2016 Jane’s Walk
June 20, 2016
Jane’s Walk is a series of citizen-led neighbor walking tours inspired by urban activist and author Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) whose writings embraced a grassroots, community-based approach to city-building. The walks are led by volunteers in 134 cities across 6 continents free of charge and are designed to encourage people to get out and explore their city!
This year the Warehouse District’s walking tour was held on the morning of Saturday, May 7th and was well-attended with approximately 30 people participating. Entitled Regina’s Warehouse District: Gateway to the Past, Present, and Future, this year’s walking tour emphasized the district’s architectural heritage and local history, including the influence of the railway during the early 1900s and the impact of the great cyclone of 1912 that devastated much of the residential buildings in the area.
The walking tour was led by local Archivist and Independent Heritage Consultant Carey Isaak. The group spent an hour and a half touring the community, learning about award-winning heritage designated buildings and enjoying unique spaces such as Pocket Park.
The informative and entertaining tour began and ended in front of the former Strathdee Building on 2206 Dewdney Avenue that currently houses the legendary Bushwakker Brewpub. Great weather combined with an engaging host made for an enjoyable experience had by all.
Thank you to our walk guide Carey Isaak and to everyone who participated. We hope to see you at next year’s walk!
Tags: Community Events, In the District