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If you live in or near Toronto, or have even just visited the city, you may have seen some sidewalk art by Victor Fraser. He’s all about beautifying the city and sending a message of love through his drawings. Sometimes they’re politically motivated, but other times, their only motivation is to spread happiness and hope.


He’s also quite the character too, always wearing his signature mirrored jacket and top hat while out creating his masterpieces.


After the May 22nd bombings in Manchester, Fraser, like all of us, was struck by the devastation. He set out to spread support and love the best way he knew how: his art. He took to the Toronto streets first.


This week, Fraser traveled to Manchester to paint their streets with love too. He’s paid his own way and told CTV that he won’t accept tips or any form of compensation for his work. All the gratification he needs is a smiling face.


This isn’t the first time Fraser has traveled to produce art for a cause. He also went to Paris after the 2015 attack there to share some Canadian support and love to a city in mourning.

In his home of Toronto he’s also commemorated International Women’s Day and produced Indigenous art.


They say art heals and those are some beautiful sidewalks. How awesome is it for Fraser to be out there representing Canada and supporting the recovering city of Manchester? Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear mirrored top hats.