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2019 Laneway Summit

On Tuesday May 7, 2019, The Laneway Project hosted Beyond Gross — a public summit to launch a brand new set of public planning resources that will help transform Toronto laneways into shared places that enhance our densest and fastest-growing neighbourhoods.

At the new MOCA on Sterling Road, we unveiled Turning Laneways into Public Spaces, a new laneway analysis, typology framework and revitalization toolkit created in collaboration with Shelagh McCartney of +together design lab and Ryerson University; our interactive digital map; and a helpful collaborative planning guide.

We also chatted with a panel of City and community leaders about what the resources will mean to their planning, operations, neighbourhoods, and constituents.

Dylan Reid, Spacing Magazine


  • Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

  • Maili Sedore, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, City of Toronto

  • Meg Marshall, Manager, Bloorcourt BIA, Bloordale BIA, College Promenade BIA, Ossington BIA

  • Brady Del Rosario, Danforth Village Residents’ Association

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Thank you to all laneway lovers to came out to our panel discussion, and to our smart panelists for lending their expertise. We can't wait for another productive season of laneway improvements in our neighbourhoods!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

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