Photo by Veronica Samek

Discover your neighbourhood this weekend through six walking tours held around the city.

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by author and urban advocate, Jane Jacobs. The 2018 Windsor Jane’s Walks (and Ride) will take participants through new neighbourhoods, perspectives, and menus.

“This year, we have walks in nature and neighbourhoods around Windsor. Jane’s Walks are free and led by locals. This is my third time hosting a Jane’s Walk and my first time taking an organizational role,” said Sarah Morriss, Windsor’s 2018 Jane’s Walk Coordinator.

“I will be taking folks on a tour of restaurants Downtown, sharing stories and the history of these businesses. I love living Downtown and want to share all the unique elements of my neighbourhood with others.”

For a list of this year’s Jane’s Walk events, please see below.

Artifacts in Plain Sight: Downtown Windsor Walk
Friday, May 4th at 5:00 PM
Meet: Downtown Community Collaborative (371 Wyandotte St W)
Come explore downtown, learn about and discuss things we see everyday.

Explore Your City Jane’s Ride
Saturday, May 5th at 10AM
Bike Windsor Essex will be hosting a Jane’s Ride For Mental Health Awareness on May 5th as part of our Explore Your City Ride. During these rides, we explore some of Windsor’s public city art.

Ford City Jane’s Walk
Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 AM
Meet: Ford City Community Garden (982 Drouillard Road)
Come and explore Ford City, tour the colourful art murals in the 1000 block of Drouillard and Ford City Neighbourhood, Alleys, and Explore NEW and OLD businesses!

From Wilderness to YQG: Heart of Ward 9
Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 PM
Meet at: Lowe’s Canada (1848 Provincial Rd)
Join Host long-time Ward 9 and life-long Windsor-Essex resident Steve Palenkas as he takes you on a journey through a bustling centre of commerce, haven for leisure and major hub for cross-region travel, which used to be nothing but a vacant field adjacent to the airport.

Downtown Windsor Foodie Tour
Saturday, May 5th at 4:00 PM
Meet: Big flag at the foot of Ouellette Ave
Join your trusty and trendy Downtown Guide, Sarah, for an exploration of the history and menus of the best restaurants in Windsor’s core.

Explore the Ojibway Prairie Complex
Sunday, May 6th at 1:00 PM
Explore the Ojibway Prairie Complex with The Friends of Ojibway Prairie. This short walk will help you discover what makes this area so unique in terms of rare habitats and species.