Jane's walks this weekend!
Jane’s Walks will be held on May 4 and 5 in almost every neighbourhood in Toronto, as well as in many other Canadian centres and countries around the world.Named to honour writer and civic activist Jane Jacobs, several Toronto walks feature Toronto Public Library branches, including:
- Layers of Leaside (Leaside Branch)
- Lawrence Park at 100+ (Locke Branch)
- A Tour of the International Market (Maria Shchuka Branch)
- Not a boring walk (Mount Dennis Branch)
- Making Riverside: a behind the scenes of Queen Street East (Queen/Saulter Branch)
- Birch Cliff: Scarborough Old and New (Taylor Memorial Branch)
- Layers of Thorncliffe Park (Thorncliffe Branch)
- Historical Walking Tour of Yorkville (Yorkville Branch)
Toronto’s Jane’s Walks are promoted thematically, and there are walks to suit a variety of interests: the history buff, the nature lover, the athlete, to name just a few. With so much to choose from, it will be difficult for me to decide which walks to take. Should I get a different perspective on the neighbourhoods that I know, or explore ones that are less familiar to me? Either way, I am bound to learn a lot, and, as a bonus, get out and enjoy what promises to be wonderful weather with a group of kindred spirits.For those who prefer a more sedentary approach to discover the city, check out our Toronto Neighbourhoods Map to easily locate hisroric maps, pictures, and other library resources.