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.
Lane sign photo taken December 2020
The Al Green Sculpture park supposedly includes 18 statues and is located on Davisville Avenue, as well as in the immediate vicinity. It was founded by the entrepreneur (and later sculptor) Abraham "Al" Green, a project developer in Toronto, who was responsible for building the many apartment buildings on Davisville. His company was co-responsible for the choice of images produced by some sculptors for the district.