Côte Saint-Luc Jane’s Walks

Every year since 2017, the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library and the Côte Saint-Luc Historical Society organizes a Jane’s Walk walking tour around the city.

What is a Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walks are named after Jane Jacobs, an American urban activist who lived both in New York and in Toronto. Her most influential book is The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, in which she argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of urban dwellers. In 2007, in recognition of her work and contribution, Torontonians organized the first neighborhood walk. Since then, Jane’s Walks have been held annually and have expanded to over 134 cities across 6 continents.  They are held on the weekend of her birthday, the first weekend in May. Participating in a Jane’s Walk is a great way to get to know the communities we live in.

Jane's Walk – Citizen-led walking tours towards community-based ...

Farmers, Railways, and Poets: A look back at Wolseley Avenue

On May 8 2022, The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, along with the participation of councillors Dida Berku and Mitch Kujavsky, revisited one of the earlier areas of Côte Saint-Luc, taking a closer look at Wolseley Avenue and some of the old homes and the families that resided in them from the 1910s to the 1940s. Visit the Jane’s Walk 2022 page for more information.

Past Jane’s Walks:

Jane’s Walk 2021: From Farm to Modern: Looking back at Randall Avenue

Jane’s Walk 2020: Life in the Village of Côte Saint-Luc

Jane’s Walk 2019: Where once stood a chapel

Jane’s Walk 2018: A Tale of Three Cities

Jane’s Walk 2017: The Birth of a City: From Farmland to Suburb