Graffiti Alley

Graffiti Alley

There’s the energy, the colour, the grittiness and let’s face it… a hint of badness. Graffiti has become a bona fide art form that’s always on the cutting edge. Graffiti alley is the number one “gallery space” in Toronto for street art. Just south of the intersection of Queen and Spadina you have to look for an alley way that runs west over to Portland. Once you turn the corner you’ll find a kaleidoscope of colours and figures...

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Hidden Toronto

Hidden Toronto

It could be the parkette where you stop and sit on a hot day, it could be the charming alleyway that you pass that makes you smile, your favourite walking path, the best graffiti… it could be anything. Little hidden gems that charm you, make you stop and really look or do a double-take are what makes a city yours. Hidden Toronto Tuesdays will highlight some of these gems. First up is a traffic signal box that has been painted at the corner of...

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Red dragons guard Spadina Avenue

Red dragons guard Spadina Avenue

  Traffic in Toronto is bad but who knew we needed guardian dragons, monkeys, unicorns and phoenix on Spadina Avenue at Dundas watching over the swarms below. They are a bit hard to spot but are standing in the median atop their red poles and it is worth dodging through the traffic over to the streetcar stop to take a look at them up-close. The piece is called Gateway, the four beings seen together form the Chinese...

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