The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Graffiti is a growing concern across the GTA and more communities are taking a hard look at graffiti and its subculture of urban art. Illegal graffiti is not tolerated in Oakville and will be removed.
The town aims to remove illegal graffiti within 72 hours. If graffiti is racist or obscene in nature or identifies a particular individual, the town removes it immediately and reports it to the Halton Regional Police Service. In some instances, town staff is required to report graffiti to the appropriate organization if it is not on town property (e.g. utility pedestals or Canada Post boxes) and coordinate the clean-up with these organizations.