.........................(133 Murray St.)
....................... (Rideau & Sussex)
The route follows city sidewalks.
This walk will introduce and discuss several institutions and locations that are significant to homeless persons in Ottawa. Where possible, the presentation will be given by homeless persons.
The Byward Market area is important to homeless people because two major organizations that care for them are located here. The walk will begin at The Shepherds of Good Hope. We will also pass by the Salvation Army, The Bridge, and several other places that are important to the care and experience of Homeless People in our city. 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, which also has a special significance.
Beginning at Murray & King Edward, we will walk over to Cumberland, then south to George Street. From there we will take the walkway to Rideau, and finally right on Rideau St. and along to the pedestrian underpass (Terry Fox Bridge) in front of the Rideau Centre.
Jane Scharf was homeless in her teens, and has been an advocate for homeless people for most of her life. Jane led a number of successful protests between 2003 and 2006 regarding the treatment of homeless people. These protests led to improvements to the way the City of Ottawa interacts with homeless people and the way services are provided.