Walking Tours

Public walks have drawn people to learn about their city, neighbourhoods and neighbours.


Jane has hosted many public walks associated with festivals and neighbourhood events, drawing people in to learn about their city and neighbours. These walks have also been done on request for small groups including students, municipal staff, journalists, embassy staff and Toronto conference visitors.

  • Laird Drive Revival

  • East End Wander: Little India In Transition

  • Dirt: The Good, the Bad, the Sexy in Riverside

  • Yonge Street is Flaming: Toronto’s Queer History Roots

  • Darkness and Light: How Cities are Lit

  • Thorncliffe Park: Diversity and Neighbourhood Engagement

  • Church & Wellesley: The Future and Past of the Gay Village


Other Recent Projects

In 2015, The Dept supported the Town of Whitby to consider food and street vending. On behalf of MASS LBP, the Dept of Words & Deeds comp...

Whitby Food Truck Policy Review

Jane co-wrote this revised edition of the bestselling compendium of curious information. Before there was Buzzfeed, there was the Book of...

The Book of Lists – 2017 Edition

Jane created and delivered this wildly popular radio segment, which spun off into two best-selling publications. What do you call a weekl...

Wanted Words

WalkShops helped Westbank engage the community on design, priorities and heritage for the Honest Ed's site. Jane co-designed and facilita...

Mirvish Village – Westbank

Dept of Words & Deeds

18 Allen Avenue

Toronto, ON  M4M 2T4

Canada