Supported by the Crime Prevention Council and hosted by local volunteers, Jane's Walks help citizens:

  • Meet neighbours and explore neighbourhoods
  • Share neighbourhood stories with people who live and work there
  • Learn how a neighbourhood changes over time

The annual Jane's Walk is held on the first weekend in May in neighbourhoods throughout the City. The international event 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 community.

How does it fit with crime prevention? Research shows that being seen in your neighbourhood and knowing your neighbours are both key to 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.

Jane's Walk schedule

View a printable version of the 2019 Jane's Walk Schedule.

Walk

 

Date/Time

 

Organizer

 

Meeting Location

 

Walk Details

1. Exploring "big money" in early Fort William; banking, coal, grain and more

 

Friday May 3, 6pm

 

Laurie Abthorpe (Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee)

 

Corner of Victoria and May (in front of Scotiabank)

 

Join members of the Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee for a guided walk exploring early Fort William’s commercial areas including the financial and warehouse districts.

 

2. South Core Neighbourhood Walk-about

 

Sat May 4,

10am

 

Chantal Petit & Joshua-Donald Hewitt (Crime Prevention Council)

 

City Hall, 500 Donald St. E.

 

Explore a neighbourhood with members of the Crime Prevention Council. Learn about enhancements being done to improve safety and security for all users of the South Core neighbourhood, and some of the history of the area.

 

3. Celebrate Simpson/Ogden neighbourhood with Evergreen Walking Club

 

Sat May 4, 11am

 

Linda Bruins (Evergreen a United Neighbourhood

 

Evergreen House, 139 Heron St.

 

Join long term residents and neighbourhood newcomers for a stroll through the Simpson-Ogden neighbourhood for our eigth Jane’s Walk. Hear firsthand stories about what it was like to grow up in one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood. Enjoy the second oldest neighbourhood in Thunder Bay.

 

4. Current River Waterfront

 

Sat May 4,

1 pm

 

Sara Williamson

 

Fisherman’s Park (at mouth of Current River)

 

Walk along with various Leaders sharing information about Fisherman’s Park, Richardson Grain Elevators, The Shipyards, the North Harbour Remedial Action Plan and the Paper Mill, then return to Fisherman’s Park.

 

5. On the Waterfront

 

Sat May 4, 1pm

 

Betty Carpick

(Thunder Bay Art Gallery)

 

Start at the Splash Pad. End at the Site of the New Gallery.

 

Explore our community’s public art and iconic landscape as an opportunity for reflecting, sharing, and imagining. At the site of the new Thunder Bay Art Gallery, take part in a collaborative land-based art activity designed for people of all ages and abilities. Rain or Shine. Dress for the Weather!

 

6. Waterfront District Walk Revival

 

Sun May 5, 10:30am

 

Jennifer Dagsvik

 

New playground at Hillcrest Park (beside sunken gardens)

 

Discover an accessible route linking Hillcrest Park, Prince Arthur’s Landing, and the small businesses in Port Arthur’s downtown. Stop for views and public art along the way, and stay for Craft Revival, a festival of local artisans taking place at venues throughout the BIA.

 

7. On the Waterfront

 

Sun May 5,

1pm

 

Betty Carpick (Thunder Bay Art Gallery)

 

Prince Arthur’s Landing-Splash Pad. End at the Site of the New Gallery.

 

Explore our community’s public art and iconic landscape as an opportunity for reflecting, sharing, and imagining. At the site of the new Thunder Bay Art Gallery, take part in a collaborative land-based art activity designed for people of all ages and abilities. Rain or Shine. Dress for the Weather!

 

8. McVicar Creek Walk

 

Sun May 5, 1:30pm

 

Keith Nymark, Cathy Farrell

 

Waverley Park Pavilion

 

Join us on a neighbourhood walk from Waverley Park to McVicar’s Creek. Share your stories and meet your neighbours. Bring a friend or the whole family. Everyone is welcome.

 

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