Historical sites in Brampton highlighted in upcoming tour


Published May 2, 2024 at 11:33 am


The City of Brampton is gearing up for a major public event that will help both residents and out-of-towners experience the full scope of Brampton’s historic downtown core.

The Jane’s Walk Tour is anticipated to take place this Friday, May 3, and will showcase the Four Corners district at Queen and Main Street intersection. 

The event—and its corresponding stops—will feature numerous historical sites and public art. These tours, which take place all over the province, are named after renowned Ontario urbanist Jane Jacobs. Jacobs revered and studied numerous locations in the GTA, including downtown Brampton. 

Stops will include Ken Whillans Square, Nelson Square Pocket Park, the Transit Hub and the Brampton Arts Organization.

Alongside showcasing old nooks and crannies, Brampton city officials also hope the Jane’s Walk event will inform the public about the future, as the city’s downtown core is constantly developing. 

“As residents, you hold the key to unlocking the potential of our urban landscape. Take this opportunity to share ideas and provide feedback as we embrace the future of our beloved downtown,” said Michael Palleschi, chair of planning and development for the city, in an official statement. 

With the planned public feedback from Jane’s Walk, city officials hope to integrate what Brampton residents want to see in the future of the downtown.  

“I encourage residents to come out, explore, share stories and advance ideas on how we can create a thriving hub for our residents today and for future generations,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in an official statement. 

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