Anyway, I have a bone to pick with my Canadian friends. When we decided on our summer vacation destination, I reached out to my friendly neighbors up north for suggestions on places that were a must see. I received some lovely tips, but felt a little disappointed that not one suggested Graffiti Alley in Toronto. Shame on you guys! It was actually recommended by one of Jason's co-workers as a must see attraction, and once Jason mentioned it to me, I knew that it was definitely going on our travel itinerary.
I am one who loves street art, and actually don't mind getting stopped at the railroad crossing because I like to spot the graffiti on the rail cars. I'm always amazed by what people can create with a simple can of spray paint.
Through a series of alleyways, there are so many artistic treasures to explore.
Allison was thrilled to spot her favorite cartoon characters, Tom & Jerry!
But I think my favorite was this super colorful under the sea mural that covered an entire wall.
Nothing seemed to be off limits within the confines of the alleyways. Even the trashcans received a touch of graffiti.
I even spotted an amateur graffiti artist putting his own mark on display.
Residents must start their kids out early on learning graffiti, as shown by this colorful sidewalk chalk rainbow :)
I guess not everybody feels the same way that I do about graffiti...
The only downfall was there was a lot of trash littering the entire area, but I guess you can expect that in any alley across the world.
Jason did have a moment where he thought we might be in the "seedy" part of town, but I felt perfectly safe walking the area. I mean, who wouldn't run from these neighborhood watch guys?
Would you take a stroll down Graffiti Alley or skip the attraction altogether?