Those dark blue address numbers

Radio-Canada talks to a woman who wants to bring back those familiar dark blue address plates with white numbers (text and audio). The city used to issue them, but now, if you want one, you have to get it from a company in France. La Presse reported on this latter fact in 2016 and pointed us to Émaillerie Normande, which offers two different Montreal-style address plates, the dark blue as well as the more recent white ones with black numbers.

The city does have a law about address number legibility, which I had to investigate once for a client. I don’t have it to hand and it’s hard to find online, but it’s not too complicated: the address has to be a certain minimum size and legibility.