Jane’s Walk Peterborough

Jane Jacobs was a writer, urbanist, and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building. Every year, thousands of people around the world take part in citizen-led walking tours to discuss her ideas. These walking conversations make space for people to observe, reflect, share, question, and collectively reimagine the places in which they live, work, and play.

Jane’s Walks are organized and led by volunteers in hundreds of cities around the world. Walks take place each year in Peterborough in partnership with local organizations and on a variety of topics. Jane’s Walk Peterborough acknowledges that these walks take place on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Peoples. Please email us at janeswalkptbo@gmail.com for more information or to get involved with Jane’s Walk in Peterborough.

Program History

Jane’s Walk was founded in Toronto in 2006 by a group of Jane Jacobs’ friends and colleagues as a way to honour and activate her ideas. That first year, there were a handful of walks in Toronto. Over the next decade, the movement saw rapid global uptake by urban activists around the world. The first Jane’s Walk in Peterborough was in 2010 and co-hosted with the Peterborough Field Naturalists.

Program Contact Information

For information about Jane’s Walk Peterborough, please contact:

Gina Varrin
City Jane’s Walk Organizer


The Peterborough Field Naturalists

The Peterborough Field Naturalists

The Peterborough Field Naturalists is a registered charity and active club in Peterborough, ON. The PFN has a history dating back to 1940 and has voluntarily supported the GreenUP Ecology Park for nearly 20 years with countless volunteers, events, and by lovingly maintaining our winter bird feeders during our off-season....

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