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Billboard Companies Protest Billboard Tax…On Illegal Billboards – from Torontoist

The billboard industry is—obviously—in the business of getting messages across. This they have managed to do, with a vengeance. In anticipation of today's City Council debate on a proposed new billboard bylaw and tax, the billboard industry has been using its own platform to communicate its deep opposition to these measures. The Out-of-Home Marketing Association […]

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Free Billboard Lobbyist Sanitizer Now Available for All Members of Council (from illegalsigns.ca)

It is looking like City Council will debate the new signs by-law and billboard tax on Tuesday December 1. According to the City’s Lobbyist Registry, billboard industry lobbyists have had over 80 closed door meetings with City Councillors in the past month alone. As a result, IllegalSigns.ca has designed, manufactured and is now distributing these […]

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Green Sleeves – Illegal ads turned planters on Torontoist

It’s 6 a.m. in Kensington Market on a Sunday morning, with the sun out but only barely, and Eric Cheung and Sean Martindale are busy planting flowers. At College and Augusta, on the two large posterboards on the west wall of Sam’s, they cut the outlines of large triangles deep into the thick layers of […]

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CBC on IllegalSigns.ca

Go Rami!

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Why You Should Be In New York July 1st

Activists estimate that half the billboards in New York City are illegal. Between fudged permits, lack of enforcement, and millions in profit, outdoor advertising has become a corporate black market that wont flinch at breaking laws to get your attention. On July 1st, the Anti-Advertising Agency and Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.ca will give a free […]

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Article on Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.CA

If you haven’t checked out IllegalSigns.CA yet, Rami Tabello is the man behind the removal of dozens of illegal billboards in Toronto. From IllegalSigns.CA: Humber College’s Convergence Magazine has published this article [PDF] about IllegalSigns.ca. It breaks a bit of new ground with the following quotes: “The billboard lobby is a very powerful lobby,they do […]

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IllegalSigns.CA, we love you.

If you ever looked at the overwhelming amount of advertising in urban spaces and questioned whether or not you can make a difference, you most certainly can. Meet Rami Tabello, the man behind my new favorite website: IllegalSigns.CA. The Toronto based site tracks illegal signs, as well as lax enforcement through freedom of information requests […]

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