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Updated August 26, 2016
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Canada History August 1, Monday. Civic Holiday / Simcoe Day. Quote: "The first Monday in August is a holiday all across Ontario. But the holiday is called different things in different areas. 1968 - Toronto City Council officially called the civic holiday 'Simcoe Day' after Major-General John Graves Simcoe, who was appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada on September 12th, 1791. He convened the first Legislative Assembly and established York (now Toronto) as the capital of the province. One of his crowning achievements was to begin the phasing out of slavery in Upper Canada, which officially ended in 1810 - 23 years before it was abolished in the British Empire and 55 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States." Info: http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/august_holiday.html#ontario
Radio History Philosophy Health Science August 1, 15, 22, 29, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Quote: "Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions to inform us about the way we live in the 21st Century." Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food August 1, 15, 22, 29, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 1, 15, 22, 29, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
History Environment/Nature Walk August 2, Tuesday, 10:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Smythe Park. Walk Leader: Madeleine McDowell. Start: West side of Jane St and Alliance Ave at the entrance to Smythe Park. Quote: "2-hr+ circular walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with some gentle and steep slopes. #35 Jane bus. There is a parking lot entered from Scarlett Rd but located by the swimming pool near Jane St, a short walk from the starting point. Washrooms at beginning of walk. See what has become of a former sand and gravel pit, the site where John Graves Simcoe had lunch in September 1793, the route of the Toronto Carrying Place, a swimming pool inspired by the Queen Elizabeth Bldg at the CNE, a view of a golf course built by the only Golf Olympic Gold Medalist, and maybe a mocking bird, a great blue heron or a large turtle. Walk ends where we started, across from Tim Horton's. Bring snack, binoculars, camera." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food August 2, 16, 23, 30, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Trinity-Bellwoods Park Farmers Market. Early May to late October.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- under ground organics (certified organic cultivated 125 native flowers, 25 culinary & medicinal herbs, 35 vegetables);
- Matchbox Gardens (organic heirloom and open pollinated vegetables, seed and seedlings);
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, NW end of the park, near Dundas St West, between Shaw St and Crawford St (map). Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 2, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Tinctor's Foul Manual. Quote: "Our ideas about witches and witch hunts may come from an extraordinary manuscript found in the University of Alberta Library. It's one of only four known copies. Written in the 1400s and now being re-translated from medieval French, it created the framework for witch hunts. Dave Redel carefully opens its cover." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Humour August 3, 17, 24, 31, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 3, 17, 24, 31, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food August 3, Wednesday, 6:30pm. TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Mexico Lindo in Whitby. Location: Mexico Lindo in Whitby located at 915 Taunton Road East, Whitby. Quote: "On August 3rd join us for a social gathering at Mexico Lindo in Whitby located at 915 Taunton Road East, Whitby. Mexico Lindo has some great reviews and has become known for being the best Mexican food restaurant in Durham. ​Please RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca" Previous Locations: - Spicy Affairs in Oshawa located at 84 King St. W. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera‘s, 713 Krosno Blvd, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham
Health Food Discussion/Talk August 3, Wednesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Free. TVA Talk: Veg 101: Sustainable and Healthy Eating. Location: Brentwood branch, Toronto Public Library, 36 Brentwood Road North, Etobocoke, Toronto, ON M8X2B5. Quote: This will be a workshop held at the Brentwood Library. It will be facilitated by Janine Jivani, the TVA Directory Assistant. The workshop will be to inform people about the environmental and health benefits of eating less meat and to help people introduce healthy, delicious plant-based meals into their diet. Snacks will be provided. Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/2016-08/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 3, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - All in the Family. Part 1. Quote: "Cardio-vascular disease. Obesity. Alcoholism. Diabetes. These conditions may have one surprising factor in common: childhood trauma -- according to a massive study called "Adverse Childhood Experiences", or ACE. In part one of this series, a version of which was first broadcast in 2011, IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the ACE study and how its findings are being integrated into medical practice today. Part 2 airs August 10." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Food August 4, 11, 18, 25, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Radio Environment/Nature August 5, 12, 19, 26, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Open all year. April-November: Saturdays 8am-1pm. December-March: Saturdays 9am-1pm. Sunday market summer until December.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Earth + City (All vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and seasonal, Summer Sundays, Local Food Court);
- Round Plains Plantation and Bakery (6 varieties of organic sweet potatoes, sweet potato products, specializing in gluten-, dairy-, sugar- and egg-free products all made with sweet potato. Muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, canape spreads, salads, gluten-free and spelt artisanal breads, cinnamon rolls and loaves, waffles, Saturdays);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass, Saturdays and Sundays);
Location: Evergreen (Don Valley) Brick Works, downhill walk/bike from Rosedale (GlenRd-DouglasDr) Chorley park, bike ride by Bayview Ave south of Pottery Rd. Info: info(at)evergreen.ca, http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/farmers-market/our-vendors/
Food August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Junction Farmer’s Market. Late May to late October / early November, Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
Location: 2960 Dundas St West, at the Junction train platform, west of Keele. Info: http://junctionmarket.ca/our-vendors/, https://twitter.com/junctionmarket
Radio Canada August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Quote: "Every Saturday morning CBC Radio takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Over the years, The House with host Anthony Germain has become known and respected for its groundbreaking interviews with key decision makers and for the understanding and analysis it provides of the political choices that touch all our lives. This is where listeners go to find out what is really happening in the world of policy. Where is the health care system going What kind of role is this country playing on the world stage?" Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling August 6, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "This populist weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Environment/Nature History Walk August 6, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. Free. Lost River Walk - High Park Poetry Walk. Led by Helen Mills of Lost Rivers, John Wilson, former chair of the Task Force to Bring back the Don, and poets Maureen Scott Harris, Maureen Hynes, Dilys Leman and Nicholas Power. Start: High Park Nature Centre @ the Forest School, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive. Quote: "Hear poems inspired by the Park’s black oak savannah, the serpentine wanderings of buried creeks and the dramatic 2003 discovery of the aquifer whose source was buried 10,000 years ago, as well as the plants, birds, snakes and insects that make their home in the Park. And – the poets promise to feature treasures from the Nature Centre’s “word of the week!” (http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/2016/01/nature-word-of-the-week/) Moderate difficulty; some slopes and mud paths; please wear appropriate footwear. Washroom access in High Park. www.highparknaturecentre.co." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Humour August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 1pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1pm-1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Humour August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 1:30pm-2pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy Show: The Irrelevant Show. Saturday 1:30pm-2pm, Sunday 6:30pm-7pm. Quote: "The Irrelevant Show is the winner of the 2009 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Radio Clip, and a medal at the prestigious New York Festivals for Best Regularly Scheduled comedy Program." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/
Film August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for August 6 - The Cool School (Story of the Ferus Art Gallery) (Dir. Morgan Neville, USA, 2007, 86 min) Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Radio Humour August 6, 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Quote: "Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond." http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Food August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sunday, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Humour August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sundays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy Show: The Irrelevant Show. Saturday 1:30pm-2pm, Sunday 6:30pm-7pm. Quote: "The Irrelevant Show is the winner of the 2009 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Radio Clip, and a medal at the prestigious New York Festivals for Best Regularly Scheduled comedy Program." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/
Radio August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sundays, 7:05pm-8pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 9, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Illuminating Black Holes. Quote: "Black holes are collapsed stars that challenge the very nature of space and time, and they've been the life-work of the iconic cosmologist Stephen Hawking. In two BBC Reith Lectures, Professor Hawking asks "Do black holes have no hair?" and explores why 'black holes ain't as black as they are painted.'" Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 10, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - All in the Family. Part 2. Quote: "Truancy. Drug use. Failing grades. Academic failure has often been explained as a function of poverty, class, even poor nutrition. But now, childhood trauma is increasingly being seen as a major factor in academic under-achievement. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores what happened at one high school when suspensions and punishments were replaced with new "trauma-informed" approaches. Part 3 airs August 17." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 11, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Vestigial Tale. Part 1. Quote: "Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective. Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution. Documentary-maker Chris Brookes looks at the evolutionary origins of human storytelling. Part 2 airs Thursday, August 18." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 12, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Uncommon Knowledge. Quote: "Icicles, the weather, and cooking. Pretty mundane stuff. But at Moses Znaimer's 2015 ideacity Conference, a geophysicist nicknamed 'Dr. Freeze', an editor from the Old Farmer's Almanac, and a journalist who's written about taste, all presented some very uncommon insights into the ordinary." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Film August 13, 20, 27, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for August 13 - Standard Operating Procedure (Dir. Errol Morris, Germany, 2008, 116 min) Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Science Discussion Food August 13 2016, Sunday, 3pm/5pm. Free. Discussion - Cryonics Meeting, Summer Potluck and Talks. Cryonics local group meeting (3pm), potluck and talks (5pm) with members and friends of the Cryonics Society of Canada. Location: Private venue, east end near Woodbine Ave and Danforth Ave. Info: Cryonics Society of Canada: http://www.cryocdn.org.
History Environment/Nature Walk August 14, Sunday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Central Waterfront Parks. Walk Leader: Richard Partington. Start: Princes' Gates, south end of Strachan Ave. Quote: "Coronation Park, Little Norway Park and ultimately to the Music Garden where, if we're lucky, we may attend a free concert at 4 pm." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 16, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Ultimate Simplicity of Everything. Quote: "Some physicists now claim that we may have reached the end of what physics can discover about the origins and structure of the universe. Neil Turok is definitely not one of them. Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and former Massey Lecturer, Neil believes that the universe "invites" us to figure it out, by giving us clues about its composition. And when we follow its clues, we discover that it's ultimately quite simple. This episode is based on a public lecture and subsequent conversation with host, Paul Kennedy." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Environment/Nature Discussion August 17, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Quote: "Do you want to meet a lively group of friendly people interested in environmental issues from academia, business, government and NGOs for good conversation? If so, join us for drinks in Toronto. There's no agenda or other formality - it's a chance to meet regularly to chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Torontonians passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity." Tentative Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews fsubway. Past Location: Duke of York Pub, 416-964-2441, backyard garden patio, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, steps from St George subway station. Near Bloor St. W, and Avenue Rd. Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 17, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - All in the Family. Part 3. Quote: "Trauma is not a story about the past - it lives in the present: in both the mind and body. Left untreated, it has no expiration date, whether it's trauma arising from childhood abuse or PTSD suffered as an adult. In recent years we've heard a lot about how resilience and character can mitigate the effects of trauma. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell looks at case studies that provide insights they may contain for deepening our understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
History Environment/Nature Walk August 18, Thursday, 6:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - High Park Evening Ramble. Walk Leader: Wendy Rothwell. Start: Park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave. Quote: "Circular walk to look at wildflowers. Some unpaved trails and slopes." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food August 18, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Free Times Cafe. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 18, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Vestigial Tale. Part 2. Quote: "Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective. Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution. Documentary-maker Chris Brookes looks at the evolutionary origins of human storytelling." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 19, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Going Forward. Quote: "We like to believe we're moving steadily forward, progressing as a species, thanks to technology and human ingenuity. But at Moses Znaimer's 2015 ideacity Conference, digital utopians and skeptics tried to figure out whether our wired world is best thing that's happened since the invention of sliced bread....or the absolute worst." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
History Environment/Nature Walk August 20, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Chatsworth Ravine. Walk Leader: Nancy Dengler. Start: SW corner of Yonge St and Lawrence Ave by Locke Library. Quote: "2-hr circular walk with some stairs, mostly unpaved surfaces, mainly flat with gentle slopes. Washrooms at start of walk." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Film August 20, 27, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for August 20 - Exit through the Gift Shop (Dir. Banksy, USA, 2010, 87 min) Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Environment/Nature History Walk August 21, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - A Late Summer Tour of the Rouge Park. Led by TBA. Start: Southwest corner of Bloor Street West and Indian Road. Quote: "Parks Canada staff will join Lost Rivers walk leaders to hike Little Rouge Creek, a river whose course from the headwaters on Oak Ridges Moraine is the least developed of GTA rivers. A circular 4.5 km hike on unpaved park trails starting and ending at Twyn Rivers parking lot, located on Twyn Rivers Dr. 1.5 km. east of Sheppard (after the second bridge). Carpooling is recommended, as the parking lot gets full, and the nearest bus stop is at the Sheppard-Twyn Rivers intersection. Rest rooms available at the walk’s mid-point at the Rouge Park Welcome Centre." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Food August 24, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Vegan Dinner at Grasshopper. Location: Grasshopper, Dundas St West, west of Quebec Avenue, the Junction. Quote: "Join us for dinner again at Grasshopper on Dundas Street in the Junction, just west of Quebec Avenue. Grasshopper is an all vegetarian restaurant. They also give Toronto Vegetarian Association members 5% off. We’re going to be recipe swapping at this event so we encourage you to bring 15 print outs/copies of your favourite recipe or meal idea to share with your fellow members. RSVP required by August 18th." Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature August 26, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Line Drawing. Quote: "In January 2015 in Paris, terrorists invaded the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. They were looking for cartoonists to kill. In June 2015 in Toronto, several political cartoonists at Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference pondered the role and limits of satirical cartooning. Where do they, and society, draw the line?" Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Discussion August 27, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration may close at 1:00 p.m." August 27 Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St, 10am-2pm. Previous Locations: - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Next: 12n-4pm, Saturday, September 24, Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen St West.
Film August 27, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for August 27 - Smash his Camera (Dir. Leon Gast, USA, 2010, 87 min) Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Environment/Nature Recycling August-September-October 2016, Saturdays and Thursdays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September.
Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm, Thursday events 4pm-8pm.
- Sunday, Aug. 28 - Burnside - Leaside High School Parking Lot - 200 Hanna Rd.
- Sunday, Sept. 4 - TBD - Woodbine Centre - 500 Rexdale Blvd. (at Hwy 27)
- Saturday, Sept. 10 - Fletcher - Bridgepoint Hospital - Along Blue Rodeo Rd. and Bridgepoint Dr.
- Sunday, Sept. 11 - Holyday / Di Ciano - Etobicoke Civic Centre - Behind city building (off The West Mall, south of Burnhamthorpe Rd.)
- Saturday, Sept. 17 - Wong-Tam - Allan Gardens - Along Carlton St. (between Jarvis St. & Sherbourne St.)
- Sunday, Sept. 18 - Colle - Glen Long Community Centre - Along Glen Long Ave. (west of Dufferin St.)
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - De Baeremaeker - Thomson Memorial Park - 1005 Brimley Rd.
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - Karygiannis - L'Amoureaux Community Centre / Mary Ward Secondary School - Enter off McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)
- Saturday, Oct. 1 - Ainslie - Morningside Work Yard - 891 Morningside Ave. (south of Hwy 401)
Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e20d433112b02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Environment/Nature History Walk August 28, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Food, Water and the Evolution of Dinner. Led by Madeleine McDowell. Start: Christie Street entrance to the Wychwood Artscape Barns, 601 Christie St. Quote: " Explore the evolving past, present and possible future relationship between water and food in the area of the headwaters of Lost Garrison Creek. Rediscover the fundamental role of water in food production, learn something about the water footprint of the food we eat, and make some surprising connections with local lost rivers. Along the way we will be walking through a neighbourhood that was once a giant orchard, and discovering that many fruit trees still grow here now. A linear walk, approximately 2.5 km, mostly along city streets, ending near St Clair and Winona. Minimal difficulty, with few slopes or paths. Washroom access at Wychwood Barns. Meet at the Christie Street entrance to the Wychwood Artscape Barns, 601 Christie Street. Leaders: Helen Mills and Paul Overy." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
History Environment/Nature Walk August 31, Saturday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Swansea and High Park. Walk Leader: Ed Freeman. Start: NW corner of Windermere Ave and The Queensway. Quote: "2-hr linear walk on mostly paved surfaces, flat with some steep slopes and stairs. We will walk past old ponds and observe the problems they present and the transformation from an industrial centre to residential housing, and enjoy nature within High Park. End at Grenadier Restaurant and return home from High Park subway station. Bring curiosity." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food August 31, Wednesday, 7pm. Plant Pure Pod Toronto: Bring-A-Friend Vegan Potluck @ Harvest Noon. Location: Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1C1. Quote: "We're going to try to set up a regular potluck every month on the last Wednesday. You're encouraged to bring at least 1 friend, especially those not aware of how amazing plant-based food can taste! If you're not adept in the kitchen, first, try anyway! And if you're still not comfortable, you're more than welcome to bring something from the store -- don't let that be a deterrent. If you do bring food, please have an ingredient list to help out our food-sensitive folks. Also, to stay environmentally conscious, please bring your own cutlery and bowl/plate if possible." Info: Justin Levine, http://www.meetup.com/Plant-Pure-Pod-Toronto/

Looking Ahead...

Science Talk September 1, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - World on Fire: glimpses of the birth of the universe Quote: "By listening to the cold, dim hiss of the universe, we can learn about its fiery beginning. My talk will focus on how cosmologists use microwave instruments to measure this birth-light. I’ll describe the telescope I use, high up in the Atacama Desert of Chile, and what we learn about what the universe contains, how it started and ultimately how it is going to end." Speaker: Prof. Renee Hlozek. Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP103, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/
Recycling September 3, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Walk Food September 3, Saturday, 12:30pm. Free. Toronto Vegan Meetup (torontovegan) - Walk the Don Valley, Taylor Massey Creek, Warden Woods, & Dinner at Ital Vital.
Quote: "Join us for a 13.3 km, approximately 3 1/2 - 4hr walk through the trails under the Don Valley and through the east end ravines. We will start at Playter Gardens, which is less than a minute's walk from Broadview station. From there, we'll head up to Pottery Road and down into the ravines, not coming back up to surface roads until we cross Victoria Park. Once in Scarborough, we'll continue through Warden Woods, again below the surface roads, until finally coming back up at Warden and St. Clair. There is a subway station at this intersection, so folks who want to head out from here will have no problem! The last 20 min (2km) of the walk will be to our dinner destination- Ital Vital! For those who have never been, it is easily one of the best vegan spots in the GTA. It's cash only, and a small plate (big enough for even a voracious eater like myself) will cost you $10.30. They also have fresh juices and other treats. They do not take reservations, and there is not a lot of seating in the restaurant, so there is a chance that we'll have to take our food back outside and find a place to eat. But, hopefully, this won't be the case. From there, it's a short walk (5 min) over to Victoria Park, where you can easily catch the bus back down to Victoria Park subway station.." Meet: Playter Gardens, 4 Cambridge Ave, a small park across from Broadview Station. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Film September 3, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for September 3 - Searching for Sugar Man (Dir. Malik Bendjelloul, UK, 2012, 86 min). Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Environment/Nature Recycling September-October 2016, Saturdays and Thursdays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September.
Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm, Thursday events 4pm-8pm.
- Sunday, Sept. 4 - TBD - Woodbine Centre - 500 Rexdale Blvd. (at Hwy 27)
- Saturday, Sept. 10 - Fletcher - Bridgepoint Hospital - Along Blue Rodeo Rd. and Bridgepoint Dr.
- Sunday, Sept. 11 - Holyday / Di Ciano - Etobicoke Civic Centre - Behind city building (off The West Mall, south of Burnhamthorpe Rd.)
- Saturday, Sept. 17 - Wong-Tam - Allan Gardens - Along Carlton St. (between Jarvis St. & Sherbourne St.)
- Sunday, Sept. 18 - Colle - Glen Long Community Centre - Along Glen Long Ave. (west of Dufferin St.)
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - De Baeremaeker - Thomson Memorial Park - 1005 Brimley Rd.
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - Karygiannis - L'Amoureaux Community Centre / Mary Ward Secondary School - Enter off McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)
- Saturday, Oct. 1 - Ainslie - Morningside Work Yard - 891 Morningside Ave. (south of Hwy 401)
Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e20d433112b02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Canada History September 5, Monday. Labour Day. Quote: Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to April 14, 1872. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_day#Canada
Food September 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm. TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Spicy Affairs. Location: The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. Quote: "On Wednesday, September 7th join us for a social gathering at The Lil Organic Kitchen located at 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. This Organic Kitchen is pretty new to Durham Region and has a take-out like ordering style while providing a comfortable area to sit and socialize. So far the reviews have been pretty good. Although they do serve animal products, there are a lot of vegan and vegetarian options available and quite the selection of baked goods. ​Please RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca" Previous Locations: - picy Affairs, 84 King St. W, Oshawa. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera‘s, 713 Krosno Blvd, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham
Food Health Talks September 9 Friday 4pm-9pm, September 10 Saturday 12n-9pm, September 11 Sunday 12n-7pm. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival at Harbourfront. Quote: "The largest event of its kind in [Canada], the Annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Discover new products and ideas from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and cooking demos. Not a vegetarian? Whether you're looking for new ideas to add colour and variety to your meals or you're a 'seasoned' vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you."
Scheduled for Friday September 9:
- Meet 'n Greet with Toronto Vegetarian Association Social Groups 6:00pm to 7:00pm Veg Out Zone
- Quick & Easy Vegan Meals, Viet-Style, with Lisa Le 6:00pm to 7:00pm Boulevard Tent
- How to Save the World from Your Kitchen or Living Room 7:00pm to 8:00pm East Exhibition Stage
- Gourmet Vegan Cooking with Chef Doug McNish 7:00pm to 8:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Susie Coston, Farm Sanctuary Whisperer 8:00pm to 9:00pm Studio Theatre
- Abokichi presents Cooking with Rice, Again 8:00pm to 9:00pm Boulevard Tent
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, near Lower Simcoe St.
Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://festival.veg.ca
Food Health Talks September 9-11 (September 10 Saturday 12n-9pm, September 11 Sunday 12n-7pm). Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival at Harbourfront. Quote: "The largest event of its kind in [Canada], the Annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Discover new products and ideas from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and cooking demos. Not a vegetarian? Whether you're looking for new ideas to add colour and variety to your meals or you're a 'seasoned' vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you."
Scheduled for Saturday September 10:
- Toronto Vegetarian Association Members Meet 'n Greet 11:00am to 12:00pm Miss Lou's Room
- How Not To Die with Dr. Michael Greger 12:00pm to 1:00pm Studio Theatre
- Advocacy through Food with Candice Hutchings 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Fun and Easy Cooking for Compassionate Kids 1:00pm to 2:00pm Boulevard Tent
- The Unbound Project with Jo-Anne McArthur & Dr. Keri Cronin 1:30pm to 2:30pm Studio Theatre
- Live Long & Prosper: Nutrition Advice from 3 Doctors and 1 Bad Ass Vegan 1:30pm to 2:30pm East Exhibition Stage
- Cooking withYamChops, Toronto’s Plant-Based Butcher Shop 2:00pm to 3:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Why Animal Protection is Good for All with Dr. Aysha Akhtar 3:00pm to 4:00pm Studio Theatre
- Caribbean Vegan Cooking with Taymer Mason 4:00pm to 5:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Unbound & Unstoppable: Women in Animal Advocacy 4:30pm to 5:30pm East Exhibition Stage
- Bad Ass Vegan Fitness with John Lewis 5:00pm to 6:00pm Studio Theatre
- Protein Ninja: Cooking with Terry Hope Romero 6:00pm to 7:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Dr. Tushar Mehta Talks Veg Nutrition 7:00pm to 8:00pm East Exhibition Stage
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, near Lower Simcoe St.
Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://festival.veg.ca
Film September 10, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for September 10 - The Vivian Maier Mystery (Dir. Jill Nicholls, USA, 2013, 50 min). Location: Camera Bar Cinema, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Food Health September ?, Saturday, 6pm. RSVP Required. $2? Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup: Raw Potluck. This Meetup usually repeats on the 2nd Saturday of every 2 months. Location: Private home, Artists of Arcadia Housing Co-op, 680 Queens Quay West, west of Bathurst St. 'No bananas'. Quote: "Bring uncooked raw organic dish enough for 4 people, a plate and fork & $2.00" Previous Locations: On Soudan Ave, near Eglinton Ave and Yonge St. Private home (no-fruit-allowed, chemical and fragrance-free), Roehampton Ave, NE of Yonge St and Eglinton Ave East. Private home (chemical and fragrance-free), north of Woodbine subway station. Private home on Bellwoods Ave, near Dundas St West and Bathurst St. Condo party room near Wellesley and Jarvis. Private home, Heath St, near St Clair West subway station. Shaftesbury Ave, near Summerhill Subway station (contact group for details).
"Please bring organic uncooked dish for at least 4 people. $2 goes to the hostess for all the work it takes bring a plate and fork and good cheer. Also put cell phones on airplane mode.
This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Saturday of every 2 months.This is an organic vegan raw food potluck. ... Come at 6pm and we will start eating at 6:30pm promptly. Please bring a piece of paper with the list of ingredients in your dish (and your name) so others can share the recipe. Bring ORGANIC RAW VEGAN food. Raw food doesn't include: canned, 'cold pressed' oils (see note below), distilled, pasteurized, sushi, store-bought salad dressings."
. Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/raw-food-living-food-toronto/
Food Health Talks September 9-11 (September 11 Sunday 12n-7pm). Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival at Harbourfront. Quote: "The largest event of its kind in [Canada], the Annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Discover new products and ideas from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and cooking demos. Not a vegetarian? Whether you're looking for new ideas to add colour and variety to your meals or you're a 'seasoned' vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you."
Scheduled for Sunday September 11:
- The Humane Economy with Wayne Pacelle 12:00pm to 1:00pm Studio Theatre
- Made with Love by Kelly & Erinn 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Vegetarianism & Spirituality with Acharya Dev Singh 1:00pm to 2:00pm Boulevard Tent
- What a Fish Knows with Jonathan Balcombe, PhD 1:30pm to 2:30pm East Exhibition Stage
- DIY Vegan Cooking with Lisa & Nicole 2:00pm to 3:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Veg 101 with the Toronto Vegetarian Association 2:00pm to 6:00pm Boulevard Tent
- Growing Up Healthy with Dr. Reed Mangles 3:00pm to 4:00pm Studio Theatre
- Where Do Animals Stand? 3:00pm to 4:00pm East Exhibition Stage
- Flavour-Packed Meatless Cooking with Mary Berg 4:00pm to 5:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- Standing with 10,000 Chickens with Sonia Faruqi 4:30pm to 5:30pm Studio Theatre
- Indian Vegetarian Cooking with Arvinda’s 6:00pm to 7:00pm Lakeside Terrace
- How Food Can Heal the Planet with Rachel Parent 6:00pm to 7:00pm Studio Theatre
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, near Lower Simcoe St.
Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://festival.veg.ca
Food September 17, Wednesday, 6pm-8pm. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Vegan Potluck Dinner. Location: Member's home near Jane and Bloor Street West. Quote: "Join us for a potluck dinner in a members’ home near Jane and Bloor Street from 6 to 8 pm. For the potluck, please bring a vegan dish (no meat, eggs, dairy, fish or honey) to share, as well as your own plate and utensils. No pressure for those who are shy about making a dish! You can always bring a drink or a simple store-bought dish like hummus and pitas, salsa and tortilla chips, or fruit for dessert! We also encourage everyone to bring print out copies of the recipe for their dish, as everyone is always eager to share recipes at these fun and delicious potlucks. RSVP required by September 12th." Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Debate September 13, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Topic: Referendums Cause More Harm than Good. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Debate resolutions for 2016-2017 will be posted by August 15, 2016." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map). Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html .
Environment/Nature History Walk September 18, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Taylor’s Todmorden Mills at the Don River Fall Line. Led by John Wilson and friends. Start: Todmorden Mills Museum, 67 Pottery Road, west of Broadview. Quote: "This walk will search for lost manufactured watercourses – the mill races of the Lower (Todmorden) Mills and Middle Mill, along with other hidden remains of the industrial heritage that shaped the Don River Valley. Meet at Todmorden Mills Museum (67 Pottery Road, just west of Broadview) for a linear walk ending at Beechwood Drive and Broadview. John Wilson, Don River advocate, will lead with help from friends. Public washrooms available at the starting location only. TTC access on Broadview. Paved trails with some uneven ground." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Environment/Nature Discussion September 21, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Quote: "Do you want to meet a lively group of friendly people interested in environmental issues from academia, business, government and NGOs for good conversation? If so, join us for drinks in Toronto. There's no agenda or other formality - it's a chance to meet regularly to chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Torontonians passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity." Tentative Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews fsubway. Past Location: Duke of York Pub, 416-964-2441, backyard garden patio, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, steps from St George subway station. Near Bloor St. W, and Avenue Rd. Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Discussion/Reading September ?, Saturday, 1:30pm-3pm. Free. HAT Monthly Discussion - Bil C-14 - What Went Wrong. Speaker: Gary Bauslaugh. Quote: "TBA." Talk Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5WBEX5yqotHYmtLWmJIaHJ0STA/view?pref=2&pli=1 Location: OISE, Room ?, 252 Bloor St West, near St George subway station, Bedford Rd exit, between St George St and Bedford Rd. Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://humanisttoronto.blogspot.ca/
Discussion September 24, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration may close at 1:00 p.m." Septmber 24 Location: Parkdale, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. Previous Locations: - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St, 10am-2pm. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Next: 12n-4pm, Saturday, September 24, Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen St West.
Food September 28, Wednesday, 7pm. Plant Pure Pod Toronto: Bring-A-Friend Vegan Potluck @ Harvest Noon. Location: Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1C1. Quote: "We're going to try to set up a regular potluck every month on the last Wednesday. You're encouraged to bring at least 1 friend, especially those not aware of how amazing plant-based food can taste! If you're not adept in the kitchen, first, try anyway! And if you're still not comfortable, you're more than welcome to bring something from the store -- don't let that be a deterrent. If you do bring food, please have an ingredient list to help out our food-sensitive folks. Also, to stay environmentally conscious, please bring your own cutlery and bowl/plate if possible." Info: Justin Levine, http://www.meetup.com/Plant-Pure-Pod-Toronto/
Next: October 26.
Food Book Discussion September ?, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck. To be reviewed: TBA. Quote: "Interested in getting together with like-minded individuals and reading vegetarian-related books? Then come join the TVA Reading Group... Like regular book clubs, we meet frequently to discuss the current book the group has chosen to read. The material will always have something to do with vegetarianism, including animal rights philosophy, nutrition, ecological issues, and more... Please bring a vegan potluck contribution to enjoy." Tentative Location: TBA. Previous Locations: Dufferin Grove park. Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St, south of Bloor, room 4, third floor. Private venue near Queen St West and Ossington. Near College and Dufferin or Queen/Ossington. Private venue on Givins St, west of Tillary Bellwoods Park, north of Queen St West, south of Dundas St West. Private venue on Brunswick Ave. Private venue on Bloor St West, NW of High Park. Private home near Dufferin St and Bloor St West. Private home near Dundas St East and Ontario St. Le Commensal, 655 Bay St, on Elm St, between Yonge St and Bay St, north of Dundas St West. Lisa's place near Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East. Rawlicious in Yorkville, 20 Cumberland St, west of Yonge St. Info: http://veg.ca/tvareads/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#tvareads
Food September ?, Sunday, 5pm-9pm. Peeps & Eats: Vegan Potluck. Usually the second Sunday of each month.
Quote: "Peeps & Eats is back for monthly potluck events starting January 10th. 😀
Please join us for an evening of good peeps and good eats, hosted by your pals Sarah Michelle and Rene Benoit @ D-Beatstro. Dinner is “officially” at 5:30pm but please feel free to arrive anytime after 5pm, set up your dish and make some friends.
Bring a vegan dish-to-share* and in order to limit waste, please bring your own plates and utensils, if possible. Please also feel free to spread the word by inviting any other vegan folks, curious-about-vegan-folks, vegan-allies, plant-based food lovers, and other nice peeps.
*Please include an ingredient list so people with allergies can make good life choices."

Location: D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St West, east of Lansdowne Ave, west of St Clarence Ave.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/188752824808883/, http://veg.ca/event/peeps-eats-vegan-potluck/?instance_id=4138, http://www.dbeatstro.com
Environment/Nature History Walk October 16, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Gerrard Prairie: Still Intact, but How Long? Led by Richard Anderson and John Wilson. Start: Victoria Park subway station. Quote: "TThree years ago we toured this remnant prairie on the Birch Cliff Quarry lands, scheduled for redevelopment over years of community objection. We’ll see what’s left of wild nature and learn what’s threatened. We’ll learn how this uncommon ecosystem formed and how it has survived cycles of use and neglect. Richard Anderson and John Wilson co-lead. Meet in front of Victoria Park station for a circular walk that includes some uneven, rough ground. Washrooms only available in businesses enroute." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm . Next: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2pm, Gerrard Prairie: Still Intact, but How Long?

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