Scene: Rob Ford Returns to Graffiti Wall... as Graffiti
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Scene: Rob Ford Returns to Graffiti Wall… as Graffiti

WHERE: An alley near St. Clair and Earlscourt Avenues
WHEN: June 21
WHAT: Back in April, Rob Ford held a photo op in this very spot. Bristling with indignation at the sorry state of our walls and determined to clamp down on vandalism once and for all, our mayor wielded a power washer to devastating minimal effect, a small but symbolic gesture in his ongoing fight against graffiti. Unfortunately, it seems Ford doesn’t grasp the psychology of graffiti especially well; immediately upon his return from the neighbourhood, everyone was taking bets on how soon some Ford-themed graffiti would appear on this wall. Answer: we can’t say exactly, but it was no more than a matter of weeks. Above, the wall as it now appears.
Photo by Nick Kozak/Torontoist.