This unique, eclectic area of Toronto has become one of the city's most visited attractions. This area has been designated as an area of municipal significance and there is now funding and approval for public murals and graffiti art.
Graffiti Alley is home in the alleyways of Rush Lane, which is directly parallel behind Queen Street, and runs for three city blocks continuously.
This is living art exhibition that is in constant movement. A mural you may see while you are walking on one visit, may not be there the next time you visit. A camera is a MUST on any walk through the alley.
This area of the city is also changing. In the summer of 2020 while for a walk in the alley, it was clear that some of the area was changing as construction walls were up in place of buildings that used to be there. Do not be discouraged, there is art all around you and waiting to be discovered.
Graffiti Alley runs south of Queen Street from Spadina Avenue to Portland Avenue in an alleyway known as Rush Lane. The beginning of Graffiti Alley starts at the corner of Rush Lane and Portland Street. Then walk east. The colorful, street art-filled stretch runs for nearly three blocks.