Toronto Graffiti Crackdown on Queen StreetSunday, March 6, 2011
It appears there’s been an official crackdown on graffiti in Toronto in the Queen Street West alleys. BlogTO had recently been tipped off from a local business owner that the City was issuing 152 removal notices from February 22 to March 3 to properties on Queen Street. Although at the moment there’s a lack of a detailed list of those served, some of the graffiti in question is reported to be murals that were previously commissioned by businesses.
When asked about the crackdown, Rob Sysak, a spokesmen for the West Queen West BIA, expressed surprise at the timing. “We were warned that graffiti would be targeted, but there was to be a detailed staff report before any action was taken. As it stands, most of these business have three days to comply.”
Unfortunately if there’s a graffiti crackdown in the Queen Street alleys, murals like these could potentially suffer the consequence of being removed.