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“queen street”(18 reviews)
“rick mercer”(9 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Old Toronto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....especially on a sunny day, in the warmer seasons, when it it filled with people....both artists, and pedestrians. Bring your camera, and better allow at least the same amount of time as you could spend at the AGO.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 184Howard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a fan of street art, I knew this was a place to visit. This is completely free by the way. Graffiti Alley begins at Spadina Avenue, a little south of Queen. It brings you to Portland Avenue. Even if we’re beginning of March, the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

If you LOVE street art, stop by for a few photos. But otherwise, just walk through the lane if you're already on Queen West. There is some nice pieces there, but not unlike anything you'd find in other cities. It's something to do if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Wanted to check this out because of the Rick Mercer Report, but it sure didn’t look like the same alley that were the famous rants were filmed. The graffiti was neat, but it seemed like a much smaller alley than as seen on television. In...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katwhite39
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Beautiful display of street art that sparks insight and a sense of awe. Easily accessible, free of charge and a nice walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MelissaM3W3
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Go on a warm sunny day and see some fantastic street art. All alleyways should be done like this in the City or any city actually.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Liz56TorontoON
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

It really is a museum of its own! The colours, the art, the imagination, the life! It was a dirty alley but I would go there again just to look at all the talent that people have to display.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunayana139
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Lots of graffiti everywhere. Could see some explicit graffiti but most are clean (kid friendly). Good experience to visit to see the graffiti artist talents displayed in public.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wonno
Reviewed December 27, 2018

This is a cool place to visit for fans of graffiti. It doesn't compare to certain areas of NYC or LA but there's some good art here and the graffiti doesn't get "vandalized" and tagged over by other artists as badly as it does in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HolLeighWood
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem in the city. Starts at Spadina and goes West for a few blocks. Made more famous by the Rick Mercer show during his rants.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from CumfyCritter | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that is possible. Go along and see the variety of work - it really is fascinating.
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Response from afarrell80 | Reviewed this property |
No, I personally would not consider this a romantic spot, it is truly an alley and there is garbage and refuse all around. To avoid crowds I would suggest getting there first thing in the morning.