Behind the south side of Queen St. West, starting at Spadina and heading west.  At Bathurst there is a slight detour because someone built a Loblaws grocery store and a condo in the way.   But just turn south to Richmond and walk a short distance west.  On your right there is a small alley; follow this lane to almost Dufferin street – if there is no construction in the way!

I have walked this route many times.  Sometimes there are new things to see, or changes have occurred.  Sometimes I just notice things that I missed on previous visits.

Larger than life.

Larger than life.  The woman on red has been there since the first time I walked this way a couple of years ago.  The aquatic scenes on the building across the alley are a more recent addition.

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Tom and Jerry and their never ending chase scene.

Tom and Jerry and their never ending chase scene.

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The alley changes with the seasons.  Even here there is greenery.

The alley changes with the seasons. Even here there is greenery.

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Sunshine and shadows in the lane.

Sunshine and shadows in the lane.

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Looking out over the alley.

Above the alley.  She now appears in a few places.

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Tag inserted between two windows

Tag, baker, inserted between two windows

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I just want people to like me.  A sticker in McDougall Lane, a good use of US Priority Mail labels.

I just want people to like me. A sticker in McDougall Lane, a good use of US Priority Mail labels.

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I resurrect the destructed poster with a few tags added accompanied by a girl with a broken heart.

I resurrect the destructed poster with a few tags added accompanied by a girl with a broken heart.

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Black and white graffiti on a wall and door.  There is life sized picture of a man on the door.  He is holding a red heart in his hands.

He evolves. First his face was added – with googly eyes and his tongue stuck out. Now he seems to be anatomically correct as well!

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Graffiti of many caricature images of Rob Ford.  Most are black and white but one is red and white.  Some of the edges are beginning to rip.

Starting to fray at the edges

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back of a building on Queen St. that has a large red and blue tag on it.  There is a large green skull-like picture on the door.  Four blue recylcing bins are by the door.

Garbage bins guarding the door.

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Uber's yellow bird is laughing and drinking something from a can.  Somone has added the words grain fed to his forehead.

I’m not sure what he’s drinking, but apparently he’s grain fed.  He looks a bit grubby because he’s sitting on the ground next to the dust and dirt in the lane.

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A smiling Cheshire Cat and a few other creatures.

A smiling Cheshire Cat and a few other creatures.

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A concrete block wall that has been painted an orangish red colour.  Someone has stenciled the word soul on it..

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