Walk is an annual festival of free,
citizen-led walking conversations inspired
by Jane Jacobs.
Jane’s Walks encourage people to share
stories about their neighbourhoods,
discover unseen aspects of their
communities, and use walking as a way to
connect with their neighbours.
Walks take place in hundreds of cities
around the world. Join the next global
Jane’s Walk Festival on May 4th, 5th, and
Walk Title: Buttonville – A
19th Century Mill Village
Walk Leader: George Duncan, Senior
Heritage Planner, City of Markham
Date and Time: Sunday May 6, 2 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Parking lot
behind 8931 Woodbine Avenue map
Description of the Walk: This
walking tour is an exploration of old
Buttonville, a community established in
the early 19th century around a sawmill
and grist mill owned by members of
Toronto’s political elite. Many early
buildings remain within this compact
heritage district on a branch of the Rouge