Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walk encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
CityPlace Discovery Walk: Living and Thinking Vertical
Join the CityPlace Residents Association (CPRA) for a Jane’s Walk through the CityPlace neighbourhood, and learn more about how the CPRA have actively led and curated community building events and activities that embrace living and thinking vertical in this multi-dwelling high density vertical neighbourhood.
We will explore Canoe Landing Park, Block 31, The Toronto Public Library Fort York Branch, Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Space (POPS), The Puente de Luz Pedestrian Bridge, and the Chinese Railway Workers Memorial.
(SW corner of Fort York and Spadina)
Walk Listings Page: https://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/toronto-walk-listings/
The walk is about 90 minutes long and will proceed rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes! The Walk will end at the Chinese Railway Workers Monument (Blue Jays Way and Navy Wharf Ct)
Photos from 2017 Janes Walk in CityPlace
Janes Walk 2011: Making CityPlace A Place
See Article: Welcome to the neighbourhood? Residents attempt community building at CityPlace https://gleanernews.ca/index.php/2011/09/01/welcome-to-the-neighbourhood/
Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by
getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their
neighbours. More than 170 free walking tours are being held across
Toronto this coming weekend. Each walk is led by locals who want to
create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the
places they live and work.
Making CityPlace a Place
Join Councillor Adam Vaughan for a Jane’s Walk through the CityPlace
The walk will explore the former railway lands’ past, present and
future as a home for residents and a destination for visitors. Hear
about plans for a new park, a public library, and a pedestrian bridge
to connect to the waterfront.
Date: Saturday May 7th
Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Meeting Place: In front of Sobeys, 22 Fort York Blvd
(NW corner of Fort York & Spadina)
Joining Councillor Vaughan on the walk will be local residents and
some of the partners that have been involved in the creation of this
emerging community in the downtown core.
The walk is about two and a half hours long and will proceed rain or
shine, so please dress appropriately! Comfortable walking shoes and
water are suggested.