|About Jane's Walk||
To honour author and urban activist Jane Jacobs, who died a year ago, Mayor David Miller announced in November 2006 that May 4 would officially be Jane Jacobs Day in Toronto.
Many of Jane’s peers, colleagues, friends and admirers have discussed how best to honour her legacy and have settled on the idea of “Jane’s Walk”, to reinforce her idea of walkable, dense, compact and diverse neighbourhoods as the hallmarks of a healthy city. These characteristics help knit together the people of a neighborhood into a strong and resourceful community.
The First Annual “Jane’s Walk” will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2007, in numerous locations throughout Toronto. Each walk will feature a tour guide who can speak knowledgably about the neighbourhood, and will highlight the people, places, and public spaces that make that particular community interesting and unique.
“Jane’s Walk” is an exceptional opportunity for Torontonians to discover the city; both places they think they know well, and places they want to explore.