Reasons to Love Toronto Now: because the city is our canvas

Reasons to Love Toronto Now: because the city is our canvas

(Images: Erin Leydon) (Images: Erin Leydon)
 

Four years ago, Rob Ford and his heavies were power-washing graffiti (both artful and vandalistic) wherever they could find it. In the po-Fo era, city hall is actively embracing the stuff, commissioning dozens of underpass murals and alley paintings. This new graffiti gusto has unleashed a torrent of creativity among Toronto street artists, who are beautifying the city’s surfaces with cheeky, radiant works. Here, a tour of our 10 favourites.