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These Toronto laneways are getting lit up this summer

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Ainsley Smith Jun 08, 2018 6:31 am 286

Currently, in Toronto, laneways are only designed for vehicles and lack the proper lighting for pedestrians and cyclists.

But that’s about to change because of Light Up the Laneways, a new demonstration project that will bring pedestrian-friendly laneway lighting to Toronto.

The project will add shielded LED lighting fixtures to supplement the existing vehicular-focused lighting in two demonstration laneways in Ossington and Bloordale, already heavily used by pedestrians.

Supported by local BIAs, CAs, Councillors, Toronto Hydro, and the leadership of relevant City divisions, the new LED lighting fixtures will transform the laneways into safe, vibrant and appealing public places.

But in order to make this all happen, the public is invited to attend a visioning workshop and fundraiser for the project at the Ossington site on July 5. A Bloordale workshop will be happening in August.

Attendees can enjoy food, drinks, music, mural paintings, idea boards, and laneway walks plus, they’ll get to help identify where we should be placing the new light fixtures.

While the visioning workshop is free to attend, donations are greatly appreciated.

Light Up the Laneway

When: July 5
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 
6 Ossington Avenue (rear)
Price: By donation

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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