Posters of 'Fresh Prince' star pop up in downtown Toronto
Mysterious Carlton Banks posters like this one are showing up on Carlton Street in Toronto. (Alimah Hosein / Twitter)
Published Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:29PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:58PM EDT
Posters bearing the image of a familiar 90s sitcom star have mysteriously popped up on utility poles in downtown Toronto.
The likeness of Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Sr., the actor who played Will Smith's goofy cousin Carlton Banks on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has been printed on paper and taped to polls along Carlton Street in downtown Toronto.
It's not clear why. Is it an art project? Is it a marketing ploy? Is it an inside joke by first-year university students celebrating Orientation Week?
Whatever the reason, the posters are making people smile and snap photos, many of which are turning up on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few: