To add more great events to an already busy weekend, 2 Jane’s Walks will be hosted in Hamilton.
What’s a Jane’s Walk?
Let me quote liberally from the Jane’s Walk website:
Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since it’s inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in twelve North American cities: Toronto, New York, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Guelph, Charlottetown, Thornbury, and Salt Lake City. More partner cities and towns are being added in 2009 including Montreal, Regina, Boston, Chicago and New Orleans.
Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.
Hamilton Area walks are:
Jane’s Walk of Westdale with Councillor Brian McHattie
Saturday, May 2, 2009 @ 11:00am
Meeting Place: Westdale Library, 955 King Street West, Hamilton.
Jane’s Walk on James North with Charlie Mattina
Sunday, May 3, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Meeting Place: Mixed Media, 154 James North (at Cannon)