It’s as if someone put a mirror on the side of a building and an entire city’s ethos stands before it.
Redditor guy_ik alerted our attention to artist Uber 5000’s latest street art masterpiece, which couldn’t be more Toronto if it spent the past week uploading pics from Wayhome.
There are more homages to our fair city than Drake has made in songs. A cursory glance reveals the Ikea monkey, crane girl, Sam the Record Man’s iconic sign, our airport code, and even Dart Guy – before he quit smoking.
How many Toronto references can you spot?
Notable omissions include the TTC, Leafs, and a sign signalling the impending demolition of this address to make way for a condo.
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The towering mural overlooks Graffiti Alley between Richmond Street and Queen Street West on the west side of Spadina Avenue. It’s only the most recent among dozens of works by the Canadian artist.