There’s a reason why the #torontostreetart hashtag has over 30,000 posts on Instagram.
From bold building murals to alleyways covered in colourful graffiti, you don’t need a gallery membership to check out some seriously awesome art in this city.
Plus, it doesn’t hurt that these gorgeous creative works also make pretty great photo backdrops. The only issue is that you need to know where to find them.
Fortunately, the City of Toronto has created a comprehensive map of Toronto’s murals and street art. Called the “Street Art Gallery,” it was created with the goal “of supporting, celebrating and managing this dynamic asset and giving recognition to the artists and members of the public who created them,” states the website.
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A few things to note: the Gallery isn’t a complete listing of all the street art in the City. Also, since this kind of artwork is prone to change, some of the pictures may not be entirely up to date. However, the City urges people to email them if you have any information on new or updated street art.
To help brighten up this dreary Monday (and maybe give you a little inspo for your own street art tour) here are a few photos of some of the best places in the city to see great graffiti.
486 College St
397 Dundas St West
Graffiti Alley (south of Queen Street West from Spadina Avenue to Portland Street)
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David Crombie Park (131 The Esplanade)
Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St East)
Union Station (65 Front St West)
Here’s a snap of the map provided by the City of Toronto. For the interactive version, check out the City of Toronto’s Street Art Gallery page.