Graffiti vandalism and postering can clutter our public spaces.  To help to keep our city clean, residents and businesses should use the city’s public kiosks and message centres for posters. Graffiti vandalism must be removed.

To report an issue, contact 311.

Postering structures provide space for members of the public to post and share information with the community.The City actively patrols and enforces postering on public property.

  • Only place posters on permitted city kiosks and message boards.
  • Community posters regarding community issues such as a lost pet, yard sale or cultural and/or religious events can be placed on utility poles.

  • Even though you did not place the graffiti on your property, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove it (or have it removed).
  • Graffiti must be removed within 72 hours.
  • Hate or gang-related graffiti must be removed within 24 hours.

 

  • However, not all graffiti is vandalism.
  • If your graffiti art has been mistaken for vandalism and you have been issued a Notice of Violation for graffiti on your property, you can apply for a Graffiti Art/Mural exemption.

  • Not all graffiti is vandalism.
  • Graffiti art is a legal and acceptable form of street art that is different from tagging.
  • Find out where graffiti art lives in the city.
  • If your graffiti art has been mistaken for vandalism and you have been issued a Notice of Violation for graffiti on your property, you can apply for a Graffiti Art/Mural exemption.

There are four Municipal Licensing & Standards district offices that can accept your application in person or by mail.

To determine which office serves your area, contact 311.