Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday Treasures

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Lane names are my new obsession as I wander the city.

Laneways, also known as alleys, are narrow streets that add to the diversity of the overall public space network, supporting the fine grain character of a city. ... Laneways can work as a network for pedestrians to navigate the city and build an overall identity for the city center.

Just 10 per cent of Toronto's more than 3,000 public laneways have a name. Usually the titles recognize community figures, events or local traditions, but many are delightfully strange with brilliant backstories.

This is not just a lane with a street sign, it is an alley full of murals painted on the garages!

Alan Powell Lane 

Alan Powell was a University of Toronto professor, social activist and promoter of the arts in Canada.

There is another lane close by named for Arthur C. "Art" Eggleton, PC (born September 29, 1943) a retired Canadian Senator representing Ontario. He was the longest serving Mayor of Toronto, leading the city from 1980 to 1991. Eggleton has held several federal government posts, including President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Infrastructure from 1993 to 1996, Minister for International Trade from 1996 to 1997, and Minister of National Defense from 1997 to 2002.

This lane is also a living "art" gallery.


  1. Wow, there are some beauties you found there! We only have few lanes. And certainly not such beautiful ones!

  2. I love all the street or lane art. Gorgeous.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  3. These make for some amazing mosaics! WOW!

  4. I wish we had more street art here in our town!
    Thanks for sharing these at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/10/at-aquarium.html

  5. I have a very special place in my heart for murals. What a fabulous collection! Thanks so much for sharing this with Mosaic Monday!

  6. Jackie, these are all so colorful, I LOVE IT! I really like the bright neon mural, makes me so happy!


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