(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – City workers were on the scene cleaning up the mess of white paint in the east end tunnel yesterday.


The mess was created from concerned citizens using white household paint to cover up the racial slurs and graffiti in the under pass.

A REAL concerned citizen sent in these photos from early this afternoon. Shown below is the before and after photos of the clean up progress so far:

All of the household paint was cleaned off the floor by the City of Thunder Bay, but some of the graffiti on the walls is still visible.

A big shout out to the City of Thunder Bay for all their hard work and speedy clean up of the tunnel.


Councillor At Large, Aldo Ruberto urges citizens to please not take the matter into their own hands and attempt to paint over the graffiti themselves.



  1. why bother, its always going to be a hot spot for graffiti and gang activity as its hidden from the publics eye, honestly the city should just pull a cement truck up and fill it in, problem solved, walk up and over the bridge instead…..

    1. 110% right…abuse it…loose it….animals win…wake up people ..its not racism its sick of thugs!

  2. I think the city should allow local artists/kids /creative folks/ anyone to “adopt a section ” “rent” and to pay for a 12 foot legnth space. Renter could e responsible for the art , cleanup, spraypaint , tag, and change image on a Monthly’s basis.

    1. That is the current process used to keep Alberta highways clean and a lot of rural communities.

    2. Or even better, businesses in the area pool together a charity to fund a security company to do intermittent Patrols, not only could much of it be considered a tax write-off but it could be good exposure for the companies that participate, maybe even a spray-painted statement such as secured by these companies…… think of all the exposure they could get from local media Outlets, companies love to pretend like they care sometimes all it takes is some solicitation.

    3. Thats a great idea.
      However, I have a feeling that the audience businesses would like to target wouldnt be using the subway there to begin with.
      But perhaps it would work in the downtown core?

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