We have expertise in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape design, communications, research, community engagement and public policy.


Michelle Senayah, HBAS MUDS LEED AP SEED |  Co-Founder and Executive Director

Michelle is an urban designer and city-builder with degrees in architecture and urban design, specialized training in triple-bottom-line placemaking, and over a decade of experience in Toronto’s city-building sector . She brings a wealth of project management, community-centred planning and design experience to the team, as well as an intimate knowledge of the unique parameters and requirements of working in our smallest rights-of-way.

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Cassandra Alves, BDes, MSc. Arch | Urban Designer

Cassandra is an urban designer and furniture maker whose interests are rooted in positive community development and sustainable urban design initiatives. Her master’s thesis focused on linking Toronto’s laneways into walkable and bike-able path systems to help promote diversified laneway development; she’s also worked with Lanescape, advocating for the introduction of laneway suite policies into the City of Toronto, and with Victoria Taylor’s laneway puncture projects, supporting greener and more permeable laneways.

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Filip Filipovic BA, MPl | Planner

Filip is an urban planner who thrives as an on-site facilitator, bringing people together to encourage new experiences in unique spaces. Filip specializes in research, community consultation and activation planning and has additional experience in hands-on development management through his work overseeing large-scale site activations and community events for the Perth-Sterling revitalization project.


Sean Bergeron | Greening Lead

Sean is an urbanist with a passion for cities, nature and underutilized urban spaces. He is focused on making a difference in Toronto’s laneways through the design and implementation of innovative and sustainable natural components, drawing on his experience designing and implementing natural systems rooted in Permaculture principles.


Katrina Afonso, BA | Digital Communications

Katrina is a digital communications professional with a passion for photography, government, and grassroots projects. Katrina is focused on implementing innovative technologies to bring new ideas to the local conversation, like using virtual reality to visit inspiring laneways from around the world.


Tricia Badal, HBSc. GIS & Geography | GIS Lead

Tricia is a GIS specialist with a focus on public transportation systems and municipal government, and a passion for community-driven projects. Bringing her skills in research and analysis of geo-spatial data, she provides services utilizing mapping tools to manage infrastructure assets, demographic data and civic resources.


Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created for everybody.
— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Board of Directors

  • Yvonne Bambrick, Executive Director of the Forest Hill Village BIA, Event Photographer, and Author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

  • Ariana Cancelli, Co-Founder of The Laneway Project and Urban Planner at Canadian Urban Institute

  • Jacquelyn Daley, Land-Use Planner, McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property & Planning Group

  • Andrew Peek, Managing Director, The Junction Company

  • Michelle Senayah, Co-Founder of The Laneway Project, Co-Founder & Programming Director of Open Streets TO, Principal at Senayah Design