Skip To Content

jane’s walk

Join us at Jane’s Walk Ottawa 2013

Every year Apartment613 works with Jane’s Walk Ottawa – a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours – to give a tour of an area where we love to hang. We pull together some of the business owners we know (and some we want to know better) and ask them the sorts of questions we’d ask if we were interviewing them […]

Weekend roundup: May the Fourth be with you edition

May 4 has for long been a landmark date for Star Wars fans. But recently, it’s moved beyond being a reason for private snickering between sci-fi devotees with a penchant for wordplay, becoming a holiday of sorts for geeks of all stripes. If this sounds like you, be sure to take part in a double […]

Apartment613 Live for May 2, 2013

Listen here or on iTunes. Ryan and Katie started the show off with an interview with provocative local photographer Jonathan Hobin. Though his images of children in metaphorical representations drawn from world issues may be familiar to Ottawans, his work is starting to make waves (and draw criticism) internationally. He is currently about to have […]

Apt613’s epic Jane’s Walk through Chinatown

Jane’s Walk Ottawa, an annual festival of free walking tours held in honour of urban theorist Jane Jacobs, took place last weekend. We got our contributors out on a few of the walks and will be posting their photos and stories here on the site just in case you didn’t get the chance to participate. […]

Jane’s Walk in photos: Folk on the Street and Tulips on Two Wheels

Jane’s Walk Ottawa, an annual festival of free walking tours held in honour of urban theorist Jane Jacobs, took place last weekend. We got our contributors out on a few of the walks and will be posting their photos and stories here on the site just in case you didn’t get the chance to participate. […]

Explore Ottawa with Jane’s Walk

A city’s vibrancy is that of its communities, namely that of the people who take part in its active building. Too often we hear that Ottawa is boring and there’s nothing going on, but that is the refrain of those uninvolved. Perhaps people who bemoan Ottawa are looking for a scene rather than a community. […]

Leave the car at home and explore Ottawa with Jane’s Walk

This weekend, keep your eyes out for knowledgeable volunteer tour guides all over the city, participating in the annual civic engagement event, Jane’s Walk. In a capital crisscrossed with tours catering to out-of-towners, this weekend is an opportunity to improve your urban literacy with a focus on local history, planning, design and culture in the hands of our own passionate citizens.

Jane’s Walk

Every year, about 2,000 Ottawa-Gatineau residents participate in Jane’s Walk, a festival of free, community-led walking tours that combine the simple activity of walking with observation, oral history, and shared experience. Jane’s Walk 2018 will take place on the weekend of May 5 – 6 in neighborhoods and main streets across Ottawa-Gatineau. Walk subjects range […]