Graffiti Alley and by extension the block around it, immediately south of Queen Street West spanning Spadina Avenue to Portland Street, is a web of narrow alleyways where urban artists can let their imagination run wild. Drop by in the middle of afternoon and you will most likely run into one of them at work alongside tourists/locals posing in front of the many murals. No two visits are the same so pull out your camera/phone before it’s painted over. It is certainly not the only place where you’ll have a chance to admire pieces of spray paint on Queen West but there is no doubt it is the most popular one. As with most sights in the downtown core, avoid weekends although you will find that the crowd is nowhere near as large as at City Hall where everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the Toronto sign.
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