Friday, March 11, 2016

The four pillars of graffiti on King St E

Graffiti faces stare out from the concrete supports holding up the Adelaide and Richmond Street East grade separations. The T shaped structures look onto King Street in the east end of Toronto were painted as part of StreetARToronto which supports street art and adds "character and visual interest to city streets".
"StART Underpass Program (StART UP) is a competitive, application based program that provides support to street artists to install graffiti art on the walls of underpass structures. StART UP provides flexibility to install street art murals in locations that have not attracted an application under the Partnership Program. Underpass areas can be stark, unattractive and sometimes uncomfortable places for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists at the best of times and more so when tagged or marked with illegal graffiti. Replacing illegal graffiti vandalism with attractive street art benefits the local community and makes the area more appealing to visitors and commuters."
Plus I found out that this is the Corktown part of the city. See more of the murals after the jump.

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