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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

December

Sat Dec 10 - Tue Feb 28
various - check schedule

Street Food Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village

Street Food Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village Next date: January 3, 2017 |... more»

Street Food Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village

cal  Sat Dec 10 - Tue Feb 28
various - check schedule

The Pavilions at Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Ave

Street Food Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village

Next date: January 3, 2017 | 11:00am–6:00pm

Street Food Market at Evergreen’s Winter Village

Enjoy the road less travelled at our new Street Food Market, a part of Evergreen´s Winter Village. Explore a collection of local, street-inspired eateries from across the GTA throughout the winter season.

From Tibet to Mexico, Taiwan to Ethiopia, Hungary to India, Switzerland to Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the UK and more, gather your friends and family as you explore 15+ vendors in the great outdoors, warmed by the fire, tasting and drinking the diverse flavours of the best street food in this city. Entry is free!

Dates and Times

​Winter Village runs from December 10 to February 28. It will be closed on December 24th and 25th.

The Street Food Market will be open:

Weekends from December 10th - December 23rd (11am -​ 7pm)

December 12 - 16th and Wednesday, December 21 (3pm - 7pm)

Thursday, December 22nd and Friday, December 23rd (3pm - 8pm)

Every day from December 26th - January 8th (11am - 6pm), except December 31st (11am-3pm)

Weekends from January 11th - to February 28th (11am - 6pm)

VENDORS: https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/12552/

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2017

January

Thu Jan 26 - Sat Mar 4

Kent Monkman Exhibit: Shame and Prejudice, a Story of Resilience

Major Kent Monkman exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience organized... more»

Kent Monkman Exhibit: Shame and Prejudice, a Story of Resilience

cal  Thu Jan 26 - Sat Mar 4

U of T Art Museum (UTAC Gallery) 15 King´s College Circle

Major Kent Monkman exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience organized by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto for Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017

Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. With its entry points in the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end, and contemporary life on the reserve, the exhibition takes us all the way back to the period of New France and the fur trade.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Public opening: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Public Lecture: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 – 6 pm

Kent Monkman presents the annual “R. K. Teetzel Lecture in Art or Architecture” at UC 140. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Curatorial Tour: Saturday, February 4, 2 pm

Kent Monkman leads a curatorial tour of the exhibition.

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Fri Jan 27 - Sat Mar 25

Getting Things Done

Over the last half century, the Austrian State of Vorarlberg has developed an... more»

Getting Things Done

cal  Fri Jan 27 - Sat Mar 25

Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West

Over the last half century, the Austrian State of Vorarlberg has developed an international reputation for its radical yet sensitive and considered approach to architecture, design and building. A combination of innovative ar¬chitects and clients, liberal building and planning regulations, an aspiring regional government and open-minded public has paved the way for a built environment and culture with design quality at its heart. Ecological sensitivity, the value placed on traditional and innovative crafts and skills, investment in young designers, and good understanding of local materials and landscape all contribute to the Vorarlberg phenomenon. Getting Things Done is a touring exhibition showcasing the architecture of Vorarlberg.

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February

Sat Feb 25
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Islam and Blackness: Mapping AntiBlackness in Muslim Communities

Join us for a panel discussion on the experiences of diverse Black Muslims with... more»

Islam and Blackness: Mapping AntiBlackness in Muslim Communities

cal  Sat Feb 25
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Centre for Social Innovation- Regent Park, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON (Daniels Spectrum, third floor)

Join us for a panel discussion on the experiences of diverse Black Muslims with antiblackness in Muslim communities as experienced at their particular intersections.

Black Identifying folk - PWYC

Allies - $15

REGISTRATION/ TICKETS

http://www.blackmuslims.eventbrite.ca

**PLEASE REGISTER AS EVENTS IN THE SERIES ALWAYS SELL OUT

Panelists:

Rania El Mugammar

Lali Mohamed

Arden Maaliq

Shadiya Aidid

Event Format

Panel Discussion (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Q + A (45 minutes)

This event is a part of a series on Islam and Blackness organized by Rania El Mugammar and various partners/ in-kind supporters. There is no formal funding for the series - if you would like to support the work, please donate to the fundraiser here http://fnd.us/e1C4V1?ref=sh_a5apcf (all funds support panelists, space, food)

*barrier free access

NOT scent free

light refreshments will be provided

Questions?

http://www.raniawrites.com/contact.html

Gratitude

Donors + supporters

Centre for Social Innovation for their support with space

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Sat Feb 25
7 - 10 p.m.

Concert: Fan Music of Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Merril Collection hosts a concert by members of the southern Ontario filk... more»

Concert: Fan Music of Fantasy & Science Fiction

cal  Sat Feb 25
7 - 10 p.m.

Toronto Plublic Library, 239 College St.

The Merril Collection hosts a concert by members of the southern Ontario filk community, who will entertain you with songs written within the international fan community of people who love music AND fantasy and science fiction. Free. Family-friendly.

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Sat Feb 25
8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

YTGA Urban Night

We´re back baby, and we´ve changed! We´ve revamped our YTGA Poetry Slam into... more»

YTGA Urban Night

cal  Sat Feb 25
8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

104-1065 Canadian Place

We´re back baby, and we´ve changed!

We´ve revamped our YTGA Poetry Slam into our Urban Night, an evening focused on spoken word, hip hop, rap, and movement aimed at social justice issues!

Interested in performing? Sign up by emailing us at studiooo89@gmail.com. Each YTGA Urban Night will incorporate a special guest performance from a local spoken word, Hip Hop or Rap artist. Stay tuned to find out who!

8:30 PM - Last minute registration and sign-up

9:00 - 10:30 PM - Performances

This wonderfully free event is supported by a grant from Mississauga Arts & Culture!

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Sat Feb 25 - Sun Mar 5
1 - 3pm | 4 - 6pm

Building Beyond 3017: An Afrofuturistic LEGO® Workshop

Building Beyond is a sculptural workshop designed to help young people aged 8 - 18... more»

Building Beyond 3017: An Afrofuturistic LEGO® Workshop

cal  Sat Feb 25 - Sun Mar 5
1 - 3pm | 4 - 6pm

Centre for Social Innovation

Building Beyond is a sculptural workshop designed to help young people aged 8 - 18 of all ethnicities explore the fascinating world of afrofuturism – the fantastical, sci-fi movement that features Afrikan and black-identified peoples at the centre of their own epic narratives and imaginings. Participants receive a brief introduction to the cultural movement using imagery from past and current comics, films, visual art, music, and literary works, then, using an array of LEGO® elements, they get to build their own descendants or "Legacies" as they imagine them to be in the year 3017. The best part: what you build, you keep!

*There are two bursary spots reserved for each workshop date for self-identifying black youth facing multiple barriers due to class, status, ability, gender, sexuality, education, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or other socioeconomic barriers. To apply, inquire at: info@ekownimako.com with the subject line: Beyond Bursary.

*As of winter 2017 this workshop series has no external funding. Costs for bursary spots are covered by the artist to ensure inclusion and access for marginalized community members.

*Gift-a-Ticket: In the interest of inclusion and access, patrons have the opportunity to purchase a ticket that will be anonymously gifted to participants who face barriers related to race, ability, sexuality, gender, and/or socioeconomic factors.

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Sun Feb 26
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

YTGA Open Night Mic

Calling all singers, musicians, spoken word artists, comedians and more! Come show... more»

YTGA Open Night Mic

cal  Sun Feb 26
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

104- 1065 Canadian Place

Calling all singers, musicians, spoken word artists, comedians and more! Come show us your stuff at our YTGA Open Mic Night, every last Sunday of the month throughout 2017!

Registration available at http://www.openmic.ytga.com!

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Sun Feb 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Biological control of Invasive plant species with W.D. McIlveen

W.D. (Bill) McIlveen will speak on the introduction of insects, and sometimes plant... more»

Biological control of Invasive plant species with W.D. McIlveen

cal  Sun Feb 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

430 Parkside Drive Toronto M6R 2Z3

W.D. (Bill) McIlveen will speak on the introduction of insects, and sometimes plant diseases, to control invasive plant species.

Sometimes they work, but sometimes there are complicating factors...examples include purple loosestrife.

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Tue Feb 28
6:30- 10 PM

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVIII

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVIII Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading... more»

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVIII

cal  Tue Feb 28
6:30- 10 PM

St. Stephen-In-The-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 2N8

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVIII

Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series

Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are.

Featured poets: Phoebe Wang & Brent Peers

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Place: St. Stephen-In-The-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 2N8

Doors open 6:15 p.m.

Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m.

Show 7 p.m.

Admission: $5

PHOEBE WANG winner of Prism International´s Poetry Contest in 2015, with two poetry chapbooks & a debut collection of poetry forthcoming in Spring 2017

BRENT PEERS featured on CBC Radio, by Northeast music & arts festival, and in music publications, organizer of the spoken word collective WE FLIP TABLES!

@BanooZan

@ShabeSherTO

https://www.facebook.com/events/179928055824221/

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March

Wed Mar 1 - Fri Mar 31
M-F: 9am - 5pm & Sat: 11am - 5:30pm

Focus on Gerrard Photography Exhibition presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective

Toronto´s Gerrard Street East, including the historic Gerrard India Bazaar... more»

Focus on Gerrard Photography Exhibition presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective

cal  Wed Mar 1 - Fri Mar 31
M-F: 9am - 5pm & Sat: 11am - 5:30pm

Riverdale Gallery, 1326 Gerrard St East, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto´s Gerrard Street East, including the historic Gerrard India Bazaar neighbourhood, has gone through many changes over the years and is currently in the midst of another new phase. This photographic exhibit, presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective aims to capture the changing face of this neighbourhood at this important moment in time through both portraits and the words of the people who live, work and play there.

This exhibition was produced in conjunction with the Myseum Intersections Festival. This annual festival of exhibits and events showcases different perspectives of Toronto´s natural, cultural, and historic diversity.

Exhibition Opening Night Celebration on Thursday March 9, 2017 at 6pm, with food and drinks

Gallery open M-F: 9am to 5pm & Sat 11am - 5:30pm; closed Sundays

Photo walks and historical tours also planned in the neighborhood on March 11, 18 & 25. See website for further details.

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Sat Mar 4
7 PM- 11 PM

Studio. 89´s 3rd Birthday!

Studio.89 is turning 3 and we need your help to celebrate! Join in on the... more»

Studio. 89´s 3rd Birthday!

cal  Sat Mar 4
7 PM- 11 PM

104- 1065 Canadian Place

Studio.89 is turning 3 and we need your help to celebrate! Join in on the festivities running all night long including mobile trivia, karaoke, live music, bingo, crafts, and more! And don´t forget our amazing photo booth with handmade snapchat filter props! We´ll be recapping our last three years of operations and introducing future plans. See you there!

Join in on social media by including the #studioturns3 hashtag all night long!

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Sat Mar 4
10am-3pm

TOcore: Planning Downtown: Panel Discussion and Workshops

DT this is your moment! We are building a plan for our growing Downtown. Find... more»

TOcore: Planning Downtown: Panel Discussion and Workshops

cal  Sat Mar 4
10am-3pm

Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas Street West, 8th floor

DT this is your moment!

We are building a plan for our growing Downtown.

Find out how it will improve liveability for all Torontonians and join in the conversation with Toronto´s Chief Planner and the heads of Transportation and Parks, Forestry & Recreation.

Drop in and tell us your thoughts!

A Conversation on Downtown

10:00 a.m.

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner

Barbara Gray, GM, Transportation Services

Janie Romoff, GM, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Workshops

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Parks, Public Spaces and Mobility

Community Services & Facilities

Buildings & Neighbourhoods

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Ted Rogers School of Management

55 Dundas Street West, Toronto

8th floor

To learn more go to: http://www.toronto.ca/tocore

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Sat Mar 4
2-5pm

Akin Gallery Crawl

Akin Projects invites you to join us for special tours of the current exhibitions at... more»

Akin Gallery Crawl

cal  Sat Mar 4
2-5pm

Division Gallery, 45 Ernest Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3M7

Akin Projects invites you to join us for special tours of the current exhibitions at some of Toronto´s best and brightest galleries in the West End.

1. Meet at Division Gallery 2pm

2. Visit Mercer Union together

3. Visit Scrap Metal Gallery

4. Visit Daniel Faria Gallery

5. Visit Robert Kananaj Gallery

6. Visit Xpace Cultural Centre

Free to attend. All are welcome, open to the public.

http://www.akinprojects.com

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Wed Mar 8
7 PM- 10 PM

#WritesforWomen & POW Launch Party

Come celebrate Women´s Month at Studio.89, as we launch our second annual POW... more»

#WritesforWomen & POW Launch Party

cal  Wed Mar 8
7 PM- 10 PM

104-1065 Canadian Place

Come celebrate Women´s Month at Studio.89, as we launch our second annual POW symposium and honour Raine Network´s second annual #WritesforWomen campaign! Network, create, energize and be inspired by a community of leaders all aiming for one common goal: equality.

#WritesforWomen is our annual March campaign in honour of Women´s Month, when we take to the streets and multiple spaces around the GTA to collect beautiful and inspirational messages to women around the globe. We see innovative thoughts and personal goals for the future of gender equality, and the most incredible, motivational words. We then take these physical pieces of positive messaging and create public art pieces with them to share with the community.

You can share your words by using #WritesforWomen on social media throughout the month of March!

Contact:

Jazzmine Lawton Raine

http://www.rainenetwork.com

therainenetwork@gmail.com

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Wed Mar 8
7:30-10:00am

Managing for Growth Series: How to Transform Profitability Through Improved Pricing

Featuring: Paul Hunt, President, Pricing Solutions Hogg, Shain & Scheck is... more»

Managing for Growth Series: How to Transform Profitability Through Improved Pricing

cal  Wed Mar 8
7:30-10:00am

Westin Prince Hotel

Featuring: Paul Hunt, President, Pricing Solutions

Hogg, Shain & Scheck is pleased to present special guest Paul Hunt, an advisor to a wide range of companies and industries on “pricing”. The impact of pricing is enormous, yet the level of attention it gets is not. Attendees will learn how to dramatically improve profits through improved pricing.

Learn new ideas that can help provide an immediate effect on your business pricing and bottom line, Paul will focus on how to grow profits on a sustainable basis and how to get a sales force bought into value-based pricing.

Business owners will leave with practical ideas on how to transform profitability through improved pricing.

Fees: $25 includes continental breakfast (net proceeds go to the Ted Rogers School of Management)

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Thu Mar 9
7-9pm

OMB Community Consultation

Torontonians deserve a real say about the future of our neighbourhoods and what they... more»

OMB Community Consultation

cal  Thu Mar 9
7-9pm

Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School 1515 Bloor Street West

Torontonians deserve a real say about the future of our neighbourhoods and what they look like.

But too often, the unelected and unaccountable Ontario Municipal Board makes important decisions that affect our communities.

With the Ontario government currently reviewing the OMB, MPP Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from you.

Community Meeting:

Presentations ● Open microphone

This free event is accessible and open to everyone.

Parkdale – High Park Constituency Office

2849 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON, M6P 1Y6 |

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Thu Mar 9 - Fri Mar 10
10 AM- 5 PM Both days

POW: Power of Women Symposium

The Second Annual Power of Women Symposium, in partnership with Raine Network... more»

POW: Power of Women Symposium

cal  Thu Mar 9 - Fri Mar 10
10 AM- 5 PM Both days

104-1065 Canadian Place

The Second Annual Power of Women Symposium, in partnership with Raine Network

The Power of Women, POW, symposium is a two-day celebration of achievement, community and collaboration, providing students, entrepreneurs, young and senior professionals, and newcomers the tools and resources available to grow, inspire, network, and learn. Day one of the symposium will focus on professional development and mentorship. Workshops include goal setting, time management, as well as wellness activities, and one-on-one mentorship opportunities with a collective of 5 successful female entrepreneurs, and sector leaders. Day two focuses on empowering our attendees to become more sustainable in both their personal and professional lives. Together we will focus on conscious consumerism, sustainable investments, and the future of the sustainability and non-profit sectors. Joining us will be top industry professionals speaking on self branding and marketing, bringing fantastic resources to all online professionals, entrepreneurs, and risk takers embarking down new career paths.

So join us for POW 2017 and feel the power of what a community of women can accomplish!

In honour of Women´s Month, March 2017.

Tickets: $20 for 1 Day | $35 for Both Days

Register online at http://www.POW.studio89.org!

http://www.studio89.org

http://www.rainenetwork.com

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Thu Mar 9
6 - 9pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Focus on Gerrard Photography - Exhibition presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective

Join us for the Opening Reception for the Focus on Gerrard Photography Exhibition!... more»

OPENING RECEPTION: Focus on Gerrard Photography - Exhibition presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective

cal  Thu Mar 9
6 - 9pm

Riverdale Gallery, 1326 Gerrard St East, Toronto, Ontario

Join us for the Opening Reception for the Focus on Gerrard Photography Exhibition!

Toronto´s Gerrard Street East, including the historic Gerrard India Bazaar neighbourhood, has gone through many changes over the years and is currently in the midst of another new phase. This photographic exhibit, presented by the 6ix Clicks Collective aims to capture the changing face of this neighbourhood at this important moment in time through both portraits and the words of the people who live, work and play there.

This exhibition was produced in conjunction with the Myseum Intersections Festival. This annual festival of exhibits and events showcases different perspectives of Toronto´s natural, cultural, and historic diversity.

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Sat Mar 11
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Tall Tales Festival

Dress up as your favourite book or story character (if you wish) or bring a story... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Tall Tales Festival

cal  Sat Mar 11
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

Dress up as your favourite book or story character (if you wish) or bring a story (if you’d like). Let’s create, tell, and enjoy stories from many different inspirations – fables, fairy tales, short stories or folklore, and especially tales a step-grandparent or second-cousin or neighbour-you-adored told you.

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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Sat Mar 11
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Riverdale Hub Seed Swap

The Riverdale Hub is hosting its first ever seed swap, and seed library branch... more»

Riverdale Hub Seed Swap

cal  Sat Mar 11
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

1326 Gerrard St. E

The Riverdale Hub is hosting its first ever seed swap, and seed library branch launch!

Come by with seeds saved from your garden, or to share tips and ideas with local gardeners!

We´ll have a seed swap table where you can browse seeds that we´ve saved from our organic rooftop garden. Bring any open pollinated or heirloom seeds that you have saved from your garden, and you can trade them with our seeds, or seeds from other gardeners. Support local seed diversity, and organic, non-GMO gardening!

We are also celebrating the launch of The Hub as a seed library branch location. We´ll have seeds available for the community to help make growing local food more accessible.

We´ll have our vegan and vegetarian café open for pastries, lunch fare, and hot drinks.

If you are new to gardening or seed saving, we´ll have information on getting started, and you can learn more about what the Hub has to offer! Get connected with gardeners in our community, learn more about seed saving, seed diversity, and making your garden more sustainable.

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Sun Mar 12
1 - 5 p.m.

Fan Music of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Come make and hear the music of science fiction and fantasy in Toronto´s best SF... more»

Fan Music of Fantasy and Science Fiction

cal  Sun Mar 12
1 - 5 p.m.

Bakka-Phoenix Books, 94 Harbord

Come make and hear the music of science fiction and fantasy in Toronto´s best SF and Fantasy book store! All ages welcome. Singers, instrument players and listeners all welcome. Free. Drop in or stay throughout. Come early to browse the books!

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Mon Mar 13
6-9pm

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

Give and Get is a small group gathering over food where we have a facilitated... more»

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

cal  Mon Mar 13
6-9pm

A home in the Pape & Danforth area (location sent to those who register)

Give and Get is a small group gathering over food where we have a facilitated conversation that furthers every one´s projects.

Have a project you are passionate about? Want some help moving it forward? We make it fun and easy to learn from others.

Yours could be a business project. A personal project. An arts project. A project for your career. A philanthropic project. Any project is welcome. It just has to be something you’re PASSIONATE about and where you could benefit from multiple perspectives.

Join us for our Give and Get Gathering on March 13th.

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

It’s facilitated by a group of professional business coaches and 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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Mon Mar 13
2:00pm-3:00pm

The Sleeping Beauty - let´s talk about it!

The Sleeping Beauty - let´s talk about it! (ages 6-12) Let your imagination soar,... more»

The Sleeping Beauty - let´s talk about it!

cal  Mon Mar 13
2:00pm-3:00pm

Toronto Public Library - Bloor/Gladstone branch

The Sleeping Beauty - let´s talk about it! (ages 6-12)

Let your imagination soar, while exploring how characters, that we all know and love, dance out their story in The Sleeping Beauty ballet. Try on a costume and move to the sounds of Tchaikovsky´s famous score.

NOTE: Daycares, camps, and groups of 5 or more children must call to register in advance. 416-393-7674

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Mon Mar 13
7-9pm

Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch

Do you love books? Do you create them? How is your art practice influenced by books?... more»

Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch

cal  Mon Mar 13
7-9pm

Akin Dupont, Studio 204 - 1485 Dupont Street

Do you love books? Do you create them? How is your art practice influenced by books? Do books inspire you? Are they sources of information or something more? When does a book become art? What book would you recommend to other artists?

We will discuss all this and more at our next Skillshare for Creative Professionals on March 13 from 7-9pm at Akin Dupont, 1485 Dupont St, Studio 204.

Participants are asked to bring one or two books or printed works that inspire or influence their practice. We will each take a time to present our choices and engage in a casual discussion about the role books play in our art. ( Books and print materials only please. This includes all types of books, zines, and magazines - no blogs, podcasts, or digital media)

Participation is free! Seating is limited, please register to attend: http://www.universe.com/bookshare

Suitable for anyone with a creative practice and a love of books. Emerging and professional artists at all skill levels and career stages are welcome to attend.

This event is in conjunction with the launch of the newest addition to our Akin Dupont studios: The Akin Library! Check out the collection of books and find out more about this exciting new initiative from Akin Collective. We will gladly accept book donations for the new library at this event. Thank you! Visit http://www.akincollective.com/blog/akinlibrary for more information!

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Tue Mar 14
6:30-8:30pm

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Free Legal Advice for Artists

As a professional artist, dealing with legal issues can be confusing. When is a... more»

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Free Legal Advice for Artists

cal  Tue Mar 14
6:30-8:30pm

Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St.W

As a professional artist, dealing with legal issues can be confusing. When is a lawyer necessary? How do protect my images? Is this contract binding? Is this agreement fair?

In this workshop participants will discuss the various legal concerns or issues artists and creatives should be informed about - ranging from copyrights, consignments, trademarks, patents, agreements and more.

After providing advice on each of these topics, Matthew Wiens and the Pro Bono Ontario team will offer specific advice to participants about any questions or concerns they may have and help you get find free legal help.

Please register to attend at http://www.universe.com/legaladvice

$10 Suggested Donation

Have something you´d like to make sure is discussed in the presentation? Email michael@akincollective.com and let us know!

http://www.akinprojects.org

http://www.probonoontario.org

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Thu Mar 16
6-9pm

SSE-O Unlearning Series: Personal Unlearning - Lead with Courage

PERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH COURAGE If social leaders are the extreme athletes... more»

SSE-O Unlearning Series: Personal Unlearning - Lead with Courage

cal  Thu Mar 16
6-9pm

585 Dundas St. East - 3rd floor

PERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH COURAGE

If social leaders are the extreme athletes of the professional world, SSE is their sports psychologist. This workshop focuses on helping you harness the inner resources needed to thrive in the extreme sport of change making. In this session you will:

– understand the role of well-being in the work of social leaders

– examine how great leaders have faced and emerged from adversity

– collaborate with like-minded colleagues to share best practices and map personal actions

UNLEARNING: SHIFT YOUR THINKING, AMPLIFY YOUR IMPACT

Unlearning is not about forgetting. It’s about creating new mental models when the current ones no longer serve us. The School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario offers unlearning in three spheres: personal, interpersonal, and societal.

In the personal sphere, students unlearn thought patterns that hold them back, like “I’m an imposter if I think I’m a leader.” In the interpersonal sphere, students examine the ways they relate with people from distant socio-economic, professional, or political backgrounds. And in the societal sphere, students explore radically new approaches to collective social problem solving.

Traveling through the spheres of unlearning together, we emerge as more thoughtful, confident, and visionary leaders. SSE cordially invites all members of our community to join the 2017 Unlearning Series, three highly interactive, practical, and inspiring workshops. Each 3-hour workshop is $50 or attend all 3 for $99. Financial assistance is available.

Starting in January 2017, SSE Ontario will offer a series of 3-hour workshops. This is the "Interpersonal Unlearning" workshop.

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Sat Mar 18
12:00 to 4:00 pm (Visitor registration ends at 3:00)

Repair Café

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

Repair Café

cal  Sat Mar 18
12:00 to 4:00 pm (Visitor registration ends at 3:00)

Downsview Park Hub - 70 Canuck Ave., M3K 2C5

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

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

- See more at: http://shapemycity.com/events_new.php?eid=1763#sthash.J3kXsNoj.dpuf

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Sun Mar 19
10 am - 4 pm

1UPToronto Youth Change-Makers Conference

Urban Minds is hosting their first youth change-makers conference, 1UPToronto, on... more»

1UPToronto Youth Change-Makers Conference

cal  Sun Mar 19
10 am - 4 pm

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC) 341 Yonge Street Suite 312, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S1

Urban Minds is hosting their first youth change-makers conference, 1UPToronto, on March 19th, 2017 at Ryerson University’s Launch Zone! We want to bring together a group of secondary school student leaders across Toronto for this exciting event. The conference will feature Toronto’s key city-building influencers as guest speakers, along with interactive workshops, and a design jam to address real life challenges related to the topics of play,eat, and move.

Participants will learn about what is happening today with regards to public spaces, food equity, and transportation, what could happen in the future, and what they can do to be urban change-makers.

The space is fully accessible with elevator access. Contact us at urbanmindsto@gmail.com with any questions.

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TICKETS:

$20 Early Bird Tickets available now until February 24.

$30 General Admission Tickets available February 25 to March 18.

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Sun Mar 19
10am-4pm

1UPTORONTO: A Youth Changemakers Conference

Urban Minds is hosting their first youth change-makers conference, 1UPToronto, on... more»

1UPTORONTO: A Youth Changemakers Conference

cal  Sun Mar 19
10am-4pm

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC) 341 Yonge Street Suite 312

Urban Minds is hosting their first youth change-makers conference, 1UPToronto, on March 19th, 2017 at Ryerson University’s Launch Zone! We want to bring together a group of secondary school student leaders across Toronto for this exciting event. The conference will feature Toronto’s key city-building influencers as guest speakers, along with interactive workshops, and a design jam to address real life challenges related to the topics of play,eat, and move.

Participants will learn about what is happening today with regards to public spaces, food equity, and transportation, what could happen in the future, and what they can do to be urban change-makers.

The space is fully accessible with elevator access. Lunch provided.

MUST REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/1uptoronto-a-youth-change-makers-conference-tickets-31916076845?ref=ebtnebregn

Contact us at urbanmindsto@gmail.com with any questions.

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Thu Mar 23
2-5pm

Tell It Like It Is: A Life of Activism

Tell It Like It Is is an intergenerational community speaker series that showcases... more»

Tell It Like It Is: A Life of Activism

cal  Thu Mar 23
2-5pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

Tell It Like It Is is an intergenerational community speaker series that showcases the voices of LGBTQ elders through the exploration of the following themes: Chosen Family; Aging and Disability; Aging as a Person of Colour; Trans and Aging; A Life of Activism.

All are invited and we welcome interest from LGBTQ elders who wish to share their stories. Events will take place afternoons from 2pm-5pm at 519 Church Street in a physically accessible, scent-free environment with all-gender washrooms. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.

In Partnership with: Senior Pride Network

Free childcare will be offered at The 519 for kids ages 0-12 during Tell It Like It Is events.

Two Personal Support Workers will be providing support at all Tell It Like It Is events thanks to VHA Home HealthCare. For more information, get in touch with Kate.

ASL available upon request. Please submit request no later than 1 week prior to event.

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Sat Mar 25
1:00PM-4:00PM

Get The Job You Want In Int’l dev, Int’l Relations & Humanitarian Aid!

What we spend our time, money and energy on is important. This 3 hour workshop... more»

Get The Job You Want In Int’l dev, Int’l Relations & Humanitarian Aid!

cal  Sat Mar 25
1:00PM-4:00PM

CSI- The Annex

What we spend our time, money and energy on is important.

This 3 hour workshop is about:

1. Decreasing the confusion;

2. Decreasing the overwhelm of options and opportunities;

3. Decreasing the fear of missed opportunities;

4. And saving you time, money while giving you the opportunity to know how to deal with obstacles.

Who is this workshop for?

Students about to graduate from Masters Programs in International Development, International Relations or related degree or people looking for a job in these fields.

People shifting from the private sector to the fields mentioned above.

People who want something different from the generic answers offered by career counsellors.

People who want a small, intimate setting to ask tough questions in a safe space.

Approach the job hunt from a position of strength!

The Bonus: 1) Sign-up by Saturday March 11, 2017 and receive a 20% off! The regular ticket price is $60 starting Monday Sunday March 12, 2017.

2) Have your voice heard! Fill-out this 2-question survey by March 11, 2017 to have your input included in the workshop.

There are only 8 spots available. Why? For quality time.

Coming Soon: Be Prepared To Work Overseas – What You Need To Know.

When is the workshop? This Spring. Sign-up here for more info and my free toolkit. http://jorodrigues.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=cab767199a30e2866d7d5ba6f&id=4a407dd963 - See more at: http://shapemycity.com/events_new.php?eid=1885#sthash.ll6qjoJo.dpuf

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Sun Mar 26 - Sun Feb 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Native Plants in your garden with Lorraine Johnson

How to connect our own gardens with High Park through planting natives. more»

Native Plants in your garden with Lorraine Johnson

cal  Sun Mar 26 - Sun Feb 26
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

430 Parkside Drive M6R 2Z3

How to connect our own gardens with High Park through planting natives.

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April

Tue Apr 4 - Thu Apr 6
see website

Cities Reducing Poverty - When Business is Engaged - 3rd annual Poverty Reduction Summit

Ending poverty is everyone’s business. We welcome you to join the 3rd annual... more»

Cities Reducing Poverty - When Business is Engaged - 3rd annual Poverty Reduction Summit

cal  Tue Apr 4 - Thu Apr 6
see website

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen´s | Hamilton, Canada

Ending poverty is everyone’s business. We welcome you to join the 3rd annual poverty reduction summit, hosted by Vibrant Communities Canada and the City of Hamilton on April 4-6, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario where we will build on the work of our previous national summits in 2015 (Ottawa) and 2016 (Edmonton). In 2017 we will be expanding the conversation to examine the role of business and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty reduction from across Canada.

The Cities* Reducing Poverty: When Business Is Engaged summit will bring major business leaders together with community organizers, mayors and municipal staff, federal and provincial/territorial governments, Indigenous leaders, as well as funders, policy makers, and persons with lived experience with a focus on ending poverty.

Let´s take our collective understanding of multi-sectoral poverty reduction to the next level.

Join us as we work to:

Consider key roles that businesses play in poverty reduction collaboratives, from contributory to core leadership;

Learn how mayors and municipalities have been progressing with poverty reduction efforts since the 2016 Cities Reducing Poverty summit;

Discover innovations in poverty reduction work;

Identify evaluation strategies that help us learn and create accountability in our work; and

Explore some of the most promising practices across the country.

This is a time of real hope as citizens, cities, provinces/territories, the federal government and the business sector join together and support one another to significantly reduce poverty in Canada. Be a part of this monumental discussion. Meet allies, access new tools, share resources, and discover new practices with sector leaders from across the nation.

*We use the word cities mainly to differentiate local poverty reduction efforts from provincial and federal initiatives and strategies. Please note that the event will feature communities of all sizes and we have intentionally invited smaller and rural municipalities to attend in addition to big cities.

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Fri Apr 7
6:30 p.m.

What´s Your Dream?

Montage Support Services hosts its 2nd annual WHAT´S YOUR DREAM? Semi-formal... more»

What´s Your Dream?

cal  Fri Apr 7
6:30 p.m.

Eglinton Grand Event Venue

Montage Support Services hosts its 2nd annual WHAT´S YOUR DREAM? Semi-formal dinner for a community to come together in support of people with developmental dis-abilities who are realizing their dreams through the help of Montage. The evening features live entertainment, silent auction and much more! Join us!

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Fri Apr 7
6:00PM-8:00PM

SA Creates: Dance Workshop

Dancer and choreographer Arshiya Bhan, founder of Belly AB Fitness, will lead... more»

SA Creates: Dance Workshop

cal  Fri Apr 7
6:00PM-8:00PM

1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

Dancer and choreographer Arshiya Bhan, founder of Belly AB Fitness, will lead participants through a one-hour fitness and dance routine appropriate for participants aged 16 and up. The workshop will incorporate high-intensity workout moves with Bollywood, belly dance, and hip-hop dance moves. The workshop will end with a yoga/breathing routine for full relaxation of the body and the mind.

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Wed Apr 19
Various

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150)

Presented by REEL CANADA, National Canadian Film Day is a one-day celebration of... more»

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150)

cal  Wed Apr 19
Various

Across Canada including Toronto

Presented by REEL CANADA, National Canadian Film Day is a one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of Canada’s upcoming sesquicentennial. National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) will

put our cinema in an unprecedented spotlight and promises to be the largest film festival in the world—ever!

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Sun Apr 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Friends of the Greenbelt

Protection of water and Toronto´s ravines; creating complete communities through... more»

Friends of the Greenbelt

cal  Sun Apr 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

430 Parkside Drive M6R 2Z3

Protection of water and Toronto´s ravines; creating complete communities through urban intensification.

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May

Fri May 5
5:00PM-7:00PM

SA Creates: Botanical Illustration Workshop

Perfect for gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to improve their... more»

SA Creates: Botanical Illustration Workshop

cal  Fri May 5
5:00PM-7:00PM

1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

Perfect for gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to improve their observational skills! Learn about the rich history of botanical illustration, and how it contributed to specific methods of identifying and recording plants. Grow as an artist by developing a range of painting and drawing techniques.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre.

Fee:

Scarborough Arts Member: Free

Non-Member: $ 5 CAD

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Sat May 13
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Growing With Us

The world of seeds, eggs and growing is exciting. Let’s plant things, and explore... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Growing With Us

cal  Sat May 13
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

The world of seeds, eggs and growing is exciting. Let’s plant things, and explore lifecycles as a way to celebrate and express all the beautiful change, growth and transformation in the world. Come for crafts, music and stories too.

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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Sat May 13 - Sun May 14
Sat & Sun: 10AM - 6PM

The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo 2017

The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo is Canada´s largest consumer show dedicated to... more»

The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo 2017

cal  Sat May 13 - Sun May 14
Sat & Sun: 10AM - 6PM

Heritage Court, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

The Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo is Canada´s largest consumer show dedicated to bringing together a community of social entrepreneurs, consumers and retailers who believe that business is about more than just maximizing profit. Our goal is to promote such businesses and make ethical consumption the norm.

At the Expo you can find businesses that are committed to social justice, the environment and poverty reduction through fair trade practices and innovative business solutions. The products and services at the show are various, ranging from ethical fashion, fairtrade certified and organic food products and artisanal home decor to sustainable travel and impact investing. Our exhibitors also support communities in Canada and around the world in countries such as Peru, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nepal, Mongolia and many more.

This is a weekend that no conscious consumer should miss - share the event with your friends! #BuyGoodFeelGood

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Sat May 27
11:00AM-1:00PM

SA Writes: Dub and Slam Poetry Workshop

The Journey Home is a Dub and Slam Poetry workshop that teaches the art of... more»

SA Writes: Dub and Slam Poetry Workshop

cal  Sat May 27
11:00AM-1:00PM

1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

The Journey Home is a Dub and Slam Poetry workshop that teaches the art of performance poetry through self-discovery. Lead by dub poet Cue, the workshop follows the chapters of her book Alpha of Omega and challenges the audience to document their story of Peace, Love, Over-Standing and Home. It then teaches the performance techniques of speed, pause and intonation as tools of expressing ones poetry.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to document their own story using poetry using and bring it to life with performance and musical expression. The Journey Home uses the urban interdisciplinary art-form of Dub Poetry; a combination of Spoken word and Music (drumming inclusive) as the catalyst to get the Scarborough community documenting their story. It is an art art-form prevalent in the African and Caribbean communities, and will well represent Scarborough’s cultural make up.

Fee:

Scarborough Arts Member: Free

Non-Member: $ 5 CAD

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Sat May 27
2:00PM-4:00PM

SA Creates: Expressive Arts – Exploring Paper Sculpture Workshop

Through guided discovery and problem solving, participants will have the opportunity... more»

SA Creates: Expressive Arts – Exploring Paper Sculpture Workshop

cal  Sat May 27
2:00PM-4:00PM

1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

Through guided discovery and problem solving, participants will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide variety of paper sculpture techniques. Facilitated by artist Carol Knowlton-Dority, each participant will choose and use paper sculpture techniques to create his/her own expressive piece of art. All materials will be provided. This workshop is open to participants of all ages!

Fee:

Scarborough Arts Member: Free

Non-Member: $ 5 CAD

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June

Sat Jun 10
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Family Pride

An annual Pride extravaganza for families including a DJ dance party, water play in... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Family Pride

cal  Sat Jun 10
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

An annual Pride extravaganza for families including a DJ dance party, water play in the splash pad, a mini-parade around the park, making fabulous attire for all of your pride events and much, much more. Get your glitter out!

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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July

Sat Jul 8
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Farm, Food & Fun

This special off-site celebration of foods the farm makes and animals you’ll find... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Farm, Food & Fun

cal  Sat Jul 8
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

This special off-site celebration of foods the farm makes and animals you’ll find on a farm will in the park outside the gates of Riverdale Farm. Come eat, make crafts, play farm games and then go ahead in and see the animals!

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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Sun Jul 16 - Sun Jul 23

North American Indigenous Games 2017

The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are expected to be the... more»

North American Indigenous Games 2017

cal  Sun Jul 16 - Sun Jul 23

Locations throughout GTHA and Six Nations of the Grand River

The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are expected to be the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Toronto 2017 NAIG will host more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and countless spectators for 14 sport categories being held within world-class venues located across the Greater Toronto Area, including the Region of Hamilton and Six Nations of the Grand River.

The 14 core sports of the Toronto 2017 NAIG include:

3-D Archery

Athletics

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball

Canoe/Kayak

Golf

Lacrosse

Rifle Shooting

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Wrestling

Volleyball

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August

Sat Aug 12
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Carnival!

Fabulous music, revelry, glitter-studded attire, and celebration of Caribbean music,... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Carnival!

cal  Sat Aug 12
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

Fabulous music, revelry, glitter-studded attire, and celebration of Caribbean music, cuisine, and histories are part of this event – come dance the morning away, eating good food and singing great songs.

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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September

Sat Sep 9
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Trees are the Bees Knees

Many cultures and traditions know that trees are amazing - giving us clean air (and... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Trees are the Bees Knees

cal  Sat Sep 9
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

Many cultures and traditions know that trees are amazing - giving us clean air (and maple syrup – yum!), a place for wildlife, and so much beauty. Celebrate National Tree Day - hear a story about Wangari Maathai, sing together and be inspired to make a community tree.

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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October

Sat Oct 28
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Halloween Hullaboo

A celebration of imagination, role-play, creativity and what learning can arrive... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Halloween Hullaboo

cal  Sat Oct 28
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

A celebration of imagination, role-play, creativity and what learning can arrive from stories and ancestors. Focus is on fun and musical mayhem, and don’t forget to dress for the Annual Costume Parade (or make a costume on the spot!).

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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November

Sat Nov 11
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Kindness Begins Here

There are so many different ways to lend a helping hand – to ourselves, to our... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Kindness Begins Here

cal  Sat Nov 11
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

There are so many different ways to lend a helping hand – to ourselves, to our families, to our friends and to our communities. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate (if you wish) and let’s make art, sing songs and do actions to show sharing and caring while having fun and engaging with each other in play.

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.

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