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The Laneway Project

September 26, 2016


The Laneway Project is an innovative urban design and planning organization that is fundamentally changing Toronto's relationship with its laneways.



• Plan and implement demonstration projects to improve and activate laneways throughout the city.

• Work with the City and other stakeholders to create laneway friendly policies and procedures.

• Inspire, empower and support communities in undertaking their own laneway improvement projects.



Laneways have a huge amount of untapped potential. While currently acting primarily as service corridors, when planned and designed effectively they can be an integral and multi-purpose part of our public realm. Laneways can provide extensive cultural, economic, social, health and environmental benefits. They can play a role in creating engaging, lively and richly textured places where people want to live, work and visit.



1 Increased walkability and connectivity

2 New venues for community events and entertainment

3 Increased space for informal physical activity

4 New public and green spaces close to home

5 A canvas for public art and interventions

6 Unique destinations

7 Patios

8 Pop-up shops and micro-business opportunities



To learn more, get involved or donate, visit www.thelanewayproject.ca or check them out on instagram @lanewayproject!


"Back alleys, neglected courtyards, and stairways may

escape our notice…yet if they are claimed, and owned, and developed,

they can be harnessed to strengthen and enrich their communities."

— (Placemaking and the Future of Cities, Project for Public Spaces, 2012; p.1)




Original material sourced from www.thelanewayproject.ca





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