Our staff will once again be participating in Jane's Walk, the annual community-based approach to city building that uses volunteer-led walking tours to encourage people to rediscover the value of walking, and to observe, reflect, share, question and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play. This year, both John and Scott have Jane's Walks planned for the first full weekend of May (6-7).
Balzer-Manitou Trail: Parkway Potential, with Scott
Take a stroll with Scott Clark of John MacDonald Architect down Schneider Creek into the Balzer Greenway, following the route of a planned active transportation connection. Along the way, we'll look at the history of the Balzer farm, as well as discuss desire lines, local infrastructure and the need for green spaces that better serve our growing community. The walk will depart from the Activa Sportsplex at 3 pm and is expected to last just over an hour. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Unfortunately, the route is not currently accessible.
Walk Start and End Location: Activa Sportsplex (135 Lennox Lewis Way, Kitchener)
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6th, 2022, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Visions of Downtown Kitchener, Past and Present, with John
Beginning and ending outside of the UW School of Pharmacy, this walk will look at various built artifacts (streets, buildings and other public offerings) that tell the stories of the many visions that influence downtown Kitchener as it exists today, and into the future.
Walk Start and End Location: University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, corner of King & Victoria Streets
Date and Time: Sunday, May 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
If you would like to learn more about Jane’s Walk, please visit http://janeswalk.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you at our walks!