Jane’s Walk, the annual pedestrian-powered celebration of author, urban planner and Torontonian Jane Jacobs, is once again upon us. This year, over 165 walking tours are planned across Toronto, touching on topics ranging from Toronto’s industrial past to its gentrified future. Rebena thought these two Toronto walks would be of interest to our readers.
Sustainable Fashion along Queen Street
When: May 2 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Black Market (256 Queen St. West)
Join two Toronto fashionistas for a walk down Queen Street, from the big-name clothing stores near Spadina to the trendy vintage shops of Parkdale. Along the way, you’ll learn about the environmental and labour conditions that underpin the fashion industry.
From One Mall to Another: The Galleria to The Duff
When: May 2 at 2 p.m.
Where: Galleria Mall parking lot
This unique Jane’s Walk explores the reputations – and revitalizations – of two of Toronto’s most notorious shopping malls: Dufferin and Galleria. Participants will walk between the two malls and examines the relationship between the shopping complexes and the surrounding neighbourhood.
Let us know if you’re interested, we’d love to meet up!