For several years now I've noticed these painted utility/traffic signal boxes around Toronto and they've always grabbed my attention with their colourful and whimsical designs. These painted boxes are actually a City of Toronto StreetARToronto project called "Outside the Box". According to the City's website, "the Outside the Box program provides an opportunity for local artists to create works of art on traffic signal boxes across Toronto and contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape".
I decided to start photographing these boxes as I discover them in my travels around the city, and showcase them on this page. They're not presented here in any real geographic or chronological order, and I'll continue to add to this page as I encounter more boxes in my daily wanderings through the city.