Spotted at Beverley and some small street just north of Queen. Funny, I did not know there were hippies in the neighbourhood–this moldy oldie was inscribed just past a brand-new condo building, to boot!
Only in Toronto would a graffiti artist made famous by painting the mayor’s face on public property be given a gallery to showcase his work. Such is the case of SPUD, a local tagger whose paintings, including the masterpiece “Going off the Rails on a Gravy Train,” will be on display at the Don’t Tell Mama Gallery on Ossignton until the end of the month.
While I wouldn’t consider all graffiti to be artistic, I hafta hand it to him for his depiction of Mayor Ford’s face on Thomas the Tank Engine crossing a sea of cheese, curds and gravy. Check it out:
Spotted on Roblin Blvd in Winnipeg.
It’s one thing to spray-paint your message on a sign somewhere, but quite another to break the locks on an electronic traffic sign and change the message to a not-so-subtle reminder to watch your speed. According to the National Post, another sign was altered to “a ribald rhyme urging women to show a little skin in honour of the Jets.” Though I’ve never seen nor heard the word “ribald” before, I think I can figure out what it means. Remember those chants from the Red Mile back in the day, Flames fans?
UPDATE 6:30 PM: You didn’t think I’d really rest until I found the sign with the ribald rhyme, did you? Turns out, there were two of them, but this friendly poster at Winnipeg Heights has combined them into one animated GIF. Very Red Mile, I must say, though that wasn’t my first guess.
Now, it would’ve been really funny if someone one-upped the sign hacker by adding a “C” to the second sign, then took a picture of his rear end with his pants around his ankles. Then again, JETS ARE BACK SHOW YOUR CRACK could certainly be misconstrued in the city of Winnipeg, I suppose…
This was spotted by the Toronto Star in the St. Paul’s riding, around Yonge and Eg/Yonge and Mount Pleasant:
Why do I get the feeling that the artist of this piece posts on torontosun.com as MCGUINTYISALIAR?
I mean, can’t you see the resemblance?
Okay, so maybe it’s not the best portrait, but it’s the closest that Toronto will get to seeing the Satanic Pope this year, since Ghost just dropped off their North American tour with Enslaved. Anybody wanna buy my ticket off me?