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Jane's Walk: Habitat Histories of High Park

Saturday, May 4, 10-11:30AM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all our events, hikes and workshops. We do this to ensure we don’t exceed our capacity for indoor events or the maximum limits for group sizes on High Park’s ecologically sensitive trails. Please register on our website before coming to High Park.

We cannot guarantee availability of walk-in spots. If an event is at capacity, please put yourself on our waitlist. We will notify waitlisted participants if we open up new spots or sessions for our events. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Jane’s Walk: Habitat Histories of High Park Event Details

Ever wonder why High Park and Toronto have such sandy soils? Or how such a large park came to exist in a growing urban city like Toronto? Join us for a Jane’s Walk through High Park as we learn about its natural and human histories and wonder about its future in the heart of the fastest growing city in North America.

Price: FREE

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About Jane's Walk

Founded in 2007, Jane’s Walk is a living, walking commemoration of Jane Jacobs — an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. Through volunteer-led walking tours, it allows people to observe, reflect, share, question, and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play. Annually, tens of thousands of people all over the world take part in Jane’s Walk during the first weekend in May to coincide with her birthday.

Saturday, May 4, 10-11:30AM

Note: All High Park Nature Centre events start on time. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the program so that you don’t miss out on an event, hike or workshop.

This event will begin at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your event is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.


Hike routes through High Park might include some uneven terrain and mild slopes.

We welcome registered therapy or guide dogs to our events. However, we kindly ask that that family pets be left at home.

This event is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other events, hikes and workshops in High Park.

Registration Policies

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Jane’s Walk: Habitat Histories of High Park is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other nature events, hikes and workshops in High Park.