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Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walks are supported by the Crime Prevention Council and hosted by local volunteers. The purpose of a Jane’s Walk is to:

  • Meet with neighbours and explore the neighbourhood.
  • Share stories about the neighbourhood with those who live and work there.
  • Learn how a neighbourhood changes over time.

Jane's Walk ImageJane’s Walk is held the first weekend in May in neighbourhoods throughout the City. Held internationally, Jane’s Walk celebrates the work of urban activist Jane Jacobs, who promoted the simple yet revolutionary idea that accessible, mixed use neighbourhoods are key to the health, safety and survival of a city.

What is the fit with crime prevention? Evidence shows that being seen in your neighbourhood and knowing your neighbours are two major determinants of local safety. A Jane’s Walk is one way to encourage people to get out into the community, meet local people and learn more about the area.

Join us on May 5, 6, & 7 for the 7th Annual Thunder Bay Jane's Walk Festival

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