Urban Art Brightens Dull Sections of Toronto

A variety of unsanctioned urban art projects are scattered throughout Toronto, bringing life and energy to otherwise underused spaces.

This piece from The Toronto Star explores some of the art on the street.

"Planted car: Propped up on cinder blocks in the heart of the Kensington Market, an old car repainted with cartoon flowers and wildlife sprouts greenery from its trunk and windows. Toronto City Council agreed not to tow the vehicular garden from its spot on Augusta Ave. in 2006. It sits in front of a bright mural on a street where it seems every spare bit of concrete has been covered in paint."

Full Story: Spontaneous works of art brighten an otherwise urban blandscape

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