Well, I’m getting settled in here in Montreal and am already working on another street piece (which you’ll see soon). While there certainly is a lot more graffiti here than in Ottawa, it seems to be mostly spray-can throw-ups and murals and seems to be lacking a bit in the installation streetart department.
It’s also said that Montreal is a far more bike-friendly city than Ottawa, but they don’t tell you about the hills or the no-right-on-red rule that clogs intersections…
I found these great pictures while looking up interesting streetart projects. They’re part of Brugge’s Streetlove project, which has the goal of “creating an interaction between people and love represented by objects, words or paintings on the streets, this with the aim that people think and rethink their relationship, their own situation and about love itself.” (according to a li’l blurb on Wooster Collective)
I absolutely love this stuff, and it makes me want to round up some discarded furniture and transform a downtown corner into a speed-dating center , picnic spot or chess-game station.