This weekend you can combine the wonders of a walk with a wander through Whitby's historic and architectural gems. Both Doors Open Whitby and Jane's Walk, (the annual tribute to urban visionary Jane Jacobs), are taking place on Saturday May 5. There are two organized walks to take part in; The Heritage Walking Tour which begins at the Centennial Building at 10 a.m. and will encompass the surrounding neighbourhood, and the Downtown Whitby Walk which will begin at the Whitby Library at 2 p.m. and takes in the city business core.
These Jane Walks marry up with Doors Open allowing participants to step in of the street into some of the more interesting and historic buildings along the way. There are sites open in other areas of Whitby including Trafalgar Castle, but 360 Insights, the Racic family home, Lynde House museum, the Jackson home on the corner of Hwy 12 and the 401 built in 1904, the Station Gallery and the Abilities Centre line up well enough to make it a good walk.