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Celebrating Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a 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 have become commonsense cannon for today’s architects, planners, policymakers, activists, and other city builders.

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Past Walks

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2019: Walk through Windsor’s Wildest Neighbourhood

A hike though the Spring Garden conservation area and surrounding neighbourhood, home to a diverse ecosystem that thrives even in its proximity to urban life. Participants learned about the history of the area and the native flora and fauna that are treasured in of our region.


2019: From Janette to Ouellette: A Walk to Connect 

Angelique is a resident of Downtown and a part of the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC). In her inaugural walk in her neighbourhood, she talked about some of DWCC’s projects and started conversations with neighbours and visitors to talk about what makes Downtown a special place.

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2018: Downtown Windsor Foodie Tour

Your trusty and trendy Downtown Guide, Sarah, brought Jane's Walk along for an exploration of the history and menus of the best restaurants in Windsor's core. 


2017: Ford City

In historic Ford City along Drouillard Rd, the 2017 walk was led by Resident Engagement Coordinators and a member of the Resident in Action Committee. They met at the Ford City Community Garden and travel up Drouillard, throughout the park, up the alley, and ended on Richmond at the New Stan Ribee Parkette. 

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