About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Daytech Limited is North America’s leading manufacturer of transit shelters, bicycle shelters, smoking shelters, canopies, kiosks, street furniture and related signage. We have well over 60,000 product installations in every corner of the continent, and a manufacturing heritage over 100 years.

 

The privately-held company has its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Toronto.

Service

We service the following markets:

Transit authorities

Outdoor advertising

Municipal governments

Universities & colleges

General contractors

Property managers

From major rollouts to individual custom units, Daytech can provide the right solution for any environment.

As specialists serving the transit sector, we know that tough products designed to ensure passenger comfort, resist vandalism and extreme weather, are important criteria.

 

Daytech offers the widest assortment of standard shelter designs in the industry.  Because all shelters are ‘engineered-to-order’ using modular design techniques, we can readily adapt our standard product to your needs.

 

When a unique customized solution is needed, our engineering team can create innovative products tailored for every client. Using 3D modeling software, our designers can develop the exact look and fit needed to enhance your local community.

 

We operate a modern 40,000 sq ft factory, using ERP software with barcode scanning and advanced CNC equipment. Our investment in computerized production equipment ensures we work efficiently by delivering a high quality, consistent product and timely shipments.

About Us

History

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.