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

Mia has explored how photography can be used not only in the dissemination of research but in the process of discovery and collaboration....

Writing on Photography as a Creative Method of Engagement

In 2018, the Dept co-designed and facilitated a day-long consultation event to discuss more equitable distribution of resources in Toront...

Why Not Theatre – ThisGen

The Dept devised and led an ethnographic research approach to explore the perspective of children and families with children in vertical ...

Growing UP – CondoHack

The Dept has collaborated with Park People since 2012 in an advisory capacity and to facilitate and moderate events. Park People supports...

Park People

Dept of Words & Deeds

18 Allen Avenue

Toronto, ON  M4M 2T4

Canada