OTTAWA — The history and culture of our neighbourhoods is on display this weekend, in a series of free walking tours.
Jane’s Walk is an annual event, named after urban theorist and activist Jane Jacobs, which sees local residents and experts lead walks that showcase their neighbourhoods.
It’s the eighth year for Jane’s Walk Ottawa, and new this year is a tour of the new Lansdowne Park.
“We have had walking tours on Lansdowne Park before, but this one is new in the sense that it’s a different walking tour leader,” explained Leigh Thorpe, one of the organizers of Jane’s Walk Ottawa. “(The tour leader) is going to look at Lansdowne as it’s been redeveloped; to take a look at what’s there, how’s it working.”
A total of 60 walks and tours are offered this year, from areas of downtown Ottawa to as far out as Manotick, Kanata and Orleans.
More information on this year’s walking tours can be found on the Jane’s Walk Ottawa website.