Toronto, ON

Jane Jacobs called Toronto home, and so do we. Here, in our city of many distinct neighbourhoods and diverse cultures, we keep her legacy alive by walking together.
This year, the Jane's Walk festival is on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd! Scroll down to see upcoming walks and check out the City Blog to see the many ways our Jane's Walk community interpret Toronto.

Ready? Go ahead, create a walk right now.

Want to volunteer for the Jane's Walk Festival? Our sign-up is open now.

Kate Watanabe

City Organizer

Jane’s Walks

Get out and walk! Explore, learn and share through a Jane’s Walk in Toronto, ON

Though it's still cold outside things are warming up at Jane's Walk Toronto! Join us this spring for a prelude to our May 1-3 festival weekend. Throughout March and April Jane's Walk will be hosting a Walkshop series. These walks, led by public figures, encourage Torontonians to lead walks of their own.

The first walk in the series happened March 10th. Jane's Walk's own Denise Pinto lead Annex Variety Hour: Secret alleys, Jane's abode, and the future of Honest Ed's

The second walk in our Walkshop series was on March 18th. Former mayor John Sewell walked and talked about Creating the Reform City Council in the 1970's.

On April 24th join Vital People Grant recipient Chris Penrose is the Executive Director at Success Beyond Limits Education Program (SBL), a collaborative, community-based organization that provides youth with holistic supports to complete their education and experience success in their lives.Stay tuned for more walks in this series.

 

Want to talk? You can find Jane's Walk at these upcoming events:

April 24, 2015: Walkshop: Chris Penrose

April 26, 2015: Councillor Joe Mihevc - Community Environment Day

April 28, 2015: Walk Leader Pecha Kucha Social


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Walks in Toronto, ON

Date Time Title Meeting Place
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Walking With Trains Bixi Bike Station, South side of Bremner Boulevard across from CN Tower
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Walking With Trains Bixi Bike Station, South side of Bremner Boulevard across from CN Tower
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM The Beltline and Beyond: The Midtown Trail Loop Ben Nobleman Parkette, The huge picnic table in the middle of the park.
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM The Beltline and Beyond: The Midtown Trail Loop Ben Nobleman Parkette, The huge picnic table in the middle of the park.
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM ArtWalk - ~15,000 square feet of art and history. See Toronto's Village of Murals! 2014 Winner of Heritage Toronto's Community Heritage Award Montgomery, Meet Jo in the parking lot of Montgomery's Inn. 11am on June 7th, 4709 Dundas St. W.
May 3, 2015 03:00 PM ArtWalk - ~15,000 square feet of art and history. See Toronto's Village of Murals! 2014 Winner of Heritage Toronto's Community Heritage Award Montgomery, Meet Jo in the parking lot of Montgomery's Inn. 11am on June 7th, 4709 Dundas St. W.
May 3, 2015 01:30 PM Landscape Archaeology of Garrison Creek Christie Pits, In the park, North side Bloor Street, west side of Christie.
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Downsview Park; it's more than just concerts! 70 Canuck Ave, Meet in the parking lot at 70 Canuck Ave. Pedestrians can access this area from Keele & Sheppard. Just follow the path to the building. By car, from the main entrance at Sheppard, go straight past the 3 way stop. Follow the road until it comes to an end. I'll be waiting for you.
May 3, 2015 03:30 PM Downsview Park; it's more than just concerts! 70 Canuck Ave, Meet in the parking lot at 70 Canuck Ave. Pedestrians can access this area from Keele & Sheppard. Just follow the path to the building. By car, from the main entrance at Sheppard, go straight past the 3 way stop. Follow the road until it comes to an end. I'll be waiting for you.
May 3, 2015 10:00 AM Three Centuries of Corktown Meeting Place, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM Walk as workout! Etienne Brulé park parking lot, Gather at the south end of the park path as it begins from the parking lot.
May 2, 2015 04:00 PM Walk as workout! Etienne Brulé park parking lot, Gather at the south end of the park path as it begins from the parking lot.
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM King and Spadina: One of The Two Kings The Roastery, 401 Richmond St. West. , This is the starting point - meet in the entrance of 401 Richmond St W.
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM A Sense of Spadina Walking Tour Kiever Synagogue, Please meet in front of the Synagogue.
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM A Poor People's History of East Downtown Toronto Meeting Place, 51 Division (Front St. and Parliament St.)
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM Hidden in Plain Sight on Dundas West In the beginning, Northeast corner of Queen & Ossington
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Anatomy of a Street Festival - Year 3 Lakeview & Dundas St.West, We are meeting at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Dundas Street West
May 3, 2015 10:30 AM The Scarborough Bluffs Birchmount Road and Kingston Road, South east corner
May 1, 2015 06:00 PM Toronto has a Main Street? Stanley G. Grizzle Park, Start of walk. West side of Main Street, across from the subway station.
May 3, 2015 04:00 PM Ashbridge's Neighbourhood - since 1793. Ashbridge's Bay skatepark, Northwest corner of Lakeshore and Coxwell
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM The Death and Life of Upper Midway 2301 Danforth Avenue, Wise Guys, Meeting place
May 2, 2015 02:00 PM Graffiti in Toronto HUG Tree, This is the meeting point for the tour.
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM Graffiti in Toronto HUG Tree, This is the meeting point for the tour.
May 2, 2015 01:30 PM Castle Frank Brook #1 Growing Life in a Watershed - Immersion, Community and Creativity St. Clair West subway station south side St. Clair Ave W, beginning
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Creative with Nature - Nordheimer Ravine St. Clair West Station, We'll meet here.
May 3, 2015 01:30 PM Castle Frank Brook #2 - Cedarvale Park -Sounds of Nature and Community Growing Heath street exit to St. Clair W subway station, Start of sound walk
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM Parks and Parkland - Midland Park unknown gem of the GTA
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM All the Libraries Toronto- well, some of them Lillian H. Smith Library, One of the most beloved library branches in Toronto, houses the Children's and Sci-Fi collection. Introduction to TPL and its history
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Farm the City Fresh City, Fresh City's Downsview Park farm.
May 1, 2015 06:00 PM Intriguing, industrial, Sterling Road, then and now...
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM Intriguing, industrial, Sterling Road, then and now...
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM From Riots to Respectability: The Irish experience in Toronto in the 1800s St Pauls Cathedral
May 2, 2015 01:30 PM Hidden Art at Exhibition Place (bring your dog) Princes' Gates, Starting point of walk.
May 3, 2015 01:30 PM Hidden Art at Exhibition Place (bring your dog) Princes' Gates, Starting point of walk.
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM A Walk Through Historic Guild Park: Where Art Meets Nature Tour Starts & Ends at flagpole at front of Guild Park, The outdoor walking tour takes about 90 minutes.
May 3, 2015 12:00 PM A New Archaeology for the Leslie Street Spit MEETING PLACE:, At Leslie St & Unwin Ave at the entry gates to the Leslie Street Spit.
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM Diamonds Aren't Forever Start: Erwin Krickhan Park, Meet at south end of Erwin Krickhahn Park. This is approximately where bridge will start.
May 2, 2015 11:30 AM Bloordale Jane's Walk: WALK HERE Dufferin Subway Station, Meeting Place: We will meet at the north west corner of Dufferin and Bloor, right outside the Dufferin subway station. The walk leader or a volunteer will be holding a flag.
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM denisons of mount dennis Carrying Place,
May 2, 2015 10:30 AM Milkman’s Run – Castle Frank to Evergreen Brick Works Start, Learn about name "Castle Frank"
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM ROMwalks - Queen's Park Queen's Park Legislative Building - meeting point, Meet by the statue of Queen Victoria - look for the purple umbrella
Jun 10, 2015 06:00 PM ROMwalks - Queen's Park Queen's Park Legislative Building - meeting point, Meet by the statue of Queen Victoria - look for the purple umbrella
Aug 2, 2015 02:00 PM ROMwalks - Queen's Park Queen's Park Legislative Building - meeting point, Meet by the statue of Queen Victoria - look for the purple umbrella
Sep 16, 2015 06:00 PM ROMwalks - Queen's Park Queen's Park Legislative Building - meeting point, Meet by the statue of Queen Victoria - look for the purple umbrella
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM East End Social Justice Walk with Councillor Fletcher Start
Apr 18, 2015 02:00 PM A walk with "Born to Walk" author Dan Rubinstein Ledbury Park, We will meet in Ledbury Park, in Dan's childhood neighbourhood.
May 1, 2015 02:00 PM East Danforth East - A Culinary Walking Tour Celena's Bakery/ Moberly Natural Foods, Cornish pasties organic produce
May 2, 2015 02:00 PM East Danforth East - A Culinary Walking Tour Celena's Bakery/ Moberly Natural Foods, Cornish pasties organic produce
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Wild Plant Medicine in Riverside Start Location, Meet us at Queen & Saulter Library 765 Queen St. E
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM Before the Bridge: Todmorden, Chester and the Danforth in the 1890s Start: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Meet your guide on the pedestrian brick road at Todmorden Mills - look for the rainbow umbrella. If you arrive early, feel free to drop in and browse the art in the Papermill Gallery! Parking and washrooms are available.
May 2, 2015 02:00 PM Building Bloor:Rosina Shopkeeper Project Christie Pits, South-west corner of Christie Pits, beside 796 Bloor St W
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM Keeping Bloor; Rosina Shopkeeper Project Christie Pits, South-west corner of Christie Pits, beside 796 Bloor St West
May 3, 2015 10:00 AM 21 Don Roadway: the former Unilever factory redevelopment 21 Don Roadway
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Cosmopolis Toronto: The World in One City
May 3, 2015 05:00 AM Dawn Chorus Walk Meeting Location, This is where we will meet. The walk will begin shortly after 5 am.
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM From Town to City: The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood in the 1800s
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Diversity in a Block Sherbourne Station, Meeting place
May 2, 2015 01:30 PM Getting to Know Mimico Creek
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Getting to Know Mimico Creek
May 3, 2015 01:30 PM Critical Eyes on the Street START: 273 Bloor St W, Meet at entrance to Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music)
May 2, 2015 10:30 AM Brunswick Avenue: From the 19th century to the 21st Start of the walk!, We will meet along with side of the Brunswick House, on Brunswick Avenue and Bloor St W.
May 3, 2015 10:30 AM Brunswick Avenue: From the 19th century to the 21st Start of the walk!, We will meet along with side of the Brunswick House, on Brunswick Avenue and Bloor St W.
Apr 15, 2015 06:00 PM Scarborough is in the loop! Scarborough Museum, Start here outside of the Scarborough Museum
May 3, 2015 10:00 AM Re-imagining Neighbourhoods! St Clair West Station, Meet at Heath St exit, street level - this is the starting point!
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Jenn's Walk - Culture and Art Shapes our City The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival, Fringe Club
May 2, 2015 09:00 AM Drills, Hills and Thrills: Cedarvale Fitness Walk Circuit Meeting Spot, Toronto first orchard, Ben Nobleman Park

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