Graffiti Alley is a canvas for some incredible street art in the heart of the Fashion District in Toronto.
Graffiti Alley runs north of Richmond Street W, at the intersection with Spadina Avenue and is officially called Rush Lane.
There is about 1 km of art in total, and it is a magnet for tourists and photographers. When we were there, a loved-up couple were having photos taken against the backdrop of street art. I’m not sure whether it’s the most romantic spot, but it’s certainly unique!
The art was originally permitted by the city to provide a space for artists to express themselves, to reduce the amount of illegal graffiti which was irritating to property owners. It has grown into a major attraction for Toronto and you can take a guided tour from the highly rated Tour Guys – read reviews of their tours here.
As the artwork is refreshed periodically, photos are a snapshot of time so this collection will have been replaced by now
When we visited Graffiti Alley, Canada was celebrating its 150th anniversary so there were many commemorative spots and artwork, including this one below.
This is my personal favourite as I just love the bright and cheery colours.
You can read reviews of Graffiti Alley on TripAdvisor here
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