Join Roncesvalles residents Mary Weins, Philip Stern, Tonya Surman and the BIA’s own John Bowker on a Jane Jacobs-inspired walk through the Roncesvalles neighbourhood … from the trim eastern borders of High Park to the overwrought rococo of Macdonell Avenue’s grandest homes. Be transported by the fare in our old-world delicatessens and visit the cafés that have made Toronto a world-leader in the Fair Trade coffee movement. Share the sights and stories of Roncesvalles!
Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs and her grassroots approach to city-building, these walks put people in touch with their environment and with each other, bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Toronto will host over 90 walking tours this year, and many more are taking place across North America. For more information on Jane’s Walk, please click here.
Meeting Place: The Katyn Monument- south along King St, just below Queen St. and Roncesvalles Av.
Tour guide(s): Tonya Surman, Mary Weins, Philip Stern and John Bowker
End Location: Queen St. W.
Public Transit Directions: 504 King St. or 501 Queen St. streetcars to the corner of Queen and Roncesvalles. Grafton is one street north of Queen.