It’s easy to feel frustrated by recurrent graffiti tags that damage property in our community and disfigure our public spaces, especially since business and home owners are legally responsible for the removal of tags from their property. If you’ve got graffiti that needs to be removed, CSRA wants to help!
We’ve secured a 20% discount on services from Metro Graffiti Services (with a minimum of 5 instances at a time). All you need to do is take a photo of the tag, provide a description of the size/location of graffiti and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll help coordinate the rest!
To find out more about more tips on preventing and removing graffiti here.
New Mobile App makes reporting easy!
It is easy to feel frustrated by recurrent graffiti tags that damage property in our community and disfigure our public spaces. While business and home owners are legally responsible for the removal of tags from their property, the City is responsible for removal of same from public structures - TTC shelters, buildings, bridges, lamp posts, mailboxes, etc.
Now there is a tool to quickly report what we see, support others who have made similar reports and follow up with the report.
The City of Toronto has launched a new mobile application that you can download and use from your Blackberry, Android or iPhone. Toronto residents can now report potholes and graffiti to 311 using supported apps and include a photo for further clarification. You'll find the app addresses for your mobile at http://www.toronto.ca/311/open311.htm. Some guidelines for reporting are there as well.
Here is what happened when a report was made on April 18th about graffiti on a wall in Riverdale Park West. Within 3 minutes, the report received a public document number; within 8 minutes a service request ID was assigned. Within minutes, 2 other people have voted to have it fixed. One note of advice -- the app suggests that a street address would assist locating the disfigured area - try to have that before you start reporting.
Here is an opportunity to be proactive and report the graffiti and tags you encounter on your travels. Let's give it a try and see whether we can't collectively improve the surroundings of our neighbourhood.