Toronto’s back alley art gallery

Visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario were invited to exit the building on Saturday and follow two guides on a tour of Toronto’s brick walls and back alleys.

The AGO’s graffiti art walk, led by local artists Pascal Paquette and Sean Martindale, was a crash course on the commissioned and unauthorized works blanketing the city’s core.

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The graffiti art walk is part of the AGO’s ongoing Toronto Now Series, which spotlights the works of emerging and established local artists.

If you missed the walk, you can still check out  NOW: A Collaborative Project by Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette until April 1st. The indoor AGO exhibition incorporates elements of fine art, graphics, design and graffiti to spark conversation about what Toronto is — and could be.