Okay, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the world is kinda going through it right now. So most large scale events and social gatherings have been cancelled. Social distancing is a big deal, peeps.
That being said, going stir crazy can be very real. So, rather than going out to restaurants or hanging with pals, here’s an idea for you. Why not check out some of Toronto’s best street art and murals? It’s a less crowded way to be out and about. You can curb that cabin fever without being in the middle of large crowds! It’s the best of both worlds. Just be sure to keep washing your hands though…
Here are 7 of the coolest murals and street art spots in Toronto.
We can’t talk about street art and not start with Toronto’s most famous location for it. This alley has some of the best graffiti creations you can find. Roam through and snap an Insta (or five) on your next outdoor excursion.
Where: 513 Queen St W
The Junction is a historic cultural hub in Toronto, so it’s no surprise they’ve got tons of street art throughout the neighbourhood. Peruse these streets and you’re sure to stumble on some of the best murals in the city. The art ranges from murals that are just super pretty to admire to ones that make political and social statements. Be sure to snap a pic or two while you’re there!
Where: The Junction, Toronto
Of course, no Toronto mural list is complete without mentioning the Instagram staple the Calii Love Wings. Once you’ve finished your delicious smoothie bowl from the spot, head outside and snap the classic Toronto pose in front of this colourful set of wings. We promise we won’t make fun of you for how basic you’re being 😉
Where: Calii Love, 367 King St W
This place has been called the unofficial second graffiti alley of Toronto, and we can’t say we don’t see why. The spot was created by a super cool art group that is committed to transforming the laneways of the city. And they’re definitely off to a great start! The murals here are hella pretty, so be sure to add this one to your street art bucket list!
Where: Ossington Ave and Queen St W
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This spot is Toronto’s longest-running graffiti wall. It’s turning 30 years old in 2020! So if you’re looking for some basically ancient street art, this is the place to go. It’s at the back of an auto shop, so you can check out some sweet cars while you’re there as well.
Where: Between Keele and Dundas Station
Okay, this super sweet spot has some of the best of the Toronto underground scene. It’s really a skate park but there are tons of gorgeous pieces of street art here as well!
Where: 29 Lower River St
This wall is giving us mad California vibes. Hit it up to feel like you’ve stepped right into a chill summer scene. Your sick photos won’t know that it’s actually still pretty cold in the city! Be sure to wear your best shades to match.
Where: 768 Queen St W
So if you do venture outside today, be responsible! Keep washing those hands and don’t get too close to other people. But also make sure to snap a pic at these spots. Your Insta feed will thank you for it.