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Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau

Alternate Name Janes Walk ; Jane's Walk ; OCR
Former Name Jane's Walk Ottawa
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Leigh Thorpe 
272 Holmwood Ave 
Ottawa, ON K1S 2P9
Physical Access Not Applicable ; Accessibility for the walks varies with route and terrain * accessibility for each walk is noted on the web page
Parking Varies with each walking tour
Description and Services
Description (Service) Celebrates the work of Jane Jacobs on the livability and walk-ability of cities through free group walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteers * the event takes place around the world * tour leaders select their own walk topics, themes, routes, points of interest, and stories about a neighborhood, park, street, etc. * walks typically last about an hour and cover one to two kilometers
Hours May-October * Annual Jane's Walk event the first weekend in May (approximately 50 walks across Ottawa) * occasional walking tours for particular events through the year * organizing activities for the May event start around February 1
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa ; and surrounding areas
Eligibility No restrictions * individuals, groups, and organizations are invited to participate * volunteers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
Application Those wishing to lead walking tours must register their tour by mid-April * volunteers for other roles (see website for a list of options) should contact by mid-April
Languages English ; French ; Walks in other languages are welcome
Fees None
Service Categories Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Physical Fitness
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone Leigh Thorpe (English), residence 613-563-4922 * Louise Renauld-George (French), residence 613-749-6466
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Executive Leigh Thorpe, Organizer
Alternate Executive Louise Renauld-George, Organizer; Phone: 613-749-6466
Other Details
Established 2008
Funding City / Town - Ottawa, Gatineau ; Regional / Municipal - Museoparc Vanier, Ottawa Kiosk ; Federal - Heritage Canada, CBC Radio One ; Foundation - Trillium, Tides Canada
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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