"Campaign signs coming soon" read a message on NoFordNation.com, a website set up to defeat incumbent Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the municipal election. 

And, without warning, the signs arrived on Monday.

The anti-mayor site, run by Toronto residents Christina and Jason Robins, erected signs in the city for phony candidates in Trinity Bellwoods Park and other locations. The signs were later removed, but not before they had a substantial impact on social media.

Each fake candidate has a campaign pledge written on their respective signs that references Mayor Ford's substance use and unusual behaviour over the course of his mayoralty.

"He promises to just smoke pot as mayor, not crack," reads one sign. 

"When I urinate in public, I never get caught on camera," reads another.

The signs appeared before rush hour on Monday morning and city workers began removing the signs just after noon.