Thursday, February 12, 2009

Make a Jane's Walk Happen in the Junction: Lead a Tour

Third Annual Jane’s Walk in Toronto: Lead a Jane Jacobs Walking Tour May 2-3, 2009Tour Guide Invitation: Lead A Jane Jacobs Walking Tour:
Third Annual Jane’s Walk in Toronto: May 2 & 3, 2009

"Jane’s Walk is not a tourism initiative, it’s a chance to go deeper in neighbourhoods you don’t know, or want to know better."
Tips For Tour Guides
compiled by Jane Farrow with contributions from Tim Groves, Heather McLean and Leigh Thorpe

MAY 2 & 3 2009

Jane’s Walk is the street-level celebration of Jane Jacobs legacy. The Centre for City Ecology sponsors this event across North America which combines the simple act of walking with personal observations, urban history and local lore as a means of knitting people together into strong and resourceful communities. Over 6,000 people explored over 140 neighbourhoods across Canada during last year’s Jane’s Walk.

We are inviting you to lead a tour in an area where you live, work or play. It simply involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people you want to talk about, then walking participants through it – you decide what’s important. If you like, you could share the guiding duties with a few other resourceful friends or colleagues....

Jane’s Walk is an exceptional opportunity for Torontonians to discover their city – both places they think they know well and places they want to explore. We hope you’ll join us in offering an insider’s take on your city’s vibrant and fascinating neighbourhoods.

Jane Farrow, Executive Director, CCE & Jane’s Walk 416-642-5779

For more information, download the Tour Guide Invitation or the Partnership Outline document.

See a few photos of last year's Walk in the Junction's "West Bend"

Jane’s Walk in the Junction's West Bend with Duncan Farnan, May 3, 2008Jane’s Walk in the Toronto Junction's "West Bend" with Duncan Farnan, May 3, 2008"
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Jane’s Walk in the Junction's "West Bend"
By Hilary Bell, West Bend resident
May 16, 2008