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Michelle Gervais of Tourisme Riel said there are 23 other walks in Winnipeg, and it was time to include one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, Saint Boniface. (Catherine Dulude/CBC)

For the first time, Jane's Walk, in honour of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs, will take place in Winnipeg's historic Saint Boniface area.

The event, which originated in Toronto where Jacobs lived, is held in cities around the world. 

Michelle Gervais of Tourisme Riel said there are 23 other walks in Winnipeg, and it was time to include one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods. 

"It's the perfect opportunity to give residents of Winnipeg a tour of Saint Boniface ...who want to discover this historic gem and learn about why it's here, its history and its attractions," she said. 

The walk starts in front of the old city hall at 219 Provencher Blvd. at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. It ends at 3 p.m. at la Maison des artistes, at the same address. 

Gervais said representatives from Saint Boniface's business and economic development community will also take part and be available to answer questions.

"So it's to create a bit of dialogue about the area and to gain a new appreciation of the neighbourhood," she said.