One of the issues that has been raised repeatedly during BNA meetings and was documented in the Beasley Neighborhood Plan is the neglected state of our alleys. A pilot project has been started to convert, in a collaborative integrative and sustainable manner, neglected neighbourhood alleys, as safe, attractive, usable social spaces. The pilot project will focus on the alley that runs north-south between Elgin and Mary Streets. Students from McMaster University's Experiential Learning Program are helping research the social impacts of the alley between Elgin and Mary Streets to better integrate it back into the Fabric of the neighborhood. Additionally the BNA will be working with the Corktown Neighbourhood on developing an urban trail from the Corktown rail trail to the Bay using a network of alleys.