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About the Festival

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.

2023 Toronto Festival Organizers

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Festival Manager




Website Design


Communications Manager

Jane's Walk Principles

Jane’s Walk is a global movement that operates at a hyperlocal scale. It’s a little different in each city, but these 9 Principles are the common framework for Jane’s Walk everywhere.

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