The Laneway Project is working with local businesses, residents, non-profits and municipal partners on a number of laneway projects around Toronto.
Ramsden Park Road
The Laneway Project is working with local residents and business owners to develop a master plan for the in order to communicate their vision for its future and will catalyse the transformation of Ramsden Park Road into a space to be proud of.
Harbord Village Laneway Greening
The Laneway Project is working with the Harbord Village Residents' Association and the David Suzuki Foundation to green Croft Street, using hardy vegetation and space-efficient greening measures like vines and planters.
Laneway Puncture Demonstration Project
The Laneway Project is working with an interdisciplinary team on The Laneway Puncture Demonstration Project, which will replace the impermeable drainage channel in two west-end laneways with open-celled pavers, allowing storm water to percolate into the soil rather than flowing into the storm sewer system.
Demonstration Laneway Master Plans
In 2015, The Laneway Project undertook laneway improvement projects in partnership with two local communities. Our role was to work with community members to develop a vision for their laneway and then a plan for making that vision a reality. The resulting master plans provide a road map to guide the communities in improving these laneways. They also demonstrate the opportunities for laneway revitalization in Toronto, and serve as a model for other laneway improvement projects across the city. Funding for these projects was provided by the Government of Ontario through the Trillium Foundation. Click below to learn more and access the master plans.
Working with the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, local residents, businesses and property owners, The Laneway Project developed a master plan for Farquhars Lane near the St. Lawrence Market. The improvement of this laneway will be the first step of a larger effort to make the most of all of the laneways in this historic neighbourhood.
Ryerson University has brought together members of the local community, including the Downtown Yonge BIA and Covenant House, to reimagine O’Keefe Lane as a welcoming, safe and dynamic shared space. The Laneway Project helped this working group to develop a vision for their laneway and hold a competition to design its future.