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Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:20:14 AM »
Jane's Walk is coming to a neighbourhood near you. So far this year 19 Canadian cities and towns are hosting Jane's Walks, with about the same number in the United States, and two walks are coming together in India (Goa and Mumbai). We've officially gone global!

Jane's Walks honour the late Jane Jacobs and the concept of walkable cities and towns.

There are over 60 tours listed in Toronto so far this year! But many others in cities, towns and villages. http://www.janeswalk.net/
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 05:00:56 PM »
There will be many Jane's Walks in Calgary this weekend; I hope to get to some.
 
ETA: I guess they are on this weekend all over the place; see lagatta's link.
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Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 05:41:54 PM »
None in my burgh, or even close. Between where I am and Toronto there is an exceptionally beautiful stretch of shoreline and cosy houses, sort of Pickering-West Rouge (which is already part of Scarborough), that I would love to walk, but I guess that isn't really city territory. Riding through on the train, I'm reminded more of the Kootenays, actually. Wrong thought, eh?  ;)

I used to live one block or three (depending on the years) away from Jacobs. She was unmistakable on the streets in the eighties, a shortish ambulatory pyramid (I always saw her in long skirts), with a blonde haircut up top to match and of course a huge smile. If I were back in Toronto, I wouldn't do the Annex walk just because I already know it so well -- I might go to learn something instead about, eg, the Junction area, which I've only ever driven through.

Antonia: Are you leading a walk in your 'hood? You should. I could be talked into that ...

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Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 07:36:47 PM »
Quote from: lagatta;163499
Jane's Walk is coming to a neighbourhood near you. So far this year 19 Canadian cities and towns are hosting Jane's Walks, with about the same number in the United States, and two walks are coming together in India (Goa and Mumbai). We've officially gone global!

Jane's Walks honour the late Jane Jacobs and the concept of walkable cities and towns.  
Jane's Walk Ottawa - over 35 walking tours in the schedule, with some en français too!

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 08:51:23 PM »
Malheureusement la visite chez les chatTEs de la colline parlementaire est uniquement en anglais... et en chat, bien entendu: http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/database/view.asp?item=tour-119

But I see that there are walks close to chez dBO and chez Croghan. Ha, chez Miss Vicky aussi!

I can't make it to any here, alas. Tomorrow is May Day, but that will mean a walk this year through old industrial areas in the southwest (St-Henri, Pointe-St-Charles). And on Sunday, we have a general assembly of our co-op, because we have to do structural work (yecch).
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 08:51:38 PM »
Malheureusement la visite chez les chatTEs de la colline parlementaire est uniquement en anglais... et en chat, bien entendu: http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/database/view.asp?item=tour-119

But I see that there are walks close to chez dBO and chez Croghan. Ha, chez Miss Vicky aussi!

I can't make it to any here, alas. Tomorrow is May Day, but that will mean a walk this year through old industrial areas in the southwest (St-Henri, Pointe-St-Charles). And on Sunday, we have a general assembly of our co-op, because we have to do structural work (yecch).
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 08:56:04 PM »
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Malheureusement la visite chez les chatTEs de la colline parlementaire est uniquement en anglais... et en chat, bien entendu: http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/database/view.asp?item=tour-119

Och, that would be a lot of fun. I don't know about yours, but my cats mainly speak spider, as in, when I say "Spider!" they all look at the ceiling and get very excited.

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 08:56:20 PM »
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Antonia: Are you leading a walk in your 'hood? You should. I could be talked into that ...

Nope. Sunday, I hope to go along with local councilor Paula Fletcher on Queen East through Riverside.

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 10:30:36 PM »
Quote from: lagatta;181744
Malheureusement la visite chez les chatTEs de la colline parlementaire est uniquement en anglais... et en chat, bien entendu: http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/database/view.asp?item=tour-119
 
But I see that there are walks close to chez dBO and chez Croghan. Ha, chez Miss Vicky aussi!
 
I can't make it to any here, alas. Tomorrow is May Day, but that will mean a walk this year through old industrial areas in the southwest (St-Henri, Pointe-St-Charles). And on Sunday, we have a general assembly of our co-op, because we have to do structural work (yecch).

If they come my way they will see the two big holes on the side of the street that are to become the newbie Chinese Gate to Chinatown.It is about a block and a half down-the-road.
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Re: Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2011, 04:58:03 PM »
If I'd been in town I'd have loved to go. Have seen a number of ppl tweeting about it, and others calling back "don't wear black!" I wonder whether the police sent anyone to join in.

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Re: Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 06:31:44 PM »
Jane's walks aren't only in major cities. There are several in smaller cities, towns and villages.

Oh dear, trying to find clothing that isn't black... I did buy some pastel black (grey) for the summer season.

Suppose this is a G20 thing? There is more black here than any other tone.
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Re: Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 09:44:25 PM »
I wanted to go but walking is out of the question. Thinking of renting one of those fat old lady scooters just so I don't have to bug friends to chauffeur me, and to walk Jericho
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Re: Jane's Walks - 2-3 May 2009
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2011, 11:55:38 AM »
I went around the East Village yesterday morning. It's the eastern part of downtown Calgary which is being redeveloped, so it is interesting to see what's there and what is going to be there. A few of the historic buldings will be preserved, including the Simmons mattress factory which is office space, the King Edward Hotel (the King Eddy, Home of the Blues) which will be a part of the National Music Centre, and the St. Louis Hotel, Ralph Klein's favourite hangout.
 
It was a pleasant day for a walk, but in the evening, soon after we started a walk around Confederation Park in NW Calgary, it started to rain and we spent most of the time in the underpass under 10th Street.
 
It's still raining this morning, so I fear the walks today won't be as well attended. I might go to one in the afternoon, there are several to choose from.
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