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He's gained a large following online for posting hateful symbols he erases from public space on his spare time.
And it is beautiful.
The best art stays with you. It provokes thought and discussion. It may even be a catalyst for change. With that sentiment in mind, the Friends of the Pan Am Path commissioned a group of street artists to paint a series of public art murals on a underpass of a Toronto highway ramp near city's Don River.
Banksy, the anonymous yet somehow ubiquitous graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, has unveiled his latest project: a dystopian version of Disneyland called "Dismaland" (Dismal Land) -- and it's bad. It's bad, and it's uninteresting. Everything about Dismaland laments "the world is a terrible place."
Now I'm not picking on the graffiti artist; the disenfranchised, the bullied, alienated or otherwise "justly pissed off at the powers that be". These prophets of the subways, concrete bridges and even my neighbour's ill-fated garage are artists that often inspire or make me think.
Take a walk through some alleyways in Toronto and you could see garage doors that rival what you'll find in art galleries
A Vancouver-based street artist whose work is similar to the iconic Banksy has received a boost of support from the mystery
Some travellers leave a tip after staying in a hotel room -- David Bussell chooses to leave graffiti. What started as a passive
Street art can bring vitality to a corner or neighbourhood. But who gets to decide what form the art will take? In the latest installment of our "Change My Mind" series, HuffPost asked an artist and a community leader to debate the statement: Government should keep its nose out of artistic expression, even in public spaces.
It was an urban restlessness that first drove graphic artist and Toronto native Jonathan Cruz to explore the far reaches of Canada's North. It was the simple pleasure of eating a hardboiled egg that compelled him to stay. But we'll get to that. The 30-year-old founder of Iqaluit-based Nuschool Design Agency, a multidisciplinary graphic design studio, has literally made his mark all over Canada.