 11 5 5 2 n/a n/a
    80 65 32 12 24 9 19 7 13 5 6 2 n/a n/a
    90 75 39 14 30 10 24 8 17 6 9 3 2 1
    100 85 46 14 36 10 29 8 20 6 12 3 3 1
    110 95 53 14 41 11 34 9 24 6 15 4 1 1
    Minimum Property Requirements at 90 degree Intersections, for approaches with Stop Control

    Four-lane Highway - Sight Distance for At-Grade Intersections
    sight distance and visibility triangle at 90 degree intersections on 4 lane highway, for approaches with stop control

    Four-lane Highway - Sight Distance for At-Grade Intersections
    Design speed on Highway km/h Approach Distance 'a' based on 3 s (metres) Highway Right of Way (metres)
    Visibility Triangle: X & Y
    20 26 30 35 40 45
    X Y X Y X Y X Y X Y X Y
    40 30 13 11 9 8 7 6 4 3 1 1 n/a n/a
    50 40 21 13 16 10 13 8 9 6 5 3 1 1
    60 50 29 15 23 12 19 10 14 7 9 5 1 2
    70 60 38 16 30 13 26 11 20 8 14 6 8 3
    80 65 42 16 34 13 29 11 22 9 16 6 9 4
    90 75 50 17 41 14 35 12 27 9 20 7 12 4
    100 85 58 17 48 14 41 12 33 10 24 7 16 5
    110 95 66 17 55 14 47 12 38 10 28 7 19 5
    Minimum Property Requirements at 90 degree Intersections, for approaches with Stop Control

  11. Diagrams: Methods of Determining Area of Sign

    NOTE: The diagrams depicted in this section are examples and do not necessarily reflect the full range of signs. These examples are intended to serve as a guide for determining the area of a sign.

    Box Sign:  measure height and width of sign
    Box Sign
    Area: 1 m x 6 m = 6 m2     or 3 ft x 20 ft = 60 ft2

    Channel Letter Sign:  measure the height and width of each individual letter, and then add together
    Channel Letter Sign
    Area: (1.5 m x 1 m) x 4 = 6m2     or (4 ft x 3 ft) x 4 = 48 ft2

    Ground Mount Sign: measure the height and width of the entire structure, including supporting pillars, posts or columns
    Ground Mount Sign
    Area: 4 m x 2 m = 8 m2     or 13 ft x 7 ft = 91 ft2

    Landscape Sign:  measure only the immediate area containing the sign, excluding the surrounding garden or landscaping
    Landscape Sign
    Area: 3 m x 6 m = 18 m2     or 10 ft x 20 ft = 200 ft2

    Pylon Sign:  measure the area containing the sign, excluding the supporting columns Pylon Sign
    Area: 5 m x 6 m = 30 m2     or 16 ft x 20 ft = 320 ft2