You walk anyway so why not build a community while you’re at it?
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the power of walking. It’s been said to help fight the impacts of mental illness and heart disease but did you know that it can also help you connect to your neighbours and neighbourhoods through exploration and storytelling?
That’s the simple idea behind Jane’s Walk. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbours.
If you’re truly ready to explore your city and become more connected to it, the below Jane’s Walks are for you.
Further information on all the below walks can be found here.
Bringing Water Back to Bradley: Walk with artist Erika De Freitas
Date and Time: May 6th, 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Bradley Museum (see location)
About: Artist Erika DeFreitas conjures up the insights, thoughts and contemplations of connecting Lake Ontario and the 187 year old Bradley House with a temporary site specific installation.
Cemetery Lantern Walk
Date and Time: May 6th, 5 p.m.
Location: Springcreek Cemetery, meet at the Gate. (see location)
About: Come for a walk-and-talk to learn about the lives, deaths and loves of past Clarkson residents and how they were laid to rest. Learn the meaning and nuance of rites and ornamentation of various periods.
YIMBY (Yes, in my Backyard)
Date and Time: May 7th, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Meet in the small parkette at south-east corner of Dundas and Hurontario. (see location)
A speculative walk through the Mississauga that was, the Mississauga that is, and the Mississauga that will be.
Remembering Meadowvale and Listening to the Lake
Date and Time: May 14th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Meadowvale Community Centre (see location)
A poetic recalling of the past and living heritage of Meadowvale. Share and learn the views and vistas in, around and upon beautiful Lake Aquitane.
Exploring Culture and the Living Cemetery in Mississauga
Date and Time: May 27th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: The Streetsville Public Cemetery (see location)
Urban cemeteries are spaces of memorialization and cultural value. Explore the cultural expressions of memorialization in the silent city, to understand how death takes up space and place in our communities.