Janes Walk 2018 is coming up the first weekend in May. Walks will again be taking place on May 5/6 this year. The full walk listing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/JanesWalkHalifax/events/
Peter Ziobrowski will be leading a walk down Young Ave.
Meet Friday at Noon, at the woman’s council house. walk will depart 12:15ish and take about 30min.
MEET: by the concrete outfall (close to the corner of Lorne Avenue and Fairfield Avenue)
AT: Sat 9:00
Lead By: Iain Macleod
Oathill Lake is a small gem of a lake practically hidden in the heart of downtown Dartmouth. Depending on the season, the lake is a playground for swimming and boating, fishing and skating. The surrounding parkland is incredibly diverse, home to one of the most extensive selections of native plant species.Come and discover one of Dartmouth’s most appealing natural attractions. Over a short stroll, we’ll explain our efforts to conserve the ecology of this wonderful water system.
Mainland North Linear Trail
MEET: Westridge Drive off Willett Street, parking lot near ball field and dog park.
Lead By:Wendy Macdonald
Explore Mainland North along the Linear Trail, an Active Transportation route that links neighbourhoods and community assets as well as providing an active living corridor. Join members of Halifax North West Trails. Families welcome.
Everything you wanted to know about Edward Cornwallis but were afraid to ask
MEET: Outside of Murphys the Cable Wharf (aka Murphy’s on the Waterfront)
Lead By: Jon Tatrie
We start at Murphy’s the Cable Wharf, walk up to the Parade Square, and then up to Citadel Hill. In about an hour, we’ll learn what Cornwallis was doing here, why he chose this site, and why the Mi’kmaq people resisted
The ‘Common Link’ Walk
MEET: The fountain at the South end of Victoria Park (near the corner of University Avenue and South Park)
Lead By:Ron Scott
Walk the ‘Common Link’ – a beautiful 5 kilometer pathway linking Halifax’s inner city green spaces and its surrounding areas. Phase 2 of the Common Link pathway project is planned for implementation this summer.
Downtown Dartmouth’s Oldest Houses
MEET: Queen Street Post Office, Downtown Dartmouth.
Lead By:David Jones
Join archaeologist and local historian David Jones for an exploration of the early built heritage of Downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Meet at 11am, Saturday, at the Queen Street Post Office, Downtown Dartmouth.
Halifax Real Estate Development 101
MEET:Corner of Sackville and South Park in front of Public Gardens.
Lead By:Kouroush Rad
Wondering about all the new development projects happening in and around Halifax? Trying to wrap your head around the development process and the Centre Plan? Worried about the balance between heritage preservation and progress? We’ll take a walk around Downtown and talk about developments recently completed, under construction, or planned. As part of the discussion, we will point out good heritage preservation, planning, urban design, and architectural practices. More importantly, we will discuss the effects of these projects in the future of Halifax and Dartmouth and try to answer the questions “who is going to live in all these new places anyway?”, “where does the money come from?” and “what should we expect as our urban centres continue to grow?”
Meet: Agricola@ young, by the brewery
Lead By:Jenny Lugar
The Hydrostone was planned and built following the near total destruction of the North End of the peninsula due to the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Its original purpose was to provide affordable housing to families in the working class who had been displaced by the Explosion. Since then, the demographic of the neighbourhood has changed significantly, and the Hydrostone has won awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) as one of the “Great Places in Canada”. This walking tour will explore the original plan for the Hydrostone and why the neighbourhood has won national awards, while also exploring the theme of gentrification and housing affordability on the Peninsula by looking at the change in demographics and housing trends since the 1950s.
corner of Queen and Morris Streets and ends on Tower Road.
Lead By:Stephen Archibald
Storm porches are a charming feature on many nineteenth century houses in the Old South End. They provide weather protection in our cold winters and add a distinctive rhythm to our streetscapes. If you’ve never stopped to notice them, you’re in for a treat.
Lead By:Sam Ausitn
Ferry Tales; a cross-harbour journey
Catch 1pm Ferry
Lead By:David Jones
Weary from too many amazing Jane’s Walks? Come ride the ferry and explore our beautiful harbour with historian and archaeologist David Jones. Don’t worry, we’ll still walk a bit…
Transit Through the Ages: examining the past, present, and future of transit in downtown Halifax.
MEET:Victoria Park at the Robbie Burns statue
Lead By:Ben Wedge
Stitching Gottingen and Downtown Back Together.
Lead By:Tristan Cleaveland
Gottingen is once again experiencing a heyday. The downtown should also soon experience a boon as large new construction projects finish. That it currently feels dehumanizing to walk between them will hamper the success of both. It is time we undo the mistakes of the past and make it fun and enticing to walk from Gottingen to Downtown and vice versa. We will discuss changes the city could make, both small and big, to ensure you don’t feel like you’ve entered a no-man’s land just to walk from one part of downtown to another.
Lead By:TJ Maguire Sun 3:30
With the Election of Sam Austin to Regional Council, AGBANS has offered and agreed to take over organization of this annual event. the 2017 walks will be taking place the weekend of May 6/7 2017. We will have more details closer to the event.
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.