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Jane's Walk - What makes a Vibrant Downtown?


All are welcome to join us on a walking discussion through Peterborough’s downtown. Along the way we will chat about what we want for the future, maybe what we don’t want and how can we help make that happen.

We’ll cover a number of topics:
What makes an economically healthy downtown?
Who is downtown for? How do we make it for everyone?
Car versus pedestrian versus bicycles; making it work.
How do we preserve the historical fabric of downtown while still encouraging growth?

Walk Details
All are welcome to attend this free event. We will meet outside the Ontario Government building at 300 Water St (Charlotte St. and Water St.). Parking is available underground at Peterborough Square.

The route will consist of paved surfaces and street crossings. There will be plenty of breaks for conversation. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on leash, please stoop and scoop. Please let us know at if you have any accommodation needs.

May is Shifting Gears in Peterborough, we encourage you to walk, bike, bus, or carpool to and from the walk - and remember to log your trips!

You don't need to register, but if you do we will have a way to email you in case there is an unforeseen change in plans.

About Jane's Walk
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Learn more about Jane Jacobs and the walks that take place around the world at Please email us at for more information or to get involved in Peterborough, or follow us on social media @janeswwalkptbo for updates.


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