Clean Enough To Eat Off Of…! Gordon Sinclair Laneway

Gordon Sinclair Lane Sign
We’re happy to report that the Gordon Sinclair Laneway Clean Up that took place on June 8th was a great success. Gordon Sinclair lane runs east to west between and parallel to Geneva and Carlton, from Spruce Court Public School to Riverdale Park.

More than 20 volunteers from Carlton St. and Geneva St., plus some board members of the Residents Association, spent 3 hours raking, sweeping, weeding and shovelling. Wheelbarrows full of dirt and leaves were removed and over 60 bags of yard waste were carted off to neighbours houses to await pickup by the City. The laneway looks much lighter and tidier. Some residents took advantage of our offer to provide number plates for their fences which will make recognition by emergency services easier from the laneway.

Why focus on cleaning laneways?
– Overgrown brush and vegetation can obscure light (street lights, resident owned lights) sightlines and create hiding places
– Using the laneway to store construction materials, furniture, garbage, and other debris makes it easier for someone to climb over a fence to access your yard or home
– Broken window syndrome – an area that looks neglected encourages others to discard garbage or use the space for unsavory activity
– Ample lighting, sturdy fences with locked gates,  coupled with clean and clutter-free spaces reduces crimes of opportunity
– Obvious display of house numbers on fences, gates and garages assists emergency responders (police, fire, ambulance) when necessary

Read more about the Gordon Sinclair Laneway clean up specifically

…and here are a few pictures from the day!

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This is a long laneway...
This is a long laneway…
Fortunately there's no limit on yard waste bags when you put them out for collection...
Fortunately there’s no limit on yard waste bags when you put them out for collection…
Fortunately the day was a bit overcast, and more importantly ...dry!
Fortunately the day was a bit overcast, and more importantly …dry!

4 replies on “Clean Enough To Eat Off Of…! Gordon Sinclair Laneway”

Well thank you…! Thank you very much! It was a fun day with a great group of residents from Geneva and Carlton plus some very dedicated board members!

As residents on Geneva Avenue, I would like to thank all the hard work everyone put in to cleaning the lane way. It looks fabulous!! We didn’t recognize it when we arrived home from out of town…

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