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Jane's Walk 2015

Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3

Preparations are underway for Jane's Walk Ottawa 2015!  The on-line walk submission is open, and you will see some walks already listed on the schedule page, but there are many more to come.  We're also planning our traditional Jane's Talk event to kick things off.  

Poets Pathway 2014

Photo:  Participants in the Poets' Pathway walk, 2014.

If you would like to lead a walk, please submit your idea by clicking on 'Submit a Walk' at the left, and fill in the form.  If you would like to discuss your idea or you want to know more about leading a walk, email us (or see Contact Us in the left-hand menu).

The case for getting back on our feet: 
Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein

Author and journalist Dan Rubinstein's new book shares his musings and experiences about walking in different cities across North America.  His Ottawa book launch will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at the Fox and Feather Pub, 283 Elgin St., 7:00 pm.  For more information, see Dan's blog or the book page

Born To Walk Book

Jane's Walk Ottawa on FaceBook

If you're on Facebook, drop by the Jane's Walk Ottawa page. Check it out.

What is Jane's Walk?

Jane's Walk is a weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours led by locals who care passionately about where they live, work and play. Jane's Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.  more

"No one can find out what will work for our cities by looking at garden suburbs, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You've got to get out and walk.
— Jane Jacobs, "Downtown is for People", The Exploding Metropolis, 1957.

"I like walking because in cars you can't see very much and can't get a close look at things. When you walk, you can say 'stop' and then look."
— Jane's Walk participant S.B., age 6.


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Apt613 walk in Hintonburg, 2012.

Thank you to all our supporters!

Jane's Walk Ottawa would not be possible without the support of many organizations and individuals. Our sponsors and partners include: