This summer, The Laneway Project worked with local communities to bring the Laneway Crawl Series to five different Toronto neighbourhoods!  

2016 laneway crawls:

  • September 25, 1pm to 5pm - Christie Crawlfest (Christie Pits), with the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown Park Crawl, the Friends of Christie Pits's Art Crawl and Bells on Bloor bike parade
  • August 28, 1pm to 5pm  - Danforth East Laneway Crawl
  • July 16, 2pm to 6pm - Reggae Lane Crawl and Mural Unveiling (Little Jamaica), with an unveiling of the second Reggae Lane mural by artist Adrian Hayles
  • June 18, 3 to 9 pm - Summer Solstice Laneway Crawl (The Junction), with the Junction BIA's
  • June 11, 12 to 4 pm - Bloordale Laneway Crawlwith the Bloordale CIA's Community Garage Sale


A Laneway Crawl is a pop-up festival that redefines how we think of, experience and use our city’s laneways. These events activate our city's laneways with fun, participative activities (things like art workshops, pop-up greening, music jams, pickup sports, garage mural painting and more), and transform them into vital, vibrant parts of their neighbourhood's public realm.

How to Contribute

Want to be a part of the Laneway Crawl in your neighbourhood?  Here are some ideas for how you can contribute: Clean up your back entranceway and take out the garbage, recycling and organic bins; open your back doors, set up some seating, play music or host an activity to help activate the laneway; sell or provide samples of food, drinks or other products in the laneway. Get in touch with Michelle Senayah at 


Photos by Katrina Afonso