Graffiti Alley

Entertainment & Financial Districts

Possibly the most popular place to check out street art in Toronto (and there are many), this back alley has a magnificent collection of colorful murals and street art. Spanning three blocks (about 400m), the alley was popularized as the location of Rick Mercer's rants on CBC comedy program the Rick Mercer Report. Great for photo ops.

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