Some of the residents in one of Toronto’s oldest community housing complexes have waited as long as seven years for the City of Toronto to make property standards repairs. Data released by the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department shows over 100 tenant complaints have been made to the city about Vendome Place, with some dating back to 2010.
In the last three years, St. Luke’s United Church on Sherbourne and Carlton streets has spent around $1,000 annually to remove graffiti. The church even needed to buy an $800 power-washer. St. Luke’s would remove graffiti once every couple of years. Now, that happens about twice a year. Joanne Mastrotucci is the church administrator at St. Luke’s. She […]
“I wanted something related to the Greek culture, but not something harsh like Zeus, or some god,” Angel Carrillo said. “I wanted something playful and animated.”
Alleyways full of graffiti behind Gerard Street in Toronto’s East Chinatown are responsible for bringing cops and kids together through Project Picasso. The project is working with various community resources to paint over graffiti in the neighbourhood. “This is a great initiative through the Chamber of Commerce East Chinatown, 55 Division and Riverdale Collegiate, so […]
At 200 Wellesley Street East, a yellow and orange phoenix rises up and reaches for the sky. The phoenix is a mural and it might soon be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest mural. STEPS initiative in Toronto facilitated the project, through their emerging ARTivist program, said Mojan Jianfar, program […]
Despite graffiti on its buildings, walls and sidewalks, the City of Toronto has no plans to prevent it from happening in the first place.