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Vandalist: Lola, Peter, and Nathaniel

Good street art in the suburbs: it does exist!

BY: Unknown
LOCATION: Henry Farm, North York
PHOTO BY: Ashton Pal
FIELD NOTES: If you want to see great street art in Toronto, going to Kensington Market or Graffiti Alley is always a safe bet. Chances are, in fact, if you stroll anywhere in the downtown core you’ll find something pretty great. Street artists and street-art enthusiasts tend to neglect the suburbs where, presumably, street art appreciation is less enthusiastic and pieces are likely to be removed faster. So it’s really nice to see a series in North York. Maybe those North Yorkers will like these delightful characters so much they’ll decide to keep them.

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  • Anonymous

    You can definitely find great street art in the suburbs. I’ve discovered lots while walking around for my blog the Toronto Neighbourhood Walks Project. The West Hill post ( has some particularly good examples.

  • Heather LBA

    This is my neighbourhood, and I love this street art! I see it when I go for walks, and I always enjoy it.