StreetART (StART) Toronto

StreetART (StART) Toronto is a program aimed to showcase local artists while deterring graffiti vandalism. StART was initiated in 2012 as a part of the city’s Graffiti Management Plan. The program has produced over 1000+ street art works across the city. The art can be seen on smaller items like Toronto traffic boxes as well as some of the city’s high-rise buildings. StART provides workshops where artists can strengthen their skills, engage with their communities as well as receive access to resources aiding in mental health.

Goodbye Graffiti has worked closely with the StART team to prepare traffic boxes as well as power washing city buildings in preparation for mural application. Completed murals can also be protected by anti-graffiti coating so as to ease the removal of future vandalism while protecting the substrate. Our “zero-impact” process is non-destructive, environmentally friendly and inexpensive. Our GP1000 coating is fully reversible and can protect art for 3-5 years!

Most recently, the StreetART team has commissioned a number of local mural artists to showcase their creativity while showing the city’s gratitude to the Frontline Workers during the pandemic. These murals can be seen across the city and can be easily located using StreetArt Toronto’s – The Map on streetarttoronto.ca. Natalie Very B (@natalieveryb) is a StreetArt commissioned artist, whose mural ‘Stronger Together’ can be seen here, discusses what this mural means to her.

“[Stronger Together] depicts eight distinct groups of frontline heroes, each represented by one character: farmers, librarians, musicians, laboratory staff, telehealth workers, doctors, visual artists and food delivery services; strong, courageous and smiling.

The mural is meant to be an artistic expression of lasting gratitude to remind people that we can always find strength in the community even in the toughest of times. More importantly, it will serve in remembrance of the global pandemic”.

The City of Toronto will continue to commission artists throughout the 2021 summer to pay tribute to the city’s essential workers and their crucial contribution to our communities.

Beautify Your Storefront This Spring With 5 Simple Tips

Have Your Storefront Power Washed

    • The salt, sand and debris from Canadian winters can be an eyesore for potential customers. Goodbye Graffiti™ can provide free power washing estimates if you are uncertain of how much this may cost you.

Give Your Storefront a Fresh Coat of Paint:

    • Snow and rain can be particularly harsh on the painted exterior of your building. By giving your storefront a pop of colour or by restoring any areas that may have been chipped during the winter months, you can completely revive the look of your store.

Clean the Inside of Your Display Window:

    • Planning to change the seasonal display in your window? Ensure the inside of the glass is thoroughly cleaned and free of any tape, glue or residue from the previous season. This will allow your customers to focus on the product and not a messy display!

Get a Graffiti Removal Plan in Place:

    • We all love the warm weather, however, with the warm weather comes an increase in graffiti. In addition to ensuring that your store is free of graffiti, it is equally important to make sure that it stays that way! Our Ever-Clean™ Program is a monthly maintenance program whereby our technicians patrol your site weekly and remove any graffiti found on site. The importance? Not only can by-law infractions become costly, graffiti attracts more graffiti! We want to get it off and keep it off!

Create a Welcoming Environment With Vibrant Flowers

    • Hanging baskets are a great and cost-effective way to bring life to your storefront! With a number of different flowers and styles to choose from, you can easily add a splash of colour to catch the eyes of potential customers. Visit your local florist for the most suitable arrangements for your particular storefront.

 

Goodbye Graffiti offices across Canada donating a percentage of all December sales to local food banks

The Goodbye Graffiti™ Franchise Association in conjunction with Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc. has decided to donate a percentage of sales to local food banks in the communities where our businesses reside.  We are grateful to our communities for the support we have received over the last 25 years, but in particular, over the last year as we have struggled together through the global pandemic.  We know this year has been so difficult for so many and that the holiday season will look very different this year.  We are honoured to do our part to serve our communities

 

 The beneficiaries will include; The Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank, The Mustard Seed Street Church, Calgary Food Bank, Edmonton Food Bank,Daily Bread Toronto, Ottawa Foodbank, and London Food Bank.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free estimate for graffiti removal, power washing, Scratchiti™, and Etchiti™ removal, GraffWraps™.  This is the perfect time to give your building a fresh look right before the busy holiday season while giving back to your community.

Thank You to all of our Clients Across Canada

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Why My Storefront Should Be Clean

Your storefront is the first impression for your clients.  As with many situations first impressions are very important and can affect future relationships.  An unkempt storefront is negative advertising for your business. Power washing your storefront is a simple, cost effective way of creating a clean, inviting atmosphere for your clients. Why is it important to power wash your storefront:

Client Experience

Clients entering a clean, well-cared for storefronts are more likely to feel comfortable and secure in your store.  A clean space will allow clients to focus on the reason for their visit to your business and not be distracted with dirt and debris.

Safety

Clients often associate cleanliness and safety.  If a storefront is clean and well cared for it is much more likely to be considered safe.  Clients are not likely to want to spend money in an environment where they feel unsafe.  By ignoring small maintenance issues like power washing and window cleaning you are more likely to attract further vandalism which will also contribute to a feeling of being unsafe.

Advertising

Your storefront is an important part of your advertising campaign.  In particular retail storefronts are designed to intrigue and draw in clients.  Just as important as your window display or your signage, is a clean and inviting entrance way.  You are much more likely to draw in new, walk in clients with a clean inviting store fronts.

Regular Maintenance is more Cost Effective than once off jobs

Having a power washing or building Maintenance Company regularly clean your storefront is much more cost effective than letting dirt and grime build up.  Regular maintenance allows for your storefront to be consistently clean while spending less.

With our popular graffiti removal service in Canada we can provide you a wide range of services to keep your storefront clean.  Request a Free Estimate today!

Goodbye Graffiti™ Vancouver supports #MakeArtWhileApart on Boarded Up Businesses in Vancouver during COVID-19 Pandemic

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No Touch Sanitization

As per our latest blog post, Goodbye Graffiti™ is proud to offer our new No Touch Sanitization service.  In an effort to adapt to our “new normal”,  keep our employees working, and help our communities we have developed our No Touch Sanitization program.

Our technicians now have the capability to sanitize any hard surface inside or out.  Our product is certified by the Government of Canada as effective in destroying the COVID-19 virus in addition to many other bacteria and viruses.

In a few short weeks, we have had great success with this product.  In the midst of the current pandemic, the service is safeguarding residential buildings and essential businesses including banks, gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies, and delivery fleets. We are also sanitizing transit shelters and municipal street equipment among other assets, keeping our communities safe.

As we think about what the future might look like, it is never too early to plan for the reopening of our communities.  We can plan ahead to sanitize playgrounds, stadiums, retail shops, theatres, malls, casinos, etc.  Our experiences today will change the way we interact in the world and the importance of cleanliness and sanitization will be at the forefront for consumers and citizens.

If you would like more information on No Touch Sanitization please call our Customer Care Centre at 1-877-684-4747 or email customercarecentre@goodbyegraffiti.com

 

 

Goodbye Graffiti™ Offers New – No Touch Sanitization Program

Dear Valued Clients,

In these uncertain times, Goodbye Graffiti™ continues taking active measures to ensure the health and wellness of our clients, staff and business partners.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has decided to launch a new service to be of further assistance during this time and have found a natural fit in sanitization services.  Goodbye Graffiti™ is proud to offer No Touch Sanitization in all of our operations across Canada.

Our team of Certified Graffiti Technicians will sanitize public and private assets as they patrol for graffiti in the field.  This new service has been launched in order to help our local communities combat the spread of COVID-19 and other hazardous bacteria, prioritizing the health and well-being of our communities. Our programs can be customized to fit any need or budget. Schedules can include one-time, regular or special event sanitization.

Our disinfectant and sanitizer can be used on any hard surface, inside or out, and is rated by Health Canada as effective for the destruction of the COVID-19 virus.

For more information on our No Touch Sanitization Program or for a free estimate please call us at 1-877-684-4747.

We continue keep our clients and communities in our thoughts.  Despite the current struggles, we are optimistic for the future and proud of the resilience and strength demonstrated by Canadian’s across the country.

 Sincerely,

 

Amy Moscrop

Vice President, Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc

amoscrop@goodbyegraffiti.com

Goodbye Graffiti’s Response to COVID-19

Dear valued clients,

Our thoughts go out to all our friends and customers in these challenging times. As is the entire Country, we are listening closely to the guidelines and recommendations put forward by Canada’s Public Health Agency and the Prime Minister. The health and safety of our employees, clients, and communities is of the utmost importance. Together, as always, Canadians will show both strength and courage in this ever-changing environment.  

We understand that, given the current climate, there is an increased risk of graffiti and other forms of vandalism. We are sending this letter to assure you that we are working diligently to provide you with the best possible service in the days to come. We have taken additional measures to ensure the social distancing of our infield technicians by staggering start times and have implemented extreme sanitation protocols to ensure our team remains healthy. Our in-office staff remain busy working from home, administering your requests. You can expect your monthly service summaries to arrive on time – as usual.

We will continue our daily patrols and graffiti removal services for our clients with the utmost urgency and in a safe manner following the recommendations set forth by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

As previously noted, we have implemented various measures in order to maximize our efforts while reducing risks for our employees and clients as outlined in our March 12th email detailing our COVID-19 Response Plan.

The health and safety of our employees and our communities have always been and will remain our number one priority.  We look forward to the months ahead and seeing the resilience and strength of Canadians come to the forefront.

We wish you, your staff and families good health.

Goodbye Graffiti™ Inc and our Franchise Network

 

 

Goodbye Graffiti™ Lakeshore Celebrates 1 Year in Business!

Goodbye Graffiti™ Lakeshore was launched April 1st 2019 to better serve our Eastern Ontario clients. We are proudly providing quality assured graffiti removal services in Durham Region, Cobourg, Belleville, Peterborough, Lindsay and Kingston, Ontario.

Thank you to our amazing clients, colleagues, family and friends for a fantastic year.  We appreciate your continued support and look forward to many more successful years.

If you have any questions about Goodbye Graffiti™ Lakeshore please contact Vice President of Operations, Katie Lee at klee@goodbyegraffiti.com

For a free estimate call 1-877-684-4747 or email customerservicecentre@goodbyegraffiti.com