These walks are led by individuals that wish to stream their walking tours via their phone either by a video conference application or a telephone conference. 

Our team has explored a number of different technologies to facilitate this walking format including Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and Zoom. Our team is recommending that individual walk leaders use Zoom and therefore we have compiled a number of different resources to aid those that are interested in using this format. We are not restricting the use of other technologies for those that are more comfortable using another application. We do ask that you consider the following factors below. As part of the walk submission form, you will be asked to include a URL link. 

i) the technology that is used for the live stream must produce a URL link that we can share in advance 

ii) participants must be able to access your live stream through a video and/or audio link

iii) the technology must be free to use for participants

 

We recognize that some technologies limit the number of participants or the amount of time that the technology can be used for a video and/or audio stream. This is the case with Zoom, which limits participants to 100 and a maximum time of 40 minutes. Although this presents some constraints for walk leaders it inevitably allows us to still hold a video/audio stream for free.

 

We encourage everyone to read through the tips and resources found below before completing the walk submission form. If you require additional support, have a suggestion or have any questions regarding Zoom or another technologies please do not hesitate to contact our team at torontosupport@janeswalk.net. We realize this is new for everyone and ask for everyone's support and patience as we navigate these new formats together. 

Please be sure to practise physical distancing with self-solitary walks either alone or with close family members in uncrowded areas.

R E S O U R C E S

What is the hook for your Jane’s Walk? A catchy title goes a long way to attract the attention of tour-takers. Be creative and have fun!

(Examples: Pickering: Pier Madness; Hustling in the Suburbs)

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Depending on the technology that you use to stream your live walk, we encourage you to investigate and confirm the maximum amount of time that the stream would last for free. Zoom lasts a maximum of 40 minutes. 

What is this Jane's Walk about? What questions and issues will you be exploring? (Be brief but descriptive! Sell people on streaming your walk with a nice preview!) Jump-start the conversation by getting people thinking about how they can contribute to your Walking conversation. Consider the following prompts what is some of the history of the area? Will anyone be joining your walk to share their expertise (e.g. a historian, a community advocate, etc.)? What will attendees learn on your walk?

walk theme:

Please select no more than three.

P L A N    Y O U R    W A L K    R O U T E

Please use an address, if possible, so that we can accurately map your start location. If you are not using an address, be as specific as you can, making note of landmarks and coordinates, eg North East corner or main intersection. 

Please use an address, if possible. 

Please provide a url that can be shared with participants. We encourage you to sign into Zoom or another streaming application to create this URL. If you require more information please refer to the Resources section at the top.

what can you tell us about the accessibility of this walk:

Check the box for any accessibility considerations we should include in your walk description. We ask you to refer to the Walk Leader Tips resource at the top of this page to familiarize yourself with some helpful accessibility tips. 

We encourage you to be conscious of accessibility as it relates to live streaming and thoughtful about your interactions. Everyone experiences space differently, so think broadly and empathetically about your live stream conditions.

Select all that apply. 

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W A L K    L E A D E R    I N FO

We strongly encourage walk leaders to have a co-leader that is able to facilitate the walk while the walk leader is walking from one location to the next, answer questions and engage with the participants. This will allow for the walk leader to mute themselves (take a break from talking) until they get to the next stop on the tour. 

This won’t be made public, but if someone contacts us with questions about your walk, we’ll put them in touch with you via email.

Sometimes organizers or volunteers might need to reach a walk leader. This will not be made public.

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Jane's Walk Toronto is committed to exploring different softwares, applications and formats to make our walks and programming as accessible as possible. If you would like to request an accessible accommodation or have an idea or suggestion to improve any of our programming and activities please email us at: torontosupport@janeswalk.net.