We have two great Kick-off activities the weekend before Jane`s Walk 2017 in partnership with the Bytowne Cinema!
Événement Bilingue! / Bilingual event francais
Saturday, April 29: Jane's Talk
with Celebrated Ottawa Heritage Architect Barry Padolsky following the 4:20 pm screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. Note: Barry Padolsky will also be leading a walk on Ottawa's Byward Market on Sat., May 6.
Sunday, April 30: Kick-off Walk
Rideau: Redefining Ottawa’s Main Street. led by Councillor Mathieu Fleury. The walk starts at 4:00 pm at Ogilvy Square, the new pedestrian area at the corner of Rideau & Nicholas Sts. We'll read the Mayor's Proclamation of Jane Jacobs Day before starting the walk. The walk will end at the Bytowne in time for the Sunday screening of Citizen Jane at 6:30. Details.
Lots of walks are already posted, with more to come. List of walks, click here.
It's not too late to register a walk for Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau for this year. Submit a walk.
For more information on Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, see
See the Bytowne April calendar for dates and times.
The Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau organizers will be at the theatre to share information on this year's walks. See you there!
There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city. People make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans. — Jane Jacobs, "Downtown is for People", The Exploding Metropolis, 1957.
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.
"Une ville, c'est plus que des pierres, des rues, des édifices. C'est des gens qu'on aime et la vie qu'on y mène.
[A city is more than stones, streets, buildings. It's the people we love and the life we lead there.]"
— Christian Larsen, Le Droit, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau would not be possible without the support of many organizations and individuals. Our sponsors and partners include: