Graffiti Alley : Toronto

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.

A yellow face with the words Don't Forget To Drink Water

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!

A skull with bulging eyeballs and veins and arteries coming out of his head

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.

Two black men with flat caps and the text Son Of Soul and King Reign

As the artwork is refreshed periodically, photos are a snapshot of time so this collection will have been replaced by now

A bright and colourful piece with turquoise, pink green and yellow shapes with the words Stronger Together and pink hearts



A mad scientist with grey spiky hair holding a microphone and text The flu-hating ripper

Graffiti Alley wording of Toronto to mark 150 years of Canada

A black woman with her eyes closed and head raised, with text It's Showtime Baby Girl, Own It

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.

Pink hearts and multicoloured spots with text You've Got To Let Love Rule

You can read reviews of Graffiti Alley on TripAdvisor here

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The best Toronto street art at Graffiti Alley



    • AliRichards
      March 26, 2018 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much! I love Toronto and hope to return soon!

  1. March 27, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us 🙂

    • AliRichards
      March 27, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks for reading!

  2. September 17, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    What’s up, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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