Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Graffiti art in Queen Street West area is actually one of the top tourist attractions in Toronto; just like Toronto skyline, I’ve never really visited them while I lived here. Last month, I joined this photography meetup group and spent 3 hours exploring these wonderful and colorful street art.

We started off the tour from Spadina Ave, the back alley is located one block south of Queen Street, it runs west for about one kilometer. While some people might appreciate the impressive art, some people might see them as vandalism, I guess it’s debatable. However, some of the artwork are just simply amazing.

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Something really cute, it brighten up your smile and day:

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Or something sentimental:

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

The alley continues at Bathurst Street, one block south of Queen Street, a row of painted garage doors:

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

And finally the tour ends with this beautiful work by Ben Johnston: Only The Lonely

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

Graffiti art changes quite frequently, so stop by whenever you are in the area, you might be pleasantly surprised…

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