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Jane’s Walk in Walkerville

“During the very successful “Jane’s Walk” held Saturday morning in Windsor, I overheard one man say “I’ve never had so much hope…” and I thought you should hear it too… Apparently, he has never felt so much hope for the future of our city as he did when he saw so many engaged and concerned citizens participating in the walk, discussing the numerous possibilities Walkerville has and envisioning it’s glowing future.”Chris H.

On a beautiful Saturday, May 2, 2009, Chris Holt, Andrew Foot, and I lead a Jane’s Walk through the Walkerville neighbourhood of Windsor, Ontario.

A Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours. Free walking tours held on the first weekend of May each year are 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. Since its inception in Toronto in 2007, Jane’s Walk has expanded rapidly. In May of 2009, 424 walks were held in 68 cities in nine countries.

photo by Owen Wolter

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