Jane's Walk: Junction Triangle vacant TTC site

Started in 2007, Jane's Walk is an annual event honouring the late urban thinker, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs. On May 7 and 8 2011, free walking tours will take place in cities all over Canada, the USA, and other countries around the world.

A local walking tour of the vacant TTC site on Lansdowne Ave. has been organized to take place on Sunday May 8, 2011, at 10:00am, starting from the corner of Lansdowne Ave. and Jenet Ave. (one block north of the Lansdowne subway station). The cost for all Jane's Walks is FREE.

A former TTC maintenance yard sits vacant at Landsdowne, just south of Wallace Ave., north of Bloor. This walk will be in two parts; the first a discussion of the history of the site, and the sources/conflicts from the pollution, and a walk around the site observing and discussing a work of art produced by Marianne Lovink and Scott Eunson. Lovink and Eunson won a commission from the City of Toronto to beautify the site during the period in which it is vacant while the soil is reclaimed from industrial pollution.

Afterwards, we may be follow up with a local walk around adjacent parts of the Junction Triangle looking at other public art and features.

More info about this walk is posted on the Jane's Walk website.

Note: On Saturday morning, there is another local Jane's Walk titled "Murals and Public Art in the Junction Triangle".