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2015

October

Fri Oct 9 - Fri Oct 2
11am-noon

Radio Show is Live! Every Friday from 11am-Noon

Weekly environmental news show, internationally syndicated out of CIUT 89.5FM. more»

Radio Show is Live! Every Friday from 11am-Noon

cal  Fri Oct 9 - Fri Oct 2
11am-noon

CIUT 89.5FM and online at greenmajority.ca

Weekly environmental news show, internationally syndicated out of CIUT 89.5FM.

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2016

July

Wed Jul 20 - Thu Aug 25
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Discover Downsview

Mentoring Arts Tutoring Athletics (M.A.T.A.) is a not-for-profit organization... more»

Discover Downsview

cal  Wed Jul 20 - Thu Aug 25
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

C.W. Jeffreys Collegiate Institute

Mentoring Arts Tutoring Athletics (M.A.T.A.) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the educational attainment and professional development of youth in marginalized communities. Through community outreach initiatives, social events and various fundamental career building projects, M.A.T.A. works to provide opportunities, promote growth and development.

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Wed Jul 20 - Thu Oct 27
Every Thursday, 2 – 9 p.m. (drop-in)

Rhyme N Reason – Music Studio Drop-in Program

This drop-in music program allows youth artists to book studio time with... more»

Rhyme N Reason – Music Studio Drop-in Program

cal  Wed Jul 20 - Thu Oct 27
Every Thursday, 2 – 9 p.m. (drop-in)

PEACH, Unit 127, 127 Eddystone Ave.

This drop-in music program allows youth artists to book studio time with professional engineers and musicians. Participants have access to a recording booth, beat making/mixing room, two rehearsal spaces, five iMac workstations with music production software and a lounge, as well as a knowledgeable staff, plus at 6:30 p.m. DJ Chef provides dinner and discussion – all exposing youth to potential careers in the music and media arts industry.

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Wed Jul 20 - Thu Oct 27
Every Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Farmers’ Market Thursdays

Find fresh local produce including strawberries, corn, cheese, honey, bread, maple... more»

Farmers’ Market Thursdays

cal  Wed Jul 20 - Thu Oct 27
Every Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

Find fresh local produce including strawberries, corn, cheese, honey, bread, maple syrup, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins and much more. Come for the freshness, stay for the fun. Hosted by the North York Farmers’ Market Association. A little bit of country in the heart of the city.

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Wed Jul 20 - Tue Aug 23
Every Tuesday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday Night Live!

Enjoy free musical concerts outdoors at the amphitheatre, with the following... more»

Tuesday Night Live!

cal  Wed Jul 20 - Tue Aug 23
Every Tuesday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park

Enjoy free musical concerts outdoors at the amphitheatre, with the following performers: Folk Theatre Russian-Style and Danny’s 11, Thornhill Concert Band, Megacity Swing Band, North York Concert Band, Hand Me Down Band, Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band, Shul of Rock, and Casablanca Orchestra.

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Wed Jul 20 - Sat Nov 5
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Black Creek Community Farm On-Site Market

Buy certified organic vegetables direct from the farm! Enjoy pizza baked in the... more»

Black Creek Community Farm On-Site Market

cal  Wed Jul 20 - Sat Nov 5
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Black Creek Community Farm

Buy certified organic vegetables direct from the farm!

Enjoy pizza baked in the wood-fired oven. Bring the whole family to meet your farmers and see how your food is grown.

Come to the 4th Annual Farm Festival with kids activities and mini workshops on July 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Limited parking. Cash only.

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Thu Jul 28 - Thu Aug 25

Family Fun!

Experience theatre and movies outdoors in the park. July 14 and July 28: participate... more»

Family Fun!

cal  Thu Jul 28 - Thu Aug 25

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park

Experience theatre and movies outdoors in the park. July 14 and July 28: participate in a family adventure and fun from 6 – 7 p.m. and enjoy the show in the amphitheatre from 7 – 8 p.m.

In August, outdoor movies thatstart at dusk (9 – 10:15 p.m.): Island of Lemurs – Madagascar (Aug.4),

Rio 2 (Aug. 25).

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August

Wed Aug 3 - Wed Aug 24
10:30-1:00 pm or 2:00-4:30 pm

AGO´s City Explorations: The Ward

NEW City Explorations: The Ward Inspired by Lawren Harris´s early paintings from... more»

AGO´s City Explorations: The Ward

cal  Wed Aug 3 - Wed Aug 24
10:30-1:00 pm or 2:00-4:30 pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

NEW City Explorations: The Ward Inspired by Lawren Harris´s early paintings from the 1910s, many of which depict the complex and culturally diverse Ward neighbourhood in Toronto, where the artist spent his formative years, students will work in and around the area surrounding Toronto´s Nathan Philips Square and City Hall. Building from the plein-air tradition, a style of painting in the outdoors with a strong sense of the open air, students will learn new observational techniques for sketching and painting architecture as we discover and discuss remnants of historical details found amongst this very unique city neighbourhood. A visit to the exhibition, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, is strongly recommended.

This course meets in the AGO´s Weston Family Learning Centre. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited.

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Wed Aug 3 - Wed Aug 24
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

My Art, My New Land

This improv series of workshops has been created to help newcomer artists face and... more»

My Art, My New Land

cal  Wed Aug 3 - Wed Aug 24
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Toronto Centre for the Arts, Upper Gallery

This improv series of workshops has been created to help newcomer artists face and overcome challenges in a new culture and society by providing an opportunity to develop communication skills in authentic and dynamic situations. The final workshop will end with a celebration.

This workshop series is a partnership with North York Arts, North Toronto LIP and Neighbourhood Arts Network. To register, visit neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org.

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Sat Aug 20 - Sat Aug 27
3:00pm

Climate Talks: Not in My Backyard

Art of the Danforth presents Climate Talks: Not in My Backyard by Madeleine Co.... more»

Climate Talks: Not in My Backyard

cal  Sat Aug 20 - Sat Aug 27
3:00pm

Robertson Parkette, 1549 Danforth Ave.

Art of the Danforth presents

Climate Talks: Not in My Backyard

by Madeleine Co.

Kids take over the climate conversation in the Danforth by hosting climate talks with community members about their fears, failings and hopes as they confront a future impacted by climate change.

These intimate performances will take place in Danforth residents’ backyards and shared spaces and explore a neighbourhood´s responsibility and role in addressing climate change. Climate Talks: Not in My Backyard invites honesty and refreshing candour into a deeply polarizing discussion around the impending threat faced by future generations.

Bring your own picnic blanket. Food and refreshments will be served!

Join us for performances on:

3:00 pm Saturday August 20, 2016

Meet at Art of the Danforth Hub in Robertson Parkette, 1549 Danforth Ave.

3:00 pm Saturday August 27, 2016

Meet at Art of the Danforth Hub, Robertson Parkette, 1549 Danforth Ave.

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Madeleine Co. is a Toronto-based art collective reimagining social issues through experiential storytelling and multimedia art. Projects include: the Creative Catalyst symposium on art and social change, internationally touring walking performance These are the People in Your Neighbourhood, and Let´s Imagine Canada´s Future commissioned by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Madeleine Co. has been featured in festivals such as Art of the Danforth, Nuit Blanche, and Luminato. Learn more about past projects at http://www.madeleineco.com.

Climate Talks: Not in my Backyard is part of Climate Talks, a documentary project of child-led conversations created by art collective Madeleine Co. and commissioned by the Ryerson Image Centre as part of The Edge of the Earth which runs from September 14 – December 4, 2016.

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Tue Aug 23
6pm-8pm

Dealing with Climate Denial: What can I say to help someone change?

How do we solve a global problem with so many disengaged people? As... more»

Dealing with Climate Denial: What can I say to help someone change?

cal  Tue Aug 23
6pm-8pm

CSI Annex - Room 1; 720 Bathurst Ave.

How do we solve a global problem with so many disengaged people?

As environmental-minded people we generally voice our reasons to change with people. Behavioural sciences tell us these reasons need to come from our audiences.

This event will briefly detail concepts in the behavioural sciences, helping our audiences be the voice for charge. Attendees will practice and internalize concepts discussed.

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Tue Aug 23
6 to 8 pm

Dealing with Climate Denial: What can I say to help someone change?

How do we solve a global problem with so many disengaged people? As... more»

Dealing with Climate Denial: What can I say to help someone change?

cal  Tue Aug 23
6 to 8 pm

CSI: 720 Bathurst Ave. - Room No. 1

How do we solve a global problem with so many disengaged people?

As environmental-minded people we generally voice our reasons to change with people. Behavioural sciences tell us these reasons need to come from our audiences.

This event will briefly detail concepts in the behavioural sciences, helping our audience be the voice for change. Attendees will practice and internalize concepts discussed.

Contribution $9 - If you register at least 3 days in advance enjoy the early bird price of $7.50.

Interested attendees search "Enviromentum" on Eventbrite

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Fri Aug 26 - Sun Aug 28
5 - 10:30 p.m.

Korean Harvest Festival

Celebrate Korean thanksgiving with the family. Come see, shop and eat Korean... more»

Korean Harvest Festival

cal  Fri Aug 26 - Sun Aug 28
5 - 10:30 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

Celebrate Korean thanksgiving with the family. Come see, shop and eat Korean dishes. Enjoy song, dance and martial arts during this anticipated two-day event.

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Sat Aug 27
11-4pm

Rainbow´s Pride in Scarborough

Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough (RPIS) is an annual event put together by a... more»

Rainbow´s Pride in Scarborough

cal  Sat Aug 27
11-4pm

AccessPoint - 3079 Danforth Avenue

Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough (RPIS) is an annual event put together by a grassroots community collective. It features food, drag, spoken word, dancing and community resources.

This event was founded by Rainbow Coco Channel, a trans woman with an intellectual disability who recognized the need to create more positive spaces and to celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ people in Scarborough. For the past 4 years, the event has brought Scarborough’s LGBTQ community together, and has reached out to folks who are isolated, who are experiencing intersecting forms of oppression based on race, disability and economic status, and who have felt excluded from many mainstream spaces.

The event is organized by and for people with lived experiences of having an intellectual disability and identifying as LGBTQQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, Two-Spirit) and their friends and allies. Current community partners and collaborators include Access Alliance, Community Living Toronto, Griffin Centre, and Rainbow Health Ontario, TRIP harm reduction project, and other groups who have been supporting in various ways. There is no operating budget and we are always looking for funding support and sponsorships to cover the cost.

For specific accommodation needs including food allergies please contact: Rainbow rainbowcocochannel27@outlook.com

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Sat Aug 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Repair Café

Get broken household items fixed for free and learn while doing it! We´ll have... more»

Repair Café

cal  Sat Aug 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge St.

Get broken household items fixed for free and learn while doing it!

We´ll have fixers for computers and other electronics, small appliances and furniture, clothes and jewellery, book and paper repair, bikes and more. For whatever you need fixin´, bring it on!

(Registration closes at 1:00 pm.)

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Sat Aug 27
12-5pm

Do: Learn

Location: Dundas-Manning Community Garden 12pm-5pm, Saturday August 27th Join... more»

Do: Learn

cal  Sat Aug 27
12-5pm

Dundas-Manning Community Garden

Location: Dundas-Manning Community Garden

12pm-5pm, Saturday August 27th

Join the Trinity Bellwoods BIA at "Do: Learn" - a pop-up block party at Dundas St. W and Manning Avenue with awesome workshops from local businesses and community members, such as: Life drawing, Nail stamp art, Chocolate tasting, Urban Beekeeping, Ink Making, Bunting flag decorating, seed planting, a fire truck visit, and more!!

Come and celebrate the back-to-school season and the neighbourhood's businesses, youth, and residents. Learn new skills, meet your neighbours, and make new friends with business- and community-led workshops.

Workshops are free and are first come, first serve!

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Sat Aug 27
12pm-4pm

Akin + Xpace Artist Garage Sale

FREE Join Xpace and Akin Collective for our first Artist Garage Sale! 30 artists... more»

Akin + Xpace Artist Garage Sale

cal  Sat Aug 27
12pm-4pm

Xpace Cultural Centre / 2-303 Lansdowne Ave / FREE

FREE

Join Xpace and Akin Collective for our first Artist Garage Sale! 30 artists have cleaned out their studios and will be selling art pieces and new/gently used supplies at discounted prices.

*Note: all tables are currently full. Contact Emily at emily@xpace.info to join the wait list.

Sale runs from 12-4pm on Saturday, August 27 at Xpace, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave.

Co-hosted by:

Akin Projects

http://akincollective.com/

Xpace Cultural Centre

http://www.xpace.info/

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Sun Aug 28
1 pm to 5 pm

Danforth East Laneway Crawl

A Laneway Crawl is a pop-up festival that redefines how we think of, experience and... more»

Danforth East Laneway Crawl

cal  Sun Aug 28
1 pm to 5 pm

Danforth Ave and Woodbine Ave

A Laneway Crawl is a pop-up festival that redefines how we think of, experience and use our city’s laneways. These events activate our city´s laneways with fun, participative activities (things like art workshops, pop-up greening, music jams, pickup sports, garage mural painting and more), and transform them into vital, vibrant parts of their neighbourhood´s public realm.

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Sun Aug 28
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Weeding and Watering: High Park Stewards

Weeding, Watering and Boulevard Beds August 28 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Meet us in... more»

Weeding and Watering: High Park Stewards

cal  Sun Aug 28
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

High Park

Weeding, Watering and Boulevard Beds

August 28 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. We will continue to work in the Tablelands and water only if necessary. Tools are provided.

stewards@highparknature.org.

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Sun Aug 28
3pm

AKIN: The Power Plant + Picnic

Do you like The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery but it´s too far to go alone?... more»

AKIN: The Power Plant + Picnic

cal  Sun Aug 28
3pm

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery / 231 Queens Quay West

Do you like The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery but it´s too far to go alone? Do you enjoy a summer picnic but don´t like eating solo? Boy do we have the best Sunday ever planned for you.

Join AKIN Collective / AKIN Projects and tour The Power Plant´s two current, brilliant exhibitions followed by a waterfront picnic in the park after (bring snacks/blankets!)

Featured exhibitions:

Franz Eerhard Walther // Call to Action

Ulla von Brandenburg // It Has a Golden Red Sun and an Elderly Green Moon

http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2016/Summer-2016/Franz-Erhard-Walther.aspx

http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2016/Summer-2016/It-has-a-golden-red-sun.aspx

xo AKIN

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Sun Aug 28
1pm to 2pm

No More Lac Megantics

On Sunday, Aug. 28 we will meet at Bartlett Ave. at 1pm to protest the continued... more»

No More Lac Megantics

cal  Sun Aug 28
1pm to 2pm

Bartlett Ave. north of Dupont

On Sunday, Aug. 28 we will meet at Bartlett Ave. at 1pm to protest the continued transport of dangerous products through our city. This will be a non-violent imformation picket at the CPR tracks to remind the City that the train that exploded in Lac Mégantic passed this very crossing on its way east.

Bring signs and noise makers.

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Tue Aug 30
6:00pm-9:00pm

Pros and Cons of Incorporation

KEM (Knowledge Exchange Meetup) for YOUNG LEADERS running grassroots youth-led... more»

Pros and Cons of Incorporation

cal  Tue Aug 30
6:00pm-9:00pm

2 St. Clair Avenue E (TORONTO)

KEM (Knowledge Exchange Meetup) for

YOUNG LEADERS running grassroots youth-led initiatives

KEM (Knowledge Exchange Meetup) provides an interactive and participatory learning opportunity for young leaders and allies who are interested in building knowledge of organizational development and managerial skills.

Are you a grassroots youth-led initiative? Interested in learning about incorporation?

This KEM is suitable for both emerging and experienced youth-led initiatives. Through this KEM young leaders will be able to expand their knowledge, ask questions and learn how to imagine sustainability within their initiatives through exploring the benefits and pitfalls of incorporation. This KEM is an opportunity to explore incorporation as an option for your group, consider how this may affect your operations, as well as learn about what it has looked liked for other youth-led initiatives.

Join the conversation as we share ideas and insights around strengthening and sustaining youth-led initiatives!

August 30th, 2016 from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Pros & Cons of Incorporation for Grassroots Youth-led Initiatives

Through this KEM, you will:

1. Better understand the pros and cons of incorporation

2. Hear about incorporation from a legal perspective

3. Learn helpful tips from an incorporated youth-led initative

Click Here to Register!

*This KEM is part of Youth Opportunities Fund, Capacity Building Initiative project learning series

Facilitators

Saron Gebresellassi, Lawyer at Gebresellassi Law

Guest Speaker: Michael Prosserman, Executive Director and Founder of UNITY Charity

Any questions? Feel free contact us at rachael@foryouth.ca

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Wed Aug 31
Late August, date and time TBD

The Connections Mural Project - Final Celebration

A series of programs and events culminating in the creation of a mural. Participants... more»

The Connections Mural Project - Final Celebration

cal  Wed Aug 31
Late August, date and time TBD

Parkway Forest Community Centre

A series of programs and events culminating in the creation of a mural. Participants connect basic art and design techniques to the practical skills of mural making. Their designs will be on display, alongside art activities for the whole family. Connections will conclude with a community celebration in August. For more information contact Natalie at 416-698-7995 or natalie@muralroutes.com.

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Wed Aug 31
7pm - 10pm

Akin Show & Tell #47 (Previously known as the Akin Crit)

*Free for all and open to the public* On the last Wednesday of every month Akin... more»

Akin Show & Tell #47 (Previously known as the Akin Crit)

cal  Wed Aug 31
7pm - 10pm

Akin Dufferin / 444 Dufferin Street, Unit E

*Free for all and open to the public*

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet people and hang out.

This month we are meeting at Akin Dufferin at 444 Dufferin St, Unit E . If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch! See you there!

http://www.akincollective.com

AKIN Collective / AKIN Projects

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September

Thu Sep 1 - Fri Sep 30

Baycrest Health Sciences Intergenerational Community Mural

This intergenerational community mural project engages Baycrest residents and youth... more»

Baycrest Health Sciences Intergenerational Community Mural

cal  Thu Sep 1 - Fri Sep 30

Baycrest Health Sciences

This intergenerational community mural project engages Baycrest residents and youth from North York in a large-scale, site-specific mural that celebrates community and enhances neighbourhood identity while giving an opportunity for different generations to form meaningful connections, learn from each other and create together. Led by Toronto-based artist Bareket Kezwer and facilitated by interdisciplinary staff at Baycrest, the final mural will be installed at the site.

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Fri Sep 2 - Sat Sep 10

The North York Connection of the Russian Imperial Highness – Film Screenings

Screening in Russian: September 2, 7 p.m. Screening in English: September 10, 7:30... more»

The North York Connection of the Russian Imperial Highness – Film Screenings

cal  Fri Sep 2 - Sat Sep 10

Amazing Cat Theatre Studio, 4544 Dufferin St., 2nd floor (not wheelchair accessible)

Screening in Russian: September 2, 7 p.m.

Screening in English: September 10, 7:30 p.m.

Sister to the last Russian Tsar, the Grand Duchess Olga Romanov, is buried in a North York Cemetery. How did she come to live and die in Toronto? The award-winning OMNI Russian language program TV Vestnik.ca brings this true tale to life and has made it accessible to English viewers through a mentorship program with York University’s Media & Arts students.

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Fri Sep 2 - Mon Sep 5
7 - 10 p.m.

Hispanic Fiesta

September 2, 7 - 10 p.m. September 3-5, 3 - 10 p.m. The 35th Anniversary of... more»

Hispanic Fiesta

cal  Fri Sep 2 - Mon Sep 5
7 - 10 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

September 2, 7 - 10 p.m.

September 3-5, 3 - 10 p.m.

The 35th Anniversary of Hispanic Fiesta will delight with a celebration filled with splendid sounds, tempting treats and the colorful culture that Hispanic heritage is famous for. Featuring 300 local, national and international Hispanic performers from over 20 different Spanish-speaking countries.

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Sat Sep 10
Noon to 10:30 p.m.

Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival

Canada´s finest young musicians and JUNO-winning artists bring you the exciting and... more»

Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival

cal  Sat Sep 10
Noon to 10:30 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

Canada´s finest young musicians and JUNO-winning artists bring you the exciting and diverse jazz of today at the 2nd Undergrad Jazz Fest. This new festival highlights talented young performers from across Southern Ontario and helps young artists in their music education while preparing them as professional musicians.

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Sat Sep 10 - Sat Oct 8
2-3 p.m.

Teen Gaming Afternoon

09-10 and 10-08 only. Kids 8-11 are invited to test their video gaming skills on... more»

Teen Gaming Afternoon

cal  Sat Sep 10 - Sat Oct 8
2-3 p.m.

Brookbanks Library, 210 Brookbanks Dr .

09-10 and 10-08 only.

Kids 8-11 are invited to test their video gaming skills on the XBOX Kinect and challenge their friends!

Free event.

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Sat Sep 10 - Sun Sep 25

The Word On The Street

The Word On The Street Canada is working with volunteers in 5 cities to celebrate... more»

The Word On The Street

cal  Sat Sep 10 - Sun Sep 25

Kitchener, Halifax, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Toronto

The Word On The Street Canada is working with volunteers in 5 cities to celebrate the written word and to advocate literacy. The Word On The Street Canada is a partner with Jane100. The website at TheWordOnTheStreet.ca lists the dates for all festivals - starting with Kitchener on September 10, Halifax September 17, Saskatoon September 18, Lethbridge on September 24 and ending in Toronto on September 25, 2016

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Sat Sep 10
11:00 - 6:00 pm

Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

The Seventh Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival (TBMF) will take place on... more»

Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

cal  Sat Sep 10
11:00 - 6:00 pm

Evergreen Brickworks and Prairie Drive Park

The Seventh Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival (TBMF) will take place on

Saturday, September 10, 2016. The event begins at Evergreen Brickworks at

11:00 am and finishes at 6:00 pm at Prairie Drive Park, with a group bike ride

with a mobile performance along the Lower Don Valley linking the two venues at

12:00pm.

This year’s event features a line-up curated by Don Kerr and Charlotte

Cornfield including Jason Collett, Lido Pimienta, Nhapitapi, Moon Runners

Dance Battle, Annabelle Chvostek, YUKA and the Heavyweights Brass Band

and Girls Rock Camp Alum.

The TBMF is an annual free, family-friendly community event that involves a

series of outdoor, pedal-powered concerts in and between Toronto’s great

parks. Audience members power the portable sound system by pedalling

stationary bicycles. Group bike rides between venues are fun and safe while

featuring mobile performance acts.

Check out our website and Facbeook page for more detail!

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Sun Sep 11
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Health and Culture Expo

The Health and Culture Expo focuses on health and wellness with a variety of health... more»

Health and Culture Expo

cal  Sun Sep 11
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

The Health and Culture Expo focuses on health and wellness with a variety of health checks, demonstrations, participatory exercise sessions, samples and literature. Cultural performances on the amphitheatre stage include music, dance, acrobatics and marching-drum core.

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Thu Sep 15
6:30-8:30pm

Official Launch of The Institute for New Suburbanism

Join us at the official launch of the Institute for New Suburbanism, a new... more»

Official Launch of The Institute for New Suburbanism

cal  Thu Sep 15
6:30-8:30pm

1686 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough

Join us at the official launch of the Institute for New Suburbanism, a new non-profit think-tank that offers a forum for dialogue around suburban community planning and development.

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Thu Sep 15
7:30-10:30pm

Jim Galloway´s Wee Big Band Concert

The Ken Page Memorial Trust and WholeNote Media Inc. are proud to present a return... more»

Jim Galloway´s Wee Big Band Concert

cal  Thu Sep 15
7:30-10:30pm

CSI Annex - 720 Bathurst St - The Garage (ground floor)

The Ken Page Memorial Trust and WholeNote Media Inc. are proud to present a return performance by Jim Galloway´s Wee Big Band under the leadership of Martin Loomer!

Taking place in the Garage at the Centre for Social Innovation.

If you missed the spring launch, be sure to join this fabulous swing band for another evening of musical nostalgia, toe-tapping, dancing and more.

Thurs, Sept 15 - 7:30-10:30pm

Doors at 7pm for Open Seating

Tickets $20 each, cash only

This concert is supported by Jim´s Friends and is dedicated to his memory and to past band members.

Licensed premises + Street parking.

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Sat Sep 17 - Sun Sep 18
9-5pm Sat, 1:30-5pm Sun

Open Data Hackathon: TOProsperity

Developers, data scientists, mappers and idea people are invited to learn about the... more»

Open Data Hackathon: TOProsperity

cal  Sat Sep 17 - Sun Sep 18
9-5pm Sat, 1:30-5pm Sun

Toronto Reference Library

Developers, data scientists, mappers and idea people are invited to learn about the City of Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy (http://bit.ly/1HLCL2A).

Participants are challenged to develop ideas that support the strategy and poverty-related issues. Coding and data analysis experience welcome, but not necessary.

The weekend culminates with presentations. Door prizes will be raffled for participants.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/hackathon

How to Register

Registration is free and is required for the hackathon.

Find the link to register here: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/hackathon

Register Now

Project Challenges

2016 Hackathon Challenges

We invite you to begin exploring the ten project challenges. Each challenge is tied to one of the six issue areas of the Poverty Reduction Strategy. Some of the data is not available yet, but we´ll provide updates as we have them. If you´d like to begin work on a project in advance, join us at a Civic Tech Toronto hack night on any Tuesday leading up to the event. The event is not a competition - all projects will be presented for discussion and feedback.

Background

Poverty in Toronto is a complex problem and a shared responsibility issue - which is why this hackathon will expand civic literacy about poverty and engage citizens in learning and working together. As Mayor John Tory says in the TO Prosperity policy document (PDF): "We will not end poverty or bridge the divides in our city without hard work and meaningful collaboration."

The challenges for the hackathon are real problems facing three organizations doing work to support poverty reduction: Toronto Public Library; the City of Toronto Social Development, Finance and Administration Division; and Social Planning Toronto.

Data Sets

Participants will be provided with a series of data sets, including City of Toronto and library data sets. Check back in late August for more details.

Event Mentors

Library staff, city staff, Social Planning Toronto staff, and mentors from Toronto´s open data, civic tech, and community advocacy communities will be available at the hackathon to provide guidance. Check back soon for a list of mentors.

Contact Us

If you are considering starting a project and have any questions, please email the organizing team at toprosperityhack@gmail.com. We are also accepting remote project work, so get in touch if you´d like to do that.

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Sun Sep 18
10 am - 2 pm

Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO is the city’s largest free recreation program, unlike any other in... more»

Open Streets TO

cal  Sun Sep 18
10 am - 2 pm

Bloor St (Parliament to Christie) & Yonge St (Bloor to Queen)

Open Streets TO is the city’s largest free recreation program, unlike any other in Toronto or Canada. Open Streets opens the streets to people and closes them to cars. People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where everyone can come out to get active and connect with one another.

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Wed Sep 21
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Show, Share, and Qvell

(As well as 2016-10-19) This session showcases the independent work of members of... more»

Show, Share, and Qvell

cal  Wed Sep 21
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Temple Sinai

(As well as 2016-10-19)

This session showcases the independent work of members of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles in a variety of textile media. It’s a great opportunity to show and share.

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Sat Sep 24
11am-3pm

9th Annual YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Festival

The YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Festival is an event for people and groups involved... more»

9th Annual YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Festival

cal  Sat Sep 24
11am-3pm

Metro Hall - 55 John St

The YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Festival is an event for people and groups involved – or looking to become involved – in grassroots, locally driven community development in Toronto. Meet 100 active community-driven, grassroots groups who are actively working toward a better Toronto. Learn about how you can get involved, join workshops, and celebrate the people who work all year round for a liveable city.

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Sat Sep 24
1 PM

Passing Through: Exploring Toronto´s Streets (An Audio Walk Launch)

Toronto´s streets are a living thing. They change and evolve over time, and each... more»

Passing Through: Exploring Toronto´s Streets (An Audio Walk Launch)

cal  Sat Sep 24
1 PM

Union Station, The Via Arrival/Departure Board in the Grand Hall

Toronto´s streets are a living thing. They change and evolve over time, and each one tells a story of where we´ve been, and where we are going.

Passing Through is an audio walk that takes you on a journey of Toronto´s streets, discovering the legacy of their history and innovations for their future. You will walk from Union Station to St. Lawrence Market, gently guided by an artful, imaginative narration that is both beautiful and exciting.

September 24th at 1 PM, we are launching Passing Through with a public group walk. You are invited to bring your audio device and headphones, and experience the journey side by side with friends, neighbours, and strangers. The walk is free and open to the public.

Passing Through is presented in partnership by The City of Toronto Transportation Street Art Program, and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. It is produced by Accounts and Records.

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Sat Sep 24 - Sun Sep 25
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canada Kids Festival

This annual event is filled with fun, educational and safe activities for the entire... more»

Canada Kids Festival

cal  Sat Sep 24 - Sun Sep 25
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square

This annual event is filled with fun, educational and safe activities for the entire family, with a special emphasis placed on children and youth. Some highlights include: a film festival, talent show and competition, book expo, kids fashion show, dancing, magicians and circus performances, and great tasting food.

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Sat Sep 24
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall Festival

Meet your neighbours, tour the museum and try your hand at games of skill and... more»

Fall Festival

cal  Sat Sep 24
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gibson House Museum

Meet your neighbours, tour the museum and try your hand at games of skill and chance. Visit the Gibson Park apple orchard and learn about the historic apple orchard that grew on the Gibson´s farm.

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Sat Sep 24
Noon to 4 p.m.

Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the end of summer and the bountiful harvest that comes with it.... more»

Harvest Festival

cal  Sat Sep 24
Noon to 4 p.m.

Black Creek Community Farm

Come celebrate the end of summer and the bountiful harvest that comes with it. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and food. Fresh pizza baked in our wood-fired oven and refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking will not be available on site.

Cash only.

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Sun Sep 25
2 pm to 6 pm

Crawlfest

A Laneway Crawl is a pop-up festival that redefines how we think of, experience and... more»

Crawlfest

cal  Sun Sep 25
2 pm to 6 pm

Christie Pits and surrounding laneways

A Laneway Crawl is a pop-up festival that redefines how we think of, experience and use our city’s laneways. These events activate our city´s laneways with fun, participative activities (things like art workshops, pop-up greening, music jams, pickup sports, garage mural painting and more), and transform them into vital, vibrant parts of their neighbourhood´s public realm.

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Thu Sep 29 - Sat Oct 1
8 p.m.

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester... more»

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

cal  Thu Sep 29 - Sat Oct 1
8 p.m.

Fairview Library Theatre

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006.

"A very English comedy with some real emotion... Adultery, divorce and deception interestingly handled all, are just some of the problems that write Richard Everett beds down among well-received jokes... This is a sure-fire hit..." says the London Evening Standard.

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Thu Sep 29
7-9pm

Stories of Ours - storytelling that challenges dominant narratives

Join us for an evening of true, personal stories told by people of different ages,... more»

Stories of Ours - storytelling that challenges dominant narratives

cal  Thu Sep 29
7-9pm

585 Dundas St. East - 3rd floor

Join us for an evening of true, personal stories told by people of different ages, backgrounds and identities.

See here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065702403484318/

Stories of Ours is a project that aims to deepen community, invite solidarity and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling.

Stories of Ours aims to go beyond cross-cultural dialogue and create a place were we can lean into, support, and grow a culture of pluralism and solidarity. We create bridges between humans through the power of story to start bring challenging conversations to the fore and tackle the systems of oppression that inform our daily lived lives.

How? By complicating the narrative with different voices as much as we can. :-)

DOORS @ 7pm, SHOW @ 7:30pm

LINEUP announced on Facebook page.

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This is a free/by donation community event taking place on the 3rd floor of the Daniels Spectrum building in Regent Park where the Centre for Social Innovation has a home. Everyone is welcome. You can get here on the College or Dundas Streetcars - just get off at Sackville - or the 65 Parliament bus - just walk a bit east from Dundas.

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Fri Sep 30
September, date and time TBD

Arts Live at Lee Lifeson

A series of community engaged programs that celebrate the inaugural season of Lee... more»

Arts Live at Lee Lifeson

cal  Fri Sep 30
September, date and time TBD

Lee Lifeson Park

A series of community engaged programs that celebrate the inaugural season of Lee Lifeson Art Park. Youth develop their performance skills to create a large-scale, family friendly, community arts piece that combines visual arts, craft-making, performance and storytelling. The mixed media installation is inspired by the park and incorporates themes related to environmental awareness, sustainability and community.

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Fri Sep 30 - Sun Oct 2

Culture Days

Each year more than 150 free activities take place across Toronto during Culture... more»

Culture Days

cal  Fri Sep 30 - Sun Oct 2

North York

Each year more than 150 free activities take place across Toronto during Culture Days. North York comes alive with visual art, theatre, music and more.

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Fri Sep 30 - Fri Oct 28
4-5 p.m.

Teen Maker Event

September 30th and October 28th only. Free and fun maker session. Projects... more»

Teen Maker Event

cal  Fri Sep 30 - Fri Oct 28
4-5 p.m.

Brookbanks Library, 210 Brookbanks Dr .

September 30th and October 28th only.

Free and fun maker session. Projects include creating a nature frame or beading. All supplies are provided. Drop-in, no registration required.

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October

Sat Oct 1
Time TBA

The Rustic Mosaic Project - Mural Unveiling and Community Celebration

UrbanArts is providing training in photography, and image creation and manipulation... more»

The Rustic Mosaic Project - Mural Unveiling and Community Celebration

cal  Sat Oct 1
Time TBA

Falstaff Community Centre

UrbanArts is providing training in photography, and image creation and manipulation using Adobe Creative Suite products, for 30 youth ages 14-29 from the area. A select group will receive additional training in the installation of 3M vinyl. Work will be exhibited at three gallery shows. The project culminates with a mural unveiling and community celebration taking place as part of Culture Days.

For more information, call 416-241-5124 or reference the Rustic Mosaic.

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Sat Oct 1
3 - 5 p.m.

Dallington Pollinators´ Harvest Festival

Join this annual event to celebrate the gardening year end and volunteer spirit in... more»

Dallington Pollinators´ Harvest Festival

cal  Sat Oct 1
3 - 5 p.m.

Dallington Pollinators Community Garden, Sheppard Ave. and Shaughnessy Blvd.

Join this annual event to celebrate the gardening year end and volunteer spirit in the community.

Free.

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Sun Oct 2
2 p.m.

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester... more»

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

cal  Sun Oct 2
2 p.m.

Fairview Library Theatre

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006.

"A very English comedy with some real emotion... Adultery, divorce and deception interestingly handled all, are just some of the problems that write Richard Everett beds down among well-received jokes... This is a sure-fire hit..." says the London Evening Standard.

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Wed Oct 5 - Fri Oct 7
8 p.m.

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester... more»

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

cal  Wed Oct 5 - Fri Oct 7
8 p.m.

Fairview Library Theatre

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006.

"A very English comedy with some real emotion... Adultery, divorce and deception interestingly handled all, are just some of the problems that write Richard Everett beds down among well-received jokes... This is a sure-fire hit..." says the London Evening Standard.

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Thu Oct 6
6:30 P.M - 9:30 P.M

Youth Arts Pitch Contest

An annual event with the goal of supporting young artists and entrepreneurs.... more»

Youth Arts Pitch Contest

cal  Thu Oct 6
6:30 P.M - 9:30 P.M

Toronto Centre for the Arts, Lower Gallery Space

An annual event with the goal of supporting young artists and entrepreneurs. Participants from across the city apply for a chance to pitch their idea live in front of an audience and panel of judges made up of esteemed members of Toronto’s arts community. This event provides training towards putting together a successful pitch and offers young artists access to hard-to-find financial resources for unique elements of their work.

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Sat Oct 8
2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester... more»

Stage Centre Productions Presents Entertaining Angels

cal  Sat Oct 8
2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Fairview Library Theatre

North American premiere of a comedy originally presented at England´s Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006.

"A very English comedy with some real emotion... Adultery, divorce and deception interestingly handled all, are just some of the problems that write Richard Everett beds down among well-received jokes... This is a sure-fire hit..." says the London Evening Standard.

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Thu Oct 13 - Sun Oct 16
Varied - see program

Resetting the Table - Food Secure Canada´s 9th Assembly

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly promises to be our most... more»

Resetting the Table - Food Secure Canada´s 9th Assembly

cal  Thu Oct 13 - Sun Oct 16
Varied - see program

Toronto

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly promises to be our most exciting, diverse and largest yet, nested in a city where the food movement thrives in every neighbourhood. Whether you are a chef, a farmer, a student, a community health organizer, a policy maker, an activist or a business person, Resetting the Table will have a place for you.

We all have something to bring to the table. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us in creating the best food Assembly yet seen in Canada.

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Thu Oct 13 - Thu Nov 3

Artwalk

Explore Yonge Lawrence Village during our 11th annual ARTWALK and discover what the... more»

Artwalk

cal  Thu Oct 13 - Thu Nov 3

Yonge Lawrence Village, Yonge St. between Lawrence Ave. and Yonge Blvd.

Explore Yonge Lawrence Village during our 11th annual ARTWALK and discover what the neighbourhood has to offer as it showcases spectacular pieces from our finest local artists. ARTWALK brings original works of art to the store windows and interiors of over 50 of our local merchants.

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Fri Oct 21
8 - 10 p.m.

Romantic Russians - Sinfonia Toronto Concert

Sinfonia Toronto presents Romantic Russians, the opening concert of its Masterpiece... more»

Romantic Russians - Sinfonia Toronto Concert

cal  Fri Oct 21
8 - 10 p.m.

Toronto Centre for the Arts

Sinfonia Toronto presents Romantic Russians, the opening concert of its Masterpiece Series. Conducted by Nurhan Arman, this concert features pianist Sheng Cai, playing Tchaikovasky´s Serenade and the ultimate romantic piano concerto, Rachmaninov´s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Sat Oct 29
Noon and 2:30 p.m.

Harvest Tea

Come to Gibson House Museum to relax and enjoy a Victorian-inspired harvest tea.... more»

Harvest Tea

cal  Sat Oct 29
Noon and 2:30 p.m.

Gibson House Museum

Come to Gibson House Museum to relax and enjoy a Victorian-inspired harvest tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches and sweets in the historic 1850s farmhouse in the company of costumed interpreters. Guests may tour the museum and apple orchard at their leisure.

Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

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November

Tue Nov 1
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Dallington Pollinators 5th Annual Pumpkin Walk

Bring your carved pumpkins to the garden or drop them off by 3 p.m. Pumpkin art will... more»

Dallington Pollinators 5th Annual Pumpkin Walk

cal  Tue Nov 1
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Dallington Pollinators Community Garden, Sheppard Ave. and Shaughnessy Blvd.

Bring your carved pumpkins to the garden or drop them off by 3 p.m. Pumpkin art will be displayed in the garden with an Arts in the Park event for all community members.

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