Jane’s Walks – May 2 & 3

Dear Neighbours,

The Williamsville Community Association, in partnership with several other neighbourhood associations and community groups, is pleased to announce five different walks during:

Jane’s Walk Comes to Kingston – Saturday May 2nd, Sunday May 3rd
Kingston, get your walking gear out! This May, several neighbourhood associations and community groups are coming together to present a Jane’s Walk Weekend. Jane Jacobs was an author and activist whose grassroots efforts stimulated residents’ interest in their own neighbourhoods and triggered a world-wide phenomenon of volunteer citizen-led tours.

For many of us in the Williamsville area, the closest walk will be led by John Grenville, starting at the barns at York & Albert. See here for all the details: http://janeswalk.org/canada/kingston/memorial-centre-grounds-loyalist-land-grant-community-hub/

Other tours throughout Kingston include the Inner Harbour, an area of Bagot Street, and Barriefield, as well the Ontario Public Interest Research Group will lead a walk focussed on the forgotten history of oppression and resistance. “This is not just about historical walking tours, it’s a chance for people to find out some really quirky things about places they’ve seen all their lives or locations they never knew existed,” says John Grenville, of the Williamsville Community Association and Jane’s Walk Kingston co-ordinator. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for residents, and for our organizations to showcase where we live” he adds.

The Kingston tour descriptions can be found on the Jane’s Walk website http://janeswalk.org/canada/kingston/. These descriptions include start time, location, duration, and accessibility. All Jane’s Walks are free and will take place Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3 morning and afternoon, rain or shine. You can take more than one and even arrange another walk if you have other interesting stories to tell about our town.

Saturday, May 2
a) 10 am: Memorial Centre Grounds: from Loyalist Land Grant to Community Hub
Meet alongside the barns at York and Albert Streets.
b) 2 pm:
The Heritage District of Barriefield.
Meet at Horton School.
c) 4 pm: OPIRG Kingston’s
People’s History Walking Tour: Oppression and Resistance.
Meet at 51 Bader Lane.

Sunday, May 3
a) 11 am: Bagot Street North: Meet labourers, shopkeepers, carpenters, blacksmiths and waitresses who lived on Bagot Street from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Meet at Staples.
b) 1 pm:
Inner Harbour Heritage Tour: Exploring pictures, buildings and stories from Kingston’s Aboriginal, French and Industrial Heritage in light of future development.
Meet in Anglin Parking Lot north of OHIP off Wellington St.

For more information go to:  www.janeswalk.org
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents