The Bloordale Laneway Crawl will fill the Bloordale neighbourhood’s back spaces with art, games and greening.

The Laneway Crawl

Sunday, September 27, 2pm – 6pm
Start at Laneway north of Bloor and Brock


The Bloordale Laneway Crawl has three components:
1.    Fun, participative, pop-up activities on the properties beside the laneways (things like art workshops, music jams, pickup sports and more)
2.    A garage mural program, in partnership with the STEPS Initiative, that will see artists painting beautiful murals on up to 8 garage doors
3.    A laneway route that connects it all together

We are very excited to announce a collaboration with Toronto School of art and JR Artist‘s Inside Out Project which will be happening simultaneously – just across the street.  JR, a world renowned street artist, will be taking + wheat pasting his famous portraits onto the community tennis court.  The event will take place from 10-6pm, at the south-west corner of Bloor and Dufferin.

We have a growing list of activities to tempt you:

  • Inside Outproject with JR and the Toronto School of Art
  • Live garage mural painting with artists from the STEPS Initiative
  • Dance demonstrations and workshops with Walker Dance Studios
  • Paper mural painting and flower-making with recycled materials with the Andrew Cash campaign
  • Funk, disco and deep house music with the Jay City Gritty Committee
  • Soundscape music with Matt Maaskant
  • Laneway texture rubbings and collage-making with Shape My City
  • Live mural painting and an artist talk with Richard Mongiat
  • Sandwiches and other cafe bites with Haven North
  • Food truck (TBD) at 615 Brock
  • All-ages drum circle with Ripple Rhythm
  • Laneway info zone and soccer challenges with The Laneway Project
  • Dental cavity checks with  Christine Magalhaes
  • Pay-What-You-Can haircuts with the Queen’s Shoppe
  • Face painting and treats for kids with Councillor Ana Bailão
  • Welcome to Bloordale station with Lianne Mauladin
  • Book swap with the Bloor Improvement Group
  • Face painting with Maggie Godoy
  • Kite-making with 18 Blocks
  • Folk music with Borders
  • Canning swap with Leah BoucherThe Laneway Project partners with the Bloordale BIA, the Bloor Improvement Group and the Bloordale CIA to transform Bloordale’s laneways into positive, safe and fun spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy! Contact Michelle Senayah at to find out more and to learn how to host or lead a participative, pop-up activity at the Crawl, and be a part of creating positive change in these underused neighbourhood spaces!