Upcoming dates: October 10, 25, 31 at 12:00 PM
Are you ready to experience Toronto’s hottest new food tour? Get your kicks ready and join us for our Street Food & Street Art Food Tour.
The tour will bring you from the beginning to end of Graffiti Alley, Toronto’s richest site of street art. Approximately a kilometre long, the Alley spans just south of Queen West, from Spadina Ave. to Portland St. Walking though the Alley, you will see up-close work by Toronto’s most well-known and talented street artists, such as Scam, Elicser, Uber 5000, and Shalak (to name a few), demonstrating an impressive diversity of colourful styles. You will learn the important differences between these styles and their evolution within the greater Toronto street artscape. No tour is complete without some tasty eats. We will feed your bellies while feeding your soul. Throughout the tour we will be popping in and out of Graffiti Alley to feed you some of the best street food that Queen West has to offer.
Your tour leader, Dr. Paul Salvatori, PhD, is a longtime street art enthusiast. Intrigued by Toronto graffiti in his teens, Paul has followed and learned about the development of the city’s rich street art scene since, from its early New York City origins to it more recent encompassing of international styles.
His formal background in philosophy has led Paul further into the meaning of street art culture, particularly its place within the urban environment and why street artists are so compelled to do it.
Paul is a street art researcher at the University of Toronto, within the semiotics program. He is also a documentary filmmaker and founder of Salvatori Films, which, in part, profiles Toronto Street Artists.
At the end of the tour, you will receive a graffiti tag of your name, as a keepsake, created by Paul in front of your eyes.
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