Walk Toronto Jane’s Walks

Jane’s Walk weekend is fast approaching, and members of the Walk Toronto steering committee are presenting some of the walks.

Dylan Reid, Vivien Leong and Mike Jones are leading the Walkability Scavenger Hunt – Ward 30 on Sat. May 3 at 2:00 pm, with help from Sean Marshall.  The walk will test out the Jane’s Walk “Walkability Checklist” tool, looking for the elements that contribute to creating a good or bad walking environment.

Denise Pinto, who is Global Director of Jane’s Walk, will also be testing out the “Walkability Checklist” tool on Curb Cuts and Desire Lines: A Christie-Harbord Scavenger Hunt! on Fri. May 2 at 4:00 pm. The walk will lead in to the Jane’s Walk launch party that evening.

Further west, Lance Gleich will be leading Swansea, Past and Present on Sat. May 3 at 6:30 pm, on behalf of the Swansea Historical Society.

Geoff Kettel will be co-leading Layers of Thorncliffe Park on Fri. May 2 at 6:30 pm and Sat. May 3 at 10:00 am.

And of course there are many more walks being held across the city by all kinds of enthusiastic walk leaders. Be sure to get out and walk!


3 thoughts on “Walk Toronto Jane’s Walks

  1. this sounds way too general.
    Is there a Plan for specific improvements to Walking Pathways to get around Toronto? Or better definition and maps for résidents and visitors to find our Walking Paths (e.g. through the many Parks)?
    We are just finishing 2 weeks in each of Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden, and we are amazed at the development of Bicycle and Walking paths in Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as in the areas around both cities. These are well marked, with curbed lanes in much of Copenhagen, and a majority of people actually use Bikes and Walking as main way to get around!
    I hope we can make some real progress before¨PanAm and beyond!
    Cheers, Peter, Willowdale

  2. This website really needs refreshing! Nothing here about the Open Streets event that
    Walk Toronto will be running on Aug. 17, for instance!

    • Eleanor – this website is focused on Walk Toronto initiatives and resources and is only updated occasionally. For up-to-date posts about walking issues and ideas in Toronto in general, join the Facebook group Walking Toronto and/or follow us on Twitter at @Walk_TO

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