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Jane's Walk weekend is bursting with walking tours! Our schedule is final, and offers 62 different walks along with the Apres Jane drop-in party at the NAC.

You can view the list of walks and the interactive map on our Schedule Page.   The timeline schedule is available for download here. 

Jane's Walk on CBC Ottawa

Ottawa Morning:   Interview with James Chan on his walk on Pseudo-public Spaces 
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All in a Day :    Interview with Brenda Bush on her walk about navigating Ottawa as a blind person
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In Town and Out:   listen tomorrow morning to hear more about Jane's Walk   
              6:00 am — 9:00 am, Radio One 91.5 FM

'Jane's Mob' was a winner!  

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Jane's Mob was large, but well-behaved, makng Thursday's kick-off event in Hintonburg a great success. We counted more than 150 people attending.  A big 'thank you' to all our speakers. our photographer, and other volunteers!  To all who came out, thanks for your interest and support.  Congratulations to our Scavenger Hunt winners!  s well, thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated food, prizes, and gifts toward making this event a success, including Awesome Ottawa,  the Wellington West BIA, Councilor Nussbaum's office, Panago Pizza, Bridgehead, Metro Carleton Ave., Cocoa Camino, Brew Donkey, the Hintonburg Public House, Street Art Miniatures, Synapcity, and everyone who donated at the event. 

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Jw Uptown Rideau Walking Near Nelson 2017
Photo: Uptown Rideau Walk, near Nelson, 2017


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.


Montreal Rd Treasures At The Bia 2016

Photo:  Montreal Road Treasures Walk, 2016.

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: