INTERNeX Toronto: Graffiti Alley/ Rush Lane

Another week, another amazing street in Toronto to tell you about!

This time, we are taking a trip to Rush Lane, or otherwise known as “Graffiti Alley”.  Located in downtown Toronto, just south of Queen Street West, almost every inch of the alley is completely covered in beautiful graffiti art. This alley may often be overlooked, but it is a kilometre of haven for many underground artists. The pictures here, I think, speaks for themselves.

So you may ask what exactly is graffiti art? It is a form of writing or drawings that is scribbled, scratched or sprayed on a public wall or surface. More often than not, graffiti art has a negative connotation attached to it as there is constant disagreement between the law enforcement and the displacement of this illicit form of art. Some argue that it is not an art form, but blatant vandalism. It’s definitely a love, hate thing.

With the permission of business owners, this is one alley where graffiti artists are welcomed to display their art for locals and tourists to enjoy. The alley is repainted over a 24 hour period every summer so there is always something new to see. You’ll get a first hand experience here at Rush Lane of how Graffiti art is always being reinvented. There is always someone strolling through here with taking photos of the art work.

You can take a tour to explore this fascinating part of our urban culture and learn about this history and styles of graffiti art, but I think I would prefer to just wander on my own (for free) with a camera in hand.

This is probably not the first place you would think of when you think of places to go in Toronto, but it is a hidden gem treasured by locals that I think you should check out!



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Ready To Rush?!

INTERNeX is proud to support The BC Lung Assocation’s Rush event! Are you ready to rush?!

On June 5th, 2010 let’s join together and hit the Vancouver streets for the most audacious fundraising event that this city has ever seen…This is in no way any kind of an ordinary event-it is a CHALLENGE unlike anything in the Lung Association history! Teams of two will scour the city of Vancouver as part of an EPIC, 1 day Race & urban SCAVENGER HUNT completing a predetermined number of checkpoint challenges and deciphering clues at UNKNOWN locations throughout the city. Teams will run, walk and use public transit, racing to complete their Checkpoint Challenges within the 6 hour time limit. Partners can use a nearly limitless array of resources (friends, family, internet …) to help them get to and complete their next Checkpoint Challenge. The first team to complete the required number of Checkpoint Challenges and cross the finish line wins a trip for two around the WORLD but…

THE RUSH is about more than just crossing the finishing line, it is about the JOURNEY and the chance to SAVE LIVES and CHANGE your own in the end! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Then register soon because there is a limited amount of teams that can sign up. Be a part of something bigger than just yourself and held end lung disease today! Every team that takes part in The Rush will receive entry into the incredible after party and the chance to win other great prizes.

1st, 2nd & 3rd PLACE:
The top three teams receive FREE registration into next year’s event!

The top fundraising team receives A Tandem Skydive For 2 from Whistler Skydiving

The winning team of the Premium Checkpoint receives 2 Regular Group Surf Lessons from Pacific Surf School

For more info, rules and to register your team, visit