Graffiti Removed By Community

By Staff Sergeant Andrew Ecklund,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 8 a.m. December 18, 2015

Police officers worked with community members to remove an eyesore from Sheppard Ave. E.

People standing beside a large concrete wall with graffiti on it and with paint supplies
Police officers and community members at work painting over illegal graffiti tags
  • People standing beside a large concrete wall with graffiti on it and with paint supplies
  • A group of people including one man in TPS uniform, standing beside a large concrete wall

On Saturday, December 12, Auxiliary Officers and volunteers from 42 Division helped clean up their community by painting over graffiti on Sheppard Ave. E. near Glen Watford Dr.

Ernie McCullough, the president of the Sheppard East Villiage Business Improvement Area and a member of the 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee, brought to the attention of the committee that there was this illegal graffiti in a very prominent location on Sheppard Ave. E. 

The tags covered roughly 300 square feet of a retaining wall located on the south side of the Dragon Centre.

Through the Graffiti Eradication Program, paints and supplies were arranged and the Auxiliary Officers and volunteers came out in force to take down this eyesore.  They worked diligently throughout the morning covering up this graffiti and restoring the area for the enjoyment of the residents of this community.  Their efforts were supported by Councillor Chin Lee (vice-chair of the Toronto Police Services Board) and his staff who readily hoisted a paint roller and helped clean up garbage in the area.

The day was topped off with the work crew enjoying a pizza lunch provided by Pizza Nova Store #9, who generously donated lunch.

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