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Set your "eyes on the street."
The worldwide Jane’s Walk event takes place May 1 to 3, with three northwest Winnipeg tours on the list.
Jane Jacobs was an American-Canadian activist and author, best known for her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a critique of urban planning policy, which introduced influential city planning concepts like "eyes on the street" and "social capital."
North Point Douglas resident and historian Robert Galston will lead Neighbourhoods Change: Exploring North Point Douglas on Sun., May 3. The approximately 90-minute tour starts at 2 p.m. in front of the Ross House Museum (140 Meade St. N).
Zach Fleisher will lead Jewish Winnipeg: A Historical North End Perspective on May 3. The approximately one-hour tour, told from a Jewish historical perspective, starts at 11 a.m. at the Canadian Pacific Railway Station (181 Higgins Ave.).
North End activist Michael Champagne will lead Rediscover Selkirk Ave – Revitalized on May 3. The approximately two-hour tour starts at noon at the North End Business Development Centre at Selkirk Avenue and McGregor Street. The tour will cover the history and redevelopment of Selkirk Avenue, including the planned transformation of the Merchants Hotel.
All Jane’s Walks are free. For information on other Jane’s Walks happening in Winnipeg, go to www.janeswalk.org/canada/winnipeg