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Jane's Walk 2015

Jane's Walk starts with Jane's Talk, Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 pm.  Details below.

The Weekend:   Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3

Jane's Walk Ottawa has sixty walks to choose from this weekend.  Check the schedule to see what's on offer.  You can take a day-trip to Burritt's Rapids to learn about the southern-most tip of Ottawa, or head to Vanier, Gatineau, Kanata, or Saturn's moon Hyperion (ok, that last one is just in simulation).   

Jane's Walk is a global event, with walks in over 160 cities.  To find out what's happening across Canada and around the world, check out the Global Walk blog here.

We are still looking for marshals for individual walks.  If you'll be attending a walk anyway, why not be a marshal for that walk?  (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.

Light refreshments will be served, prepared by The Table Restaurant and Bridgehead.

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: