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Windsor-Essex Jane's Walk Festival
2021 Lineup

Environment

Food & Entertainment

Advocacy

Art & Architecture

History & Culture

Social

Justice

Infrastructure

Digital Live Walks

Register on Eventbrite for all live digital walks

Friday, May 7
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Friday, May 7
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Friday, May 7
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Holiday Beach Pine Forest Walking Tour

Join certified Woods Wizard ™ Gerry Hedges on an exploration of the west end of County Road 50, and a look inside an unmaintained Pine Forest near Holiday Beach Conservation Area.

Host: Gerry Hedges

Available on Facebook Live

A Spin Through Spring Garden

Meet us (online) at the Capri Sports Complex. We're going to navigate you through some of Windsor's interconnected trails to get to the Ojibway Nature Center. Along the way, we'll show what makes our neighbourhood so unique.

Hosts: TJ & Jess Bondy

Available on Zoom / Register on Eventbrite

Where We Once Were:
Detroit River Across Time 

A virtual walk through narratives of Indigenous, colonial, industrial, civic, and domestic space along the Detroit River revealing sites of architecture, ritual, production, contestation, speculation, and culture.

Host: Tom Provost

Available on Zoom / Register on Eventbrite

*Note: this presentation will not be recorded.

Saturday, May 8
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Alleys to Opportunity

There are over 80km of alleyways in the City of Windsor and they are slowly disappearing. Not all alleys are made equally, some should disappear, but the question is how can we better use these space to have positive impact in the City. 

Host: Frazier Fathers

Available on Facebook Live

Audio/Video Walks

Premiering May 7 - 9

The Electric Slide(Show): A Tour of the Windsor's Electrical Grid

Do you know where your electricity comes from or where the wires that connect your home end up? Take this big-picture tour of the invisible and in-plain-sight electrical grid that connects us to the power that we rely on, to find out.

Host: Mita Williams

Aedileworks.com

Pathways to biodiversity - where ecological restoration and local food resilience meet in your neighbourhood

How self-sustaining biodiversity can be cultivated through community efforts ~ co-creating food and habitat corridors for species impacted by urban development and a future of local food resilience for our families and community.

Hosts: Naali Holmes & JC Bitonti

Wild Foraging for everyone ~ recontextualized for accessibility & ecological resilience

Wild Foraging is becoming more widely discussed. We will offer a critical lens for examining our ecological responsibilities and social justice impacts, as well as information about incorporating feral and invasive foods into your everyday life.

Hosts: Naali Holmes & JC Bitonti

The Art and Architecture of Assumption Church

Walk through Our Lady of Assumption Church with Fr. Steven Huber. The current structure was built in 1845, was the one time See of the Diocese of London and is the home base of the oldest Roman Catholic Parish west of Montreal.

Host: Fr. Steven Huber
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Windsor/Essex Branch

Art Space / Art Walk

The Art Gallery of Windsor will guide an art walk through the city, highlighting window displays that can be seen from the street at 4 cultural institutions, including Artcite Inc., one ten park, the Arts Council Windsor and Region and the AGW.

Host: Sophie Hinch

Art Gallery of Windsor

401 West: Portrait of the Region

The Art Gallery of Windsor will host a video tour of works from the permanent collection showcasing works depicting historical and social documentation of the region though industry, trade, technology, and art.

Host: Sophie Hinch

​Art Gallery of Windsor

Illustrated Feature: Echo Building

The Doors of Heritage Podcast present an illustrated feature about the Echo Building. Built for the Amherstburg Echo, the building was their home from 1915 until they closed their doors in 2012.

Host: Robert Honor, Stephanie Pouget, Cindy Hazael-Gietz and Sarah Haefling

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Windsor/Essex Branch

Chanels and Channels

In the early 1920's Antoinette Chanel (sister of Coco) married Oscar Edward Fleming, son of former Mayor, Oscar Ernest Fleming. We will visit some of the sites that she would have seen and talk about the scene in the years after the war.

Host: The Book Girls

Ep 7: The Greatest Steel Town That Never Was

The former municipality of Ojibway, Ontario was planned to become the Canadian Steel Wonder of the 20th century. What happened? This episode dives into that history. Episode 7 of the local history podcast Life in a Border Town.

Host: Walter S. Petrichyn

@lifebordertown

Downtown Windsor: What If?

What if Windsor never amalgamated? What if Downtown Windsor banned blight? Or actually built that canal? What if the next border crossing solution was a zip-line? Join an hour of exploring what Windsor could have been and what Windsor could be next. 

Host: Sarah Morris

My Neighbourhood

I am a woman who views life from a different perspective as I navigate my neighbourhood in a wheelchair accompanied by an intervenor as I am deaf-blind. Let me show you how I connect to those in my community which may give you a new view of the West Side of Windsor & the Riverfront.​

Hosts: Sheena Kerr | Art from Sheena's Heart 

Self-Guided Walks

City of Windsor Heritage Walking Tours

Explore the historic neighbourhoods of Walkerville and Sandwich through a self-guided tour with the City of Windsor. These two tours are interactive and accessible online, and also available in a downloadable print-friendly version.

Host: City of Windsor

Downtown Windsor Architecture Walk

A walk to recognize some of the architectural gems and urban spaces in the downtown Windsor area. This walk intends to highlight the architecture already in the city and spark the imagination towards what could be. Enjoy the beauty and the history!

Host: Nicolas Lamoureux

WRSA: Windsor Regional Society of Architects 

Freegan Sweet: Urban Forager Story Mapping

Wandering along sidewalks, alleys, and parks can be a fruitful experience! Explore responsible foraging locations by clicking on pins on a map. Pop-ups describe the tree/plant/bush you can find there, when it is in season, recipes and more.

Host: Lindsay Whalen

Turtle Island Walking Tour

A virtual walking tour of the University of Windsor campus and historic Sandwhich Towne highlighting the Indigenous presence.

Host: Russell Nahdee

University of Windsor

Artwork:
Postcards from Home

See all artwork during the

Festival Weekend (May 7 -9 )

Postcards from Home - Art Submission: Submit a postcard about your neighbourhood (video, photography, poetry, prose, visual art, music, whatever!).

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