Toronto Laneways /// Portfolio: Cartography, Urban Planning

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This map shows the laneways of Toronto against a dark background, modeled after some of the other laneway maps showing up in Toronto right now. Taking the idea further, I calculated the network of streets that connect to laneways to visualize the accessibility of laneways to the city.

The first map shows just the laneways, while the second shows the laneway connected to their nearest part of the street network. The network fades to dark as it spreads away from the laneway.

While the overwhelming majority of laneways are downtown, small oases pop out of some of the most obscure locations throughout the city. Try to find your own place in the larger-scale maps below.

(Map 1. Laneways of Toronto)

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(Map 2. Laneways with connecting roads)

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