Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tuesday Treasures

 Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

Travel Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
My Corner of the World
Timeless Thursdays is hosted by Stevenson Que

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.

"Bistro Lane" 

There have been several Bistros over the past four decades (Bistro 990, Segovia to name a few) located within this area. They are now closed and several condos reside in their original locations.


  1. Here a lane is not an alley or as you call it, a laneway. I learn something every time I visit you, Jackie. So nice to see this Bistro lane is real.

  2. ...just 10%, that's interesting. The term laneway is not used here, but there are lots of back alleys. Thanks Jackie for coming to the party, keep exploring.

  3. Not sure if we have any lane or not. I live on a road.
    Stay Safe and Coffee is on

  4. The term laneway is not used here either.

    Fascinating post, Jackie!

  5. A lane is something different here, a short road or driveway. An alley here is known as the space between buildings.

  6. As usual, I learned a few interesting things about Toronto. :) Thanks!

  7. Aw, it's a shame there are no bistros around :( I really enjoy your Lanes!

    What a fantastic addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  8. Thanks for sharing your fun series of lanes with us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/11/sleepy-head.html

  9. Love the name of this lane dear Jackie! Makes me wanna order a drink and a tasty pasta!


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