New Automated Public Toilet Demonstrates Continued Success of Toronto's Street Furniture Program

New Automated Public Toilet Demonstrates Continued Success of Toronto's Street 
Furniture Program 
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Out-of-Home, a division of Astral 
Media Inc. (ACM.A ACM.B), and operator of Toronto's Coordinated Street 
Furniture Program, proudly announces a significant program milestone with the 
installation of a new Automated Public Toilet (APT) in Toronto. 
The new APT is located in The Beach, south side of Lakeshore Blvd, East of 
Northern Dancer Blvd. This is the second APT available in Toronto with the 
first installed in May 2010 at Queens Quay Boulevard and Rees Street. Since 
then, the APT program has proven successful with the current unit operating 15 
hours a day, 7 days a week without issue for the past two years. This speaks 
to the ongoing success of Toronto's street furniture program 
"Toronto's street furniture program is the largest in the world and we are 
happy to continue our partnership with the City of Toronto and provide 
Torontonians with a clean, secure and reliable public toilet for both 
residents and visitors to the city," said Luc Sabbatini, President of Astral 
Out-of-Home. "The state-of-the-art automated public toilet, which was 
specifically designed for Toronto, is only one of more than 25,000 new pieces 
of street furniture that Astral and the City are installing to help improve 
city streets." 
The Toronto Street Furniture program was launched in 2008 and provides 
essential street furniture elements including transit shelters, 
litter/recycling bins, newspaper bins and corrals, information/ wayfinding 
pillars, public posting columns, bicycle racks and benches across the City of 
Toronto. The program is fully funded by advertising and the 20 year contract 
has a value of $915 million for the City of Toronto in street furniture 
repairs, maintenance and capital expenditures. 
Astral Out-of-Home is one of Canada's leading out-of-home advertising 
companies with more than 9,500 strategically-placed advertising faces in key 
markets in Québec, Ontario, and British Columbia. As a forward-looking 
company, Astral Out-of-Home has embarked on a series of green-and-clean 
initiatives to reduce its ecological footprint and actively participate in 
sustainable development. 
Founded in 1961, Astral is one of Canada's largest media companies. It 
operates several media properties—pay and specialty television, radio, 
out-of-home advertising and digital media properties—among the most popular 
in the country. Astral plays a central role in community life across the 
country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the 
tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers alike. To learn more about 
Astral, go 
Media Contacts: Amanda Santino Account Supervisor Weber Shandwick 416 642-7901  Ron Hutchinson Senior Vice-President Real Estate 
Services, Ontario Astral Out-of-Home 416924-6664   
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