I decided to head to Pape and Danforth on Friday, on a very hot & humid afternoon. The Danforth was just beginning to get ready for the Taste of the Danforth weekend festival. I stopped for a bottle of water and tried to find a bit of shade while I figured out where to walk. The street was still quiet. The day was hot and humid and no one was moving quickly. Not many photos to be had there. Instead, I decided to walk a few of the alleys north of the Danforth between Pape and Donlands.
below: No famous graffiti artist has left their mark in your neighbourhood? No problem, make your own!
A collection of icons with even the bricks painted into the picture.
below: Three garage doors with street art including one by spud.
below: Cruz1art (aka Angel Carillo) and a girl power pink skull by dudeman
below: “Turn the lights off and look to the sky”
below: I’m used to seeing ‘No Trespassing’ or ‘Keep Out’ signs but not so many ‘Keep Off’.
below: A happy Uber5000 birdie knitting away, a close knit street art painting.
below: Another creature by Cruz1
below: Two more painted garage doors, very linear, very stylized and abstracted.
below: A play on the word ‘cool’. Snowy words and a penguin with sunglasses. Unfortunately it didn’t make me feel cooler but only slightly nostalgic for winter. Only slightly!
below: On the left is “destroy and rebuild” and on the right is “We are 1, [illegible] mi gente siempre”. The last bit is Spanish and translates to “My people forever”
below: I think there was a point to this picture, but I’m not sure what it is.
below: Since this stretch of the Danforth has been “Greektown” for as long as I can remember, it makes sense to find street art in Greek. In this case, Greek love.
below: A slight chuckle, the next garage door is the translation.
below: Insert a little rant about horrid TTC concrete fences here. At least someone has found a way to brighten one of them up. This one is right beside the entrance to Donlands subway station.
A few more pictures….
below: A survivor. A lone white rose amongst dead roses. May you all survive the heat of summer!