Like many major cities, Montréal’s heart is largely tatooed. Local artists have inked in their names in every corner of the metropolis.
What does make a difference here, compared to other large cities I’ve visited, is that instead of fighting taggers relentlessly, authorities and businesses have decided to work hand in hand with some of these artists to give us bigger than life murals all around town.
Of course, some (usually) poorer areas still get their load of spray canned tags… But in most cases, the more basic graffiti have given place to real street art.
This time of year is not the best to go picture-hunting, but here are a couple of examples, from recent walks downtown.
Do you have street art, where you live too?