Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk

May 01, 2013 12:00 ET

This Weekend: Food Security, Wild Things, Microenterprise, Jack Layton Memorial, All at Jane's Walk 2013!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) -

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Once again, Jane's Walk takes to the streets! On May 4 and 5, 2013, more than 25,000 people in over 90 cities worldwide will take part in the seventh annual Jane's Walk. Established in 2007, this homegrown Toronto phenomenon celebrates the legacy of Jane Jacobs, the legendary urban thinker and activist. Jane's Walks are grassroots affairs-- free walking tours led by people who care deeply about their community. They offer new insights into our neighbourhoods, and give us the opportunity to talk about what matters in the places we live, work, and play. Here is a selection of this year's 150+ walks in Toronto:

PARC and Peggy Nash MP Present - Belly Full - Many vulnerable people use food relief programs to feed themselves on a daily basis. This walk will feature some of their personal stories.

Wild Scarborough - This walk will challenge local residents to overcome their fear and explore the ravine next to Rouge Park and Toronto Zoo.

The Forever Fierce, Queer Newcomer Youth does Jane's Walk 2013: This walk celebrates a special place where queer newcomer youth have received much-needed acceptance and support.

Davenport Perth's Chalk Walk - This walk will discuss issues facing Davenport Perth's community residents: affordable housing, food security and social programs. Participants will chalk up the streets together to show the change they want to see.

A Working Habitat (Stage 1) - From food carts to pop up shops, this walk look will look at how low cost infrastructure in urban nooks and crannies allow many people to make a living.

Jack's Walk: Stories about Jack Layton's life & work from those who knew him best - This walk will take through Jack's activity in Toronto long before he burst onto the national scene.

Urban farming, public art, historic murders, sound walks and more at http://www.janeswalk.net/. If you'd like to like to speak directly to a local walk leader with a compelling personal story please contact Denise Pinto, Operations Director, Jane's Walk at denise.pinto@janeswalk.net.

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