McDougall Alley has a new display of graffiti art

01 Nov

These murals appeared recently (Oct. 2012) in McDougall Lane, the alley that is west of Spadina, between Richmond and Queen Streets. Already, someone has placed an unsightly tag on one of the pieces of art work. The murals are worth a visit to view them while they are fresh. When Rick Mercer does his popular “Rick Mercer Report,” he often employs the mural in the laneways of this area as background. 



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To view others posts about the Toronto graffiti scene:

The graffiti-decorated “hug-me-tree” on Queen Street West.

Graffiti in a laneway amid the colours of autumn

A mural in the Kensington Market, with tongue-in-cheek humour:

In July of 2011, I placed a post on this blog about the abstract expressionists. At that time, there was an exhibition of their work at the AGO. I received comments from readers who strongly disagreed with the post. Their opinions were indeed valid, but the ideas expressed in the post may also have validity. To view this post:

In August of 2012 I placed another post in which I compared the work of the graffiti artist Uber5000 to the abstract expressionists. This too became a controversial post.

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Toronto


5 responses to “McDougall Alley has a new display of graffiti art

  1. amatterofinstinct

    November 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Nice. I always wondered where Rick Mercer was walking in those rants!

    • Doug Taylor

      November 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for the comment. The laneway that Rick Mercer seems to use the most is immediately west of McDougall Lane. It runs north/south between Queen and Richmond. It is the laneway where an entire four-storey building has its walls painted by Uber5000.


      • amatterofinstinct

        November 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        I will check that out next time I’m down in that area! Pretty sure I have an outfit that would look great with that as a background 🙂

  2. patinaandcompany

    November 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    One of the things that gives Toronto unique character!

    • Doug Taylor

      November 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

      I agree. Whenever I travel overseas or to the US, wnen I return home I appreciate the uniqueness of Toronto with fresh eyes.


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