Light Up the Laneways is a demonstration project that will set a precedent for the privately-led planning and implementation of laneway lighting in Toronto.

The project brings together local stakeholders - the Ossington BIA, Bloordale BIA, Ossington Community Association and Bloordale Community Improvement Association - in a Toronto city-building first that will transform two pilot project sites in the two neighbourhoods into beautiful, illuminated pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly spaces filled with murals, greening and community life for neighbours to enjoy day and night.

News and Next Steps

We’ve reached our initial funding goal of $30,000! Which means that we’re moving full steam ahead with the community consultation, planning, design and engineering portions of the project. We’re now working to secure the final $70,000 in funding to enable us to purchase and install the new lighting fixtures and solar arrays, street art murals, and planters filled with native and locally-adapted vegetation.

Thanks to City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture, Meridian Credit Union and countless Bloordale and Ossington businesses and residents for helping us to reach our initial funding goal. Thanks as well to Tymat Solutions for donating a solar array and lighting fixtures to spur the project’s implementation.

If you’d like to help make #LightUptheLaneways a reality in Toronto's west end, please donate here, or email us at to request a comprehensive sponsorship package.