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Maintenance issues plague Flemingdon Park community housing

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.

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Graffiti, street art and the City of Toronto

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…

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Picasso Project paints over graffiti

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…

Mural goes big

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…

StreetARToronto aims to beautify city, reduce vandalism

Toronto will be getting a new paint job starting this summer. The city’s new StreetARToronto (StART) program is aiming to put up wall murals to add flavour and character to many of its neighbourhoods. These may be done as graffiti, stencil, mosaic, projections or other techniques.