This weekend is a long weekend in Canada, and instead of leaving the city like most people do, I decided to have a bit of a staycation in Toronto. Yesterday I explored the East End of the city, an area where I never get to since I live in the West End, and today I headed out to walk down Queen West, through Kensington Market, and back home in the West End.
One of my missions of the day was to go take some photos in Graffiti Alley. Graffiti Alley is located between Portland Street and Spadina Avenue (in the alleyways), and is the mecca of street art in the city. Even though you can find street art everywhere you turn in Toronto, Graffiti Alley is definitely where you’ll see the most in one condensed area. You can walk down each alleyway and everywhere you look and turn you’ll find something new.
Here are some of the photos my friend and I took while exploring.
I also visited this mural located at Bloor Street West and Shaw Street at Studio 835. This is a ways away from Graffiti Alley but still wanted to show you this awesome (and colourful mural).
If you live in Toronto or are even just visiting, make sure to take some time to visit the street art. You can visit the above places I mentioned, or check out this great list from Culture Trip. The Tour Guys in Toronto also host free walking tours of the street art around Queen West area. Check them out here.