Black tire streaks on Hamilton’s new rainbow Pride crosswalk in front of city hall are causing some concern they were deliberately made by a driver spinning tires to vandalize the LGBTQ flag symbol.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger said there is some debate among staff as to whether the marks were made on purpose or are a normal occurrence of rubber wearing off tires on hot pavement in the dead of summer.
“I’m suspicious,” he said. “Just the way it (the marking) sits there. It’s odd that it’s just before and after the crosswalk (and into the crossing).”