Jane’s Walk is one of those best-ideas-since-Peanut-Butter events. Very simply people go for a walk on the weekend of May 1-2 in 25 cities in the US or 35 cities in Canada or 2 cities [so far] in Europe. Yes, a walk – a free guided tour telling the history of an urban area including geography, architecture, peoples, businesses coming and going and all sorts of facts about a neighborhood. The walks typically last a half more than an hour. Here is one:
Jane’s Walks, like “eh”, are a gift from Canada and Jane Jacobs to the World. These walks are about seeing things from the inside out. I personally take curiosity, camera and civility along and have a great time. Here are a few images from a Jane’s Walk in downtown Toronto near the Grange.
The Spring colors were out in full force
I discovered precious cargo – a great vinyl record shop
The Spring flowers inspired new Color Weavings
In short, a Jane Walk always brings a surprise or two, an insight or two about what matters, and a new friend or two. Who could ask for more?