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Love Letter to The Great Lakes: Street Art Around Ossington

lovelettertThis week, Ossington is a major location for a new Toronto arts festival. This one brings some beautiful new murals to our streetscape. Love Letter to The Great Lakes as an event runs until tomorrow at Rally Ossington, but the street art will live on our local buildings for a long time.

Today, the team behind the project at Rally led a bike tour of the murals, starting behind their site at 12 Ossington. We stopped at several murals in and around Ossington, the street and alleyways. We checked out the murals as they were being painted, and got to hear from some of the artists. While this was a one-time experience, you can still go for your own walk or bike and have a look for yourself!

I took some photos and notes on where and who.  The website also showcases a map with the sites and bios of all the talented artists working on the project, so you can conduct your own personal self-guided tour in the days to come. Also, Rally is holding a pop-up shop and art exhibit with materials related to the project, so stop in tonight or tomorrow for more information.

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Ossington LaneWay Art Project Benefits Community

If you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, make sure to stop by the alleyway behind the west side of Ossington between Queen and Humbert Streets. That is the site for the “Brighten the Corners For the Love of Art” mural project to beautify the laneway and transformm it into a 24 hour art gallery that’s accessible to everyone. . . . → Read More: Ossington LaneWay Art Project Benefits Community

Ossington Street Art

You can walk down Ossington on any given day and not notice the large amount of graffiti, or, as it’s called “street art”. Yesterday on a little neighbourhood walkabout I took a few pictures of the interesting art along the lower section of Ossington. Were there any good ones I missed? . . . → Read More: Ossington Street Art