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10 Jane’s Walks based on 10 of Jane Jacobs’ books – Lead by HiMY SYeD
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The first full weekend in May 2016 will be the 10th Anniversary of Jane’s Walk.

Jane’s Walks are neighbourhood level walking tours self-organized by everyday people.

This year also marks what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday.

I’ve been leading walks since they were first organized in May of 2007.

Over the years, I’ve repeated popular walks, and in diifferent years lead as many as five different walks over the Festival Weekend.

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In this centennial year, dubbed #Jane100, I decided to lead 10 Jane’s Walks based on all 10 of Jane’s Book published over her lifetime.

Hopefully you can join a walk or two or few…

Here’s the schedule:

Saturday April 30 2016

Walk starts at 1 p.m.

Meeting Point: Huron Street Community Garden, Front Gate Entrance. Located a few steps south of College Street, one block east of Spadina Avenue.

Sunday May 1 2016

Walks starts at 11 a.m.

Meeting Point: Main Entrance to Eglinton West Subway Station

Walks Starts (or continues for walkers who joined Part 1) at 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Point: Grey Bench on South-West corner of Lonsdale Road and Spadina Road in Forest Hill Village

Monday May 2 2016

Walk Starts at 6 p.m.

Meeting Point: Across the Street from St Lawrence Market, by The Fountain in Market Lane. A few steps west of Jarvis Street.

Tuesday May 3 2016

Walk starts at 5 p.m.

Meeting Point: “Riot at Christie Pits” Heritage Toronto Historic Plaque, in south-east corner of Christie Pits Park on Bloor Street, opposite Christie Subway Station.

Wednesday May 4 2016

Walk starts at 6 p.m.

Meeting Point: Fort Toronto (Fort Rouillé), Exhibition Grounds. Located in-between Scadding Cabin and CNE Bandshell in Exhibition Place. East of the Giant Wind Turbine.

Thursday May 5 2016

Launch Party starts at 6 p.m.

Launch Party Location: The Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane The Distillery District

Friday May 6 2016

Walk starts at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting point: Barn Number 5 – Wychwood Barns Community Garden

Saturday May 7 2016

Walks starts at 11 a.m.

Meeting Point: Main Entrance to Eglinton West Subway Station

Walks Starts (or continues for walkers who joined Part 1) at 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Point: Grey Bench on South-West corner of Lonsdale Road and Spadina Road in Forest Hill Village

Sunday May 8 2016

Walk starts at 5 p.m.

Meeting Point: “Riot at Christie Pits” Heritage Toronto Historic Plaque, in south-east corner of Christie Pits Park on Bloor Street, opposite Christie Subway Station.

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Jane’s Walk Presentation at North York Central Library – Monday April 20 2014, 6:15 p.m.
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Jane’s Walk Presentation at North York Central Library – Monday April 20 2014, 6:15 p.m.

Jane’s Walk is an a Free Walking Festival happening city-wide during first weekend in May 2015.
Ahead of the Festival Weekend, a number of Free “Jane’s Talk” Presentations are being held around the city at different …

How Can ‘City Diplomacy’ Influence Security?
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How Can ‘City Diplomacy’ Influence Security?

According to Michele Acuto, we have to start studying the impact that cities and those who govern them are having on global security. That’s because their ‘proximity’ to today’s security challenges is making them increasingly important actors in this domain.

#smwTOpoli – Using Social Media to Engage with Community: A Discussion with Toronto City Councillors
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#smwTOpoli – Using Social Media to Engage with Community: A Discussion with Toronto City Councillors

Toronto City Councillors Paul Ainslie (Ward 43), Shelley Carroll (Ward 33), Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27) were the panel discussion moderated by community member, Claire Crossley.

It was live-tweeted by @PaisleyRae.

This panel offered insights into how these particular Toronto Councillors use social media to engage with the community both inside & outside Toronto City Hall. This discussion concluded with a Q & A with the Councillors.

Jane’s Walk Toronto 2013
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Jane’s Walk Toronto 2013

Every year since the first Jane’s Walk weekend in 2007, I’ve lead Jane’s Walks around Toronto.
This year, I’m in San Francisco and became the local Jane’s Walk City Organizer leading three walks this weekend:

The Jane …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes for Conflict of Interest Matter
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes for Conflict of Interest Matter
Mayor Rob Ford proclaims Toronto Argonauts Day – Tuesday November 27 2012
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Mayor Rob Ford proclaims Toronto Argonauts Day – Tuesday November 27 2012

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford proclaimed today, Tuesday November 27 2012, as Toronto Argonauts Day in The City of Toronto.

Toronto Argonauts 100th Grey Cup Victory Parade
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Toronto Argonauts 100th Grey Cup Victory Parade

Great day for the Toronto Argonauts to do some sightseeing…
Sunday’s Grey Cup championship by our Toronto Argonauts deserved a great Victory Parade. And they got one.
Thousands lined the financial district as dozens of vehicles, marching …

Funeral for Swansea Public School Grade 2 Teacher Tom Samson at Wychwood Barns
Tuesday November 27, 2012 – 6:04 pm | Comments Off on Funeral for Swansea Public School Grade 2 Teacher Tom Samson at Wychwood Barns |
Funeral for Swansea Public School Grade 2 Teacher Tom Samson at Wychwood Barns

This morning, Toronto City Council observed a moment of silence in Tom Samson‘s (and others who have passed away) memory before the day’s business of The City began.
This afternoon the funeral service for Tom Samson …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Removed from Office – 10:30 a.m. Monday November 26 2012
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Removed from Office – 10:30 a.m. Monday November 26 2012

By HiMY SYeD
Monday Morning, the City Hall Press Gallery has created a media village in front of 361 University Avenue Courthouse awaiting the Decision in the Mayor Ford Conflict of Interest matter.
I was waiting outside …

100th Grey Cup Festival Pancake Breakfast, Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday November 24, 2012 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off on 100th Grey Cup Festival Pancake Breakfast, Nathan Phillips Square |
100th Grey Cup Festival Pancake Breakfast, Nathan Phillips Square

Saturday Morning in Nathan Phillips Square found The Calgary Grey Cup Committee continuing their tradition of holding a Pancake Breakfast with everyone invited.
Calgary Music played on stage as people waited in fast moving lines for …