The (Lane)way Forward

November 30, 2016  | 7 - 10PM

The Great Hall | 1087 Queen St. W

Join us for an evening of art, entertainment and lively discussion, exploring the potential of Toronto’s laneways.   

The third annual Laneway Summit and Exhibit will bring together designers, planners, artists, decision-makers and laneway lovers from across the city to imagine ways of unlocking the potential of these overlooked public spaces.


Moderated by Annabel Vaughan of publicLAB and ERA Architects, five panelists will discuss:

  • Opportunities and challenges to improving Toronto’s laneways
  • What needs to change to realize the potential of our laneways
  • Who and what we need to create a stronger laneway movement in Toronto


  • Jake Tobin Garrett, Manager, Policy and Research, Park People
  • Jessica Myers, Executive Director, Junction BIA
  • Jonathan Morrice, Community Safety & Social Media Officer, 55 Division, Toronto Police Service
  • Mark van Elsberg, Project Manager, Pedestrian Projects, Public Realm Section, Transportation Services, City of Toronto
  • Monica Wickeler, Laneway Mural Artist

EXHIBIT & reception

After the panel, stick around for music, great food, mingling and an exhibit of laneway-inspired art and installations:

  • (Lane)way Forward Photo Contest finalists 
  • The LaneWAY - Laneway Futures TO
  • Project Human - Laneway Crawlers
  • Inverted Valleys - Mark Francis
  • Street Art Adult Colouring Book - Adrian Hayles
  • Every Laneway: An Ongoing Documentation - Owen McCabe
  • Laneways of the World VR - The Laneway Project


Plus, enter to win one of these great prizes:

  • $200 gift certificate from The Drake
  • $100 gift pack from Fresh Restaurant
  • $200 prize pack from SPiN Toronto
  • Gift pack from Lake of Bays Brewing
  • Cycling-inspired art by Yvonne Bambrick
  • Artsy tote bag from Andreevm Designs
  • Gift certificate from Blue Goose Meats


Thank you to all our amazing sponsors:

Event Sponsors


Food Sponsor

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