We have created a number of different activities for kids, adults and everyone in between to enjoy. We encourage everyone to share on social media. We can't wait to see what you do!
At Home Activities
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We recognize that some might not be able to take advantage of these activities as they require printing, therefore, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will ship all of the activities to you free of charge! Include your name and full address.
Jane's Walk Glasses
Jane's Walk Challenge
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This book is a fictionalized story based on the life of one of the world's greatest urban thinkers and activists: Jane Jacobs. It tells the story of Jane's advocacy in fighting highway developments and the enormous impact her ideas continue to have on the field of urban planning today. The book offers itself as an excellent resource for studying civic engagement, urban life, the history of New York and Toronto, and the role of city planning. It is aimed at those ages 6+ and can support character education lessons on perseverance, citizenship and initiative.
Susan Hughes is the author of "Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs". This book was illustrated by Valérie Boivin and published by Kids Can Press. The full clip of Susan's reading will be released closer to the festival (May 1st to 3rd). Until then, you can download and colour this colouring sheet generously provided by the author, illustrator, and publishing team.
Books & Films
360 Degree City: Let’s Get Walking
TED: The Walkable City
Some great resources from our sister cities around the world:
New York City - Reading List
Milwaukee - Reading and Film List
Join our book club! Create community and share space with others as we read through a number of different books. If you are interested in being apart of this new initiative email us at with the subject heading Book Club. Also, if you have be sure to include your favourite author, book and our team will try to reach out to them to help facilitate one of our book club meetings! :)