The Konrad Group, a multi-city technology innovation company, is taking over the iconic historical building at the northwest corner of King and Spadina with BrainStation, a digital-technology education business. Originally opened in 1875 as the Richardson House hotel, the building’s most recent incarnation was as the Global Village Backpackers hostel. Now the iconic hotel reveals a superficial facelift (bye-bye, blue paint!) and an open concept interior.
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|LOCATION:||Queen and Dufferin|
|PHOTO BY:||Nick K|
|FIELD NOTES:||We love it when visiting graffiti artists give back to Toronto with their work. Not only does it validate the fact that Toronto is a world class city for graffiti and street art, it’s a lovely gesture. We’re particularly appreciative of this mural by American artist Buff Monster. Buff Monster is living the dream. His brightly-coloured graffiti has expanded into publications, gallery shows around the world, and a slew of merchandise and collectables. And even with all this success, he’s still rooted in graffiti.|