Jane’s Walks ready to tour East End

Jane’s Walk, the annual weekend-long spring event honouring the legacy of community builder and urban activist Jane Jacobs, will take place May 1-3. Jane’s Walk is a collection of neighbourhood walking tours led by local residents who are passionate about the places they call home. Jacobs, who died in 2006, was a staunch believer in […]

Discovery afoot with Jane’s Walks

The Jane’s Walk festival is set to take to the streets, laneways and urban trails of Toronto on the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4. The walks are free, locally-led tours that organizers call “walking conversations.” The event pays homage to the late Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who encouraged residents to become involved […]

Jane’s Walk highlights Wood’s oaks

Art Wood was leafing through his Saturday paper in the dappled shade of his back deck last week when his arborist, city councillor and 40 tree enthusiasts clambered out of the Glen Stewart ravine and into his yard to see his magnificent oaks. Built in 1931 in a way that preserved the trees on site, […]

Jane’s Walks to cover greater Beach area

Jane’s Walks grow in popularity every year, and this year there are a number of events in the East End to choose from for those interested in history, infrastructure or urban issues in general. The annual event pays tribute to Jane Jacobs’ urbanist ideas and spirit. Saturday, May 4 kicks off with The Other Danforth: […]

Join Jane’s Walks May 7 and 8

Celebrate the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs by joining one of the many Jane’s Walks being held in the East End on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Jacobs was a firm believer in the importance of neighbourhoods and she encouraged local residents to take part in the planning and development of their […]