Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs—a journalist, author, theorist, activist, and proud Torontonian.
On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
The Jane's Walk festival is largely volunteer-run and donor-funded. Since the festival's launch in 2007, Jane's Walks have been held in nearly 500 cities across 6 continents.
Following are upcoming walks in the downtown core with links to register:
Downtown Palaces of RetailSaturday May 6,
11AM -12:30 PM https://www.janeswalkfestivalto.com/downtownpalacesofretail
Sunset of the Empire through the lens of TorontoSaturday, May 6
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Two Centuries of King Street EastSunday, May 7
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Love Letters to St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
Sunday, May 7
Spring Bird Migration Meet-up in St. James Park
St. James Park offers important stopover habitat to a variety of birds during spring migration. Join us for a leisurely weekly ramble of 1 - 2 hours to watch for these birds and monitor the progression of migration from one week to the next with Justin Peter of Quest Nature Tours. Monday mornings @ 7:00 am May 1, May 8, and May 15. Meet at the Pavilion and bring binoculars if you have them.
Let us know you are coming: https://fb.me/e/S9qIdJxy
St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre - Advisory Council
DIVERSITY OF THE AFRICAN CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC
FREE | 18+ | REGISTER AT www.jamii.ca/register
Well received musician Waleed Abdulhamid is coming back to The Esplanade on Friday, May 5th, at 7:30pm at The Jamii Hub!
Waleed, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film-maker, will relay the journey of African culture through music, exploring how it has influenced modern music and songs, from Jazz to Pop. Waleed will also demonstrate different ways to play the rhythms, while showing how rhythms shape composition as well as performance sensibilities. Relax and step into this musical journey with Waleed Abdulhamid on different African traditional ancient instruments, accompanied by Sarah Lounsbury, on keys.
Limited spots - Register now! www.jamii.ca/register
WHEN | Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm
WHERE | The Jamii Hub @ 264 The Esplanade