presented by the South Dumfries Historical Society

Meet at the St. George Museum & Archives
36 Main Street South
St. George
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Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

A free walking tour of St. George, dedicated to the memory of Jane Jacobs, author of Life and Death of Great American Cities and an advocate for strong communities.

The South Dumfries Historical Society will be presenting the third Jane’s Walk of St. George on Sunday, May 8th, 2011, at 3:00 pm.

Starting at the St. George Museum & Archives (36 Main Street South,) the walk will explore the past, present and possible futures of the community.

What is a Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walks are a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.

Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in many North American cities: Toronto, New York, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Guelph, Charlottetown, Thornbury, and Salt Lake City.

More partner cities and towns were added in 2009, including Montreal, Regina, Boston, Chicago, Hamilton, New Orleans, and St. George.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning.

Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.

All Jane’s Walk tours are given and taken for free.

The St. George walk should last approx. 60 – 75 minutes.

These walks are led by anyone who has an interest in the neighbourhoods where they live, work or hang out. They are not always about architecture and heritage, and offer a more personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues faced by the residents.

Jane Jacobs believed strongly that local residents understood best how their neighbourhood works, and what is needed to strengthen and improve them.

Jane’s Walks are meant to be fun, engaged and participatory – everyone’s got a story and they’re usually keen to share it

Visit the Jane’s Walk website at www.janeswalk.net for more information (our walk is listed under “Brant County”).


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