Not Far From The Tree & The Laneway Project Partner on Making Toronto’s Laneways Green!

Laneway Park-ing Volunteer Opportunity!

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important green spaces are in providing opportunities for Torontonians to connect with nature and each other. Parks are our most common green spaces, but public laneways also provide a hidden opportunity to introduce nature and community space near our homes, schools and shops. Not Far From The Tree and The LaneWay Project are partnering to improve two public laneways — an unnamed lane running south of Queen St E, from Logan Ave to Morse St, in Leslieville and Central Hospital Lane in the Garden District — by adding greenery and other details to the laneway edges of neighbouring properties, at the request of property owners and in collaboration with community members.

You can be a part of the transformation as a Laneway Park-ing Greening Volunteer and join us on Saturday, June 5 & 6th between 8:00AM – 4:30PM at Central Hospital Lane in the Garden District.

For more details, please visit the sign up page and note that all COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures will be in effect. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Sean Bergeron (, Project Manager/ Greening manager at The LaneWay Project. If you would like to connect around planning an edible garden, please reach out to Julia Girmenia (, Project Director at Not Far From The Tree. 

Not Far From The Tree is a project of MakeWay Charitable Society, a registered Canadian charity.

Further Reading

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