Noise barriers draw graffiti

Metrolinx erected noise barriers along much of the UP Express route, but not without controversy. Further downtown, residents begged for a green walls instead of the clear acrylic and concrete barriers. They were turned down—and now the acrylic barriers are beginning to fail.

By Kevin Putnam
Tagged wall. Photography by Kevin Putnam
Green wall
Green wall design

InsideToronto writes about the graffiti the walls attract. They are being sprayed, cleaned, and sprayed again. Ruhul Gupta writes,

But with each scrubbing, panels are becoming more stained and less clear, said Putnam.

“They are not weathering the graffiti onslaught well,” he said.

What about in Weston? Have you, dear reader, noticed graffiti? If so, send a picture in, and we’ll build some momentum.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.