Happy Birthday, Jane Jacobs! The urban activist and local hero would have turned 100 today. This incredible woman changed the way people think about the cities they live in, encouraging urban dwellers to embrace the beautiful chaos of it all.
Each year, cities across the world participate in Jane's Walk, locally organized walking tours where people get together to explore and celebrate their neighbourhoods.
Below, a list of our favourite Jane's walks happening in Toronto this month:
Jane Jacobs' 100 Birthday Jane's Walk!
Because there's no better way to celebrate!
Kensington Market as Cultural Landscape
Because tourists and locals alike love this piece of boho heaven. Learn about this neighbourhood's history, and how the market exists in the cultural imagination.
Introduction to Rouge National Public Park
A soon to be National Park right in our own Toronto backyard?! Yes please.
Queer and Fabulous!
Learn about the history and talk about the future of Toronto's lgbtq community!
Take a Walk on the Sunnyside
Did you know Toronto had an amusement park not unlike Coney Island? Find out what happened on this walk down memory lane.
The Beltline and Beyond: The Midtown Trail Loop
Hop on your bicycle and explore this 16km trail!
The Scarborough Bluffs
Discover the beauty of this Toronto gem!
Dundas West, The Real Deal: Glaciers and Beyond
Because we're biased about our favourite neighbourhood in all of Toronto
Check out the Jane's Walk website for information about all the incredible walks you can take part in not only in Toronto but world wide!