(Photo credit: Barry Gray)
Secrets of Stittsville Main Street
Part of Ottawa’s annual Jane’s Walk festival of walking tours
Saturday, May 4, 9:30am-11:00am
Starting from Village Square Park (Stittsville Main Street at Abbott Street)
On this walk we’ll discover some of the secrets of Stittsville Main Street and explore the past, present and future of the area. A bank vault, a ball diamond, a community garden, a wheelwright’s stone, the lost railway, the great fire, and more. Stroll down our main street, open your eyes, and see what you can discover. The walk will be led by Glen Gower, City Councillor for Stittsville.
Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play. Jane’s Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing. Jane’s Walks are held in more than 200 cities in more than forty countries. The walks are named after author and activist Jane Jacobs.