Janes Walks are free, community organized neighbourhood tours, volunteer led by the people who live there.
Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
Named after American born community activist Jane Jacobs who moved to Toronto in the 60s. She revolutionized thinking about what it means to live in a city.
The Weston Historical Society has organized several Janes Walks over the past few years and they are offering another on Saturday May 5th at 10:00am.
A River Runs Through It – And So Much More
Led by Cherri Hurst and Mary Louise Ashbourne, Weston Historical Society
10 – 11:30 am | Meet at St. John the Evangelist School at 49 George Street, Weston.
Showcasing Weston’s history but informing participants of what is new and exciting about Weston will be the main theme of this year’s Walk. With some of it showing the Humber River’s part in Weston’s history and its present contribution to making Weston the place to be. Fourteen stops only begin to show what someone can find in the area. With participants ranging from the BIA to Options for Homes to the Lions Arena this year’s Walk promises to be interesting and informative. There is one downhill slope and one medium size uphill slope. Ramps on and off the bridge. The steps can be avoided by taking a secondary route. This Walk will end in front of the mural on the old fire hall in the parking lot at the corner of Little Avenue and Weston Road.