Splash En

       Like us on Facebook!

Registration now open:  Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau 2018

Jane's Walk for 2018 will take place on Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6.  Preparations are underway, and registration is now open.  You can submit a walk through our on-line registration page here or by completing and emailing us a registration form. 

              Download forms:   French    English

There are many ways to get involved with Jane's Walk.  We need volunteers to help with our kick-off event, as well as marshaling walks, postering, and more.  If you'd like to get involved, email us with your name, email address, telephone number, and how you would like to help out with Jane's Walk.                                 

Citizen Jane:  Battle for the City

Jane Film Poster

We're planning a screening of Citizen Jane at St. Paul's University in early April.  If you missed it at the Bytowne last year, here's a chance to see it.   Details coming soon.

White Space
Click to see Older Events . . . .

White Space


Janejacobs Withbooks Color

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.

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.

"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.


Jw2012 Apt613 Foodie 3

Apt613 walk in Hintonburg, 2012.

Thank you to all our supporters!

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