We have expertise in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape design, communications, research, community engagement and public policy.
Michelle Senayah, HBAS MUDS LEED AP SEED | Co-Founder and Executive Director
Michelle is an urban designer and city-builder with degrees in architecture and urban design, specialized training in triple-bottom-line placemaking, and over a decade of experience in Toronto’s city-building sector . She brings a wealth of project management, community-centred planning and design experience to the team, as well as an intimate knowledge of the unique parameters and requirements of working in our smallest rights-of-way.
Ariana Cancelli, BA MPl | Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
Ariana is an urban planner and community engagement specialist who is focused on building healthy, sustainable and economically viable cities and communities. Her skills include urban planning, research, community and stakeholder engagement, facilitation and communications.
Cassandra Alves, BDes, MSc. Arch | Urban Designer
Cassandra is an urban designer and furniture maker whose interests are rooted in positive community development and sustainable urban design initiatives. Her master’s thesis focused on linking Toronto’s laneways into walkable and bike-able path systems to help promote diversified laneway development; she’s also worked with Lanescape, advocating for the introduction of laneway suite policies into the City of Toronto and with Victoria Taylor’s laneway puncture projects, supporting greener and more permeable laneways.
Katrina Afonso, BA | Digital Communications
Katrina is a digital communications professional with a passion for photography, government, and grassroots projects. Katrina is focused on implementing innovative technologies to bring new ideas to the local conversation, like using virtual reality to visit inspiring laneways from around the world.
Tricia Badal, HBSc. GIS & Geography | GIS Assistant
Tricia is a GIS specialist with a focus on public transportation systems and municipal government, and a passion for community-driven projects. Bringing her skills in research and analysis of geo-spatial data, she provides services utilizing mapping tools to manage infrastructure assets, demographic data and civic resources.
Board of Directors
Yvonne Bambrick, Executive Director of the Forest Hill Village BIA, Event Photographer, and Author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide
Jacquelyn Daley, Land-Use Planner, McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property & Planning Group
Andrew Peek, Managing Director, The Junction Company
Michelle Senayah, Co-Founder of The Laneway Project, Co-Founder & Programming Director of Open Streets TO, Principal at Senayah Design
Ariana Cancelli, Co-Founder of The Laneway Project and Urban Planner at Canadian Urban Institute