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Door 2 door MTL – garage edition

Last year’s post titled “Door 2 door Montreal” was a particularly popular one, so here’s a follow-up presenting some of the best garage and delivery doors in Montreal.

L’article de l’année dernière intitulé ‘Door 2 door Montreal” présentant les plus belles oeuvres de street art sur des portes de Montréal ayant été particulièrement populaire, voici une suite consacrée cette fois aux portes de garage et de livraison.


Pieces are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces sont présentées ici en ordre chronologique inverse, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

Elfu’s part on the LTG wall for the Canettes de Ruelle block party.

Eskro and Resok doing the name of their crew YU8 for the Canettes de Ruelle production.

Nikki Küntzle for the Canettes de Ruelle alley production in Rosemont.

Adida Fallen Angel in a Rosemont alley.

Raphael Dairon for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Collaboration between Tava and Bishop in Little Italy.

Germ Dee in a Plateau alley.

Peru143 in a Plateau alley.

Waxhead and Cryote collaboration in Hochelaga.

Maliciouz in Mile End.

By an unidentified artist in Mile End.

Labrona in the Plateau.

Maliciouz in the Plateau.

SBU One in Hochelaga.

An unidentified artist in a Hochelaga alley.

Germ Dee at Plaza Walls.

Mngelekrak and Epos on a delivery door in Mile Ex.

Fokus in Hochelaga.

Haks in Mile-Ex.

Jest and Sloast collaboration in a Plateau alley.

Mono Sourcil for the Gatos Callejeros production in a Rosemont alley.

Jee tribute to Leonard Cohen in Mile End

SBU One in Rosemont.

Ms Teri on a delivery door in Mile Ex.

Kevin Ledo in a Plateau alley.

Stela on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Maliciouz in the Plateau.

Hater in a central graffiti alley.

Fokus on the garage door of a park building in the Nouveau Rosemont.

Fokus, Gaulois and Boporc on a set of garage doors in Hochelaga.

Keos in a Plateau alley.

Nixon (top) and Sober (ground level) for the Scan You Rock jam.

Germ Dee in a Plateau back alley.

Koal on a delivery door in Mile Ex.

Wuna in a Plateau alley.

Unidentified artist at Plaza Walls.

Bosny in Plateau End.

Wheatpaste over painted door by Dial M for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Legal (letters) and Jmoe (character) in Monkland Village.

Ms Teri in Monkland Village.

Dodo Osé in Hochelaga.

Pask in industrial Rosemont.

Germ Dee in a Plateau alley.

Naimo’s contribution to a K6A wall in St-Henri.

Mad Rats Gaulois and Boporc on a set of garage doors in Ville-Marie.

Monk.e in the Plateau.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

Omen

SBU One

Turtle Caps in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Raes in Mile End.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the Plateau.

Turtle Caps in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Maliciouz in Mile End.

Shane Watt in Petite-Patrie

Cryote modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism. Scroll down for original.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Skam in Petite-Patrie.

Tava and Detto in Little Italy.

Cryote, at the time in the Wzrds Gng, in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (felines).

Monk.e in the Plateau.

Monk.e for K6A in St-Henri.

Unidentified artist for K6A in St-Henri.

Mono Sourcil in the Plateau.

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Riode in an abandoned industrial building.

Tava in Little Italy.

MSHL in St-Henri.

Zoids in St-Henri.

Unidentified artist in Plateau-End.

Koal and Snob on the delivery door of an abandoned warehouse.

MC Baldassari for En Masse in an alley off de Castelnau.

Waxhead over background by Mastrocola, on St-Dominique.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Omen (main image) and Kashink (bottom corners) on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Keos in Mile End.

Footloose Yooth Crew, left half.

Footloose Yooth Crew, right half.

Vhat in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swaz on St-Dominique.

These garage doors in Hochelaga look like they are from Mateo‘s hand, but they are actually from a friend of his using some of his stencils.

Gawd, detail of a collaboration with Labrona (not visible in this detail) in the Cité du Multimédia.

Maddog and Namer in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Andy Dass in Plateau/Rosemont.

Peru143 in the Plateau.

Peru143 in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead (at the time representing the Wzrds Gng) in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Dfek and Zek for Trife Life in the Plateau.

David Farley in the Plateau.

Collaboration between Waxhead (beige) and Birdo (green) in the McGill ghetto.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Peru143 helped by Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Royal Kingbee at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Bruno Smoky and Shalak, with Monk.e between doors, in Hochelaga.

Promethee Huard in Petite-Patrie.

A great piece by Omen in the Plateau.

Striker in Hochelaga.

Peru143 for En Masse on St-Laurent.

Maniak (top) and Zek (bottom) at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Stape and Fabu, Plateau.

Someone for Unc in Griffintown.

Astro in Montreal West.

Omen in the Plateau.

Omen downtown.

Nixon

Nixon is mostly known and loved for his graffiti which usually includes a lot of figurative elements. He also did a number of murals in Plateau back alleys as well as in a few other places around our city. Check out his Facebook and Tumblr pages for information and photos of his art (including a lot of non-street work on canvas). This abandoned WordPress site also features work produced up to the beginning of 2014.

Nixon est surtout connu et aimé pour ses graffitis qui incluent souvent des éléments figuratifs. Il a aussi produit un certain nombre de murales dans des ruelles du Plateau et ailleurs en ville. Pour plus d’information et des photos de son art sous toutes ses formes (incluant une grande quantité sur canevas), voir ses pages Facebook et Tumblr. Cette page WordPress abandonnée présente aussi son oeuvre produit avant 2014.


murals and mural pieces/ murales et pièces murales

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural replaced the one below.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural was replaced by the one above it in this gallery, and it replaced the one below.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural was replaced by the one above it in this gallery.

In a Plateau alley.

Front of café in Rosemont/Petite-Patrie.

In Hochelaga near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Nixon (bottom, top and far right) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Scaner (top letters), Waxhead (head on the left) and Beeforeo (below Five). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

In Outremont.

In an abandoned Hochelaga lot.

Garage door in a Plateau back alley.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In St-Henri.

On Ste-Catherine, in the Under Pressure Festival zone.

Inside an abandoned building.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”. Also visible above it is a tag by Scaner.

In Petite-Patrie.

On the wall of a school.

In Rosemont.


graffiti

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Nixon’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

Nixon (top) and Sober (ground level) for the Scan You Rock jam.

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Nixon amongst many others (bottom row, third from the left, in black and yellow).

In Rosemont.

In Centre-Sud.

In Hochelaga, near legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark, near Laurier.

In an abandoned Hochelaga lot.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Town of Mount Royal.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Griffintown.

In a Plateau back alley.

In Mile End.

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

In St-Henri.

Koal, Nixon, Meor (hidden) and Pask on back of an abandoned building in Ville-Marie.

In a NDG / Côte des Neiges alley.

In a NDG / Côte des Neiges parking space.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In the fashion district.

In Mile End.

In Rosemont.

On a Rosemont/Petite-Patrie rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop. Piece to the left of Nixon is by Swaz.

Inside an abandoned building in Dorval.

In an abandoned place.

Inside the Omnipac building (now demolished). Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

Inside the Omnipac building (now demolished). Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

In a Plateau back alley.

In the fashion district.

In Ville-Marie.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In a Plateau alley.

In Ville-Marie.

Nixon on wheels.

Mobile graffiti.

The opposite side to the above truck also seems to be by Nixon.

Nixon, Robe/Fore on truck side.

Another truck side by Nixon.

It takes two to get the complete picture… back of trucks parked in Mile End.

Back of truck.

View from train tracks in Mile End.

In Rosemont/Petite-Patrie.

In industrial Verdun.

In Rosemont, part of an unofficial ad.

In the Plateau.

In an Ahuntsic alley.

Behind a building in Mile End (bottom).

View from train tracks in Little Italy.

In the industrial South West; photo © Guillaume Couture.

Nixon tag over OXLXO stencil over Nixon graffiti in the Champs des Possibles.

In Hochelaga.

In Plateau End.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Griffintown.

In Plateau End.

Messed up piece in a messy Plateau back alley.

Beneath a Plateau roof.

Another Plateau roof edge.

In Rosemont/Villeray.

View from train tracks in Mile End.

In Rosemont/Villeray. Also visible is a tag by Scaner.

With Fomer in the Quartier des Spectacles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

Found inside train tunnel.

Found inside train tunnel.

Found inside train tunnel.

In a Plateau alley.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Mile End.

In the Plateau.

In a Rosemont alley.

Underneath a balcony in Mile End.

By train tracks in Rosemont.

In a central Montreal alley.

Trackside in Verdun.

In the Plateau.

At the Jean-Talon market.

In a Villeray alley.

In the upper Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.


howllows and tags

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Rosemont.

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

Another hollow one in Rosemont.

In the Plateau.

St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Duluth and des Pins

The back alley that runs behind the western side of St-Laurent is one of Montreal’s great hotspots for commissioned and non-commissioned street art and graffiti. Two stretches of that alley are particularly interesting: the one from Laurier to St-Viateur (the subject of a separate post) and the one from Duluth to des Pins which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of big murals, smaller figurative pieces, great graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly. Most of the photos were taken between the summers 0f 2014 and 2016. Follow me as we walk down from Duluth to des Pins.

La ruelle se trouvant derrière le coté ouest de la rue St-Laurent est une des meilleures galeries à ciel ouvert à Montréal. Deux portions de cette ruelle sont particulièrement intéressantes: celle comprise entre les rues Laurier et St-Viateur (le sujet d’un différent article) et celle comprise entre Duluth et des Pins, que nous traitons ici. Plusieurs parmi les meilleurs artistes à Montréal y ont laissé leur marque (commandée ou non) sous forme de murales et pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, graffitis, pièces collées, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette portion de la ruelle. La majorité des photos ont été prises entre les étés de 2014 et de 2016. Suivez-moi dans cette marche de Duluth à des Pins.


Duluth

The walk down the alley starts at the corner of Duluth. At the entrance of the alley, on Duluth itself, is this house featuring Waxhead and Gawd. Waxhead repaints the house’s facade once or twice a year. Photos below appear in chronological order, two from 2012, one from 2013, two from 2014 and three from 2015.

Notre marche commence au coin de la rue Duluth. A l’entrée de la ruelle, sur Duluth même, se trouve cette maison dont le frontispice a été peint par Waxhead et Gawd. Waxhead repeint le devant de cette maison une ou deux fois par année. Les photos ci-dessous sont présentées en ordre chronologique. Il y en a deux de 2012, une de 2013, deux de 2014, trois de 2015 et une de 2017.

Earliest photographed version, from 2012.

Later in 2012. Addition of Gawd in the upper part and Waxhead redid the window. Scroll down for more.

2013 edition, still with Gawd at the very top and Waxhead in the bottom part.

The first of two 2014 remakes.

The second of two 2014 remakes.

The first of three 2015 remakes.

The second of three 2015 remakes.

The third of three 2015 remakes.

After an extended break Waxhead finally redid the window of the above house in late 2017. Gawd is still visible above. Drawings in the window are by Waxhead and Sloast.

The 2019 edition of the house has Waxhead on and below the window, Cryote over the door and Gawd remains above them both.

2016 piece by Scribe next to the above house.

Scribe redid the above wall off-Mural in 2018, and extended it all the way to the street corner.


Duluth to Bagg

This short segment features mainly one big mural, smaller figurative pieces, a bit of pasting and lots of graffiti and tags.

Ce court segment inclut une grande murale, quelques pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, quelques pièces collées et beaucoup de graffitis et tags.

Mural by Monk.e on the corner of Bagg.

Waxhead

Waxhead

Cryote

Someone from the WC crew.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Lyfer

Antonio

Peams, with a bit of contribution from Scribe.

Blek

Blek

Kruz

It’s Alive

Miss Conduct

Stencil by Dookie3.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (top) and Swarm (bottom).

Collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Another collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Door featuring small paste-ups by Tava (top) and Swarm (bottom).

G.Knight poster.

G.Knight wheatpaste.

Starkey wood-up.

Possibly a href=”https://www.facebook.com/loks.can.graff” target=”_new”>Loks.

Unidentified artist on the left, El Moot Moot on the right, with tags by Feros and Thief!, at the Duluth end of the alley.

El Moot Moot again, this time at the Bagg end of this segment of the alley. Also visible are a sticker and part of a wheatpaste by ROC514.

El Moot Moot

Unidentified artist.

ROC514 (top) and Flavor (bottom) wheatpastes.

ROC514 representing the KLC crew at the time.

Sloast

Akym (left) and Lapin (right).

Lapin

Lapin

Wheatpaste by Ether.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.

Stencil by an unidentified artist

Canvas by Flavor tied to a post.


Bagg to St-Cuthbert

This segment features mostly great graffiti as well as big figurative pieces.

Ce segment est caractérisé par un grand nombre de graffitis de qualité et quelques grandes pièces figuratives.

View of the Bagg end of the alley in early 2014. Main artists seen here are Her (woman) and Axe (raccoon).

At the end of 2014, Her, Seker, Sirvis and others.

Further into the alley, Emske at the forefront, then Tracy, Jaber, etc.

Piece by Jaber at the forefront.

Naimo

Hitem‘s companion piece to the Naimo one above.

Meor

Usem

Jaws

Narc

Kzam

Jaws in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Narc in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Off-muralfest piece by Beaf.

Vogue

Ason

Bask

Maine aka Secret beneath the Bask one seen above.

Zeyo(?)

Noka

Dolar

Getsa

Herlen

Herlen as above, but one week later.

One Tulip and Nems for Orgasthme.

Nems representing Orgasthme.

One Tulip representing Orgasthme.

Mokyt

Arcel

Further into the alley, view from 2012. At the top: Waxhead and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng, Gawd, then more Waxhead. Photo © Aline M.

Same wall as above, in 2014, with new graffiti at the bottom, graffiti over most of the top, and new creature by Waxhead at the end (close-up below).

The Waxhead piece in 2013, in progress. Photo © Mr Mocha.

The Waxhead piece in 2014.

The Waxhead piece seen in the 2012 photo above was later covered by a letters piece from Dré aka Earth Crusher.

Unidentified writer (photo © Aline M).

Further into the alley, unidentified writer at the forefront, then Ether.

Mang?.

Same spot as above, covered by Deep.

Regimental One Ton.

Waxhead

Cryote and Foxtwat at the time for the Wzrds Gng (left) and Zoids (right), in 2012. Photo © Aline M.

For many years this garage door was covered with a piece by Peru143. The yellow and red throwie on the right is by Wastoids, Peru143’s ‘crew’. Also visible around are tags by Omen and Beeforeo (amongst others).

Same spot as above, redone by Turtle Caps. Above the door is a new fat throwie by Sake and to the right the older throwie by Peru143‘s Wastoids. Also visible are tags by Omen and others.

After Turtle Caps redid the above garage door, it was consistently vandalised by taggers. A turf war ensued, with each party going over each other within a day or two. This is the third version of Turtle Caps’ contribution.

See above. This is something like Turtle Caps‘ seventh version of this door. Notice the new Waxhead piece on the left.

Turtle Caps‘s eighth version of the above garage door.

Turtle Caps in the same spot as above, one year later.

A Positive Creation by Chris Dyer on the left and wheatpastes by Turtle Caps top right.

Same spot as above, after Chris Dyer repaired and slightly altered his piece. Chris’ brother Peru143 filled the space to his right.

El Moot Moot.

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right)

Group piece featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall).

SBU One and MSHL (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Germ Dee

Germ Dee

Germ Dee

Germ Dee

Deko

Huge Sake throwie

Hitem

Kzam

Jaws

Devil

Balis

Arcel

Beeforeo aka Bfour (bottom) and Scaner (top). Photo © Aline M.

Scaner

Soma

LS (Eles)

Wheatpaste by Kat

Pasted poster by Kat over a huge Scaner throw.

Stencil by Graffiti Knight on the ground, guarding the entrance of this segment of the alley.

Scaner

Scaner flop.

Some (left) and Maps (right).

Jest

Unidentified artist.

Scaner paste-up).

Turtle Caps wheatpaste at the end of this segment of the alley.

ROC514

Unidentified artist.

Small stencil from Damon

Hand-drawn piece by an unidentified artist.

Quickie by Eskae.

Lapin

Figurative tag by Loopkin.

Figurative tag by Loopkin.

Poster by Elsol25. Also visible bottom left is a small paste-up by Gwan (see next for close-up).

Gwan paste-up.

The Edgy Way poster.

Mandal piece by Ali in the middle of this segment of the alley.


St-Cuthbert

As we cross St-Cuthbert over to the next segment of the alley, contributions to the Mural Festival can be seen on the lateral wall of a St-Laurent pawn shop. Shown below is Scaner and Axe‘s contribution to the 2014 edition of the festival, which replaced the piece done by WZRDS GNG for the 2013 edition (also shown below). Until 2012 this wall only featured tags and uninteresting graffiti.

Alors que nous traversons St-Cuthbert vers le prochain segment de la ruelle, nous sommes en mesure de voir une des contributions au Festival Mural sur le mur lateral d’un pawn shop de la rue St-Laurent. La gallerie-photo ci-dessous inclut la contribution de Scaner et Axe à l’édition 2014 ainsi que la contribution du collectif WZRDS GNG à l’édition 2013 du festival. Avant sa sélection comme canevas par le Festival Mural, ce mur ne présentait que des tags et graffitis sans grand intérêt.

KG’s (Scaner, Axe, etc) collective contribution to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival. Lateral view above and back view below.

Back view of Scaner and Axe‘s contribution to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

WZRDS GNG‘s collective contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival. Lateral view above and back view below.

Stela‘s signature Starchild is recognizable in this photo of WZRDS GNG‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival. Photo © Vitrolaeletrica.


St-Cuthbert to Roy

Omen‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival was visible (until it was replaced with a new mural; see next) from this segment of the alley just as much as from St-Laurent, through a parking space accessible from both sides. At the bottom of the mural are letter pieces by Omen and Five Eight.

The above Omen mural was replaced by one from Nychos for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Great piece by Nixon.

Waxhead on doors.

Foxtwat on door.

Small piece by someone from the Wzrds Gng.

Poster by someone from the Wzrds Gng.

Waxhead (top) and Lyfer (bottom).

Bosny

Legal on letters and Jmoe on characters.

Haks

Elsol25

Elsol25 in the same spot as above, one week later.

Secret

Cons