Toronto's Graffiti AlleyWednesday, November 04, 2015
As I mentioned yesterday, over the weekend Jeff and I made the five hour drive up to Toronto. I was completely enamored almost instantly. Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about Toronto was how colorful it was. Tucked away in alleys along Queen Street West is this insanely colorful world of graffiti. It doesn't matter what your opinions are on graffiti, I guarantee you'll find something that just blows you away. The sheer skill needed to create some of these pieces left me speechless. I've literally never seen anything close to this in person before.
Back in March Jeff and I made in brief stop in Baltimore to have dinner with a friend since we were passing through. While wasting time we stumbled upon their graffiti alley (see my post here!) and I was super impressed. It was a legal spot where artist could paint! That's really awesome but Toronto's graffiti alley and that place are on totally different levels. The fact I thought that was soo awesome was almost laughable after visiting Toronto. There is so much to see here, and I'm gonna say it fifty more times in this post - the caliber of artistry in these pieces is insane. I guess you could say Toronto has an outdoor art museum. The piece below even has a stinken frame around it! How awesome is that!?
Perhaps the title of this post is a bit misleading, technically not all of these photos are from "graffiti alley". Like I mentioned in my first post about Toronto we spent a lot of time walking around the city. Toronto is just this graffiti mecca. You can't walk too far at all before stumbling upon something incredible. Nearly every alley we peeked down had something to see. More than half of my photos from this short trip were of pieces I admired. We didn't get to explore very much of the city so I know there is SO much more to see. I wish Cleveland was even a fraction as colorful!
Until next time, Toronto!