Light Up the Laneways


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 will bring local stakeholders from the development, business, and community sectors together in a Toronto city-building first that will transform two demonstration sites in the Ossington and Bloordale neighbourhoods. It has the support of Councillor Bailão, Councillor Layton, the Ossington BIA, Bloordale BIA, Ossington Community Association, Bloordale Community Improvement Association, Toronto Hydro, and the City’s Economic Development, Community Planning and Transportation Services Divisions. 

But we need your help to make Light Up the Laneways a reality! We need to raise an initial $30,000 by July 15 2018 to conduct the project planning, design and engineering process in both communities; we will then implement Light Up the Laneways using different lighting fixtures based on the total amount of funding raised (totals below include the initial $30,000 amount):

·      $55,000 = wall-mounted solar LED porch lights;
·      $85,000 = wall-mounted hardwired LED sconces; 
·      $175,000 = pole-mounted programmable LED fixtures

We hope that that you'll help to #LightUptheLaneways in Toronto's west end!

About Us: The Laneway Project is a non-profit planning and placemaking firm focused on bringing laneways to life as complete public spaces - through demonstration projects, improved planning policies and public planning resources.