Wayfinding: Exhibition Place’s digital pylons

Toronto’s Exhibition Place, a publicly owned mixed-use district, is home to Canada’s largest entertainment complex and plays host to a wide range of trade shows, sports, special events, conferences, conventions, consumer shows and meetings, attracting more than 5.5 million visitors per year.

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Aerial devices expand into sign industry

Founded in 1966, Warwick Ladders is a pioneer in light truck-mounted hydraulic-operated ladders in Canada. Branded as Telelift, these ladders have expanded from the telephone and cable industry to sign and light installations today.

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The smell of retail design success

Toronto-based Eventscape recently engineered, fabricated and installed Coty’s Fume Scent Lounge, which blends digital and static signage, inside the Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC’s) department store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

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Moment Factory illuminates Canada 150 events

Throughout this year, to help celebrate Canada 150, Montreal-based Moment Factory has worked with artists and cultural organizations across the country to stage digital multimedia projection events in public spaces.

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Exhibitry: Telling a landscape’s story

As Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations unfold this year, it has been important not to overlook pre-Confederation history and Aboriginal people’s heritage. In an effort to help strengthen ties between the federal government and Saskatchewan’s Métis Nation, Form:Media recently ‘dressed’ Lot 47 with an environmental graphic design (EGD) project.

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Illumination: Recreating Sai Woo’s neon rooster

TDH Experiential Fabricators recently designed, built and artificially weathered a vintage-style neon sign for Sai Woo, a restored restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown. A faithful recreation of the site’s iconic original sign, which depicted a rooster with flapping wings, the project was achieved based only on a few seconds of grainy film footage shot nearly 60 years ago of a Chinatown parade passing by the building.

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POP Displays: Case study on Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue, an international luxury department store chain owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), recently filled the windows and interiors of its 41 full-line locations in Canada and the U.S. with floral themes, showcasing colourful graphics that were digitally printed onto both sides of display boards and then custom-cut to create standees and bases.

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Canada Post retrofits digital signage for greater security

Toronto-based software developer L Squared was named Canada Post’s national digital signage vendor earlier this year and has since deployed individual displays and video walls at more than 400 retail locations across the country, including several new concept stores.

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