Hey Nutana! Every year, citizens of Saskatoon come together to celebrate the late Jane Jacobs – an urbanist who helped residents and city-officials alike come to see the value, history and quirks of seemingly unexpected places. To honour her legacy, cities around the world host a series of ‘Jane’s Walks’, where local guides lead tours within their communities. While the content of these walks vary, we hope to bring to your attention a few opportunities to participate here in Nutana! With three days of free guided walking tours, there’s something for everyone! Nutana-based walks include:
– “Broadway 5 Corners” (Led by Jill Blakley – May 5, 7pm): A walk and talk for all friends of the Regional and Urban Planning program at the University of Saskatchewan & the public. Kids & pets welcome!
– “Earliest Saskatoon” (Led by Dianne Wilson – May 7, 10am): Discover the early history of Saskatoon and its environs through old photos, maps and a walk through the original town-site.
– “From grey to green: Bringing life to residential roadways” (Led by Lindsay Herman – May 7, 1:30pm): From boulevard gardens, to a parklet inside of a road-closure, come explore how residents are bringing life back into their roadways
– “Art in the Mews” (Led by Michael Peterson – May 7, 3:00pm): What is happening in Broadway’s alleys and what ideas do you have to improve them?
For more information about the above walks, or to learn more about other guided tours across Saskatoon, please visit the Jane’s Walk website, at: http://janeswalk.org/canada/saskatoon/ We hope to see you there!