Jane’s Walk Across Canada This Weekend

Join the next global Jane’s Walk festival on May 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now.  Anyone can lead a walk — because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

Click here to find a Jane’s Walk in your city.

3 responses to “Jane’s Walk Across Canada This Weekend”

  1. Ciel says:

    Rain is owning this weekend (Southern Ontario) so ensure your gear holds up to the water!

  2. Christopher says:

    There is nothing in my community worth discussing or that is inspiring; regardless if it’s raining, snowing or sunshine.


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