The Centre for City Ecology celebrates the legacy of urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs with a series of over 60 free neighbourhood walking tours across Toronto on the weekend of May 3 and 4.
The second annual Jane’s Walk spans the range of Toronto’s vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, from Parkdale to East Scarborough, and the West Donlands to Jane/Finch. The tour guides leading the walks range from former mayors, community gardeners and high school students to urban planners, activists, artists and psycho-geographers. They’re a fun bunch of folks to take a stroll with, so lace up your sneakers and discover your city!
All walking tours are a go, rain or shine!
This year we have a special focus on Toronto’s inner suburbs – we invite you to delve into the burgeoning communities in North York, Scarborough and East York, guided by the people who loving living there. And if you want to stick to the core, there’s plenty of insider strolls to pick from, including Queen Street from End to End, a two day long ramble on this most walkable of boulevards led by passionate and engaging locals. Come hear and share opinions and stories about our city of neighbourhoods.
For a full listing of the tours and for more information about
Jane Jacobs’ life and work, visit www.janeswalk.net
Jane’s Walk is generously supported by City of Toronto, Toronto Community Foundation, Avana Capital, Urbanspace, Anonymous, TIDES Canada, Media Profile, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, the Hudsons Bay Company local history program and media sponsors CBC Radio One, CBC TV and the Toronto Star.