Entrance to uToronto's Simcoe Hall vandalized

March 24, 2015

Police are investigating after somebody spray-painted the word "SHAME" across the entrance of Simcoe Hall at the University of Toronto. The building houses the offices of uToronto's governing council and its President, Meric Gertler. The graffiti was discovered on Friday morning, not long before striking teaching and graduate assistants were set to begin voting on a tentative agreement struck between their union and the university. Erin Black, Chair of CUPE local 3902, which represents the strikers, said, "we have no idea who did this, but whoever did it, we condemn it in the strongest possible terms." Toronto Police Service has taken over the investigation of the incident. It has been estimated that removing the graffiti could cost close to $3,000. Over the weekend, the teaching assistants voted to reject the university's latest offer. Toronto Star (Graffiti) | CBC | Toronto Star (Vote)