Ottawa police were investigating Monday after a sign at Annie Pootoogook Park in Sandy Hill was defaced by red paint.
The name honouring the internationally renowned Inuk artist was crossed out and “Sandy Hill” scrawled in spray paint.
The sign for nearby St. Germain Park was also defaced in the same way and there was graffiti, again in red spray paint, on a utility box at St. Germain Park and at Viscount Alexander Public School.
The Ottawa Police Service said officers responded to a call reporting mischief to a property in the 200 block of Somerset Street East at about 9 a.m. Monday.
Patrol officers found graffiti on a sign near a play structure, police said, adding that the incident was under investigation with no further details immediately available.
Anyone with information was asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222.
The park was named after Pootoogook , who died in 2016, at an event on International Inuit Day in November featuring throat singers, drum dancers and an appearance by Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon, who unveiled the new sign.