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From the website:

Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.  Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists.

The first Jane’s Walk through Regent Park last year was a tremendous success!

Join us for A Second Look at Regent Park as the community continues to undergo some big changes – with Phase 1 of the Revitalization now complete and Phase 2 well underway.  Hear personal stories from the people who live, work, and contribute to this vibrant neighbourhood while exploring the old, the new, and everything in between.  With a nod to the mosaic of community perspectives, participants will experience the neighbourhood from two perspectives at each stop. 

A collaborative effort of the Regent Park community including residents of Regent Park, Centre of Social Innovation in Regent Park, Christian Resource Centre, Daniels Centre of Learning, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre,  Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts, Regent Park Neighbourhood Initiative, The Daniels Corporation, and Toronto Community Housing.

John Bonnar

John Bonnar is an independent journalist producing print, photo, video and audio stories about social justice issues in and around Toronto.