Toronto Tuesday 03.07: Queen West Murals

Murals and artwork on Queen West

This post is part of the weekly Toronto Tuesday series

Queen west is sortof a bohemian and an artsy area of Toronto. Here are some murals you’d notice when walking west on Queen St. West.

↑ “West Queen West”

↑ Queen west art district

Unfortunately the city’s murals, paintings and graffiti are under attack by our right-wing mayor Rob Ford. His solution is to force commercial establishment to paint over these images. How cosmetic, myopic and ill-conceived strategy! Not only is this complete disregard for art, but also it fails to address the root cause of the problem.

↑ Parkdale Youth Initiatives Program

↑ One world

↑ Parkdale Youth Festival

I hope these installations survive the mayor’s ludicrous mission. Some more art festivals are lined up in upcoming weeks, I’ll keep you posted.