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Jane’s Walk Schedule of Events

Jane’s Walk Schedule of Events

On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in over 200 cities all over the world, including right here in Brantford! Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), an American-Canadian writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building.

The local movement, Jane’s Walk Brant County, is led by Community Living Brant. Earlier this year, Community Living Brant put out a call for members of the community to host a Jane’s Walk for this year’s festival (May 3-5, 2019). The community response has been excellent, with walks ranging from learning about accessibility, to queer history in Brantford, to local ice cream offerings! Each of the confirmed walks encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their community.

2019 Jane’s Walk Schedule of Events

(Please note: this schedule is subject to change; double check the Jane’s Walk Brant County Facebook page for updated details) 


Name of Walk

Starting Time

Starting Location & Important Details

May 3

Glenhyrst Walk


Meet at Glenhyrst Art Gallery. Art, history and maybe a ghost! Wear comfortable shoes.

May 3



Meet at Central Public School (139 George Street). Join the students of Central Public School as they explore Brantford’s downtown.

May 3

Intergenerational Rock Walk


Meet at the EarlyON Centre (30 Bell Lane). Intergenerational walk and painted rock scavenger hunt for children, caregivers and seniors from John Noble Home.

May 3

All Abilities Accessibility Walk


3  starting places to choose from: 10 Bell Lane (Participation Support Services); Arnold Anderson parking lot off Sherwood Drive (Brantwood Community Services); or 255 Colborne Street  (Participation Support Services Apartments). The walks will come together and finish at the Dairy Queen on Colborne Street West

May 3

Stroller Walk


Calling all parents and children. Join us for a stroller walk beginning at the Connaught Park on Grand Street.

May 3

Paris Broadway Walk


St. Pauls United Church, 48 Broadway Street, Paris. N. Meet you neighbours and share some stories about Paris.

May 3

Ice Cream Walk


Meet us at Dairy Delite. We will travel up St. Paul Ave. to Charing Cross to King George Road where we will stop at Dairy Queen. Heading back down King George on the other side to Baskin Robins and finish up back at Dairy Delite.

May 3

Queer Rocks (walk)



Starting in front of the Carnegie Building Laurier across from Victoria Park. Learn a bit about the Queer communities in Brantford and spread a little support for them at the same time. We will be doing this with painted rocks that offer words of hope for members of the LGBTQ2S+.

May 4

Rivers and Trails


Meeting at the Brant Waterways Pavilion at Brant Crossing. 1-hour walk that celebrates the Grand River. The walk is hosted by the Brant Waterways Foundation.

May 4

Eagle Place Walk


Meet at Sammy's Creamery (corner of Erie and Eagle Aves.) Don’t miss this walk through the Eagle Place neighbourhood. Learn about the history and future of this great neighbourhood.

May 4

Deliciously Brantford Walk


This walk starts at Harmony Square. We will be talking about all of the food related history of the area and stopping in at some of the restaurants so they can chat about their businesses.

May 5

Janes Walk at Sensity


Meet at 50 Main Street in Paris for an hour-long sensory walk.

May 5

Performing Arts Walk


Meet at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

May 5

Branlyn Neighbourhood Walk


Meet us at Branlyn Community Centre (238 Brantwood Park Rd.) and stroll through the Branlyn neighbourhood to Brantwood Farms.


For more information about Jane’s Walk, the international festival, visit the organization’s website. For more information about Jane’s Walk Brant County, visit their Facebook page or contact Sara Collyer,

Jane’s Walk

Hosted by Jane’s Walk Brant County

Date and Time: May 3-5, 2019

Location: Various locations

Fee: Free

Registration required? No


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