Montreal Winter Photos 9

Graffitis found and liked and photographed on Ontario Street East.

Graffitis that could have already been replaced by other graffitis since graffiti artists tend to be prolific.

To me, graffiti is art, not vandalism.

Then again, it is important to know the difference between graffiti and vandalism.

Vandalism is a deliberate damage of an object or structure, while graffiti is an illicit writing or drawing on a wall or on any other public surface.

According to the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, the SPVM "if not authorized by the owner of the structure or building, graffiti is punishable by law, just like vandalism or misdemeanors".

Boroughs can be contacted if and when Montrealers wish to remove unwanted graffiti on their private property. The service is offered free of charge.

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Montreal Winter Photos 9 by Rachel Louise Barry


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