Rollsigns from Oakville, ON
This set of mylar rollsigns have a print date of  April of 1990, and they each
have 34 exposures. The front sign (left) was received damaged, as shown.
Any missing text was added in its place.
These signs have been drawn virtually perfect to scale. The side sign (left)
has been enlarged to 1 1/2 times that of the other signs on the website to
show detail. Their respective sign tags are shown below.
This mylar front route sign was designed
for one of their 900 series Orion V's. The
sign is dated August 27, 1990, and it has
35 exposures, having added "102 Winston
Park", and "N" and "S" to 21 and 22.
Its sign tag is shown below.
C.H. Norton operated the first bus system in Oakville in 1962, with only two routes. Their
franchise expired in 1972. In the 1970s,
Gray Coach Lines intercity service operated through
Oakville, offering some local coverage while passing through the city. September 5, 1972
saw the inauguration of the Oakville Transit that still operates today.
To receive extra funding from the provincial government, and from encouragement from the disabled community, Oakville and its neighbouring
system,
Burlington Transit, introduced icons ontheir rollsigns to represent destinations within their respective cities. This set of mylar rollsigns
are both dated February 14, 1996, each having 66 exposures. Their respective sign tags are shown at the end of each sign.
The side sign (right) was obtained in "mint condition", having never been installed in a bus. Its image has been scaled to 1.5 times that of the
front sign to show detail. The side sign's image was also created entirely by scanning the rollsign rather than drawing it. It's the only image on
Rollsign Gallery that was created using that method.
OAKVILLE TRANSIT
SIDE (B)
90059/APRIL 1990
MULTILITE PRODUCTS,
TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
OAKVILLE TRANSIT
FRONT (A)
90059/APRIL 1990
MULTILITE PRODUCTS.
TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
BUS INDUSTRIES-OAKVILLE
P.O.NO.123237
0116356124
D3170-MA FRONT
8.27.90 TRANSIGN
OAKVILLE TRANSIT
P.O. # 1432
MULTISCREEN # 9347A
FEB. 14 / 96
FRONT SIGN CURTAIN

MANUFACTURED BY
MULTISCREEN INT'L INC.

MADE IN CANADA
OAKVILLE TRANSIT
P.O. # 1432
MULTISCREEN # 9347B
FEB. 14  96
SIDE SIGN CURTAIN

MANUFACTURED BY
MULTISCREEN INT'L INC

MADE IN CANADA
Oakville Transit 1985 built OBI 01.508 (40 foot Orion I) #8541, shown
displaying the dark blue rollsigns like the ones seen on the far left
of this page, is seen at Oakville GO Station on October 28, 1994.
Oakville Transit 1989 built NewFlyer D40-89 high floor bus #896,
shown displaying rollsigns with icons like the ones seen above,
is seen at the Oakville GO Station terminal on August 12, 1998.