It also seems to be one of the most economically diverse neighbourhoods - modest apartment buildings rubbing shoulders with riverside condos, well-preserved heritage homes nestling amongst quaintly-painted wartime houses. There are shops and cafes aplenty and a river park. Many dogs live in the area. I could certainly live there.
It is heartening, though, to see the Jane's Walks extend their reach beyond the obviously walkable and livable inner city communities this year, to be offered in one of the far-flung suburbs and in an established rail corridor community. While it is important to celebrate the livability and sustainability of the older inner city neighbourhoods, it's equally important to walk the less walkable. By walking the neighbourhoods that are dominated by cul-de-sacs and traffic corridors, we can start to determine how to make these places more humane, more livable, less vehicle dependent.
Maybe I should offer to host a Jane's Walk in my neighbourhood next year.
How walkable is your neighbourhood?