2016 marks the Centenary of the birth of Toronto activist and writer, Jane Jacobs, as well as the 10th Anniversary of Jane’s Walk, the grassroots project that bears her name. In advance of the global festival in May, a series of multi-lingual tours will explore community intersections of place, arrival and overlap.
Art and the Russian Community of Bathurst and Finch
Explore important community spaces to the Russian community and the stories of important Russian artists, to understand the Russian culture in Toronto.
DATE: March 12
LEADERS: Helen & Elena
STARTING LOCATION: Centennial Library, 578 Finch Ave. W
LANGUAGES: Russian, English
When New & Established Residents Get Connected
This walk will call on new and old residents to join together and observe the neighbourhood from fresh eyes, to see its challenges and strengths and get to know their neighbourhood.
DATE: March 13
LEADERS: Amitis + Homa + Vida
STARTING LOCATION: Bathurst-Finch Hub (540 Finch Avenue West)
LANGUAGES: Farsi, English
Where Persian-Korean Food and Literature Meet
Intersection of Korean and Persian, stories of food, places and literature
DATE: March 13
LEADERS: Sook + Mojgan+ Parichehy
STARTING LOCATION: Mel Lastman's Square (5100 Yonge St)
LANGUAGES: Korean, Farsi
Where to watch Salmon on Don River
This walk will take a step away from the busy streets into the ravine system to explore the spaces where the salmon can be spotted in the river and share stories of the ravine system from the eyes of a new immigrant and how those relationships have changed overtime.
DATE: March 19
LEADERS: Sook + Denise
STARTING LOCATION: Cummer Community Centre (6000 Leslie St)
LANGUAGES: English, Korean