Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
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 LaneAlan Powell was a University of Toronto professor, social activist and promoter of the arts in Canada.