It takes a village

Remember, if you find graffiti on your property, or receive a Notice of Violation from Municipal Licensing & Standards, it is your responsibility as a property owner to remove it. You can either do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you.

  • If you see Graffiti on City or private property, please report it. Call 311 or report it online
  • To report hate or gang-related graffiti, call Toronto Police Services at 416-808-2222

It can be difficult and frustrating to remove graffiti vandalism from your property. In general, removing graffiti vandalism involves the use of a cleaning agent and some patience. Attempt to remove graffiti as soon as possible, within 24 to 72 hours.

July 9, 2020

It takes a village

Graffiti Removal Betty is a elderly resident who’s lived in our community for over 30 years.  Callaghan Lane, the alley behind her home, is a very popular location for people to hang out and, unfortunately, her garage is often vandalized and becomes a place for people to relieve themselves. Three […]
Tips from the City of Toronto

The most important step to take in order to keep graffiti vandalism off of your property is to be vigilant and remove graffiti as soon as possible. The faster graffiti vandalism is removed the less likely it will reoccur. The longer graffiti stays on your property the harder it becomes to remove and the more additional graffiti vandalism it attracts.

Additional tips to prevent ongoing vandalism include:

  • Increase security around your property by restricting access to buildings and structures, such as fences, storage boxes.
  • Paint surfaces in dark colours.
  • Protect your walls with a protective coating to ease removal efforts.
  • Plant climbing vines or thorny plants along building wall.
  • Install security cameras.