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

Through a community-based fieldnotes program and local story collection, the Dept has been supporting a comprehensive engagement process...

id8 Downsview

The Dept has helped local people get involved in integrating this new shelter through the development of a Community Liaison Committee, a...

Fatima House Women’s Shelter

Three phases of public engagement included Design Jams with kids and community meetings to redesign and renew this well-loved waterpark....

Kidstown Water Park

The Dept helped this essential agency for at-risk women to discern and understand their present and future programming commitments and...

Sistering Space Assessment