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21 Most Instagram-Worthy Murals in Toronto

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21 Most Instagram-Worthy Murals in Toronto

It’s no secret that Toronto is filled with amazing street art, graffiti, and murals.

In a city filled with so much culture, there’s bound to be plenty of incredible art around the city!

You could spend a whole day just exploring a neighbourhood like Kensington Market or Little Italy and admiring all of the unique Toronto street art!

The City of Toronto actually has a program in place for artists to beautify empty laneways and streets, and you can find a street art map with some of these works.

While I’ll mostly be showing y’all cool street art and murals in Toronto, I’ll also be including some simpler walls that are just as aesthetically pleasing.

These are my top picks for the best and most Instagram-worthy walls and murals in Toronto!


Kinka Izakaya mural in Toronto

1. Kinka Izakaya mural

Feeling ~wavy~?

This Hokusai-inspired mural by Skamoney lives right by Kinka Izakaya on Bloor.

If you’re hungry, stop into Kinka Izakaya for great Japanese tapas and drinks.

It’s actually one of my all-time fave restaurants in Toronto!

LOCATION: 559 Bloor St. West | Website


Toronto skyline mural in the Annex

2. Toronto skyline mural

Show off your colourful side at this bright and colourful galaxy-inspired mural of the Toronto skyline.

It’s located right in the heart of the Annex amongst some pretty awesome restaurants and shops!

Take a quick Instagram photo then grab some Korean fried chicken at Mymy Chicken.

LOCATION: Howland Ave. & Bloor St. West


Make good mural, Toronto
Make good mural, Toronto

3. MAKE GOOD mural

A long time favourite mural in Toronto for a “good” reason 😉

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Find this massive and colourful work of art by Jimmy Chiale at the corner of Bloor and Shaw.

You’ll have to stand across the street to get the entire mural in its glory!

LOCATION: 835 Bloor St. West


Ice cream mural in Little Italy, Toronto

4. Ice cream mural

This cool retro ice cream mural by Jacquie Comrie is located right by The Big Chill, a cute ice cream parlour in Little Italy.

Grab some ice cream and then pose in front of the ice cream!

LOCATION: 566 College St. | Website


Street art in Kensington Market, Toronto

5. Kensington Market

There’s a ton of street art in the Kensington Market area in Toronto, and this dragon one is right outside of it.

Kensington Market has been home to a lot of different cultures over the years, and it’s a pretty unique neighbourhood to explore!

It’s one of my favourite neighbourhoods to shop for vintage clothing in Toronto.

LOCATION: Nassau St. & Augusta Ave.


StrangeLove Coffee mural in Toronto

6. StrangeLove Coffee mural

Find this inspirational and colourful mural saying “keep going” right outside of StrangeLove Coffee by King and Spadina.

If you’ve got a caffeine craving, step inside StrangeLove for one of their interesting lattes!

You might remember there used to be a pink “Toronto” mural here, but they’ve since updated it to this new mural!

LOCATION: 101 Spadina Ave. | Website


Mural at Blunt & Cherry Cannabis Dispensary in Toronto

7. Blunt & Cherry Cannabis Dispensary mural

I actually stumbled across this mural at Blunt & Cherry while on my way to peep out StrangeLove’s new mural!

You’ll find this cool black and white mural along the side of the building.

LOCATION: 64 Spadina Ave. | Website

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Calii Love mural in Toronto

8. Calii Love murals

Looking to spread a little more positivity on your Instagram feed?

These pastel Calii Love murals by Sarah Skrlj should totally be on your list.

They’ve got a whole alleyway of pretty murals right by their King Street West location in Toronto, all filled with positive words and bubbly hearts.

LOCATION: 367 King St. W | Website


Street art at King & Portland, Toronto

9. Lucy van Pelt mural

Did anyone watch Peanuts back in the day?

Snoopy was my fave character, but Lucy van Pelt was also v cute.

This mural is a little graffiti’d up, but I think it adds to the grunge-y aesthetic of the King and Portland area.

There’s a strip of hip restaurants, cafés, and bars along this little section of Portland!

LOCATION: Portland Ave. between Adelaide St. & King St.


Cameron House mural in Toronto

10. This is Paradise mural

This is most definitely paradise.

One of the most iconic murals in Toronto, you can find this spot near Queen and Spadina.

This lovely big mural has a lovely little story behind it: the artist, Tom Dean, painted it as a gesture of thanks to the new owner of Cameron House.

The new owner offered him a place to live upstairs after Tom was kicked out of his apartment by his landlord.

LOCATION: 408 Queen St. W | Website


Graffiti Alley in Toronto

11. Graffiti Alley

Home to some of the most street art in Toronto, Graffiti Alley is a colourful area full of history that you could get lost in.

It’s actually legal to paint here, and artists just have to ask the shop owners for permission.

Tucked away in a small street between Richmond and Queen, you’ll want to take Instagram photos in every corner!

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It’s probably best to visit during off times, because it gets pretty busy especially on sunnier days.

LOCATION: Rush Lane (between Portland St. & Spadina Ave.)


Colourful cartoon mural, Toronto

12. Cartoon mural wall

If cartoons are your thing, this mural in Toronto is made for your Instagram feed.

This cartoon mural wall is right around the corner from Sanko Trading Co., a v cute Japanese store featuring imported food, drinks, and other fun stuff.

So kawaii!

LOCATION: Queen St. & Clarement St.


Queen West mural, Toronto

13. Queen West mural at Taco Bell

All of the purple vibes at this little corner of Queen West.

This geometric Queen West mural by OneDay and Jesse Watson lives right outside Taco Bell.

Don’t forget to grab some Fries Supreme afterwards!

LOCATION: 482 Queen St. West


Sunglasses mural on Queen Street West, Toronto

14. Sunglasses mural

Throw on some shades and pay a visit to this sunny, pastel mural near Queen and Tecumseth.

LOCATION: 768 Queen St. West


Queen West mural, Toronto

15. Queen West mural

Another cool Queen West mural worth visiting, located right across the street from Trinity Bellwoods Park.

LOCATION: Queen St. & Strachan Ave.


Ossington Laneway in Toronto

16. Ossington Laneway

Known as the other Graffiti Alley in Toronto, this alleyway of murals is tucked away right off of Queen and Ossington.

It’s a lot quieter and much more grungy than Graffiti Alley, so I wouldn’t come here alone.

I came here by myself to snap some photos and it was scary lolz.

LOCATION: Queen St. & Ossington St.


G Adventures mural, Toronto

16. G Adventures mural

Find this cute ‘n colourful mural just north of Queen and Ossington.

It’s right by Bang Bang Ice Cream, one of Toronto’s best ice cream spots, so you can grab some delicious ice cream waffles afterwards.

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LOCATION: Queen St. & Ossington St.


You've changed mural, Toronto

18. You’ve Changed mural

Before West Queen West was bought out by developers and became the trendy neighbourhood it’s known as today, it was an area popular for artists.

The “You’ve Changed” mural by Jesse Harris reflects this lil’ piece of history.

LOCATION: Queen St. & Dovercourt St.


Crown Flora Studio on Queen Street West, Toronto

19. Crown Flora Studio

It’s not just a pink wall – it’s the pink wall.

The combo of millennial pink and plant life equals a haven for Toronto lifestyle bloggers and pastel lovers alike.

LOCATION: 1233 Queen St. W | Website


The Peacock’s Tale mural by Canadian artist Ola Volo at Toronto Harbourfront

20. The Peacock’s Tale mural

The Peacock’s Tale is a mural by Canadian artist Ola Volo, and you can find it at the Harbourfront Centre.

It’s a fun and colourful piece of art in an area with so many condos and office buildings.

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in the neighbourhood, I’ve got a blog post all about the best things to do at the Harbourfront.

I’ve also got a blog post all about the best Harbourfront restaurants!

LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West | Website


Toronto street art

21. David Crombie Park

This is the most Instagrammable basketball court you’ll find in Toronto.

Located in Old Toronto near the Distillery District and St. Lawrence Market, it’s an easy spot to get to and worth the stop.

It’s kind of tucked away in the neighbourhood, but you’ll find it if you keep an eye out for it!

LOCATION: 131 The Esplanade | Website


Instagram-worthy murals in Toronto:

  1. Kinka Izakaya mural
  2. Toronto skyline mural
  3. MAKE GOOD mural
  4. Ice cream mural
  5. Kensington Market
  6. StrangeLove Coffee mural
  7. Blunt & Cherry Cannabis Dispensary mural
  8. Calii Love murals
  9. Lucy van Pelt mural
  10. This is Paradise mural
  11. Graffiti Alley
  12. Cartoon mural wall
  13. Queen West mural at Taco Bell
  14. Sunglasses mural
  15. Queen West mural
  16. Ossington Laneway
  17. G Adventures mural
  18. You’ve Changed mural
  19. Crown Flora Studio
  20. The Peacock’s Tale mural
  21. David Crombie Park
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Of course, Toronto has way more Instagram-worthy walls and murals than just this short list, but I’ve included my fave ones that I’ve come across.

As you can tell from this list, a lot of street art and murals in Toronto are along Queen Street West.

So, you could really just do a photo walk tour starting from Queen & Spadina and walk west!

Have you visited any of these spots? Where are some other awesome graffiti spots and murals in Toronto? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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