Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario, is the largest city in Canada and one of the most amazing places to visit to see spectacular street art. Famous graffiti artists, like Britain’s own Banksy, have displayed their aerosol talent from main street buildings to back alleyways. Come take a tour of some of Toronto’s famous street art.
The Gooderham Building (aka the Flatiron Building) on Front Street East has a mural which shows the reflection of the building in front of it. This mural has been in place since 1980.
Banksy has three infamous images in Toronto, all of which can be found in the downtown area, close to the lakeshore.
Dan Bergeron, also known as foxreel, created these two “subversive photo-based street interventions,” and has many more across Toronto. His work looks to provoke thoughts about identity issues, social issues, and the places we collectively inhabit.
The Toronto subway system can be best described as an underground museum, as the city has sponsored works of public art throughout the line. The above picture is at the Bayview station where you can see many examples of perspective disorienting art that pop straight out at you.
These are just a few more examples of the vibrant examples of street art you can find throughout the city. If you’re looking to head to Toronto to check them out and everything else the city has to offer, starting in March British Airways will be increasing their flight schedule out of London Heathrow Terminal 5. Experience “tagged” Toronto with even more flexibility for your busy schedule.
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