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Vandalism Hits Lakeshore Parks

Wednesday October 6th, 2021, 4:02pm


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Photos of facility damage provided by the Municipality of Lakeshore

Several public park facilities in Lakeshore have been the site of vandalism and significant property damage over the past month.

According to officials, in mid- to late-September, staff attended nine outdoor public washrooms which had seen extensive damage including broken mirrors, clogged toilets, and even a melted garbage can inside a facility. Unfortunately, the damage also forced the early closure of these facilities for the year.

More recently, catch basins at local parks have had their lids removed creating a significant hazard for users. These open catch basins have also been filled with garbage.

“These senseless acts of vandalism have contributed to unsafe conditions in our parks and reduced access to the beautiful facilities that many people in our community enjoy every day,” said Mayor Tom Bain. “It is frustrating to see such disregard for public property as well as the negative impact it has had on our park users and visitors.”

Anyone with information related to acts of vandalism should contact Lakeshore OPP at 519-728-1810 or anonymously via CrimeStoppers at or 1-800-222-8477.  To report a problem related to vandalism or damage to local facilities, please contact the Municipality of Lakeshore at 519-728-2488 or online at


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