Rob Ford gets hands on with graffiti removal
It’s pretty obvious that Mayor Rob Ford doesn’t much like graffiti. The mayor even got hands-on and helped remove some graffiti from an alley on St. Clair West as part of the city’s Clean Toronto Together initiative. (Photo: Colin O’Connor for National Post)
Spray up: Inside Toronto’s graffiti scene
It’s a fact that rings more true in Mayor Rob Ford’s Toronto, as a squad of city inspectors hunt down tags and other graffiti and order property owners to have them removed. Some 2,100 clean-up notices have gone out across the city since Mayor Ford took office. They are causing angst among business owners, some of whom agree with the crackdown, but not that they should pay. Graffiti is illegal in Toronto, unless it is deemed to be a mural by the city — a classification that is open to interpretation.