Frequently Asked Questions
Who are some of the most famous graffiti artists in Toronto?
There are plenty of famous mural artists in Toronto - but some of the most recognisable include: Fonki, known for his unique and colourful style, which often includes elements of cartoon and hip hop culture. Kwest, beloved for his large-scale murals and graffiti installations and Runt, known for his dark and mysterious style, which often includes elements of horror and the occult.
What are some of the most popular graffiti spots in Toronto?
There are a few popular graffiti spots in Toronto that are known among the locals. One popular spot is under the Gardiner Expressway, where there is a large concrete wall that is often covered in graffiti. Another popular spot is near the intersection of Spadina Avenue and College Street, where there is a brick wall that is also often covered in graffiti.
Where do artists in Toronto sell their art?
There are a number of places where artists in Toronto can sell their art. One option is to approach galleries and see if they are interested in displaying and selling the artist's work. There are also a number of art fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year, which provide an opportunity for artists to sell their work directly to the public. Additionally, many artists also sell their work online through their own websites or through online marketplaces such as Book an Artist.
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.
Street Artists Toronto & 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.