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NEWS: U of T’s unique laneway homes (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Sustainable design was key to plan to build these and more

The University of Toronto has invested heavily into energy efficient laneway houses as part of a pilot project — as seen here in a laneway just east of Huron St. near Robarts Library. MARY AN/GLEANER NEWS

By Mary An 

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CHATTER: U of T proposes laneway housing pilot on Huron Street (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: U of T proposes laneway housing pilot on Huron Street (Spring 2018)

The City of Toronto has received an application to build three residential buildings just west of Robarts Library on 366, 368, and 370 Huron St. The applicant would like to build one three-storey residential building facing Huron Street and two residential buildings on the laneway off Huron Street near Glen Morris Road.

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ON THE COVER (JANUARY 2017): Putting the city’s laneways to work

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JANUARY 2017): Putting the city’s laneways to work

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Two city councillors want to make Toronto’s laneways available for housing. bpNichol Lane — shown above — hosts a variety of uses including residences and Coach House Books.

 

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

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NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (JANUARY 2017): Laneway living

Should infill take precedence over upward building?

By Brian Burchell

With affordable housing at a premium in Toronto, two councillors are proposing to open up the city’s 2,400 laneways to infill development.

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Ossington laneway gets a mural makeover

August 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Despite the rain, roughly twenty artists came out to beautify the alley behind Ossington Avenue between Queen and Humbert streets. From Thursday Aug. 9 to Sunday Aug. 12, volunteers painted murals in the laneway, giving it a much-needed makeover.

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