Graffiti Alley is easy to miss. You could walk Queen St a hundred times and not realize it’s right next to you.
It runs just south of Queen St W. (from John St to Bathurst St) and is an iconic downtown spot for street art.
Graffiti hasn’t always been accepted in Toronto— but in 2011, Graffiti Alley got official approval from the city as a “culturally significant” spot.
The alley is constantly changing— and over time new works replace old works.
Recently a group of 40 artists painted the city black in support of Black Lives Matter.
The Alex Wilson Community Garden is nearby.
If you decide to visit you may want to avoid the busy times. Graffiti Alley has become a popular tourist attraction— it’s free, always open and very Instagrammable.
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