Canada’s leading wayfinding and environmental design group. We move people, projects and ideas forward.

Navigate Your Projects.

  1. Plan

    We find clarity through research and planning.

    Projects benefit by beginning early, allowing time to meet with stakeholders and public, address unique site attributes, and understand visitor challenges and pathways. The result is a series of deliverables that distill complex qualities into clear direction.
  2. Design

    We guide and inform visitors through design.

    Design is fundamental to how we approach projects. We believe that effective design can dramatically influence a visitor’s perception of space and affect their desire to return. We focus on visitor needs in order to shape the best possible experience.
  3. Deliver

    We remain accountable through delivery.

    Successful delivery requires the collaborative strength of a specialized team. Our ability to respond to all aspects of a project and rely largely on in-house resources allows Cygnus to be accountable for construction and installation where other firms won’t.

Over 40 years of experience delivering communications for the built environment.

  • Our Guiding Principle

    Explorers have used the stars to navigate their way for centuries. This is the origin of the name Cygnus; one of the brightest constellations in the night sky. The services we provide help navigate people, projects, and ideas forward.

  • Leading the Way

    Since 1979 Cygnus has created communications for the built environment that inform, direct and evoke. We combine a 40-year history with national reach to offer a unique combination of experience, range, and diversity.

  • Move Forward

    We move people – physically and emotionally – by connecting information, brand and aesthetics to your architecture. We help you and the people who frequent your spaces get things done.

  • Your Visitors, Our Clients

    User-focused and client-centred, we empathize with our clients and the needs of their users. We help you meet your operational objectives while ensuring your spaces are intuitive, friendly and approachable for your visitors.

  • Make it Happen

    The starting point may not be obvious and the path forward can be unclear. Understanding the unique qualities of your space drives us forward. Our respect for the complex challenges within your environment keeps us going.

  • Get to It

    We work with great people on amazing projects. We’re always interested in new opportunities to find solutions to your challenges. Let us discover what makes your project special and your space unique.

Illuminate your brand.

  • Brand Development

    Signage is an important place of interaction between your brand and your customers. We define brands for built environments and public spaces; areas that benefit from a consistent visual identity, colour standards, and approach to materials.

  • Brand Implementation

    Working with national organizations has given us a unique perspective on brand implementation for environments. Whether single location or multi-site requirements, we understand how to translate your brand identity consistently.

The Cygnus team handled the challenges of a tight timeline and firm budget both positively and professionally to ensure the highest quality of service and value for our project. It was a great pleasure to work with the team on this project. We continue to have a great working partnership today.”
— Chad SaundersDirector, Operations and Special Projects. National Music Centre

National Team, Local Perspective.

We're a team of planners, communication designers, project managers and product specialists that apply strategic thinking across multiple disciplines. We work simultaneously with broad concepts and physical materials in order to solve meaningful problems. Our collaborative group model ensures teams work together effortlessly, wherever projects are based.

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