2.1 U of S format
U of S mailing addresses follow Canada Post abbreviation style and include department name, campus street address and postal code. Building name is optional.
- Department of Animal and Poultry Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresource
University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
Include two spaces between province and postal code, or use an em-space
- Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
Mailing addresses for individual colleges and units should follow a similar style.
2.2 Capitalization, spelling and numbers
Always write street addresses with numerals, not spelled out.
- 10 Downing St.
Capitalize letters that appear in street addresses.
- 36B Central Ave.
Spell out and capitalize street names and directional abbreviations in running text.
- The house is located on Spadina Crescent East.
Spell out First through Ninth as street names. Avoid superscript for streets above Ninth.
- 279 Fifth Ave., 100 14th St.
2.3 Abbreviating provincial names
Use Canada Post abbreviations in mailing addresses.
- AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Also U.S. and U.K.
A "heads-up" icon alerts you to common style issues.
Watch for "Check this out" icons to point you to more information.
We've put together a few handy and easy-to-remember tips.
Some punctuation characters mentioned in the style guide (such as the en-dash) are in the extended character set. This means these characters cannot be found on your keyboard, but you can type in key codes to retrieve them. We have included the common keystrokes for both Mac and PC.