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What's On: Re-imagining laneways and more...

While Toronto's main streets are full of life, its laneways often lie unused. A project with a mandate to fill up the laneways with activity is one of the events worth checking out this weekend:

Bloordale Laneway Crawl
Set 27 (2 to 6 PM)
Various Locations

Toronto has more than 2400 laneways, most of them lying empty and often in bad shape. The Laneway Project wants to reimagine these spaces and has organized a laneway crawl this weekend. The laneways of Bloordale will be filled with art, music, dance, and even a dental check-up for kids.

For more information, check out the The Laneway Project website.

Homegrown Park Crawl
Sept 27 (12 to 6 PM)
Starting Point: Trinity Bellwoods Park

This event celebrates "amazing green spaces along Toronto's former Garrison Creek." You can travel upstream from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Christie Pits by foot or bike, and partake in the many activities at the four parks in between. Proceeds from the event go to the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project.

For more information, check out the Homegrown Park Crawl website.

Word on the Street
Sept 27
Harbourfront Centre

The word on the street is that this city loves books and other literary activities. A range of authors -- from fiction, non-fiction, children's books -- will take to the stage to talk about their stories and craft.

For more information, check out the Word on the Street website.

Sept 25 to Sept 27
Nathan Phillips Square

This international design competition reinterprets the traditional Sukkah, a temporary structure built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The event benefits the cause of affordable housing.

For more information, check out the Sukkahville website.

In Concert: Marlon James
Sept 25
Roundhouse Park (255 Bremner Blvd.)

Toronto singer Marlon James performs as part of the Steamwhistle Brewery's Unsigned Series.

For more on Marlon James, visit his Facebook page.

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