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John Sewell hosts a celebration of the life of Jane Jacobs. There will be readings from Janeís work by Max Allen, Anne Collins, Ken Greenberg, Anne-Marie MacDonald, Vince Pietropaolo, Mary Rowe, John Sewell, R.H. Thomson, and others. The Dufferin Grove bakers are baking 140 loaves of bread for the celebration. Jane Jacobs loved the park bread, and so does John Sewell. This former mayor of Toronto bought a loaf of park bread from the food cart years ago, when the park oven was still new. The next day he called up to ask if he could broker an anonymous grant for $10,000 to help the oven programs grow. The check was in the mail a few days later. We still donít know the donor Ė John has never told Ė but now, when there are two ovens, a farmersí market, and many other food-related things in the park, itís our chance to bring bread to the Jane Jacobs celebration: an honour.
[[Thursday November 13, 2008, 6 - 7 p.m. World Town Planning Day campfire and meeting
Urban planning students Katherine Sparkes and Eldon Theodore have set up a park campfire meeting for planners, to discuss how Dufferin Grove Park evolved into a park where people can often meet around food. Other park users interested in the topic are welcome to drop in to the campfire and contribute. Do you think the park has too much going on in it? Let the urban planners hear your views.