Jane’s Walks: South Armour Heights

April 23, 2012 · 2 comments

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Saturday, May 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Jane Jacobs was a famous urbanologist who lived in Toronto, a person who was passionate about protecting and enhancing cities from unbridled growth. She pinpointed the existence of thriving neighbourhoods as the essential building block ensuring that cities were liveable and dynamic entities.

Jane’s Walk encourages citizens get out and explore their cities through organized walks. Inspired by the life and work of Jane Jacobs, a Toronto resident from 1968 until her passing in 2006, she continues to inspire citizens and planers to look closely at how people live, work and play in their urban environment. Her classic book The Death and Life of the Great American Cities was based on the day to day observation of street life in diverse city neighbourhoods. She felt no grand planning scheme could substitute for an understanding of people’s everyday experience of the city.

Led by volunteers, Jane’s Walks are offered in 263 neighbourhoods and 24 towns and cities in Canada. Last year over 10,000 people participated.

This year SAHRA has organized a tour in our neighbourhood of Havergal College and the Bedford Glen Condominiums on Saturday May 5, commencing at 1:00 p.m. We will be walking through these wonderful locales to learn the history and values of two special members of our community that also share the use and improvement of the Burke Brook ravine and waterway.

TITLE: 2012 SAHRA WALK – a tour of Havergal College (Avenue Road) and Bedford Glen Condominium Corporation (Avenue Road and Sylvan Valley way).
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 5th – from 1 PM to 3 PM.
TOUR LEADERS: Havergal College personnel and Bedford Glen Condominium residents.
START AND FINISH POINT: North parking lot Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Road.
DIFFICULTY: Open to all ages. Wheelchair partially accessible.
PARKING: Havergal College north parking lot, 1451 Avenue Road.
REGISTER: Send an email to: sahratoronto@rogers.com. Please provide name and number of people attending.

2012 is the third year that SAHRA (South Armour Heights Residents Association) has hosted community walks. This year SAHRA, in cooperation with Havergal College and Bedford Glen Condominium, have organized a walk through these two unique and historic facilities.

Please join us and explore and discover these wonderful locales and learn the history and values of two special members of our community that also share the use and improvement of Burke Brooke ravine and waterway.

Contact: Sheila Harrison 416-485-6718

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Eileen May July 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I live in Bedford Glen, and we ( 3 older women) were accosted on the Sunday AFTER this walk by 2 men who cycled into our private walkway with toddlers, and proceeded to paddle in our private pool by the waterfall. They claimed the walkway was a public path. It is not.
We residents have never discussed this walk at our AGM, and I am surprised, as many of us on the ravine find an increasing number of strangers abusing our property. Can you tell me who at YCC503 organised this walk?

EllieMae July 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Who organised this? Not discussed at AGM, and none of my neighbours in our two buildings seems to know.
We are not even in SAHRA’s area. This is Bedford Park.

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