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

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Cooperative Real Estate Conference

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Park People

The Dept supported Akin Studios – a vital Toronto non-profit – through a strategic planning and renewal process. Akin Collective is a...

Akin Studios Strategic Planning

A two-phase engagement process was designed and facilitated to develop a Master Plan for the Park. Located adjacent to Toronto’s oldest...

St James Park Master Plan