May 29th, 2017

Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Toronto, it’s time to talk about our city. Join us on May 29 to watch CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY and later discuss Jane Jacob’s vision, citizen activism and protecting our neighbourhoods.

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THE FILM: Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s. ✊

Join the HS Doc Club at 6:00pm in the lobby of the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Theatre. You can find our group gathered around the HS Doc Club sign. Come by to say ‘hi’ and meet other doc fans. Film begins at 6:15pm.

TICKETS: Purchase your tickets online or at the box office at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Use the promo code HARVARDSEAL for a discount!

POST-FILM SOCIAL: Join us after the film for a post-film social with fellow doc club members to discuss the film, Jane Jacobs and citizen activism in Toronto. We are thrilled to announce our post-film speaker Alia Scanlon, Interim Project Director of Jane’s Walk! Discussion location to be announced shortly. This is FREE to attend!

ABOUT JANE’S WALK: Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Alia Scanlon is the Interium Project Director of Jane’s Walk. Alia is an energetic, inquisitive city-builder who has worked for nonprofits, local governments, and private enterprises in Colorado Springs, Toronto, Aspen, Shanghai, and Minneapolis. She connects, recruits and supports the global network of City Organizers who run Jane’s Walk in 200+ cities around the world. She also directs Toronto’s local festival programming. Alia has an MPA from the University of Colorado-Denver and a profound belief that kindness, joy, and inclusive, equitable community-building make cities thrive. Things that float her boat include biking to work, mountains, turmeric, trivia, alliteration, and evidence-based public policy.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM US: New to the club or coming alone? Let us know. We’ll make sure someone is there to greet you at the door. All friends are welcome (and encouraged).

More info at and our Facebook Event Page