The SOUTH DUMFRIES HISTORICAL SOCIETY
STARTING at the ST. GEORGE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
(36 MAIN STREET SOUTH)
2:30 PM START – FREE ADMISSION – ALL WELCOME
What is a Jane’s Walk?
Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps 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 it’s 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. 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
Also consider the first BRANTFORD JANE’S WALK
SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 2010
Starting at St. Jude’s Anglican Church,
A National Historic Site of Canada,
at the Corner of Peel and Dalhousie Street
EXPLORING PART OF THE “EAST WARD” AROUND ALEXANDRA PARK
3:00 PM START – FREE ADMISSION – ALL WELCOME!