Posted by on June 13, 2013 in On Vacation - 1 Comment

Toronto Street Art: Past & Present

Toronto Street Art 5Toronto Street Art 7The massive collection of Toronto street art found on Rush Lane in the city’s “Fashion District” ranks among the greatest single-site graffiti-style galleries in all of North America, if not the world. This three-block stretch, known to locals as “Graffiti Alley”, is completely plastered from street level to roof line Toronto Street Art 28Toronto Street Art 89with over 200 legally painted masterworks by a huge roster of artists that we assume includes both locals and out-of-towners. Of extra special interest is the home of Capra Properties Inc. at 530 Richmond, a three-story, full masonry construction covered from top to bottom in a cartoonish, neon aquatic Toronto Street Art 150Toronto Street Art 108theme including a well-rendered, tongue-in-cheek depiction of sea-bound critters playing poker. Nice. Find many more stunning works of Toronto street art in the immediate vicinity of Rush Lane at these three general locations: Perry Lane near the corner of Richmond and Bathurst Street, in the Chinatown Toronto Street Art 123Toronto Street Art 58alleyways between buildings on the north side of Queen Street from Bathurst to Spadina Avenue, and lastly, various locations within the two square blocks bounded by Richmond, Brandt, Adelaide and Spadina. The single best grouping of grafitti in all of Toronto just might be the six works depicted in shots 175 through Toronto Street Art 179Vintage Toronto Street Art 5180 of our album, located on the east wall of the building at 21 Camden Street West. The last 33 shots in our album depict vintage Toronto Street art from roughly the same locations of those described above. Nearly every one of these classic pieces has been painted over since our last trip to Toronto back in August of 2010. ~I♥DM

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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  1. Posted August 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Really great pictures!

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