Toronto graffiti, mural and street art: Finding the best Toronto artists for hire.
Skip the galleries and head straight for the inner city streets. Toronto artists are forging a new path of colour and creativity as they cover the city with mural and street art. If you’re looking for a cool street art tour, murals are easy to find in Toronto. Large and small pieces are dotted across streets, down laneways and can be seen without an entrance fee. The aptly named Graffiti Alley is a great place to start. Covering over 0.5mi (0.8km) of space south of Queen Street West between Spadina Avenue and Portland Street, the alley is brimming with mesmerizing murals from artists such as Skam and Uber5000.
More locations for cool street art in Toronto include Kensington Market, The Ossington Laneway and Queen Street West.
The Willowdale Basketball court mural in Toronto.
Art and creativity truly bring people together! A group of sixteen youth from The Esplanade put their minds together to create artwork for the Willowdale Basketball courts. The team of teens consulted their community, shared with them the research they’d done on international street art and created a unique and personal design.
The process to create this mural began in 2014. It began with encouraging the local community and neighbourhood to submit their own designs. Word quickly spread and the unveiling of the final piece of street art was a large celebration. The mural has since featured in commercials, television shows, news reports and movies.
Banksy street art in Toronto. Visit Toronto’s street art scene.
There’s plenty to see in Toronto. One just must know where to look! Banksy street art in Toronto can be found with a keen eye and a little inner-city knowledge. Arguably the most popular and largest Banksy Toronto street art is a piece by the name of ‘One York.’ Originally it was tagged on the back of a building during construction but fortunately the developers recognised the piece and salvaged the slab. It can now be visited at the Toronto Path at One York.
Banksy’s artwork is not to be confused with another popular street artist in Toronto, ‘ihatestencils’. The artist uses a similar method and their work has sometimes been confused with Banksy’s - although just as thought provoking the work is considered to be controversial amoungst the street art community.