Toronto Lane was renamed on Oct. 30 in honour of Canadian playwright Sky Gilbert.
Gilbert has written and produced over 40 plays. He has also written several novels and books of poetry. His work centres on sexuality and gender.
Gilbert was joined by Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam, members of the LGBTQ community, and Gilbert’s friends and family at the noon-hour event.
Gilbert said he is grateful for the acknowledgment and sees it as significant.
“It’s very important that governments and institutions can recognize marginalized people,” Gilbert said. “I am someone that is marginal. I am marginal until the day I die.”
Sky Gilbert Lane is located behind the Buddies in Bad Times theatre, which Gilbert co-founded. The theatre is known for its distinct queer aesthetics and its pro-sexual and anti-establishment production.