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September Walks for 2015

We're offering two walking tours for September as part of different events in town.  We hope you will be able to join us for at least one of these fall walks. 

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On Saturday, Sept 12, 10 am:   
Jane's Walk is partnering with CCOC for a walk focusing on affordable housing in downtown Ottawa.   Meet at 10 am at 415 Gilmour, and pick one of three walks (1.5, 2.5, or 3 km).  Walks will start at 10:30 am sharp.  All will finish up at noon with tea and coffee at Beaver Barracks at Metcalfe and Catherine Sts.   Click here for details.  

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Photo:  Dennis Van S. leading his walk Necropolis Now! at Jane's Walk Ottawa 2015. 

On Saturday, Sept 26 (time TBD):  
Jane's Walk and Ottawa Architecture Week present a walk by Dennis Van Staaldinen looking at changes that Ottawa has gone through as a capital city, and how those have affected the local population. Details will be available soon. 

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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: