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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

June

Fri Jun 24
12-1pm

Transformative Celebration, The Commons and Thrivability: Re-imagining place making through local living economies - Webinar

It’s been said that if you want to transform your community –throw a bigger... more»

Transformative Celebration, The Commons and Thrivability: Re-imagining place making through local living economies - Webinar

cal  Fri Jun 24
12-1pm

Your Computer

It’s been said that if you want to transform your community –throw a bigger party! We need to reintroduce feeling and aliveness as the lifeblood of our community. We have much to celebrate as our public life and the commons are transformed through the influx of regenerative practices and innovative ideas. Together these are contributing towards creating a sense of belonging and inclusiveness - the ground on which many of our new economies can thrive.

How can we create vibrant local living economies that see work, not as something to endure, but to celebrate? How do we shift our worldview from a focus on sustainability based on conserving what we have left to one of beauty and thrivability?

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Fri Jun 24 - Sat Jun 25
10am-10pm

Global Village Festival

An annual celebration, the Global Village Festival 2016 promotes cultural diversity... more»

Global Village Festival

cal  Fri Jun 24 - Sat Jun 25
10am-10pm

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St

An annual celebration, the Global Village Festival 2016 promotes cultural diversity in one of the most multicultural cities in the entire world. The event is free to attend and is open to the public. From 10 AM to 10 PM, we plan to pack as much non-stop, fun-filled and safe activities into the event, as we can, for each member of the entire to enjoy.

We want to take festival attendees on a trip around the world without leaving their doorstep with something: Convenient, Inclusive, and Unique.

Our event attracts a number of national members and leaders, businesses and artists; renews partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Healthy Marrow Canada. The event also delivers live, multicultural performances from musicians, singers, and dancers. We also make available, booths for businesses, non-profit organizations and community representatives to bring attention their organization’s work with multiculturally diverse communities.

The Festival is promoted annually through coverage via various media channels and forums online, in print, and on-air (TV., radio, satellite) in several different languages, reflecting Canada’s cultural diversity.

The “Global Village Festival” is a free public event.

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Mon Jun 27
6-10pm

NXT City talks: Off the Ground - New models supporting innovative Public Spaces

Quarterly talks that bring together the top players in public space for a lively... more»

NXT City talks: Off the Ground - New models supporting innovative Public Spaces

cal  Mon Jun 27
6-10pm

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Quarterly talks that bring together the top players in public space for a lively discussion around moving projects from ideas to action.

Featuring Ken Greenberg, Sarah Heynen, Mark Garner, Steven Dale, Ya´el Santopinto and Clinton Langevin.

Ticketed event - $20

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Tue Jun 28
6:30-9p

Civic Tech Toronto hacknight #48

The weekly civic tech hacknights bring together designers, coders, urban planners,... more»

Civic Tech Toronto hacknight #48

cal  Tue Jun 28
6:30-9p

CivicAction, 110 Yonge St, Suite 1800

The weekly civic tech hacknights bring together designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policymakers, students, communications strategists, and all other Torontonians who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable and equitable, through tech and design. (Coders are welcome, but you don’t have to be a coder to contribute!)

Come and be part of it!

For the whole month of June, hacknights are co-presented by the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN).

Agenda:

6:30-7: Welcome and intros

7-7:30: Project Updates/Presentations

7:30-9: Breakout groups (make something!)

For more info, visit civictech.ca.

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Tue Jun 28 - Fri Jul 8
Various times and days

Akin Projects / FREE CLAY-MAKING WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS / Place Setting

Over the course of two weeks, Akin Projects will deliver a series of all-ages... more»

Akin Projects / FREE CLAY-MAKING WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS / Place Setting

cal  Tue Jun 28 - Fri Jul 8
Various times and days

Gardiner Museum

Over the course of two weeks, Akin Projects will deliver a series of all-ages clay-making workshops and community events. Drawing inspiration from Judy Chicago’s iconic work The Dinner Party, visitors will interact with ceramics in a more social, contemporary way. Contemporary ceramists will lead workshops with visitors in which they will create a functional object. As they are created and prepared for display, the works will slowly set the table for a community celebration and active installation. The walls of the space will be covered to create a living sketchbook that documents the project and the planning of each unique piece. The closing event will be a community celebration for all of the participants. Visitors will be allowed to share and trade the tableware created, reinterpreting the value placed on functional objects.

All events are free. Register here: http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/exhibition/community-arts-space-2016

Tuesday June 28, 1 - 3 pm 
/ Mythical Mug Making Clay Workshop
 - Open to all ages, hand-build a mug based on your favorite animal or mythical creature with artist Lindsay Montgomery using slabs, coils, and pinching techniques.
 


Thursday June 30, 6 - 8 pm
 / Tabletop Planter Clay Workshop
 - In this workshop, artist Janet Hinkle will guide participants through the process of hand building their very own unique planter.

Saturday July 2, 1 - 3 pm
 / Slab-Built Side Plates with Texture or
 Stamped Decoration
 - Learn how to roll out an even slab of clay and experiment with simple slump molds with artist Andrea Ciccone. Add texture or stamp detail using materials provided, or bring an object or textured fabric of your own and create a completely custom, one-of-a-kind, and personalized plate.



Monday July 4, 6 - 8 pm / 
From Cloth to Clay: Handbuilt Slab & Coil Bowls - 
For those who like to build and play with patterns, this workshop with artist Natalie Waddell will focus on creating textured bowls of various shapes and sizes.

Wednesday July 6, 6:30 - 9 pm
 / Still Life/Real Life: Drawing + Ceramics
 - All artists are welcome to join Akin for this evening of uninstructed still-life, and real-life drawing. 


Thursday July 7, 6 - 8 pm / 
Face Plate Clay Workshop
 - In this workshop with artist Juliana Neufeld, participants will use clay to transform a functional dinner plate into the face of a unique character or creature from their imagination.

Friday July 8, 6 - 9 pm
 / Closing Party

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Wed Jun 29
7-10pm

AKIN CRIT 45: DUPONT

SHOW & TELL FOR ARTISTS Ideas + Discussion + Brews + Food + Debate Discuss... more»

AKIN CRIT 45: DUPONT

cal  Wed Jun 29
7-10pm

1485 Dupont St - Studio 204

SHOW & TELL FOR ARTISTS

Ideas + Discussion + Brews + Food + Debate

Discuss what you´re working on and get useful, friendly feedback and answers from Toronto´s creative community and fellow artists. Or, just come listen and hang out.

*Free for all and open to the public*

BYOA - Bring Your Own Art

BYOI - Bring Your Own Ideas

Also, feel free to BYOB ;)

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Thu Jun 30
10-11am

Breaking Ground: City Solutions for Refugee Housing

Join us on June 30 for “Breaking Ground: City Solutions for Refugee Housing:... more»

Breaking Ground: City Solutions for Refugee Housing

cal  Thu Jun 30
10-11am

Free Webinar - Your Computer

Join us on June 30 for “Breaking Ground: City Solutions for Refugee Housing: Münster and Cleveland”, a 60-minute webinar that explores local innovations in refugee housing from Münster, Germany, and Cleveland, USA.

Webinar Description:

Good, affordable housing is a critical first step to successful refugee reception, settlement, and integration. In today’s urban migration context, that means cities are under increasing pressure to provide affordable and dignified housing options. Getting housing right promotes urban resilience and liveability in good times and in times of shock or crisis.

In the city of Cleveland, welcoming refugees may also be the solution to the problem of vacant homes in a sagging rust-belt economy. Danielle Drake of US Together joins us to discuss how Cleveland is re-thinking its social housing model for refugees as part of a larger strategy to re-vitalize local neighbourhoods and improve living conditions for all residents.

Fifteen years ago, the city of Münster rejected the temporary, camp-like refugee housing models of the period and embraced a humanitarian approach that improves living standards while helping normalize the settlement experience for everyone, turning strangers into neighbours. Today, that foresight is helping cities like Münster accommodate an unprecedented wave of Syrian refugees to Germany. Jochen Köhnke joins the conversation to share challenges and successes from Münster’s refugee housing experience.

Speakers:

Danielle Drake, Community Relations Manager, US Together, Cleveland (United States)

Jochen Köhnke, Councillor for Migration and Intercultural Affairs, City of Münster (Germany)

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July

Sun Jul 3
1pm

We Remember Lac Mégantic

Three years ago a train carrying Unconventional Crude exploded in the centre of Lac... more»

We Remember Lac Mégantic

cal  Sun Jul 3
1pm

Bartlett Ave. north of Dupont

Three years ago a train carrying Unconventional Crude exploded in the centre of Lac Mégantic killing 47 residents. Today we are reminded that the same train travelled through the heart of Toronto before continuing east.

On July 3 we will take time to remember each of those 47 lives and commit ourselves to preventing a similar disaster in our city.

This is a non-confrontational expression of sympathy and support to the people of Lac Mégantic.

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Wed Jul 6
6:30-8:30pm

FORGE: FREE Tax Workshop for Artists and Creatives

Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St.W) Register HERE:... more»

FORGE: FREE Tax Workshop for Artists and Creatives

cal  Wed Jul 6
6:30-8:30pm

100 Queen St.W

Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St.W)

Register HERE:

http://www.universe.com/forgefreetaxworkshop

Be better at doing your taxes next year! What can I claim on my taxes? How do I deal with donating artwork? How do I handle my grants and T4s? What receipts do I hold onto? Led by ArtBooks, participants will discuss financial management, getting organized for next year´s tax season and then preparing yourself for the future!

Participants will learn how to organize T4 slips, deal with RRSP receipts and investments to save for the future; various book keeping strategies, expense declarations and write offs; tax installments and much more to help get you organize your finances and focus on your passion.

Presented by Akin Projects and Xpace Cultural Centre

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Sat Jul 9
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Birkdale Art in the Park 2016

Birkdale Art in the Park is an annual community outdoor arts event taking place on... more»

Birkdale Art in the Park 2016

cal  Sat Jul 9
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Birkdale Ravine & Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Road

Birkdale Art in the Park is an annual community outdoor arts event taking place on Saturday, July 9, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Birkdale Ravine & Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. We invite everyone to enjoy a diverse offering of unique and original art, crafts, photography and handmade objects from over 40 local artists and artisans while being serenaded by local musicians. Arts and crafts activities for kids and concessions at cost turn the day into a family-friendly festival of creativity and fun. Admission is FREE.

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Mon Jul 11 - Fri Jul 22
9:00 to 5:00 daily

V4Lab: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution | New Summer Highschool Program at Ryerson University

V4Lab is a new high-school summer program with Ryerson University that brings... more»

V4Lab: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution | New Summer Highschool Program at Ryerson University

cal  Mon Jul 11 - Fri Jul 22
9:00 to 5:00 daily

Ryerson University

V4Lab is a new high-school summer program with Ryerson University that brings together new and emerging technologies with research and the arts to allow participants to explore their potential in Industry 4.0. This year will highlight researchers on campus working with robots in social science and engineering projects. Participants will work collaboratively to create bots in response to real-world issues. Using a wide range of tools and learning modes, participants will begin to unlock their future career path in the fourth industrial revolution.

WHO?

This workshop is designed for all high-school students aged 14-17 years old (grades 9-12) with an interest in design, technology, art, science, and engineering.

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Wed Jul 13
6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Youth-led Fundraising: Raising $$$ through Events

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

Youth-led Fundraising: Raising $$$ through Events

cal  Wed Jul 13
6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

FYI 1652 Keele St.

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 non-profit organizational development and managerial skills.

Are you a grassroots youth-led initiative? Interested in fundraising through events?

This KEM is suitable for both emerging and experienced youth-led initiatives and their charitable partners. Through this KEM young leaders and allies will be able to expand their knowledge, ask questions and learn how to imagine sustainability within their initiatives through fundraising events. This KEM is an opportunity to explore how to begin fundraising as a grassroots youth-led initiative, consider navigating donations with your charitable partner, as well as review the steps to planning your own fundraising event.

Join the conversation as we share creative ideas around strengthening and sustaining the youth-led sector!

Youth-led Fundraising: Raising $$$ Through Events

Through this KEM, you will:

1. Better understand the advantages of how fundraising events can gain revenue and resources for your initiative

2. Learn about the steps to planning a fundraising event

3. Become familiar with boundaries of accepting donations as a grassroots, unincorporated group

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

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Sat Jul 16
2 pm to 6 pm

Reggae Lane Crawl & Mural Unveiling

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

Reggae Lane Crawl & Mural Unveiling

cal  Sat Jul 16
2 pm to 6 pm

Egltinon Ave W and Oakwood 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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Mon Jul 18
6-8:30pm

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

Have a project you are passionate about? Want some help moving it forward? Could... more»

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

cal  Mon Jul 18
6-8:30pm

Pape & Danforth (location sent to those who register)

Have a project you are passionate about? Want some help moving it forward?

Could be a business project. Could be a personal project. Could be an arts project. Could be a philanthropic project. It just has to be something you’re PASSIONATE about.

Join us for our Give and Get Gathering on July 18th.

It’s free. No membership required. Click on ´more information´ to register.

It’s facilitated by a group of professional business coaches/facilitators who want to help make great ideas like yours happen!

We promise to love your project almost as much as you do.

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August

Thu Aug 18
6:00-9:00pm

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

Have a project you are passionate about? Want some support moving it forward?... more»

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

cal  Thu Aug 18
6:00-9:00pm

Pape & Danforth (location sent to those who register)

Have a project you are passionate about? Want some support moving it forward?

Could be a business project. Could be a personal project. Could be an arts project. Could be a philanthropic project. It just has to be something you’re PASSIONATE about.

Join us for our Toronto-based Give and Get Gathering on August 18th. May, June and July filled up quickly and we just opened up August.

It’s free. No membership required.

It’s facilitated by a group of professional business coaches/facilitators who want to help make great ideas like yours happen!

We promise to love your project almost as much as you do.

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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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September

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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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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October

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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