Name: Jane Scharf
Date: May 05, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Start: Shepherds of Good Hope (133 Murray St., NW corner of Murray & King Edward)
End: Under the Terry Fox Bridge (Rideau & Sussex)
Area: Byward Market
Distance: 1.5 km

The route follows city sidewalks.

Places of Significance to Homeless People



Photo:  Homeless people's walk, Jane's Walk 2008.

The Byward Market area is important to homeless people because two major organizations that care for them are located here. This walk will begin at The Shepherds of Good Hope, where we will talk to Derrick Spears, a peer group facilitator with the CMHA.   Then we will continue on to  Centre 454, the Salvation Army, and visit several other places of significance to Homeless People.  Along the way we will hear from street artist Stewart Poulin and see some of his work, and we will end up at the pedestrian underpass at the Terry Fox Bridge. 


Beginning at Murray & King Edward, we will walk up Cumberland to George Street, then continue on to Rideau & Cumberland, and finally right on Rideau St. and along to the pedestrian underpass (Terry Fox Bridge) in front of the Rideau Centre.


Jane Scharf was part of the political process that brought improvements to the way the City of Ottawa interacts with homeless people.