Jane's Walk: Railpath Ramble

Jane's Walk 2008: Photo by Scott Dobson, May 4 2008.Jane's Walk 2008: Photo by Scott Dobson, May 4 2008.

Started in 2007, Jane's Walk is an annual event honouring the late urban thinker, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs. On May 1 and 2 1010, free walking tours will take place in cities all over Canada, the USA, and other countries around the world.

A "Railpath Ramble" has been organized to take place on Saturday May 1, 2010, at 11:00am, starting from the Cariboo Ave. entrance to the Railpath. All Jane's Walks are free, and this one does not require registration, but you can sign up for an email reminder on the Jane's Walk website.

"We’ll talk about the history of the path, the mysteries along it and the developments both good and bad that have an impact on the area. The walk will ask: how did this happen, what are some of the buildings and landmarks on the railpath about; how is it and will it continue to be a part of the overall view of the city; the art, the people and just a basic overview of the area and its history."

More info and signup is available on the Jane's Walk website. Also, check out the complete list of other Jane's Walks happening in Toronto on the same weekend.

A post-event writeup and photos are posted here.