To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support Public Health officials, the Town of Oakville has joined the Province of Ontario and Halton Region in declaring a State of Emergency. Facilities and parks remain closed. Only essential services are being delivered.
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.