Our roots date back to 1907 when Day Sign Co. was established in Toronto and became well recognized as a fabricator of commercial signs. The company grew locally, but also expanded its sign business to include arena scoreboards, considered leading-edge at the time, in high-profile venues such as Maple Leaf Gardens, Montreal Forum, Boston Garden and Chicago Stadium.
In the 1970’s, the company became involved in transit shelters and related signage and the company was renamed Daytech. While we had largely moved away from commercial signage, the company became a North American leader in the transit sector with wide acceptance in both the USA and Canada.
After winning a design competition in 1987, Daytech supplied nearly 1000 transit shelters to the beautiful city of San Francisco, where they remain an important part of the streetscape today. In the 1990’s, we moved to a new larger factory which remains our current home.
Today there is major emphasis on improving streetscapes. Daytech can help! The company has focused on offering creative shelter designs, providing a wider product range. As an example, our ‘Avanti’ shelter offers a rich, modern style, while our popular ‘Victorian’ and ‘Heritage’ accents work superbly in older historic districts.
Suburban commuters can benefit by Daytech’s high-capacity ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ (BRT) shelters, which use modular construction techniques to deliver superior value for large-footprint buildings.
Using similar manufacturing techniques from our shelter business, Daytech can also cost-effectively supply custom-designed canopies, covered walkways, or entryways. Daytech canopies can be seen on university campuses and office buildings across North America.
Our success is based on a simple formula, provide innovative products that are built to last at competitive prices.