Montreal street art is supreme. Tsk, tsk, Mayor Ford.
A few doors down, Toronto is cracking down on graffiti. According to the Toronto Sun:
De Baeremaeker said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the approach which could lead to many positive things.
“Not only will we have less graffiti I think in the end, we’re going to have more beauty in this city,” he said.
Janet Sherbanowski of the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto told the committee “graffiti left untreated is a sign a neighbourhood is in decline.
“Graffiti invites other crime and gives a very real message that this would be a safe place to shoot up, sell crack or commit acts of prostitution,” she said.
What would Bansky say? Maybe, “People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.”
- July 5 2011 | - Read More →