The Art Of Slowing Down

A couple of weeks ago, Kendra, owner of our Vancouver franchise, was able to attend an event for entrepreneurs from Vancouver and Squamish at Aika Spa, hosted and organized by Ian Coll. The event was focused on escaping the busyness of their daily lives by fostering a deeper connection with themselves and each other. 
During the retreat, she engaged in various activities designed to rejuvenate their bodies and minds. Movement sessions, included hiking, yoga, and stretching exercises, helped to reconnect with their physical selves. They practiced mindfulness and meditation techniques to cultivate inner peace and clarity.
Embracing the art of slowing down allowed them to be present in the moment and appreciate the simplicity of nature. Immersing themselves in their natural surroundings, they engaged in forest bathing, soaking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to enhance their mental and physical well-being. Nourishing their bodies with wholesome, nutritious food emphasized the importance of a balanced diet.
They experienced the therapeutic benefits of alternating between the heat of the sauna and the refreshing coolness of nature, promoting detoxification and relaxation. The heart of the retreat was the deep, meaningful conversations they shared. They explored various topics, focusing on understanding and addressing their needs as entrepreneurs and individuals. This open dialogue fostered a sense of community and mutual support, creating a foundation for lasting relationships.
Overall, The Art Of Slowing Down, provided them with a much-needed break from their entrepreneurial endeavours. By reconnecting with nature and each other, they gained valuable insights and renewed energy to bring back to their daily lives and businesses.

Goodbye Graffiti Convention 2024

Franchisees from across Canada gathered in the picturesque setting of Banff, Alberta, for the Goodbye Graffiti annual convention. This much-anticipated event was a vibrant celebration of the remarkable successes achieved by our franchises over the past year. Attendees engaged in stimulating discussions on new ideas and improvements to our services, fostering a spirit of innovation and collaboration. 
In addition to the productive sessions, the convention featured enjoyable team-building activities, including a creative bag decorating workshop, bowling and an inspiring tour of Banff, highlighting the beauty and charm of the landscape. We were lucky enough to celebrate the birthdays of some incredible members of our team as well – Kendra Klemke, Brent Murdoch, Jennifer Farley, Brent Bowman and James Priest. 
We also celebrated some key achievements reached by our franchisees. A special mention to: 
Highest Sales Growth – Victoria
Most Estimates Written – Toronto West
Highest Glass Repair Sales – Toronto East
Highest Coating Sales – Toronto West
Highest Pressure Washing Sales – Ottawa
And a HUGE congratulations to Vancouver for winning the Market Of The Year!
The convention was a perfect blend of professional growth, creative expression, and heartfelt celebration, leaving everyone motivated and ready for another great year ahead!

5 Ways to Keep Your Community Beautiful

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, not just for nature but for our communities as well. As the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom, it’s the perfect opportunity to give back to the place we call home. Here are five simple yet impactful ways to take care of your neighbourhood this spring:

  1. Organize a Neighbourhood Cleanup: Gather your neighbours and organize a community cleanup day. Equip yourselves with gloves, trash bags, and maybe even some gardening tools. Spend a morning or afternoon picking up litter, weeding neglected areas, and sprucing up communal spaces like parks or playgrounds. Not only will this improve the aesthetics of your neighbour, but it will also foster a sense of pride and camaraderie among residents.

  2. Start a Community Garden: Transform unused patches of land or empty lots into vibrant community gardens. Work together with your neighbour to plan, plant, and maintain the garden throughout the spring and summer months. Not only will a community garden beautify your neighbourhood, but it will also provide fresh produce, promote healthy eating habits, and serve as a gathering place for residents of all ages.

  3. Support Local Businesses: Springtime is the perfect opportunity to support local businesses in your neighbourhood. Whether it’s buying flowers from the corner florist, grabbing a coffee at the neighbourhood cafe, or shopping at the farmer’s market, every purchase you make contributes to the vitality of your community. By choosing local over chain stores, you’re investing in the economic health and character of your neighbourhood.

  4. Plant Trees and Flowers: Beautify your neighbourhood and improve the environment by planting trees and flowers. Trees not only provide shade and enhance property values but also help purify the air and mitigate climate change. Consider organizing a tree-planting event or simply beautifying your street with window boxes, hanging baskets, or sidewalk gardens. Be sure to choose native plants that are well-suited to your local climate and soil conditions.

  5. Engage with Your Neighbours: Strengthen the bonds within your community by engaging with your neighbours. Host a block party, organize a neighbourhood potluck, or simply take the time to greet people as you pass by. Building relationships with those who live around you creates a sense of belonging and encourages cooperation when it comes to caring for your neighbourhood. Consider starting a neighbourhood watch program or joining a community organization to address specific concerns and make a positive impact together.

By taking these simple yet meaningful actions, you can contribute to the well-being and vibrancy of your neighbourhood this spring. Together, we can create a community that is clean, green, and full of neighbourly spirit.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the incredible achievements, contributions, and resilience of women worldwide. It’s a day to recognize the progress made towards gender equality and to acknowledge the vital roles women play in every aspect of society. At Goodbye Graffiti, we are proud to honour and appreciate the remarkable women who are an integral part of our team and who contribute immensely to our success.
At Goodbye Graffiti, we are fortunate to have a diverse team of talented individuals who bring passion, dedication, and expertise to their work every day. Among them, our women staff and franchisees stand out as shining examples of strength, professionalism, and leadership. From managing operations to providing exceptional customer service, our women colleagues play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward.
We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to excellence, their ability to overcome challenges, and their willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients. Whether it’s scaling heights to remove stubborn graffiti or offering innovative solutions to protect our clients’ properties or assets, these women demonstrate resilience and skill in every task they undertake.
Their contributions extend beyond their professional roles; they inspire and empower those around them with their positivity, creativity, and determination. Their presence enriches our workplace, fosters inclusivity, and cultivates a culture of respect and collaboration.
At Goodbye Graffiti, we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation and achieving success. We value the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that each team member brings to the table, regardless of gender. By embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment, we create opportunities for growth, learning, and meaningful connections.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the workplace and beyond. We strive to provide a supportive and equitable environment where women can thrive, develop their skills, and pursue their aspirations without barriers.
As we reflect on the significance of International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the progress we have made and the work that still lies ahead. At Goodbye Graffiti, we remain dedicated to championing equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We will continue to invest in initiatives that empower women, promote leadership opportunities, and create a more equitable society for future generations.
To our women staff and franchisees, we extend our deepest gratitude and admiration. Your contributions are invaluable, and your presence enriches our company in countless ways. Today and every day, we celebrate you and the extraordinary impact you make.
Happy International Women’s Day!

Employee Spotlight – Candice Goodbye Graffiti™️’ Ottawa

Candice is the Office Manager at Goodbye Graffiti™️’ Ottawa and has been an integral part of our team for 16 years!

What initially drew her to Goodbye Graffiti™️ was the welcoming and close-knit company culture, which she still values to this day. Candice’s favorite aspect of her job is the strong bonds she’s forged with her colleagues, who she regards as her “second family.” She appreciates the job’s flexibility and maintains a positive work-family balance.

Candice stands as a dedicated, long-serving member of Goodbye Graffiti™️, playing a pivotal role in the Ottawa office and embodying the company’s values of camaraderie and dedication. Thank you Candice!

Black History Month

Goodbye Graffiti is unwavering in its commitment to fostering inclusive and safe communities. Recognizing the harmful impact of hate symbols and speech, we proudly offer free graffiti removal services for any instances of discrimination or prejudice. 

Our dedication extends beyond physical cleanup, aiming to create spaces where everyone feels respected and welcomed. 
In line with this commitment, we acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black leaders in the communities we serve. By recognizing and supporting these influential figures, we aim to amplify their voices and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
Goodbye Graffiti understands that eradicating hate requires a collaborative effort, and through our free removal services and support for Black leaders, we strive to contribute to the creation of harmonious and united neighborhoods.

Goodbye Graffiti Calgary under New Ownership 

It is with great pleasure that we at Goodbye Graffiti™ introduce Ms. Bridget Marshall as the new owner of Goodbye Graffiti™ Calgary. Following a 14 year tenure with Goodbye Graffiti™ Toronto, Bridget is excited to bring her wealth of experience and dedication to Calgary. She brings strong operational, financial and customer service skills and looks forward to building relationships with our Calgary clientele.
Congratulations Bridget on this achievement.
Bridget is committed to providing the same high-quality graffiti removal services and exceptional customer service that you have come to expect. 
If you have any questions or concerns during this transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at or 1-877-684-4747.

Preparing Your Property for Fall: Minimizing the Risk of Graffiti

As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisper, it’s time to prepare your property for the beauty of fall. While you’re enjoying the season’s delights, it’s also crucial to take steps to protect your property from vandalism, particularly graffiti. Graffiti can not only be an eyesore but also costly to remove. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to prepare your property for fall while minimizing the likelihood of graffiti.
1. Install Proper Lighting:
One of the most effective ways to deter graffiti is by ensuring your property is well-lit. Adequate lighting can make potential vandals feel exposed and less likely to target your property. Consider installing motion-activated lights in dark corners, alleyways, and around your building. Additionally, well-lit areas are safer for your residents and visitors during the longer nights of fall.
2. Anti-Graffiti Coating:
Investing in graffiti-resistant coatings for your property can be a wise choice. These coatings create a protective barrier, making it easier to remove graffiti and discouraging vandals from tagging your property in the first place. Consult with a professional to determine the best type of coating for your specific surfaces, such as brick, concrete, or metal. Anti-graffiti coating also works as a barrier of protection against Canada’s harsh Fall & Winter climate. 
3. Plant Defensive Landscaping:
Strategically placed thorny or prickly plants can act as a natural deterrent against graffiti. Consider planting bushes like roses or holly near walls and fences to create a barrier that makes it difficult for vandals to access your property’s surfaces. This not only adds beauty to your landscaping but also enhances security.
4. Install Surveillance Cameras:
Surveillance cameras can be a powerful tool for deterring graffiti and identifying vandals if an incident does occur. Make sure your cameras are visible, as their presence alone can discourage potential troublemakers. Display signs indicating that your property is under surveillance, which can further dissuade criminal activity.
5. Encourage Community Engagement:
Building a strong sense of community can help prevent graffiti. Encourage residents, neighbors, and businesses in the area to take pride in the appearance of the neighborhood. Organize community cleanup days, mural painting projects, or neighborhood watch programs. When people are invested in the well-being of their community, they are more likely to report suspicious activity and deter vandals.
6. Swift Removal:
If graffiti does appear on your property, it’s essential to remove it promptly. The longer graffiti remains visible, the more likely it is to attract additional tags. Invest in graffiti removal products or hire professionals who specialize in graffiti removal. Quick action sends a message that your property is well-maintained and not an easy target.
Fall is a beautiful season filled with vibrant colors and cozy vibes, but it’s also a time to take steps to protect your property from graffiti and vandalism. By implementing the strategies mentioned above, you can minimize the likelihood of graffiti and maintain the aesthetic appeal and safety of your property. Remember that a well-lit, well-maintained property with an engaged community is less likely to be targeted by vandals. So, take proactive measures to enjoy the beauty of fall without the worry of graffiti on your property.

Introducing Our New Goodbye Graffiti™️ Office in Peterborough

We’re excited to share some great news with you – Goodbye Graffiti™️ has expanded its reach to Peterborough! As of May 2023, we’ve established a new office in Peterborough to better cater to our valued clients in Eastern Ontario.

At Goodbye Graffiti™️ Peterborough, our mission remains unchanged: providing top-notch graffiti removal services with a commitment to quality that you can trust. Our outstanding service covers everything from pressure washing, glass repair, graffiti removal, and our renowned Ever-Clean maintenance services. Our services extend to various regions, including Durham Region, Cobourg, Belleville, Peterborough, Lindsay, and Kingston, Ontario.

Are you interested in transforming your property or need a free estimate? Reach out to us at 1-877-684-4747 or drop us an email at Our dedicated team is here to assist you with your graffiti removal, pressure washing, glass repair, and maintenance needs.

We look forward to serving the Peterborough community and beyond with our renowned expertise in maintaining clean and pristine environments.
Stay tuned for more updates and insights from us as we continue to make Eastern Ontario a cleaner, more beautiful place to live and work.

Vancouver Pride 2023

Vancouver Pride 2023 brought together people from all walks of life to celebrate love, equality, and diversity in a spectacular display of colors, energy, and unity. The annual event, known for its vibrant parades, empowering speeches, and electrifying performances, once again proved that love knows no boundaries. 
Goodbye Graffiti kicked off the weekend at Public Disco Pride Special where they enjoyed The Cobalt’s newly painted patio. The Vancouver team enjoyed great music and a spectacular Drag & Burlesque show to finish the night. Participants wore elaborate costumes, waved flags, and danced to the music that resonated with the spirit of unity and pride.
On Sunday the streets of Vancouver came alive with a sea of colours. Floats were covered with rainbows, glitter, and the messages of love weaved through the city’s downtown core, attracting a crowd that exuded joy and acceptance. Vancouver Pride 2023 made it clear that inclusivity was at the heart of the celebration!
Our team had an absolute blast celebrating the power of unity and love. This year’s events, vibrant parades, powerful speeches, diverse artistic expressions, and inclusive spaces all worked cohesively to create an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. We will continue to work towards nurturing an environment that promotes equality, inclusivity and LOVE.