A recent initiative to name the many laneways that lace in, out and between our roadways presented our ward with a unique opportunity to celebrate and honour our geographical landscape and the array of personalities that have contributed in some way to the life and times of Ward 21.
A Laneway Naming Committee comprised of enthusiastic and active community members, was established with the purpose of reviewing nominations. After a review process, the Committee selected the most suitable submissions which were submitted to the City of Toronto’s Engineering and Construction Services Department. They in turn will review the proposed names and present them to Toronto East York Community Council and City Council for approval.
The first round for nominations was closed end of October 2014, however, please stay tuned as we will continue this project later in the year as well and will advise residents closer to the time as to when the 2nd round commences.
For background on the proposed names in Ward 21, please click on each name:
Engineering and Construction Services is looking for your support in this exciting project. If you live or run a business adjacent to one of these laneway locations, please submit your support to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31st, 2015. Kindly indicate in the Subject Line the proposed name of the laneway for which you are submitting support.
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