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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

Sat Jan 7 - Tue Jan 31
9am-6pm

Akin Vitrine Gallery featuring work by Rebecca Jane Houston

The Akin Vitrine Gallery is excited to present our current exhibition, running for... more»

Akin Vitrine Gallery featuring work by Rebecca Jane Houston

cal  Sat Jan 7 - Tue Jan 31
9am-6pm

Akin Vitrine Gallery, 1485 Dupont St, Second Floor Hallway

The Akin Vitrine Gallery is excited to present our current exhibition, running for the month of January by Rebecca Jane Houston, a multi-disciplinary artist who works out of Akin Lansdowne.

Rebecca´s recent work has been with clay, making plaster casts of “Kee Klamps" and pipe in various clay bodies. This meditation on the form of temporary infrastructure is still in its experimental phase and is shown here in the Akin Vitrine as a work in progress. Rebecca often works for a long time with a particular material or form, and allowing repetition of a joint or object create its own abstract narrative. Sometimes, the process leads towards finished pieces if that seems appropriate, but not always. January’s Vitrine installation will likely shift as different pieces will be experimented with, rejected, altered.

Rebecca has worked in the community arts for many years, sits on the board of Mercer Union and is the proprietor and curator of The Northern Beaver Gallery, a vending machine art project.

The Akin Vitrine Gallery is located at the Clock Factory Building at 1485 Dupont Street (entrance on Campbell Avenue). Find Akin Studio 215 on the second floor and follow the sign into the hallway around the corner. This miniature gallery will feature the diverse talent of Akin Collective studio members with a new installation each month.

The building is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or to arrange a viewing outside of those hours please contact the artist: rebeccajanehouston@gmail.com

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Fri Jan 20
7-8:30pm

Star Talks: Location, Location, Location: Toronto´s Skyrocketing Housing Prices

Should Toronto or Ontario institute a non-resident tax on all new home purchases?... more»

Star Talks: Location, Location, Location: Toronto´s Skyrocketing Housing Prices

cal  Fri Jan 20
7-8:30pm

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street

Should Toronto or Ontario institute a non-resident tax on all new home purchases? Jennifer Keesmaat, Ian Gillespie and Edward Keenan discuss the pain of our pricey pads.

Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent or where not explicitly authorized by the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56.

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Sat Jan 21
10am-2pm

Inorganic Market - Certified Electronic Waste Collection

Bring your out of commission computers, phones.. broken, older unused electronics... more»

Inorganic Market - Certified Electronic Waste Collection

cal  Sat Jan 21
10am-2pm

Annette Library, 145 Annette St. (outside)

Bring your out of commission computers, phones.. broken, older unused electronics for safe disposal through a certified Ontario vendorL ADL Process Electronics Recycling.

To view list of items accepted: http://www.adlprocess.com/electronic-waste/ (link is external)

For more information:

email: l.ho@adlprocess.com

tel.: (416) 558 7035

web: bit.ly/annettepubliclibrary

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Sat Jan 21
10am-6pm

Introduction to CNC with Doug Speck

Must purchase tickets This class will teach fundamentals of CNC machining,... more»

Introduction to CNC with Doug Speck

cal  Sat Jan 21
10am-6pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Avenue

Must purchase tickets

This class will teach fundamentals of CNC machining, including how to use CAM (Computer aided manufacturing) programs to generate G-code to use on our CNC machines. Students will also learn how to load, set up and run programs on the CNC machines. Class is open to members and associates who have taken the milling course and/or have relevent shop experience.

The class is one FULL day, there will be classroom/lecture learning and hands-on in the shop.

Students must have taken the milling machine course and/or be checked out to use it, and students must already know the basics of CAD/image manipulation, or be able to find or have made suitable files. [Sketchup is not a suitable CAD program, as it does not transfer to CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs.] For 2D drawings vector graphics such as .dxf, .pdf (scalable), or .dwg files work well. For 3D, solid models are required, and Sketchup does not output the right format.

Laptops and protective eyewear required, and hearing protection is advised. USB keys are advised.

Students will be authorized to use both the CNC router and CNC mill after completing class. Students will be able to create their own programs to cut parts on both mill and router. During the class, each participant will cut a "license plate" to show their participation, similarly to the laser class graduates.

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Sat Jan 21
12:00 to 4:00 pm (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 Jan 21
12:00 to 4:00 pm (Registration ends at 3:00)

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. 1st floor - Browsery area

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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Sat Jan 21
1:30PM to 4:00PM

Get The Job You Want! A Workshop for Graduates in Int´l Development & Relations

This workshop is for: Students about to graduate from Masters Programs in... more»

Get The Job You Want! A Workshop for Graduates in Int´l Development & Relations

cal  Sat Jan 21
1:30PM to 4:00PM

Toronto (CSI Annex)

This workshop is for:

Students about to graduate from Masters Programs in International Development, Relations or related degree or people looking for their first role in international development/relations.

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.

Check out more details http://tinyurl.com/gsj4vbq.

The workshop is tomorrow, Saturday January 21st! Can´t wait to see you!

Curious about the work I do? Check out my website for more info! http://jorodrigues.net

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Tue Jan 24
3-5pm

StreetARToronto 2017 Etobicoke Info Session Launch/Mix & Mingle

Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more... more»

StreetARToronto 2017 Etobicoke Info Session Launch/Mix & Mingle

cal  Tue Jan 24
3-5pm

The Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more about opportunities with StreetARToronto (StART)?

Please note additional sessions at the following locations:

Downtown Information Session Launch & Mix and Mingle

Date: January 16, 2017

Time: 3 - 7 pm

Place: Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. W.

North York Information Session

Date: Thursday January 19, 2017

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Place: North York Arts

5040 Yonge St. (Closest major intersection: Yonge St. & Sheppard Ave.)

Scarborough Information Session

Date: Thursday January 26

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Place: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

225 Confederation Drive (Lawrence Ave. E. & Scarborough Golf Club Rd.)

Please e-mail streetart@toronto.ca with any questions or accessibility requirements.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/street art for more details.

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Tue Jan 24
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Jan 24
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Tue Jan 24
12 pm - 1 pm

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Regent Park

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this... more»

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Regent Park

cal  Tue Jan 24
12 pm - 1 pm

Centre for Social Innovation - Regent Park

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this workshop and we´ll show you how to do it yourself in 30 minutes. By the end of this workshop, you´ll take your first steps into a new language, impress your arabic speaking friend or even get a blueprint for that Arabic tattoo that you´ve always wanted.

What are people saying about LoveArabic´s Write Your Name in Arabic workshops? A lot of nice things! We´ve collected all the testimonials here for you ---> https://eh.lovearabic.ca/write-your-name-in-arabic-workshop-testimonials/

This workshop is a pay what you want (PWYW) event. Book your ticket now as there are limited spots.

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Wed Jan 25
12-1pm

Making Your Story Matter More: Positioning challenging social issues for maximum engagement

You have an important story to tell. It’s complex. It involves a multitude of... more»

Making Your Story Matter More: Positioning challenging social issues for maximum engagement

cal  Wed Jan 25
12-1pm

online - register for access

You have an important story to tell.

It’s complex. It involves a multitude of stakeholders. It may be controversial. And it’s got about 200 or more components (give or take!) Never mind the noise in a highly competitive charitable marketplace. So how do you position your narrative to reach an audience that may be highly unengaged or defensive, and convert them into champions and energized actors for your cause?

Join the principals of sagecomm to learn about best practices and lessons learned in positioning some of the most challenging social issues of the day, from poverty and literacy, to addiction and housing first.

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Wed Jan 25
2-3pm

WomanACT 2017 Volunteer Orientation Session

Join The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) for a volunteer orientation... more»

WomanACT 2017 Volunteer Orientation Session

cal  Wed Jan 25
2-3pm

3450 Dufferin Street Holiday Inn Yorkdale Room TBD

Join The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) for a volunteer orientation session to learn more about the work we do and how you can support us.

At this orientation session we will share information about our annual End Violence against Women Week in Toronto and our second fundraising gala, WomanACT´s Soul of a Warrior Awards, taking place in March 2016.

We have several exciting volunteer opportunities available leading up to these events.

At the session you will:

Meet our Executive Director, Harmy Mendoza and Conference & Social Media Coordinator, Paula Wells

Meet the rest of the team that you will be working with

Learn about our organization, the work we do, some of our pilot projects, and our impact

Have the opportunity to ask questions.

Learn about specific needs for our upcoming events

Register today to reserve your seat.

If you are new to WomanACT please complete this on-line Volunteer Application ( http://goo.gl/forms/8hnwBIkIJD ) and send your resume to Bruna Derzete.

Light refreshments will be served

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Wed Jan 25
7-9pm

The State of Journalism

Freedom of the press is one of the foundations of our democracy but the future of... more»

The State of Journalism

cal  Wed Jan 25
7-9pm

Wallace Gastropub - 1954 Yonge St.

Freedom of the press is one of the foundations of our democracy but the future of journalism is uncertain. Traditional media companies are looking for new revenue models to stay afloat while the public has gotten used to getting news for free. Independent media organizations struggle with resources and breaking through the noise. At the same time, the rapid spread of fake news has left many people wondering what "news" they can trust.

What happens to our democracy when fake news and echo chambers impact worldviews, actions and votes? Are we really in a post-truth society?

On January 25, we´ll have a discussion on the state of journalism and what´s next with special guests:

- Susanna Kelley, a veteran political and investigative reporter and current editor-in-chief for OntarioNewsWatch.com

- David Gray-Donald, a freelance journalist and board member for The Media Co-op

- Justin Dallaire, editor of the Ryerson Review of Journalism

As always, the event is FREE, you just have to pay for anything you order. Please RSVP to let us know you´ll be joining us.

We´ll be at our NEW Uptown location, the Wallace Gastropub.

7:00pm doors open

7:30pm discussion starts

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Wed Jan 25
12 pm - 1 pm

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Spadina

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this... more»

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Spadina

cal  Wed Jan 25
12 pm - 1 pm

Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this workshop and we´ll show you how to do it yourself in 30 minutes. By the end of this workshop, you´ll take your first steps into a new language, impress your arabic speaking friend or even get a blueprint for that Arabic tattoo that you´ve always wanted.

What are people saying about LoveArabic´s Write Your Name in Arabic workshops? A lot of nice things! We´ve collected all the testimonials here for you ---> https://eh.lovearabic.ca/write-your-name-in-arabic-workshop-testimonials/

This workshop is a pay what you want (PWYW) event. Book your ticket now as there are limited spots.

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Thu Jan 26
3-5pm

StreetARToronto 2017 Scarborough Info Session Launch/Mix & Mingle

Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more... more»

StreetARToronto 2017 Scarborough Info Session Launch/Mix & Mingle

cal  Thu Jan 26
3-5pm

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre 225 Confederation Drive

Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more about opportunities with StreetARToronto (StART)? Please join us on January 26th for an informative presentation and Q&A session about our exciting programs!

Please note additional sessions at the following locations:

Downtown Information Session Launch & Mix and Mingle

Date: January 16, 2017

Time: 3 - 7 pm

Place: Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St W.

North York Information Session

Date: Thursday January 19, 2017

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Place: North York Arts

5040 Yonge St. (Closest major intersection: Yonge St. & Sheppard Ave.)

Scarborough Information Session

Date: Thursday January 26

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Place: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

225 Confederation Drive (Lawrence Ave. E. & Scarborough Golf Club Rd.)

Please e-mail streetart@toronto.ca with any questions or accessibility requirements.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/streetart for more details.

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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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Thu Jan 26
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening Reception and Book Launch: Spectacular Celebrations

January 2017 marks the start of Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. As the... more»

Opening Reception and Book Launch: Spectacular Celebrations

cal  Thu Jan 26
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills

January 2017 marks the start of Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. As the country gears up for a year-long series of spectacles and celebratory events, we invited artists and writers from across the country to reflect on, question, and engage critically with the mechanisms of spectacle and/or explore the personal and political experiences of celebrations.

Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Papermill Gallery as we celebrate the 60+ artists and writers from across Canada selected for inclusion in Spectacular Celebrations, Scarborough Arts’ 31st Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK Issue #5. Celebrate with us through poetry readings, our first SA Talks event about selling your art featuring esteemed panellists, an awards ceremony, and a toast for Canada’s 150th! The 5th issue of the BIG ART BOOK will also be available for purchase during the event.

RSVP to the opening reception and book launch here: https://www.universe.com/spectacular-celebrations-2017-opening-reception

Spectacular Celebrations runs at the Papermill Gallery from January 26 to February 5, 2017. For gallery hours and directions, visit the Papermill Gallery website.

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Thu Jan 26
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening Reception and Book Launch: Spectacular Celebrations

January 2017 marks the start of Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. As the... more»

Opening Reception and Book Launch: Spectacular Celebrations

cal  Thu Jan 26
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills

January 2017 marks the start of Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. As the country gears up for a year-long series of spectacles and celebratory events, we invited artists and writers from across the country to reflect on, question, and engage critically with the mechanisms of spectacle and/or explore the personal and political experiences of celebrations.

Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Papermill Gallery as we celebrate the 60+ artists and writers from across Canada selected for inclusion in Spectacular Celebrations, Scarborough Arts’ 31st Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK Issue #5. Celebrate with us through poetry readings, our first SA Talks event about selling your art featuring esteemed panellists, an awards ceremony, and a toast for Canada’s 150th! The 5th issue of the BIG ART BOOK will also be available for purchase during the event.

RSVP to the opening reception and book launch here: https://www.universe.com/spectacular-celebrations-2017-opening-reception

Spectacular Celebrations runs at the Papermill Gallery from January 26 to February 5, 2017. For gallery hours and directions, visit the Papermill Gallery website.

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Thu Jan 26
12 pm - 1 pm

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Annex

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this... more»

Write Your Name in Arabic in 30 minutes @ CSI Annex

cal  Thu Jan 26
12 pm - 1 pm

Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

Do you want to learn how to write your name in Arabic script? Sign up for this workshop and we´ll show you how to do it yourself in 30 minutes. By the end of this workshop, you´ll take your first steps into a new language, impress your arabic speaking friend or even get a blueprint for that Arabic tattoo that you´ve always wanted.

What are people saying about LoveArabic´s Write Your Name in Arabic workshops? A lot of nice things! We´ve collected all the testimonials here for you ---> https://eh.lovearabic.ca/write-your-name-in-arabic-workshop-testimonials/

This workshop is a pay what you want (PWYW) event. Book your ticket now as there are limited spots.

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Thu Jan 26
18:00-19:30

Yoga Workshop Series for Mental Health

Hello from the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)! We believe in putting people and... more»

Yoga Workshop Series for Mental Health

cal  Thu Jan 26
18:00-19:30

CSI Annex

Hello from the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)! We believe in putting people and the planet first. This group of yogi´s and wellness entrepreneurs have banded together to bring you a yoga workshop series to start 2017 off healthy!

Health and wellness programs in companies often focus on physical fitness and healthcare benefits but are often sorely lacking in mental health. We wanted to bring you a series for a healthy mind, body, and soul to help you combat the stressors of work, relationships, and ... 2016.

See you on the mat!

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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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Sat Jan 28
1-5:30pm

Park People - Park Summit 2017

This year’s Park Summit will take up the question of how parks can best serve... more»

Park People - Park Summit 2017

cal  Sat Jan 28
1-5:30pm

Daniels Spectrum - 585 Dundas St. East

This year’s Park Summit will take up the question of how parks can best serve people that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in public spaces. Come to the Park Summit to experience powerful examples of what’s possible when we challenge ourselves to truly leverage the power of parks–for everyone.

How do various communities experience city parks?

How can parks promote a sense of belonging for everyone?

What would truly inclusive parks look like?

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Sat Jan 28
2 pm to 10 pm (drop in or stay throughout)

Fan Music of Fantasy and Science Fiction

On January 28th, Phil and Jane offer their home so you can have an opportunity to be... more»

Fan Music of Fantasy and Science Fiction

cal  Sat Jan 28
2 pm to 10 pm (drop in or stay throughout)

Home of Jane Garthson

On January 28th, Phil and Jane offer their home so you can have an opportunity to be part of the local filk community. Make friends and re-connect with old friends. Make music, most of the time and mostly but by no means always about fantasy and science fiction. If you don’t sing or play an instrument, then recite a poem or tell a short story. Or be a careful listener - we really love those folk. The music room in the basement is available for longer conversations. Share food (snacks and potluck dinner). Bring someone new. Bring a new family. Share the joy of making music together.

We truly hope you will join us. The circle will begin at 2 pm and last until 10 pm, though some of the faces and voices will change during that time. A cat or two may be part of the circle at times.

Please RSVP for the address and so we can make an educated guess on the number of chairs that will be needed. Let us know what sort of thing you will bring for dinner if you’ll be with us at dinner, so we know what sort of gaps to fill.

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Sat Jan 28
9:30am-12:30pm

A Workshop For Sleepless and Exhausted Parents With Insomnia

Kids sleeping through the night while you lie awake, waiting for sleep to come?... more»

A Workshop For Sleepless and Exhausted Parents With Insomnia

cal  Sat Jan 28
9:30am-12:30pm

Boomerang Health Powered by SickKids Hospital

Kids sleeping through the night while you lie awake, waiting for sleep to come?

Sleep doesn’t have to be a struggle!

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a highly effective, medication free treatment for persistent sleep problems.

This 3 hour solution-focused workshop, based on cognitive behavioural strategies, has been tailored to address the sleep challenges faced by parents.

You will learn how to increase your urge to fall asleep and stay asleep, address the role of the noisy mind and develop strategies for taking back control of the insomnia brain.

You will come away with a concrete plan you can put into place that night.

Space is limited to 8 participants.

Where: Boomerang Health, SickKids Clinic, 9401 Jane Street, Suite 211, Vaughan, Ontario

Cost: $75

To register: Contact Boomerang Health directly at (905) 553-3155 or email info@boomeranghealth.com

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Tue Jan 31
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Jan 31
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Tue Jan 31
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Jan 31
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Tue Jan 31
6:30- 10 PM

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVII

Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse poetry and open mic series. It is a brave... more»

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVII

cal  Tue Jan 31
6:30- 10 PM

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

Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse poetry and open mic series. It is a brave space, with no limitation on freedom of speech, tolerant, supportive and inclusive. It is a space where you get a sense of Toronto’s different poetry communities, voices and styles. We have a record that proves Toronto poetry circles wish and need to collaborate. Mark your calendars for our 47th event featuring Faduma Mohamed —spoken word poet, storyteller, artist manager at RISE Edutainment, autism activist, #OughtTheBox campaign—and Daniel Tysdal— award winning author with 3 books of poetry, TEDx speaker, Associate Professor, U of T Scarborough. There are open mic slots available, with sign-up at the venue at 6:30. Please spread the word and make the space your own, our own, by attending and supporting this movement.

Bänoo Zan

The Founder

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February

Thu Feb 2
7-9pm

Stories of Ours - Challenging dominant narratives

Join us for an evening of true, personal stories and poetry shared by people of... more»

Stories of Ours - Challenging dominant narratives

cal  Thu Feb 2
7-9pm

585 Dundas St. East - 3rd floor

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

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

Big thanks to our partners at Centre for Social Innovation for providing us with this space to convene.

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LINEUP announced closer to event day on event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1022687581210700/

DOORS @ 7pm, STORIES @ 7:30pm

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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 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. :-)

Read more: storiesofours.org/about

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This is a free/by donation 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.

There is $5 underground parking, accessible from Dundas. It´s also a lovely bike ride (many bike racks in the front and back of the building)!

This event takes place in a physically accessible space with zero tolerance for discrimination or disrespect. Unfortunately we will not have ASL interpretation available but please get in touch with any accessibility requests and we will do our best to accommodate - erinkangster [at] gmail [dot] com

Complimentary light snacks & tea served!

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Join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/storiesofours/

Check out the website for past event videos and photos and more info: storiesofours.org

Questions? Email me at erinkangster [at] gmail [dot] com

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Sat Feb 4
10am-12pm

Opening Circle: Youth Action and Arts Space (6-9 Year Olds)

This will be a fun and engaging opportunity to meet each other and form the Youth... more»

Opening Circle: Youth Action and Arts Space (6-9 Year Olds)

cal  Sat Feb 4
10am-12pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

This will be a fun and engaging opportunity to meet each other and form the Youth Action and Arts Space 2017 - to open the journey together welcoming diversities present in the group, and honouring those absent or unspoken. The group will explore peoples and traditions past and present of community making and will have the opportunity to express their shared space values on a banner for the space.

The 519’s Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August.

6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10 - 15 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 519 is collaborating with community-based arts educators to facilitate a program of arts-based activities with queer, trans, and gender independent kids and the kids of queer and trans families.

The goal is to offer a variety of arts-based programming for young people between the ages of 6-15 in a safe and affirming environment that is free and accessible to the community.

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Sat Feb 4
1-3pm

Opening Circle: Youth Action and Arts Space (10-15 Year Olds)

This two week spectacular introduction will be a fun and engaged opportunity for... more»

Opening Circle: Youth Action and Arts Space (10-15 Year Olds)

cal  Sat Feb 4
1-3pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

This two week spectacular introduction will be a fun and engaged opportunity for youth to meet each other and form their Youth Action and Arts Space 2017 - to welcome diversities present in the group, and honour those absent or unspoken as well. Building on the idea of land acknowledgement, the group will explore peoples and traditions past and present of community-making and will have the opportunity to express shared space values through banner making.

The 519’s Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August.

6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10 - 15 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 519 is collaborating with community-based arts educators to facilitate a program of arts-based activities with queer, trans, and gender independent kids and the kids of queer and trans families.

The goal is to offer a variety of arts-based programming for young people between the ages of 6-15 in a safe and affirming environment that is free and accessible to the community.

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Sat Feb 4
10am-4pm

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics Sat Feb 4, 2017, Toronto, ON The... more»

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics

cal  Sat Feb 4
10am-4pm

Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College Blvd (behind Humber College North Campus)

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics Sat Feb 4, 2017, Toronto, ON

The Humber Arboretum is now offering a series of courses and hands-on workshops on Sustainable Urban Beekeeping. This program specifically looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with running a small-scale urban apiary, with a focus on native bees and sustainable hive management practices that build resilience in the colony. Learners can take individual courses or choose to complete all eight required courses and two electives to earn a Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate of Participation through Humber College.

The first course in the series is...

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics

While bees are struggling in rural environments, they´ve been thriving in urban ones. If you´ve been thinking of taking up urban beekeeping, this introduction to the challenges and opportunities of keeping bees in the city is for you. Topics covered include: laws & registration, site selection; available resources, necessary equipment, honeybee anatomy & behaviour, and the beekeeping year.

When: Saturday February 4th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College Blvd (behind Humber College North Campus)

Single Course Fee: $75.00 plus HST

Or register for a full 10 course certificate program in advance for $500 plus HST and save over $300.

Visit the website for information.

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Tue Feb 7
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Feb 7
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Tue Feb 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SA Creates: Wabi-Sabi Creative Yoga

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese word for a way of looking at the world which finds... more»

SA Creates: Wabi-Sabi Creative Yoga

cal  Tue Feb 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese word for a way of looking at the world which finds consolation and beauty in the unfinished and imperfect. It is a sensibility and aesthetic that accepts that things are always in process, dwells in possibility, and is in harmony with nature.

Yoga and wabi-sabi are most compatible in their view of impermanence and the principle of non-attachment. Cultivating non-attachment is a freeing exercise for artists, in learning to silence the inner critic, to "let go" and overcome perfectionism.

Through a flowing sequence of hatha yoga and a post-yoga hands-on art activity, we can explore the meaning of wabi-sabi and how it is exemplified in art and nature.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to recognize wabi-sabi in nature — observing the lotus flower as a metaphor — and apply the principles and aesthetics of wabi-sabi to a creative practice.

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Wed Feb 8
6:30-8:30

Co-ownership Wine & Wisdom evening

In Toronto, property values for single-family homes jumped 36% from 2012, to an... more»

Co-ownership Wine & Wisdom evening

cal  Wed Feb 8
6:30-8:30

CSI Garage

In Toronto, property values for single-family homes jumped 36% from 2012, to an average of $770,000 in 2016. This is making home ownership more challenging for everyday Canadians.

Co-operative housing is one way we can enable everday Canadians to take advantage of the economic, social and community benefits of home ownership.

Join us for wine and wisdom while learning about Co-operative housing.

You’ll get co-operative housing insights from everyday people who have been using co-operative purchasing to own real estate and mortgage and legal experts who help make it happen every day.

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Thu Feb 9
6:30-8:30pm

Akin Creative: Valentine’s Card Making Party!

Come make a Valentines card for your sweetheart, best friend, enemy or a stranger!... more»

Akin Creative: Valentine’s Card Making Party!

cal  Thu Feb 9
6:30-8:30pm

Akin Lansdowne - 87 Wade Ave - Studio 101

Come make a Valentines card for your sweetheart, best friend, enemy or a stranger! This is a hands-on work session for you to have some fun with glitter and glue and make a card or two! Bring a friend, a snack, and your creativity!

Participants will be provided with one piece of heavy-duty hemp card stock, cut and scored to make a 4”x6” card as well as a 4”x6” envelope. You can purchase more card stock and envelopes at the event for $0.50 each ($1 per set). We will also have beer for sale!

Pay-What-You-Can, suggested donation of $5. You must register to attend. Click here to register: http://www.universe.com/cardparty

Some supplies will be provided including:

- cardstock and envelopes

- a variety of coloured paper

- pencil crayons

- spirograph and stamps

- scissors and glue

- cut and paste materials

- glitter and more!

Feel free to bring additional supplies!

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Sat Feb 11
10am-1pm

Queer and Trans Family Event: Love=Family

A celebration of love of all kinds in families that define themselves. Crafts,... more»

Queer and Trans Family Event: Love=Family

cal  Sat Feb 11
10am-1pm

The 519 - 519 Church St

A celebration of love of all kinds in families that define themselves. Crafts, circle time and stories that engage the fun of Family Day and Valentine’s Day.

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

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Tue Feb 14
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Feb 14
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Wed Feb 15
6-9pm

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

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

Give and Get: making good ideas happen

cal  Wed Feb 15
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 there is facilitated conversation that furthers participants´ 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 February 15th.

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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Wed Feb 15
6:30-8:30pm

Akin Creative: Valentine´s Vulva Medallion Making

Let’s get intimate! Join us to learn technical clay-making skills and process your... more»

Akin Creative: Valentine´s Vulva Medallion Making

cal  Wed Feb 15
6:30-8:30pm

Akin Lansdowne - 87 Wade Ave - Studio 101

Let’s get intimate! Join us to learn technical clay-making skills and process your Valentine´s feelings by making vulva art! Learn the technical sculpting skills of an undervalued, and misunderstood body part through ceramic jewellery making. The workshop will include an introduction to clay, and the female form in art, basic clay making skills, and a lot of giggling and fun! Materials and tools included! The kits will not include the precious metals we use to make our jewelry thought a substitute will be available for purchase.

View samples here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CatstacheAccessories

Space is limited, register here: http://www.universe.com/vulva

$25 Suggested Donation

(Please get in touch if you wish to attend but cannot make a contribution)

About the instructors:

Yara El Safi and Jenelle Madison-Struck are multidisciplinary artists that specialize in vulva jewelry. El Safi receiving her BFA at Western University and Madison-Struck receiving her Fine Arts Degree at Fanshawe College. Their vulva jewelry was inspired by a feminist movement in the 1960s that sought to create a dialog about the female perspective in the art world. Their art aims to empower anyone who identifies with the female body or the vulva, regardless of the preferred gendered pronouns. El Safi and Madison-Struch vulva jewelry is presented as they are, no bleaching necessary. Fifty percent of proceeds from El Safi and Madison-Stuck’s jewelry are donated to Women´s Community House in London.

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Thu Feb 16
6-9pm

SSE-O Unlearning Series: INTERPERSONAL UNLEARNING, LEADING WITH CURIOSITY

INTERPERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH CURIOSITY February 16, 2017 Society is a rich... more»

SSE-O Unlearning Series: INTERPERSONAL UNLEARNING, LEADING WITH CURIOSITY

cal  Thu Feb 16
6-9pm

585 Dundas St. East - 3rd floor

INTERPERSONAL UNLEARNING: LEAD WITH CURIOSITY February 16, 2017

Society is a rich web of interpersonal relationships. Deep social change can only occur when we become more intentional about how we interact with others. In this session, you will:

– surface unconscious behaviors upon meeting strangers

– learn how small behavior changes lead to radically more inclusive societies

– make new friends and social change allies

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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Tue Feb 21
7-10pm

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop... more»

Tuesdays - Ladies + LGBTQ+ Open Studio

cal  Tue Feb 21
7-10pm

Site 3 coLaboratory 718R Ossington Ave

Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.

During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.

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Thu Feb 23
2-5pm

Tell It Like It Is: Trans and Aging

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

Tell It Like It Is: Trans and Aging

cal  Thu Feb 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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Thu Feb 23
8am-5pm

Transform the Sector

Nonprofit organizations and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data... more»

Transform the Sector

cal  Thu Feb 23
8am-5pm

MaRS Centre 101 College Street

Nonprofit organizations and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their organizations, and pursue their missions. How can organizations and leaders maximize the opportunities presented by increased data use to drive evidence-based decision making and optimize limited resources?

Must get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/transform-the-sector-tickets-29016804042

Brought to you by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab and Powered by Data, Transform the Sector is a one-day conference about revolutionizing the Canadian social sector´s use of data. The conference is the first stop on the Do Good Data / Data on Purpose world tour launched by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Digital Civil Society Lab.

Join global thought leaders Lucy Bernholz (USA), Andrew Means (USA), and Tristan Lumley (UK) for skillfully-led sessions on topics ranging from standardized measurement, to building the data capacity of the social sector, to how organizations can take advantage of emerging data practices.

Bursaries available:

With the support of the Carold Institute, we´re making 10 full bursaries available to cover registration, travel, and accommodation costs for individuals facing financial barriers. Find out more here (http://transform.thesector.ca/bursaries), and spread the word!

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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
1 pm - 5 pm

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  Sat Feb 25
1 pm - 5 pm

Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St.

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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March

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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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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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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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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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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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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May

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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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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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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