Jane regularly uses participatory walks, or ‘walkshops’, in her facilitation work a valuable method for drawing people together to observe and discuss ideas for local improvements and programming. They typically involve 20 to 30 people visiting four to six sites within the area to discuss what’s working and not working well locally. The format allows feedback to be generated and captured both verbally and written in publically available summaries.

Jane has facilitated walkshops on various projects including:

  • Grand Avenue Park Master Plan (Toronto/PMA Landscape Architects)
  • Under the Gardiner/Bentway Preview (Public Work/MASS LBP)
  • Davenport Community Rail Crossing (Metrolinx/MASS LBP)
  • Honest Ed’s/Markham Village (Westbank Developments)
  • Midtown In Focus – Yonge & Eglinton (Toronto/Public Work/Swerhun Facilitation)
  • Wayfinding Strategy (Toronto/Swerhun Facilitation)
  • Ramsden Park Revitalization (Toronto/PMA Landscape Architects)
  • St James Park Revitalization (Toronto/PMA Landscape Architects)
  • Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood Planning Study (Planning Partnership/519 Church)