Toronto’s Graffiti Alley in Photos
Graffiti and street art are one of those topics that brings on a lot of disagreement. Some see it as vandalism, defacing property while others see it as a form of art. For me, it’s all about the type: pieces can be cool, tags are not. There’s one place in particular in Toronto where authorities have turned a blind eye and artists have run amok. Toronto’s Graffiti Alley is a unique lane hidden between Queen & Richmond where street art is not only tolerated but celebrated. There’s a fine line between graffiti and street art and a lot of what you’ll find here definitely falls into the latter. While there are some tags and scribbles, you can tell that a lot of time and talent went into the majority of works.
You can visit independently as it’s a public street but you can also take a guided tour if you’d like to learn more about the artists behind this colour-filled lane.
The lane way is always in flux so it’s something you can visit over and over to see what’s new.
August 5th, 2013 at 5:35 pm (#)
Great photos! I especially love the Picasso-inspired mural. The great thing about Graffiti Alley is that it’s different every time I go. I love how organic and serendipitous that is. Oh yeah, and my Gravatar headshot was taken there.
May 31st, 2014 at 12:56 pm (#)
Great photos! I’ll have to check it out when I am in Toronto in a few weeks.
September 17th, 2021 at 3:38 am (#)
Toronto in Canada is one of the most visited place. I do remember when i was a kid and visited the place and explore because my aunt was living there. Thanks for sharing this information. Subscribed your blog.