Friday, April 29, 2016 – Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours that put people in touch with their environment. Since 2007, this international free walking festival seeks to better acquaint people with their neighbourhoods and each other and highlight personal accounts of how people use public spaces. On Friday May 6-Sunday May 8, over 1000 walking tours will take place across 6 continents, 36 countries, and in approximately 200 communities. This year, Sault Ste. Marie will host its inaugural series of Jane’s Walks.
Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents at a time when scale models and grand visions of the future removed designers from the experience of the city by foot. The walks help bring people together into strong and resourceful communities, cultivating belonging and encouraging civic leadership.
Do you have an idea for a fun, informative way of looking at a Sault Ste. Marie neighbourhood? Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a walk. There are four Jane’s Walks currently scheduled for the weekend, and will proceed rain or shine:
Back Lanes of Downtown Westside
Friday, May 6, 6pm
Meet at – Downtown Transit Terminal
Our Transformed Waterfront
Saturday, May 7, 2pm
Meet at – Canadian Bushplane Museum Parking Lot
Public Sculpture and Historic Architecture of Downtown Sault Ste. Marie
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday May 8 at 4pm
Meet at – ‘Hole in the Sky’ by Andrew Dutkewych
(Big Table sculpture, corner of East Street and Bay Street, Clergue Park)
For more information, visit the Jane’s Walk Sault Ste. Marie Facebook page, or http://janeswalk.org/canada/sault-ste-marie/