Walking has figured significantly in Jane’s work as a writer, organizer and community builder. She was the first executive director of Jane’s Walk, beginning in 2007, guiding it through it’s local inception to an international phenomenon. She has also undertaken ground-breaking academic studies of suburban walking environments, under the leadership of Professor Paul Hess (University of Toronto). Her ease with engaging people and asking questions led her to adapt the immersive walk experience into a tool for gathering public feedback – the walkshop. Finally, she’s researched and led many engaging local walking tours, drawing people in to listen, share and learn about their neighbourhoods and city.