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Lamar Advertising Secures New Transit Advertising Contracts Across Canada

Transit authorities in growing and thriving areas of British Columbia and Ontario partner with Lamar to monetize bus and street furniture inventory and offer advertising opportunities for local companies

Baton Rouge, LA – August 10, 2023 – Lamar Advertising, one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, today announced that Lamar Transit Advertising has secured two long-term contracts for bus and street furniture advertising across fast-growing markets in British Columbia and Ontario.

The City of Kelowna has selected Lamar to handle its street furniture advertising concession for 5 years, complementing the existing Kelowna transit program already in place with Lamar.. In Ontario, Durham Region Transit has retained Lamar to provide bus and shelter advertising in the urban centers of Toronto CMA and Oshawa CMA, also for five years.

"With these two new contracts, we are excited to continue our focused growth in transit and street furniture advertising across Canada,” said Andy Querin, Executive Sales Director, Lamar Transit Advertising. "The new Ontario inventory available in the growing market of the Durham Region and the expansion of our existing Kelowna offering with the addition of street furniture provide our clients with new and impactful ways to promote their advertising messages."

Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and features a diverse economy and thriving arts and culture. The area's endless outdoor activities make the city a prime tourist destination and a desirable place to live. It is also home to 15,000 students attending UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College.

A bus advertisement in Kelowna.

"Our partnership with Lamar will help the city to unlock new revenue opportunities from our transit fleet that supports reinvestment in the system while providing advertisers with a great opportunity to deliver clear and concise messages,” said Mike Kittmer, Transit Service Coordinator with the City of Kelowna. “We are excited to extend and expand our partnership with Lamar.”

Situated at the east end of Greater Toronto, the Durham Region is one of Canada's fastest-growing technology talent pipelines with more than 30 universities and colleges within driving distance. With major attractions and top employers, the region offers some of the most affordable housing in the area and is also regarded as the “Clean Energy Capital” of Canada.

A shelter advertisement in Durham.

About Lamar Advertising Company
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with approximately 361,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 4,600 displays. Please feel free to explore our website or contact us at [email protected] for additional information.

Press Contact:

Allie McAlpin
Lamar Advertising Company
VP of Marketing Services & Communications
(225) 926-1000
[email protected]

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