A group called Our Street London has started to hang signs downtown. These brightly-coloured messages give directions to local landmarks, businesses, museums - even the river.
Mind you, I'm not sure how the organizers decided it takes exactly nine minutes to walk from Dundas and Clarence to the Forks. I suspect the timing might depend on the age and energy of the pedestrian. Not to mention the weather - in January I walk a lot faster. However, musn't quibble. The signs are a new great way to help folks explore London's downtown. And a great many of them point the way to historic sites.
One feature in particular should appeal to younger hikers - each sign has a QR code. For those of you not up on your technology, a QR or Quick Response code is that cute little barcode you may have already seen on items at the grocery store. Hold your smart phone camera over it and you'll get a webpage that will tell you more about that wonderful site you're walking to. Of course, those of us who only have stupid phones will have to wait until we get home to Google.