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Jane's Walk 2015

Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3

Jane's Walk Ottawa is coming together!  Most of our walks are now posted, and there are more to come.  It's not too late to register a walk, but if you'd like to get involved in a different way, we are looking for volunteers to marshal walks.  What's a marshal, you ask?  Find out here.

Jane's Talk 2015

Topic:       Ottawa’s new “Mature Neighbourhoods By-law”:
                  New directions for urban infill

Speaker:  Alain Miguelez, from the City of Ottawa Planning Dept.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm
at the NCC's Capital Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin Street, 5th Floor

Alain will present a non-technical discussion of the City's new approach to zoning for urban infill, which links zoning requirements to the character of the local street-scape. He will look at difficulties with urban infill in Ottawa over the last 15 years, the public engagement approach that was taken in finding a solution, and explain how Ottawa’s new by-law supports the pedestrian DNA of its old neighbourhoods.

We'll have coffee, tea, and munchies available.

Poets Pathway 2014

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

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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: