By: Paul Clarke Staff Reporter, Published on Sun Sep 08 2013
Vandals have destroyed a downtown mural commemorating fallen Canadian soldiers.
The Highway of Heroes mural painted in a back alley behind the coroner's office near Yonge and College streets marks the final stop for hearses carrying the remains of fallen soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Trenton. More than 150 families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan have made that journey, ending at the coroner's office.
The mural was completed in 2010 as part of the Graffiti Transformation Project, an annual community program that hires marginalized youth who face barriers to employment.
Toronto Police constable and legal graffiti art coordinator, Scott Mills, was the driving force behind the mural.
It is believed the vandalism took place sometime Friday night.
The Canadian Veterans Advocacy Team.