Preserved Stories – A Walking Conversation: blog post at Jane’s Walk site
A recent blog post in the Category of Jane’s Walk / Toronto / City Blog at the Jane’s Walk website is entitled “Preserved Stories – A Walking Conversation.”
The opening paragraphs read:
The photo featured in the City Blog is by Gay Chisholm. It’s from the May 4, 2013 Jane’s Walk in Long Branch.
“A feature of the Jane’s Walk movement is that not everyone knows what a Jane’s Walk is. I’m in that category. I don’t know precisely what a Jane’s Walk is. That’s something that I enjoy about the Jane’s Walk experience.
“This is my fourth year of organizing such walks. At my Preserved Stories website, I’ve shared a lot of details about our past Jane’s Walks.
“When I first began co-leading such walks in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) with my friend Mike James in 2012, I learned that a Jane’s Walk can be approached as a walking conversation. That was really good to know. I also learned that it’s fine if there are several Jane’s Walks in the same place on the same day, in the same neighbourhood, addressing the same theme. I much liked that concept.”
Please note, with regard to the Spaghetti Junction walk:
“We will be traversing a construction site. Sturdy walking boots or construction boots would be in order. Hopefully the main site will be relatively dry.”
Staff Picks – Jane’s Walk Festival 2015
Another recent blog post in the Toronto / City Blog category highlights the Spaghetti Junction walk that Etobicoke-MPP Peter Milczyn will be leading starting at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Which is coming up soon.
Spaghetti Junction – The Farewell Tour is on Saturday, May 2, 2015 starting at 10:30 am at the Starbucks on south side of Dundas Street West at Kipling subway
At the latter blog post, Michael Fullan of Jane’s Walk has picked Spaghetti Junction – The Final Tour; in his overview he writes:
Spaghetti Junction – The Farewell Tour
May 2, 2015 | 10:30 AM
Walk Leader: Peter Milczyn
The Spaghetti Junction walk will include a tour of the Six Points Interchange construction site located east of Kipling Avenue on the south side of Dundas Street West. Jaan Pill photo
“This walk is super interesting to me because it takes place right where I grew up and went to high school. Like a lot of our inner suburbs, it is now full of high rises and a lot more and different kinds of people, many of whom don’t want to cross six lanes of traffic to get their morning coffee or walk the dog. I can remember walking the stretch on Dundas near Six Points Plaza as a kid and feeling, without really knowing why, how bleak and depressing it was. It’s a lot more vibrant now because of all the people but the postwar design is still working pretty hard against it. I’m skeptical the reconfiguration and revitalization can solve all of the issues here but am willing to listen.”