Photos taken on February 15, 2012. Cheezy "filmstrip" effect added by me.
August 12, 2011. One of the brightly painted bicycles from the "Good Bike" art project, installed on Indian Rd. just outside the Keele subway station.
August 7, 2011, in the stairway going up to the West Toronto Railpath on the south side of Bloor St. "* Some Conditions Apply" stenciled over a patch of wall that was recently re-de-graffiti'd (yes, that's officially a word now). It's a constant back'n'forth game around here, as graffiti shows up on the walls, then gets sloppily painted over by the City.
I believe the "Some Conditions Apply" phrasing here is a commentary about the various states of legality / illegality, and sometimes uncertain approval processes for legalizing artwork.
June 9, 2011. Spotted at the corner of Wellington and MacKenzie (in front of the Chateau Laurier), Ottawa, Ontario.
April 15 2011. A stencil on the stairway leading up to the West Toronto Railpath on the south side of Bloor St.
Any idea who this is supposed to be?
April 15, 2011. Another recent tag by Kismet on the stairs up to the Railpath on the north side of Bloor St. The other one that I posted recently didn't last long, and I don't expect this one to either. The layers of paint are building up fast...
April 8, 2011. A new tag on the stairway up to the Bloor GO station. Kismet says, "Try your war on graffiti?". This is likely in response to all of the graffiti cleanup (and goofy mayoral photo-ops) happening all over the city, including right here. I'm sure it'll be an interesting cat-and-mouse game for a while.
On that note: I'll be leading a "Jane's Walk" around our neighbourhood on Saturday May 7th. We will explore and discuss various forms of public art around the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, including murals, street art, ghost signs, etc. More info about this walk is on the Junction Triangle website.
February 12, 2011. A balloon, the former Tower Automotive building, and the CN Tower, looking east from the West Toronto Railpath.
This balloon graffiti has been showing up all over our 'hood, especially along the Railpath, and apparently all over the city. This plot of land has undergone many changes over the last couple of years, and it will be interesting to see what it gets re-developed into.
February 10, 2011. The railway tracks around the Junction Triangle can be great places to go for a walk, even though you're technically not allowed to be here. It's not unusual to find plenty of graffiti and illegally dumped garbage along here, but sometime I come across other unexpected things like this snowman.
This was taken on the Newmarket/Barrie tracks at Paton Rd.