Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Jane's Walk Ottawa

Today, 4 May 2016, would be Jane Jacobs 100th birthday. Google is marking the event with this image.

This Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8  May is the annual Jane's Walk event in Ottawa, an opportunity to find out more about our city.  The walks are given by volunteers and are free to attend.

The schedule this year is:

Saturday, 7 May

9:00 AM St. Anthony's Church and Little Italy
9:30 AM An Unauthorized History of Parliament Hill: From Indigenous Land to Headquarters of Canada's Elite
10:00 AM Stittsville Main Street: Looking towards the future
10:00 AM Montreal Road Treasures
10:00 AM Turtles at Petrie Island
10:00 AM Memories of the Village of Billings Bridge
10:30 AM Indigenous Walks: A Look at Lansdowne Park
10:30 AM Woodroffe Woods
10:30 AM Discover Deschênes' Heritage
10:30 AM Edible and Medicinal Plants of Riverrain Park
10:30 AM 'Foodies' Walk in Centretown
11:00 AM The Byward Market: Inside Stories of Heritage Conservation
11:00 AM Central Experimental Farm
1:00 PM Bridging communities: A new foot/cycle crossing
1:00 PM Building Ottawa a more Equitable Transportation System
1:00 PM Ottawa' s Building and Monument Stones
1:00 PM Discover the Ottawa Tool Library & the Seed Library
1:00 PM Wild Food in the City: Urban Foraging
1:30 PM The Civic Hospital and the Central Experimental Farm
3:00 PM UOttawa Campus Sustainability Tour
3:00 PM Workers’ History Museum Labour History Walking Tour
3:30 PM The Poets' Pathway in the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands

Sunday, 8 May

10:30 AM Pinhey Sand Dune Conservation Project
11:00 AM Inside the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre
11:00 AM Uptown Rideau: A Mainstreet Interrupted
1:00 PM A Place to Call Home: Sandy Hill's Housing Co-ops
1:00 PM Places of Significance to Homeless People
2:00 PM Ottawa’s Historic Financial District
2:00 PM Can City and Farm Co-Exist?
2:00 PM The Magnolias of the Dominion Arboretum
2:30 PM Workers’ History Museum Labour History Walking Tour
3:30 PM The Failures and Possibilities of Lansdowne Park

Details are at

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