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Expanding upon the Toronto Jane's Walk Festival's dedication to inclusivity and community engagement, we're excited to offer a diverse array of events to enhance your festival experience beyond our guided walks.

Won’t You Be My Neighbour:
Cross-Generational Connections and Care

Organized by The Junction Triangle Care Pod and in partnership with Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

We’ll explore the importance of connecting and caring for each other

across generations!

This event is for YOUTH ages 14 to 24 years old and ADULTS ages 55 and older. Participate in fun art and social activities that will help us share and learn from each other and foster a sense of belonging and understanding amongst neighbours. Let's come together to explore how we can nurture a mutual care network of youth and older adults as the foundation of an inclusive community.

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: 1900 Davenport Road, Sanctuary Room

Registration is required.

Image by Hannah Busing

ParkFit: Let's Get Ready to Walk!

Kickstart Your Jane's Walk experience with our energizing morning movement sessions! Two sessions offer.

Wake up your body and mind with our dynamic warmup session. From mobility to stability, each movement is design to awaken your muscles and energize your spirit. Feel the gentle stretch as your joints loosen, embrace your stability as your core engages, and let the breath work wake up every cell.

Get ready to embark on your walking journey fully revitalized!

Session 1

Date: Friday, May 3

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Christie Pits Park (750 Bloor St W), on the grass by the skate park

Registration not required: drop-in attendance

Session 2

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park (790 Queen St W), on the grass by the community garden

Registration not required: drop-in attendance


Third Spaces: Learning in the City

Join us in a thought-provoking panel discussion about unlocking third spaces in the city as alternative learning spaces to traditional institutions for Black and racialized communities. Third spaces are anchors of community life in the city that include different types of places like public libraries, community centres, churches, bookstores and parks.

We're taking a deep dive into what it takes to provide alternative learning opportunities after high school and create an inclusive learning environment for young people from multiple perspectives –from users themselves to those conducting research, designing spaces or activating them for the benefit of communities.


Faizaan Khan is a designer, researcher, and cultural planner. His practice prioritizes collaboration, community, wit, and empathy. His research focuses on cultural heritage, racialized urban peripheries, place-keeping and anti-displacement. Faizaan is completing their Master of Science in Planning at the University of Toronto.


Kathryn Lawrence is a Jamaican-born interior designer with a passion for transforming spaces and impacting communities. She is NICDQ licensed and a registered member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She is the founder of the Ubuntu Creative Arts Project, a Jamaican-based initiative supporting young creatives in the Caribbean.

portrait of Reza Nik wearing basball hat

Reza Nik is the founding director of SHEEEP - a licensed architect, artist and educator. He is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. His research focuses on a deeper dialogue between the socio-political nuances of the urban context and playful experimentation. 

Rayah Flash (Moderator) is the Vice-President of BAIDAS where she looks to inspire youth to further education and pursue careers in design. Rayah is completing her Bachelors of Architectural Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on studying the urban landscape and analyzing the built environment's impacts on community development. 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bloor/Gladstone Library

                  1101 Bloor Street West

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