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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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2017

October

Sat Oct 21
10-4pm

Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair TORONTO

Our fair is not only Canada’s leading recruitment event for foreign-born workers... more»

Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair TORONTO

cal  Sat Oct 21
10-4pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West

Our fair is not only Canada’s leading recruitment event for foreign-born workers already in Canada, but includes Visa and Immigration Advice, Career Services, Education and English Language Testing, Foreign Credential Assessment and Settlement Services.

For over 10 years we have been helping skilled migrants move and settle into locations all over Canada. We understand the challenges you and your family might face when moving country or city. Our aim is to alleviate these challenges and make settling into your new city a smooth process.

Our expertise in settlement events means we know...what you need to know. The Newcomers Canada TORONTO Fair will bring together a broad spectrum of: information, products and services relevant to you as a newly arrived or settled migrant in Canada. All under one roof!

Who Will Be There?

-Recruiters

-Immigration Officials

-Visa Specialist

-Settlement Agencies

-Education Services

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Sat Oct 21
1:00 pm - 3:00pm

Yes I Can Community Birthday Celebration

Yes I Can Nursery School is having its 27th Birthday on October 21 at 3335 Yonge... more»

Yes I Can Community Birthday Celebration

cal  Sat Oct 21
1:00 pm - 3:00pm

3335 Yonge Street

Yes I Can Nursery School is having its 27th Birthday on October 21 at 3335 Yonge Street.

Join Yes I can, for some afternoon fun! There will be kids activities like face painting, pumpkin decorating, art, music as well as a birthday cake.

It’s the best plan for a Saturday afternoon with the kids! You can also prepare for Halloween by buying a pumpkin, with all proceeds supporting their autism program.

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Sun Oct 22

Ontario Municipal Election Day

When are local elections held? The next municipal election will be held Monday,... more»

Ontario Municipal Election Day

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When are local elections held?

The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 22, 2018. The last municipal election was held on October 27, 2014. Those thinking they have a future career in municipal politics can file nomination papers from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October. Prior to the the passage of the Good Government Act, 2009 and the vote in 2006, the period between elections had been 3 years. For example, 2000, 2003 and 2006 were municipal election years.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario legislation (Bill 81, Schedule H), passed in 2006, set the length of terms in office for all municipal elected officials at four years.

Where the polling day falls on a holiday, polling day shall be the next succeeding day that is not a holiday.

Think about all the services your municipal government is responsible for providing.

Roads. Public transit. Child Care. Local policing. Water and sewers. Ambulances. Parks. Recreation.

Learn who in your community best represents your position on the issues that mean the most to you and your family.

Who can vote in the elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

18 years of age or older

a Canadian citizen; and

either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

To be able to vote, your name must be on the list of eligible voters.

If you are on the voters list, you should receive a card in late October telling you that you are eligible to vote. If you think you are eligible to vote, but have not received your card by the end of October in an election year, call your municipality to find out what to do in order to vote. Often, municipalities will publish this kind of information in the local newspaper.

Who can be a candidate?

Generally, anyone who is eligible to vote may be a candidate for a position on a municipal council.

When you think about candidates for federal or provincial elections, you usually think about the political party that each candidate represents. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party.

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Sun Oct 22
10-12:30pm

Learn To Code Drop-In @ Bitmaker (Ages 7 - 17) |

CoderDojo introduces young people to the joy of computing in fun learning... more»

Learn To Code Drop-In @ Bitmaker (Ages 7 - 17) |

cal  Sun Oct 22
10-12:30pm

Bitmaker 220 King Street West 2nd Floor

CoderDojo introduces young people to the joy of computing in fun learning environments. We aim to break down barriers to access to computer literacy through working with community organizations, challenging social and economic stereotypes, and empowering youth to shape their world through code.

Kids coding drop-in lab, ages 8 - 17 only

Bring Your Own Laptop or Android Device

All skill levels welcome

Bring your own ideas or use our kid friendly resources

Adult accompaniment required at all times

Bring a snack, but remember that we are a Peanut-Free environment

As always, CoderDojo is free to attend. Please consider supporting our work to bring computing skills to kids across the GTA and beyond by donating generously.

READ MORE AT LINK!

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Sun Oct 22
10-4pm

Drop, Swap and Shop

Why shop when you can SWAP TILL YOU DROP?! If you haven´t been to our bi-annual... more»

Drop, Swap and Shop

cal  Sun Oct 22
10-4pm

Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave

Why shop when you can SWAP TILL YOU DROP?!

If you haven´t been to our bi-annual swapping mall at Evergreen Brick Works yet, now is the time. Declutter your home, purge the things you really don´t need and pick up a few treasures you´ll actually use while you´re at it. Pick-up one-of-a-kind items from a variety of Swap Stores, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event.

Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics will be on site to help you recycle your end-of-life electronics in a safe and sustainable way.

How It Works

For each item you drop off you will be given 1 ticket in return. If you bring 10 clothing items, 2 casserole dishes and 1 framed art piece, you will get 13 tickets in return. Each item dropped has equal value.

Please note there is a 25 item maximum. We will NOT accept any more than 25 items. You will be asked to bring additional items home. All items must be gently used, clean, and functional.

Shopping Categories:

Baby Supplies: Clothes, shoes, blankets, bottles, dishes, toys, & accessories

Children’s Clothing & Toys: casual wear, outerwear, shoes, accessories, clean & working toys

Women’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, fancy dress, handbags, jewellery, shoes, suits, jackets, outerwear, athletic wear, jeans, t-shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, shorts, rompers, dress pants, jumpsuits, hoodies, scarves, hats, vintage items, silk tops, high heels, ballet flats, running sneakers,

Men’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, suits, dress shirts, t-shirts, jeans, zip-up hoodies, wallets, belts, ties, jewellery, athletic wear, bags, hats, & scarves

Housewares & Art: dishes, fine china, utensils, small appliances like blenders, juicers, bread makers, linens, quilts, lamps, framed art, ceramics, craft supplies, tools, small furniture like coffee tables or chairs

Media/Entertainment: DVDs, Blurays, video games, books, CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, art supplies, & instruments

Sports & Recreational Equipment: hockey gear, ski equipment, tennis rackets, soccer balls, skates, golf clubs, nets, free weights, yoga mats, jump ropes, rollerblades, boxing gloves, skateboards, & camping/hiking gear

Getting There

Enjoy increased Shuttle Bus service from Broadview Station provided by Mulmer Services Ltd. Buses will run every 15 minutes between 10am and 5pm on October 22.

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Wed Oct 25
18:30 - 21:00

Beyond Crisis

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of... more»

Beyond Crisis

cal  Wed Oct 25
18:30 - 21:00

Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd, Toronto

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of what it means to be living in an era of climate change by local film maker Kai Reimer-Watts. Discussion in support of TransformTO, Toronto’s climate action plan will follow the film. Free.

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Thu Oct 26
7-8:30pm

Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home in Toronto!

Looking to get started on a Zero Waste Lifestyle in Toronto? Join Bea Johnson of... more»

Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home in Toronto!

cal  Thu Oct 26
7-8:30pm

Church of the Holy Trinity, Anglican 19 Trinity Square

Looking to get started on a Zero Waste Lifestyle in Toronto? Join Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, renowned speaker, author and a leader in the zero waste movement in Toronto this fall! Bea, her husband and her two kids managed to produce just one mason jar of waste in an entire year by using strategies and forethought that everyone can adopt, saving 40% of their annual budget at the same time.

The evening will include a talk, panel discussion and Q&A session.

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Fri Oct 27
1-4:30pm

Report Launch & Discussion: What has the power to truly transform a community

Toronto Arts Foundation and the Metcalf Foundation invite you to the launch and... more»

Report Launch & Discussion: What has the power to truly transform a community

cal  Fri Oct 27
1-4:30pm

Centre for Social Innovation - Annex 720 Bathurst Street ground floor

Toronto Arts Foundation and the Metcalf Foundation invite you to the launch and discussion of Acceleration, immersion, coaching, co-residencies, culture and collectivity: what has the power to truly transform a community? - a newly commissioned report on sector change for Toronto theatre. The report examines Generator and The Riser Project as case studies of sector innovation ventures to discuss the future of work for theatre-makers, and, for funders, how to evaluate the new or innovative. Helen Yung of the Culture of Cities Centre will briefly present key findings from her report. We will then engage in a playful and systematic exploration of critical questions to take the ideas – and the sector – further.

EVENT DETAILS

October 27 | 1:00 – 4:30 PM

CSI Annex | 720 Bathurst Street

Refreshments and mingling to follow.

This event is free, but registration is required.

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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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Sat Oct 28
9:30am-4pm

Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

Toronto writers aged 12 to 19, this is for you! Get motivated at a full day of... more»

Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

cal  Sat Oct 28
9:30am-4pm

Toronto Public Library - Northern District Branch 40 Orchard View Blvd.

Toronto writers aged 12 to 19, this is for you! Get motivated at a full day of workshops led by professionals. Learn new skills, check out an open mic, win prizes and get published in an Instant Anthology!

Bring your free ticket with you to check in at the Conference.

Amazing Workshops

Visual Storytelling - with graphic artist Keith Grachow

Write Your Way Out of a Paper Bag - with author Eufemia Fantetti

Songwriting for Dummies - with songwriter and novelist Greg Rhyno

Poetry and the Music of Social Conscience - with poet Canisia Lubrin

Spoken Word Poetry - with spoken word slam champ Patrick de Belen

Zine Creation - with veteran zinester Suzanne Sutherland

Bring a piece of your own original writing or art (no bigger than a 8.5x11 piece of paper) to be published in the Young Voices Instant Anthology that you will receive at the end of the day.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your email 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 Oct 28
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Beyond Crisis

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of... more»

Beyond Crisis

cal  Sat Oct 28
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive, Toronto

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of what it means to be living in an era of climate change by local film maker Kai Reimer-Watts. Discussion in support of TransformTO, Toronto’s climate action plan will follow the film. Free.

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Sun Oct 29
18:30 - 21:00

Beyond Crisis

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of... more»

Beyond Crisis

cal  Sun Oct 29
18:30 - 21:00

Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto

The Toronto Climate film festival presents ‘Beyond Crisis’, an exploration of what it means to be living in an era of climate change by local film maker Kai Reimer-Watts. Discussion in support of TransformTO, Toronto’s climate action plan will follow the film. Free tickets are available at http://www.tcff.ca.

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Tue Oct 31
6:30-10 PM

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LVI

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

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LVI

cal  Tue Oct 31
6:30-10 PM

Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LVI

Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series

Featured poets: Ayesha Chatterjee & Johnny D Trinh

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8

Doors open 6:15 p.m.

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

Show 7 p.m.

Admission: $5

Ayesha Chatterjee published in Pakistan, Ireland, Canada & India, two full-length poetry collections: The Clarity of Distance (2011) and Bottles and Bones (2017), past President of the League of Canadian Poets

Johnny D Trinh interdisciplinary spoken word artist, exploring music, projection mapping, video, social media, movement, theatre & creative technology, finalist & slam champion in many spoken word competitions in Canada and USA

Facebook page: Shab-e She´r - Poetry Night

@BanooZan

@ShabeSherTO

https://www.facebook.com/events/1499855430106081/

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November

Wed Nov 1
6:30-9pm

Towards a Suburban Renaissance: A New Agenda for our City Suburbs

On the evening of November 1st, 2017 the Institute for New Suburbanism (INS) will... more»

Towards a Suburban Renaissance: A New Agenda for our City Suburbs

cal  Wed Nov 1
6:30-9pm

JC´s Banquet Hall 1686 Ellesmere Road

On the evening of November 1st, 2017 the Institute for New Suburbanism (INS) will host an evening workshop in Scarborough, Ontario to discuss suburban poverty. For this event, our keynote speakers will be Paul Hunter and John Stapleton.

With rising home prices, online retailers displacing local retail worker jobs, and the off-shoring of manufacturing jobs, suburban GTHA politicians and planners are challenged to maintain the quality of life for all residents in suburban communities.

The challenges are similar in the United Kingdom. London’s suburbs and suburbs of other large British cities are attempting to address the issue of suburban poverty. To learn how the UK is addressing these issues, workshop attendees will discuss the following:

How do suburban communities in the GTHA compare to suburban communities in the United Kingdom?

What new and innovative policies and practices from the UK can planners and politicians apply in the GTHA?

Can Paul Hunter’s Agenda for a Suburban Renaissance serve as a new agenda for suburban municipalities in the GTHA?

Given the disproportional amount of “working poor” in GTHA suburban communities compared to the downtown core of Toronto, are there land-use planning practices and policies that can improve suburban equity?

Paul Hunter is the Head of Research at the Smith Institute and has shown that, in the UK, most of those who live in poverty are living in the suburbs. He identifies the transit, economic development, sustainability and planning changes needed to provide better services and amenities to these residents. He has developed an agenda for a suburban renaissance. An example of Paul’s research can be found here: Towards a Suburban Renaissance: An Agenda for our City Suburbs.

Our GTHA commenter is John Stapleton. John is a writer, instructor and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. John has mapped the dramatically different socio-economic conditions in the GTHA core urban areas vs suburban areas. John’s work can be found here The Working Poor in the Toronto Region.

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Sun Nov 5
10am-3pm

Toronto´s Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour

Discover Toronto´s gems of heritage architecture, conservation, and craftsmanship!... more»

Toronto´s Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour

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10am-3pm

10-12 Market Street

Discover Toronto´s gems of heritage architecture, conservation, and craftsmanship! Hop on a bus for a day of exploring the city with 50 fellow heritage enthusiasts to visit a curated selection of past Heritage Toronto Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award recipients. You´ll be inspired by the beauty which has been conserved and speak with heritage architects, craftspersons, and the builders who are ensuring Toronto´s heritage is part of our future.

Hosted by Heritage Toronto with our friends from ERA Architects and other special guests. Tickets include a bagged lunch.

Please note that the end point for this bus tour will be east of its starting point, at the Historic Distillery District.

This tour is part of the Heritage Primer Series, supported by Aird & Berlis LLP. Special thanks to ERA Architects for their in-kind support of this tour.

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Sun Nov 5
1100 - 1600

2017 EcoFair at the Barns – a Free, Family-Friendly Event!

Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns on Sunday, November 5th... more»

2017 EcoFair at the Barns – a Free, Family-Friendly Event!

cal  Sun Nov 5
1100 - 1600

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G 4C7

Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns on Sunday, November 5th from 11am-4pm at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St).

The EcoFair is a free, family-friendly event that informs and inspires greener choices in our homes and communities. Learn about and celebrate the exciting programs, products and services of over 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses.

At the EcoFair:

• Attend eco-workshops & activities

• Test drive an electric car

• Have fun at the kids’ activities

• Recycle your electronics

• Bring in your bike and clothing for repairs

• Explore solar and geothermal energy & conservation

• Discover sustainable investing

• Enjoy healthy delicious food

• AND MORE!

At the close of the EcoFair, watch a free screening of the award-winning 2017 documentary “TOMORROW (DEMAIN)” at 4pm. Will it inspire you to change the way you live for the sake of our planet? Join us at the EcoFair and find out!

For event details, list of exhibitors, and free film tickets: http://www.EcoFairToronto.org

Co-hosted by Green Neighbours 21 and Transition Toronto. Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.

Event: 2017 EcoFair at the Barns

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G 4C7

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Website: http://www.EcoFairToronto.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/332025357241704/

Email: ecofairatthebarns@gmail.com

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Sun Nov 5
1600 - 1800

“TOMORROW (DEMAIN): travel the world of sustainable solutions” – Free Film Screening

The 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns is proud to present a FREE screening of... more»

“TOMORROW (DEMAIN): travel the world of sustainable solutions” – Free Film Screening

cal  Sun Nov 5
1600 - 1800

Artscape Wychwood Barns, Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G 4C7

The 9th Annual EcoFair at the Barns is proud to present a FREE screening of "TOMORROW (DEMAIN)” at 4pm on Sunday, November 5th, Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St).

Threatened by the collapse of ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) together they imagine a new story of the future.  

Come early to enjoy the EcoFair at the Barns, 11am to 4pm, in Artscape Wychwood Barns. The EcoFair is a free, fun, family-oriented event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their homes and communities. Enjoy a wide range of environmental groups and eco-friendly vendors, interactive activities for both kids and adults, electric car test drives, St. Clair West Renewable Energy Walk, great food and more! For details about the EcoFair visit http://www.EcoFairToronto.org.

Co-hosted by Green Neighbours 21 and Transition Toronto. Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.

Film: "TOMORROW (DEMAIN): travel the world of sustainable solutions"

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G 4C7

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Website: https://ecofairtoronto.org/film-screenings/

Email: ecofairatthebarns@gmail.com

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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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Sat Nov 18

Third OFL Young Workers Assembly

The OFL Young Workers’ Committee will be hosting the third Young Workers’... more»

Third OFL Young Workers Assembly

cal  Sat Nov 18

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West

The OFL Young Workers’ Committee will be hosting the third Young Workers’ Assembly on November 18th, immediately preceding the OFL Convention.

 

Join us at the OFL Young Workers’ Assembly on November 18th, 2017. Young workers can lead the labour movement to create decent work and push back against hate. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from young leaders and organizers charting a pathway toward a more inclusive and just world.

 Register at http://bit.ly/2wPtsQM.

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