I LOVE YOU TORONTO
In 2001, an artist who wishes to remain a Toronto mystery painted three little words that made Torontonians smile. His work inspired the creation of
an art show, a book of poetry, a blog, a cultural study about love, and this website.
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Please click an I Love You to see its graffito.
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This wonderful video, "Three Little Words," features Toronto's I Love You graffiti and was created by Kimberly Orton and Ron Bock in 2002. Its makers shot footage on a Canada Day weekend in the city.
The beautiful song is written and performed by Ron and Dave O'Sullivan. Please enjoy.
I LOVE YOU TORONTO FAST FACTS
Twenty-seven I Love You prints were sold during the show's run at Dooney's (which means that this project
hasn't ever broken even in a funds sort of way, not that anyone is keeping track). One was stolen.
The ILY artist's identity is still a mystery. Trusted sources have indicated that he would like to remain
Sharon Harris was sideswiped by a City Parks and Rec pick-up truck on Bloor St. while photographing the
graffiti, but walked it off.
Please check out the show's appearances in the media here. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the love.