Early this morning as I was out for a walk with the dog, I glanced down to admire some artwork that has been done over the past few days in the blissful sunshine – – signed “Fiona and Mommy”. Sidewalk chalk drawings are a quintessential part of summer fun for kids. Just not at a particular townhouse complex in north London (Ontario).
Tenants of Kipps Lane Townhomes received a warning in their mailboxes Thursday – – “all tenants, including children, help maintain the integrity of the complex by refraining from using paint or sidewalk chalk on any common areas including sidewalks, parking lots, brick or fences.” Anyone caught painting or using sidewalk chalk will be hit with a “cleaning fine,” the notice warns. (Excuse me? A cleaning “fee”? How much does it COST to pull out a hose and spray it down? Or better yet, wait for the next rain??!!
Banning sidewalk chalk seems a bit off-base to me. Or…do you think it should be regulated? Please..share your thoughts!