Monday, 21 October 2019

Laneway Design Packages

It has been a while since I provided a Love Your Laneways update, so here it is! A number of downtown businesses have been through the Inventory and Analysis process (much quicker and simpler to do than it sounds 😉) and based on those conversations, design wizard Martin prepares a set of drawings! Businesses are free to use as much or as little of the design proposal as they wish. 

First up, Midland Fish and Chips. Here's the current laneway view: 

And one of the design drawings with some fun, easy to add improvements: 

There's a nice play on the nautical theme as well as some outdoor seating for customers. Much of the design incorporates existing elements of the restaurant's laneway look.

Here is the laneway view of Sheps

Adding some branding, fun pavement treatment and planters could lead to something like this! 

One more to share today - here is the current laneway entrance to Panache Spa and Hair Salon

An elegant awning, some wall art, and more plantings reflect the salon's vibe - and the entrance becomes accessible, as well! 

It will be exciting to watch so many downtown businesses beautify their laneway access! 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Saturday's Marche de Nuit

Saturday September 28th, the Town of Midland held its first ever Marché de Nuit, or Night Market! From 1 pm to 9 pm, the event was well attended, especially when when the sun decided to make an appearance. Love Your Laneways Action Committee was there with an information booth! The booth was staffed by project coordinator Burke Penny, councillor Jonathan Main, and LYLAC reporter Lois Laneway. ;)  

LYLAC getting set up for the afternoon and evening ahead. 

One of the information panels, as well as a display sign
thanking our many supporters! 

Participation in the Marché de Nuit was steady throughout the day,
and many people stopped by to find out more about the laneway rejuvenation.

Questions and conversation continued into the evening! 

Monday, 23 September 2019

Marche de Nuit

I hope you're planning to come to a fun new Town of Midland event, Marche de Nuit/Night Market! The Love Your Laneways Action Committee will have a display, and I hope you will come visit! Find out more about the Love Your Laneways project, and have any questions you might have answered. The event takes place this Saturday, September 28th, from 1 pm to 9pm. Lots of fun activities to enjoy! 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Oasis Home and Gift

Laura of Oasis Home and Gift has received her design package from Love Your Laneways! 

Laura's design package includes plans for a new and larger sign! Another business getting ready to welcome customers next summer during the King Street Big Dig. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Tiny Gems is Getting Ready

Alan and Carolyn of Tiny Gems have received their design package from Love Your Laneways and are already getting quotes for having their laneway entrance improvements done!

Thursday, 5 September 2019

More Laneway Designs

The Love Your Laneways Action Committee delivered another set of design drawings and recommendations recently, this time to Sue at The Elegant Gourmet, and they were well received! 

Several businesses have already completed the Inventory and Analysis part of the process for improving their laneway entrances, and will receive their design package in the coming days. If you are looking to upgrade your business access before the Big Dig next year... what are you waiting for?