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Toronto between street art and art galleries

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Wherever you go, in Toronto you can find new suggestions and colors to fill, with a bit of art, your life.

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GRAFFITI ALLEY

Located in the city’s Fashion District, between Queen Street West and Richmond Street West, “Rush Lane” within a few years by an anonymous alley has become a landmark for Toronto’s Street Art. Here, in fact, artists, more or less famous, gave vent to their creativity on the walls of the buildings. Sprays of color, portraits, landscapes, characters of different shapes and even entire walls that shine in the dark thanks to particular paints: Graffiti Alley is a place where you can surprise every day and where the imagination knows no limits.

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ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

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Founded in 1900 under the name of the Art Museum of Toronto, this gallery located in Dundas Street West 317 was enlarged for the first time in 1974 and renovated in 2008 thanks to a project by archi-star Frank Gehry. AGO’s collection of close to 95,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art such as Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) by Pierre Huyghe to European masterpieces such as Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of The Innocents; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists; with a photography collection that tracks the impact of the medium with deep holdings of works by artists such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus; and with focused collections in Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art. To experience it at its best I suggest you visit it on Wednesdays, from 6 pm, when the entrance to the gallery is free: you can spend a pleasant evening at the museum discovering rooms where the ancient art blends with contemporary creations. Information.

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