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Updated November 18, 2019
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Food Health November 1, Friday. World Vegan Day. Quote: "World Vegan Day is an international focal point for celebrating veganism. Donald Watson formed the word vegan and founded The Vegan Society in November 1944. People felt that was worth commemorating, so it has been, every year since the 50th Anniversary in 1994..." World Vegan Day info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Vegan_Day, http://www.ukveggie.com/vegan_news/, http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/commentary-world-vegan-day-nov-1-2009/#.VhwGkacyMhE
History Environment/Nature Walk November 1, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Recycling November 1, Friday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Café at Barbara Frum Library. Quote: "Fixing small appliances, home electronics and general housewares. Note: Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m." Location: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd, North York, ON M6A 3C1. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca

Food November 2, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Junction Farmer’s Market. May 25 to November 2, 2019, 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 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling November 2, 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: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Discussion/Reading November 2, 2019, Saturday, 11am-2pm. $10. HAT Talk - Doctrine of Discovery: 21st Century Education from 1451. Location: The Blake House, 449 Jarvis St, south of Maitland Pl/St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "HAT Speaker Series - "Doctrine of Discovery: 21st Century Education from 1451" Discover the Shocking Number of Native Gifts to the World! Dave Patterson 'The 1492 Guy', shatters myths surrounding pre-1492 Western Hemisphere. He inspires by retelling actual histories: Europeans with disease, poor health & diet and no bathing; the first true democracy; a 700-year-old transportation system with 225,000 kilometers of roadway; 75% of our world’s foods; women’s rights; 1000+ pyramids; bigger cities than Europe; concepts of freedom and liberty –there are hundreds of others. Look at your own day today, and recognize the extraordinary number of Indian gifts to the world. Feel challenged to go out and transform some worldviews and attitudes. Feel better and more guilt-free. As a participant, you can experience your own personal truth and reconciliation.
Meet & Greet Brunch 11:00 to 12:00 noon Speaker Presentation with Q&A 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Dave Patterson became ‘the1492guy’ after becoming convinced: if an immediate transformation could happen to him, it could happen to others. Dave is a professional speaker, and international author, reaching audiences across North America with his mix of passion, fun, practical communication, positivity, and understanding. REGISTER NOW AT EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hat-speaker-series-doctrine-of-discovery-21st-century-education-from-1451-tickets-76365323739."

Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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/
Radio Humour November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

History November 3, Sunday, 2am-1am. Daylight Saving Time Ends. At 2:00am Sunday morning, clocks will turn to 1:00am. Quote: Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time or daylight savings time, is a widely used system of adjusting the official local time forward, usually by one hour from its official standard time, for the summer months. This is intended to provide a better match between the hours of daylight and the active hours of work and school. The "saved" daylight is spent on evening activities which get more daylight, rather than being "wasted" while people sleep past dawn. DST is most commonly used in temperate regions, due to the considerable variation in the amount of daylight versus darkness across the seasons in those regions. Governments often tout it as an energy conservation measure, on the grounds that it allows more effective use of natural sunlight resource in summer time. Since there is less darkness in the "waking day", there is less use of electric lights. Some opponents reject this argument. In 2007[+] Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. This pattern will be followed by all provinces which observe daylight saving time and each province has amended their legislation to reflect this change. Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. Info: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzca/daylight_saving_time_canada.shtml, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_Savings_Time, http://www.thetimeworld.com/dst/
Radio History Philosophy Health Science November 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike November 3, Sunday, 2019, 12n-1:30pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Lost Rivers Storytelling Walk with the Toronto Biennial of Art. Start: St. Matthews Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave, Riverdale Park East.
Quote: "Be the River. A poetry walk in conjunction with artist Maria Thereza Alves’s project Phantom Pain at Riverdale Park West. Toronto's River Poets, together with Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising knowledge keepers investigate Toronto’s lost rivers, the forgotten network of water that runs beneath our feet. For this event participants are invited to wear blue for the walk, which will form part of a Human River activity along the lost meander of the Don River. Rain or shine, the walk will start promptly at 12 pm at the St. Matthews Clubhouse Meeting point: St. Matthews Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. Riverdale Park East Accessibility: This event involves active walking through various paths and grassy surfaces in a public park with a few stops to rest over the course of the program. Some steep slopes. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/storytelling-lost-rivers-and-rivers-rising-tickets-77043285541?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ."
Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/content/WalkSchd.html, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/upcoming-walks/ .
Recycling November 3, 10, 17, 24, Sunday, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Canada November 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food November 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio November 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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/

Radio Environment/Nature November 5, 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate November 5, 2019, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Prevarication indicates a character flaw.
Location: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd.
Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about Lies! As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/debate-11-05-2019 " Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature November 6, 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Food November 6, 2019, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group - Monthly Meeting: FGF Vegan.
Location: FGF Vegan, 8 Midtown Dr, Oshawa, (905)723-0449.
Quote: "Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Please join us, we love chatting about diet specially the benefits of wfpb. RSVP by Aug 6th by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the [online] form ... We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/

Food November 7, 14, 21, 28, 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

Food November 8, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: TBA, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/

Radio Canada November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk November 9, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Smalls Creek. Start: Woodbine Subway Station, Danforth Ave.
Quote:"Meet walk leader Linda McCaffrey at the Woodbine Subway Station, Woodbine Exit at 10am for a walk along Small’s Creek. Fortunately, this brisk little creek still sees daylight in two surviving ravines along our route through mostly attractive residential streets. Although we will be walking downhill for most of the way, there are some stairs to climb. Most surfaces are paved but the ravine paths are earthen. Along the way we will learn about a sensational Victorian novel, local history and a duel. This is a linear walk of less than three kilometers, and about 2 hours duration, ending at Orchard Park which is bounded by Queen Street, Coxwell Avenue, Dundas Street and Woodbine Avenue. There are no public washrooms. Take a bus to return to the subway. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 9, 16, 23, 30, 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/
Radio Humour November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Book Discussion November 9, 2019, Sunday, 4pm-7pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup - Philosophy of tragedy: the Stoics on fate.
Location: Yorkville Village, Lower Level Food Hall, 55 Avenue Rd, Toronto.
Quote: "“What is the duty of a good man?” asks Seneca, then answers: “To offer himself to fate.” Join us as we explore the meaning of suffering through the writings of three great Roman Stoics. We will read Seneca’s “On Providence”, plus selections from Epictetus’ Handbook and Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. Oedipus the King will remain our example of a tragic hero (your choice of film or text version).
OVERVIEW Stoicism originated in Athens in the 3rd century BC, drawing its name from the painted porch where its founder Zeno taught. The Stoics were inspired by the moral example of Socrates but rejected the Platonic theory of forms. Instead, they developed a practical philosophy centred on duty and moral action in the real world. The Stoic goal of human life is to live according to nature, made known to us by reason. The sole good in life is virtue, whereas external pursuits, such as health, pleasure and wealth, are indifferent. The Stoics emphasized the natural necessity governing all events, as well as the brevity and uncertainty of human existence. They argued that a virtuous person should be grateful for adversities and should willingly surrender to fate. The trials of existence can only strengthen a virtuous soul, allowing its greatness to shine through.
How do we interpret the tragic events of Oedipus’ life through a Stoic lens? Oedipus considers himself doomed because of the dreadful sufferings the Gods impose on him. Is he mistaken? Can we accept Seneca's claim that those who suffer most are in fact most loved by Providence? Is suffering really a blessing in disguise? Given the brevity of life, should we think ourselves fortunate when we face adversity, as it trains our souls in virtue? Or, on the contrary, should we seek consolation in just those external pleasures that the Stoics reject? Are there any other solutions to the problem of suffering that one can think of?
Stoicism flourished in the Greek and Roman worlds until the 3rd century CE. It is a universal philosophy, advancing a cosmopolitan vision and cutting through distinctions of gender, wealth and status. A famous case in point: among the great Roman Stoics, one was an emperor, another a lawyer and a third a slave. Stoicism declined during Christianity but saw a resurgence in the Renaissance and is currently enjoying one again with the modern Stoicism movement. It had a strong influence on Early Modern philosophers and on Kant. Its emphasis on duty makes it the philosophy of choice for leaders in politics, business and the military, for athletes and even actors. Stoic ideas have been adopted in psychology, influencing the development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Logotherapy.
READINGS AND FILMS
A. We'll read Seneca’s essay “On Providence”, available here: https://b-ok.cc/book/815151/c1330f plus sections 1 to 23 of Epictetus’ Handbook: http://classics.mit.edu/Epictetus/epicench.html and Meditation 4 of Marcus’ Meditations: http://seinfeld.co/library/meditations.pdf (p. 112 in the pdf) Note: The Handbook is well worth reading in its entirety as a succinct statement of Stoic morality. The Meditations is broader in scope and just as important.
B. For the story of Oedipus, we have a choice of either film or text version (or both if you're able!).
Film versions of Sophocles’ Oedipus The King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lSMs3CSyNQ (classic Hollywood) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVMzKIEX8Kk (Pasolini - art film) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q3ghq5ReLs (BBC production) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TonLOAkc1OY (masked drama in the classical Greek style) | Text of the play: https://b-ok.cc/book/837606/d672df "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Canada November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour November 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science November 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Recycling November 10, 17, 24, Sunday, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Canada November 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food November 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio November 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 11, 18, 25, 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/

Radio Environment/Nature November 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk November 12, 2019, Tuesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Pine Hills Cemetery. Start: Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Rd.
Quote:"Join Jeff McMann, Arbor Services Co-ordinator at Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries, for a tree tour of Pine Hills Cemetery, home to some 17,500 trees and shrubs such as white ash, various maple, black cherry and elm. Meet at the cemetery office, 625 Birchmount Rd for a 1½ to 2-hr circular walk. Generally flat paved surfaces. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Philosophy Book Discussion November 12, 2019, Tuesday, 3pm-5:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Where the Living Live: New Questions for Phenomenology and Religion.
Location: Ryerson University, Kerr Hall East, 340 Church St, Room 321B, Toronto, ON.
Speaker: Karl Hefty, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Université Saint-Paul, https://ustpaul.ca/index.php?mod=employee&id=1232
Quote: "From beginning to end, the philosophy of Michel Henry offers an original and profound reflection on life. Henry challenges the conventional understanding of life as a set of natural processes and a general classification of beings. Maintaining that our access to the meaning of life has been blocked by naturalism as well as by traditional philosophical assumptions, Henry carries out an enterprise that can rightfully be called “radical.” His phenomenology leads back to the original dimension of life — to a reality that precedes and conditions the natural sciences and even objectivity as such. [See this entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy for more about Michel Henry: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/michel-henry/] Henry’s phenomenology of life makes it necessary to reassess certain basic questions in the philosophy of religion: What is religion? What is religious practice? How is it related to ethics? Does a phenomenological treatment of these questions verify, qualify, or undermine other approaches? If we follow Henry’s path, where does it lead and what is at stake? Recent work in phenomenology has deepened our understanding of basic dimensions of the field while shifting its center of gravity in new directions (e.g., givenness, ethics, affectivity, flesh). While it is legitimate to question how far recent approaches remain consistent with the classical work of Husserl, Heidegger, or Scheler, it is also legitimate to investigate new avenues that now lay open. In this lecture, I will identify and explore several questions Henry’s phenomenology of life has provoked. Some of these questions are of the methodological order, some are historical, and some are properly phenomenological.
About the Speaker: Karl Hefty is a scholar of modern and contemporary religious thought, with a focus on Christianity in the modern world. His current research examines approaches to the theological category of revelation within phenomenology. Trained in Theology and the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge, he also works in the areas of Greek and Latin patristic thought (in particular, Augustine) and in the history of medieval philosophy. He is currently completing the manuscript of a new book, an approach to revelation through the phenomenology of life.
NOTE: This is a talk and Q&A presented by the Philosophy Distinguished Speaker Series at Ryerson University that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the series although some of us will be in attendance.
About the Ryerson Philosophy Distinguished Speaker Series: Every semester, the Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University (https://www.ryerson.ca/philosophy/) invites several guest speakers to lecture on various topics. All lectures are free, and are open to all members of the community and to the general public. See here for other events presented by the speaker series: https://www.ryerson(dot)ca/philosophy/visiting-speakers/ See here for other events at Ryerson University's Department of Philosophy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5l6bzKePxRwAbzBAv1HF_RFFgK3yGsGwMseE5aSd10/ ."

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Radio Environment/Nature November 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

Food November 14, 21, 28, 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 Canada November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Recycling November 16, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Toronto Public Library Parkdale Branch. Quote: "Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will show you how to fix it for free..." Location: Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Main Street Library, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9. - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - 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. - 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. - 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, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 16, 23, 30, 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/
History Environment/Nature Walk November 16, 2019, Saturday, 1pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Nature and Heritage along the Belt Line. Start: Kay Gardner belt line trail bridge.
Quote:"Meet Walk Leader, Greg Miller, on the footbridge that spans Yonge St south of Davisville Ave for a linear walk ending at the Allan Expressway, a 5-minute walk from Eglinton West subway station. We will discuss the fascinating history of the line and its stations, also looking at flora along the route
This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."

Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio Humour November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading November 16, Saturday, 5pm-7pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique - Cafe Skeptique: Freewill! Choice, determinism, and responsibility.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, between Major St and Robert St, three blocks west of Spadina Ave.
Quote: "Toronto's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in! Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply."
Info: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
Radio Canada November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour November 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science November 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Recycling November 17, 24, Sunday, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 17, 24, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Canada November 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food November 18, 25, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio November 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Philosophy Health Science Environment/Nature November 18, 2019, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Plight of Urban Isolation. Quote: "There have never been as many cities across the world as there are right now, nor with such high populations. Yet urban loneliness is a virtual pandemic, and one with huge social, medical and financial consequences. Why are populous cities the new capitals of isolation?" Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 18, 25, 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/

Radio Environment/Nature November 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate November 19, 2019, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Halloween is better than Christmas.
Location: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd.
Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about fun holidays! As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/debate-11-19-2019 Like our page on Facebook for latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDebatingSociety/ " Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca
Science November 19, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30. Free. 2019 J. Tuzo Wilson Public Lecture - Exploring the Earth's Interior by Full Seismic Waves. Location: UofT Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West, Toronto, museum subway, east exit. Speaker: Dr. Qinya Liu, Professor of Geophysics, UofT Department of Physics & Department of Earth Sciences.
Info: Department of Physics, UofT, www.physics(dot)utoronto(dot)ca/tuzowilson

Radio Environment/Nature November 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike November 20, Wednesday, 2019, 2pm-4:30pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Humber River Watershed. Start: Scarlett Rd at the Hill Garden Rd bus stop.
Quote: "A walk to discover stories of two '100 year' floods, the Humber Carrying Trail, mills, the Humber Creek and the Chapman Valley 'Environmentally Sensitive Area'. Mostly paved surfaces with some semi-steep inclines. Meet on Scarlett Rd at the Hill Garden Rd bus stop. (Take #79 bus from Runnymede subway station or take Lawrence #53 bus, exit at Scarlett Rd and walk two blocks south.) Leader: Brian MacLean."
Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/content/WalkSchd.html, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/upcoming-walks/ .
Environment/Nature Discussion November 20, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Location: Grace O'Malley's, 14 Duncan St, Toronto. Previous Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews subway. 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." Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Radio Philosophy Health Science Environment/Nature November 20, 2019, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Atheism's Engagement with Religion. Quote: "Popular atheists like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens have long been attacking religious belief with both derision and admonishment. But atheism is also engaging religion in less adversarial ways. In his latest book, This Life, Martin Hägglund questions the usefulness of religion, with its fixation on the infinite. To bolster his argument, Hägglund draws not upon atheist firebrands, but upon Christian heavyweights: St. Augustine, C.S. Lewis, and Martin Luther King Jr. Philosopher of science, Michael Ruse, has long been at odds with fellow atheists over his own approach to religion. In his latest book, A Meaning to Life, he mines the Darwinian universe for veins of deeper meaning. IDEAS Producer Sean Foley speaks with Hägglund and Ruse about how — and why — they engage with proponents of a faith they do not share." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas

Food November 21, 28, 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
Food November 21, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Copper Branch - Bathurst/College.
Location: Copper Branch - Bathurst and College, 410 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S6, (647)977-8750, http://www.eatcopperbranch.com .
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(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/dinner-social-group-36/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/


Radio Canada November 23, 30, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk November 23, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Trees and Buildings in Downtown Toronto. Start: Outside Museum subway station on Queen’s Park Crescent West.
Quote:"Meet Paul Foster outside Museum subway station on Queen’s Park Crescent W for a 2½- hr circular hike to enjoy the beauty of trees and architecture around the Royal Ontario Museum, Philosopher’s Walk, Hart House, Queen’s Park and Victoria College. Casual walking pace. No washrooms. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio November 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio November 23, 30, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 23, 30, 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/
Radio Humour November 23, 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada November 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour November 23, 30, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science November 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food Health November 24, 2019, Sunday, 11am-8pm. $5? TVA Holiday Market at Wychwood Green Barn.
Location: Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.
Quote: "An indoor holiday market showcasing an array of vegan foods, crafts and ethical goods geared towards cruelty-free gifting. In addition to holiday shopping, there will be a kids activity area too, as well as edibles for immediate consumption."
Presentation Schedule: TBA.
Event info: https://twitter.com/TorontoVeg/
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Recycling November 24, Sunday, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 24, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Canada November 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet November 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food November 25, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio November 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 25, 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/

Radio Environment/Nature November 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Philosophy Book Discussion November 26, 2019, Tuesday, 3pm-5:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: The Role of Order in Kant’s Justification of Morality.
Location: Ryerson University, Kerr Hall East, 340 Church St, Room 321B, Toronto, ON.
Speaker: Timothy Rosenkoetter, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College...
Quote: "Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is widely regarded as the philosopher who best exemplifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. He was influenced by the modern physics of Newton, the rationalist perfectionism of Leibniz and Wolff, the critical empiricism of Locke and Hume, and Rousseau's celebration of liberty and individualism, and his work can be seen partly as an attempt to combine and synthesize these various ideas. [See the following for some background on Kant: https://www.iep.utm.edu/kantview/ or https://thegreatthinkers.org/kant/introduction/ ] Kant takes order to be a feature of objects or objective properties. I begin by presenting what I take to be Kant’s general theory of order, while summarizing how this is related to his reception of Wolff’s broadly Leibnizian philosophical project, in which order likewise serves as a keystone. After sketching and contrasting the ontic and aesthetic cases, I examine the objective property of goodness in greater detail. My claim is that once we understand that defending the objective validity of propositions containing the concept "good" entails identifying a conception of practical order irreducible to ontic order, the central interpretative puzzle of Groundwork III’s deduction of the moral law (the circle problem) admits of resolution. At various points in the presentation I ask whether Kant’s theory of order is of independent philosophical interest, as well as whether it is plausible. On both counts I am inclined to answer affirmatively. Kant is the focus of my historical research, one strand of which is a project that uses Kant’s theoretical philosophy and logic to develop a new approach to the foundations of his moral philosophy. Its central idea is that the latter, just as much as the former, is an investigation of our ability to cognize objects, albeit objects of a different kind (things that ought to be instead of things that are). Another strand of my historical research focuses on ways in which Kant understands his work as assimilating, and thereby improving, Christian Wolff’s now neglected philosophical project. I also have broad interests in ethics, metaethics, and axiology. A recent topic of attention has been the contrasting claims about value, its formal properties, and the bearers of value that are integral to the consequentialist and Kantian traditions. I am also working on a number of smaller projects, including the correct understanding of Kant’s distinction between concepts and intuitions, the proper interpretation of his table of the forms of judgment, and a defensible contemporary Kantian position on the morality or immorality of suicide." ***
NOTE: This is a talk and Q&A presented by the Philosophy Distinguished Speaker Series at Ryerson University that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the series although some of us will be in attendance. About the Ryerson Philosophy Distinguished Speaker Series: Every semester, the Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University (https://www.ryerson.ca/philosophy/) invites several guest speakers to lecture on various topics. All lectures are free, and are open to all members of the community and to the general public. See here for other events presented by the speaker series: https://www.ryerson.ca/philosophy/visiting-speakers/ See here for other events at Ryerson University's Department of Philosophy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5l6bzKePxRwAbzBAv1HF_RFFgK3yGsGwMseE5aSd10/ *** Additional resources: See here for an overview of issues pertaining to Kant's meta-ethics - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-moral/ An overview of Kant's social and political philosophy - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-social-political/ "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Radio Environment/Nature November 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

Food November 28, 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 Canada November 30, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk November 30, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Leslie Street Spit. Start: Tommy Thompson Park entrance (south end of parking lot).
Quote:"Explore the Leslie Street Spit / Tommy Thompson Park with Bob Kortright. Expect wintering waterfowl and some late fall flowers. Meet at the park entrance (south end of parking lot) for a 5-hr circular walk on mostly unpaved but even surfaces. Bring lunch and binoculars. Washrooms at beginning. Check weather forecast for Toronto Islands. The spit is usually windier than the city. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio November 30, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio November 30, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: https://veg.ca/category/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 30, 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/
Radio Humour November 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Book Discussion November 30, 2019, Sunday, 4pm-7pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup - Philosophy of tragedy: Augustine's City of God.
Location: Yorkville Village, Lower Level Food Hall, 55 Avenue Rd, Toronto.
Quote: "The City of God is Augustine’s magnum opus and a key work in the Western canon. He draws together his Roman, Greek and Hebrew influences in a synthesis that would define the Christian West for the next millennium. We’ll read a selection from this monumental work, with two goals in mind: to understand Augustine’s synthesis of theology, philosophy and politics; and to bring him into conversation with ancient Greek tragedy, exemplified by Sophocles’ Oedipus.
OVERVIEW “We see then that the two cities were created by two kinds of love: the earthly city was created by self-love reaching the point of contempt for God, the Heavenly City by the love of God carried as far as contempt of self.” (XIV.28) Augustine wrote the City of God soon after Rome had been sacked by barbarian tribes in 410 CE. As a convert to the Christian faith, his aim in the book is to refute pegan claims that Christianity is to blame for Rome’s decline. In the course of the work Augustine criticizes the Romans, the Greeks and the Hebrews for failing to worship "the one true God”. He goes on to develop a positive vision, arguing that each of the three traditions is redeemed in the figure of Christ and the reality of the Church. For Rome this means rebirth and continued spiritual dominance. For Greek philosophy it means development in the service of faith. For the Hebrew people it means the long-awaited coming of the Messiah. Augustine takes up various topics along the way, including free will, the nature of the soul, the Trinity, the state, the Church’s attitude towards science, the shape of historical change, and many others. The book ends by affirming the resurrection of the body and the future reality of eternal happiness. Augustine’s synthesis brought European thought out of antiquity and laid the foundation of Western individualism. His work has had a deep and lasting effect on Catholicism and was influential with early Protestant theologians, especially Luther and Calvin. Some questions we’ll address at the meetup: What is the nature of the Roman, Greek and Judaic worldviews that Augustine brings together? How does the world of Christianity compare with the world(s) of antiquity? Does ancient Greece allow for the Biblical notions of free will and evil? Are free will and divine providence compatible, as Augustine claims? Considering its goal of eternal happiness, is there room for tragedy in the City of God? Can we understand the suffering Oedipus as an anticipation of the figure of Christ? Does our present time resemble the time of Augustine in any way? What does an age look like when the synthesis achieved by him breaks up into its component parts (i.e. the Roman, the Greek and the Judaic)?
READINGS AND FILMS A. The following sections from the City of God, available here: https://b-ok.cc/book/5153203/613a4a | The two cities: XIV.28 | The Romans: II.4, 8 and 29; V.9, 12, 15 and 16 | The Platonists: II.14; VIII.6, 7, 8 and 9; X.29 | The Jewish people: IV.34; XVI.39; XVII.11; XVIII.37 and 46 | The nature of God: VII.30; IX.15; X.6, 20 | The shape of historical change: XII.14 | The human soul: XI.26 and 27; XII.22 | Evil: XI.22; XII.8 | Sin and death: XIII.2, 3 and 15; XIV.12 | The resurrection: XX.6; XXII.21 | Eternal torment: XXI.9 | Peace and eternal happiness: XIV.25; XIX.11 and 13; XXII.30
B. For the story of Oedipus, we have a choice of either film or text version (or both if you're able!). Film versions of Sophocles’ Oedipus The King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lSMs3CSyNQ (classic Hollywood) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVMzKIEX8Kk (Pasolini - art film) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q3ghq5ReLs (BBC production) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TonLOAkc1OY (masked drama in the classical Greek style) | Text of the play: https://b-ok.cc/book/837606/d672df "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food November 30, Saturday, 7pm-10pm. RSVP Required. $3. Raw Food Toronto Meetup: Arcadia Co op raw potluck. This Meetup usually repeats on the 2nd Saturday every 2 months.
Location: Private home (no-fruit-allowed, chemical and fragrance-free), 101 Roehampton Ave (ring 705), NE of Yonge St and Eglinton Ave East. Quote: "This is a raw potluck... uncooked organic dish for at least 4 people." Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/raw-food-living-food-toronto/
Previous Locations: Private home, Arcadia Housing Co-op, 680 Queens Quay West, west of Bathurst St. 'No bananas'. rsp please to tanassa(at)hotmail.com if planning to come say 3 days before due date. $3 towards upkeep... Ring buzzer 091.| On Soudan Ave, near Eglinton Ave and Yonge St. | 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).
Radio Canada November 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio November 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour November 30, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Looking Ahead...

Food December 1, 2019, Sunday, 1pm-4pm. Free. TVA members only. TVA Event - TVA AGM.
Quote: "The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 1st at 1:00 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in the years moving forward by electing our 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Light refreshments will be served. Please note: The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is a private function open to TVA members only. Non-members who wish to attend will be required to join as members of the TVA and only members in good standing 30 days prior to the election are eligible to vote.
When? Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. (Meet ‘n greet from 1:00 to 1:30, meeting called to order at 1:30 pm).
Where? CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street, south of Bloor) in the 'Garage' room."

Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, https://veg.ca/2019/10/18/join-us-at-our-2019-annual-general-meeting/
History Environment/Nature December 1, 2019, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free? TFN Lecture - Blood, Bait and Bacteria: Evolution of Feeding in Leeches. Location: UofT Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen's Park Cres East.
Quote:"Sebastien Kvist, Associate Curator of Invertebrates, Dept. of Natural History, ROM."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food December 4, 2019, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group - Monthly Meeting: Pot Luck.
Quote: "Pot Luck... address to be disclosed after sign up. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Please join us, we love chatting about diet specially the benefits of wfpb. Please RSVP before the 30th of every month by emailing durham(at)veg.ca ... We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/
Food Discussion December 6, 2019, Friday, 6pm-8pm. RSVP Required. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Vegan Potluck.
Location: Members’ home near Jane and Bloor St.
Quote: "It’s time for the annual holiday potluck! At a home located walking distance from Jane subway station. Exact address and directions will be sent to those who RSVP. Please RSVP by Monday, December 2nd. Please note what kind of dish you’ll bring (appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert). RSVP to highpark@veg.ca. Please bring a VEGAN (no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey) dish to share. Don’t worry if you are intimidated by cooking for others! You can always bring a drink, or something store-bought like hummus and veggies, or a fruit plate. Please also bring your own plate and cutlery to use for the evening, and bring any utensils needed to serve your dish "
Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
History Environment/Nature Walk December 11, 2019, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Guild Inn Estate & Scarborough Bluffs. Start: Guild Inn, 201 Guildwood Pkwy.
Quote:"Join educator and naturalist Miles Hearn and discover the plants, trees and shrubs evident in the Guild Inn & Bluffs winterscape! Meet in front of the Guild Inn, 201 Guildwood Pkwy, for a circular walk that may involve some steep but well-maintained paths. TTC bus #116 Morningside East from Kennedy subway station. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food December 13, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: TBA, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
History Environment/Nature Walk December 14, 2019, Saturday, 9am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Photo Walk on the Waterfront Trail. Start: Boardwalk between Queen’s Quay Terminal and the lake.
Quote:"Walk from Queen’s Quay Terminal to Ontario Place with nature photographer Zunaid Khan, focusing on the ducks that spend the winter here. A collaborative experience open to photographers of all skill levels. Meet at the boardwalk between Queen’s Quay Terminal and the lake for a walk on mostly flat paved surfaces with some stairs. Be sure to dress warmly and wear comfortable winter or hiking boots. Washrooms in Queens Quay Terminal and Ontario Place. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
History Environment/Nature Walk December 17, 2019, Tuesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Humber Bay Park East. Start: Southwest corner of Lake Shore Blvd W and Park Lawn Rd.
Quote:"Join Anne Powell for a 2-hr circular walk to enjoy Toronto’s waterfowl. Meet at the southwest corner of Lake Shore Blvd W and Park Lawn Rd. Mostly unpaved trails but fairly flat even surfaces. Bring binoculars. No washrooms. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food Recycling Environment/Nature December ?. Bare Market Storefront.
Location: TBA.
Quote: "Bare market is your one-stop shop for affordable and locally sourced body, home care and DIY products (and food too once we are settled in our permanent location!) that are good for you and good for the planet! We stock a variety of items including bulk make-up (foundation, blush, eye shadow, etc.), shampoo, conditioner, all-purpose spray, dish soap, pet shampoo, air freshener, soap nuts, beeswax beads, jojoba oil and re-usable items like dryer balls, pot scrubbers, dusters, straws, razors, food baggies, toothbrushes... and so much more! Looking for something specific? Shoot us a message and we'll try out best to stock it for you if we don't already carry it! Check our full Product List on our website: https://bit.ly/2HVNtwZ .
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

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Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike December 21, Saturday, 2019, 1pm-3pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Winter Solstice Walk. Start: Watershed Consciousness Wall, Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave.
Quote: "Join the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and Lost Rivers to celebrate our special Solstice Walk as we take in the shortest day of the year. Along with stories and history of the Don Valley, we'll also explore the wetland and meadow trails in the Don Valley Brick Works Park. We will also delve into parts of the beautiful restoration of this former industrial site in the Valley. Come early and stay late to enjoy the festive Winter Village and other fun activities presented by Evergreen Brickworks. Warming fires and hot refreshments available. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Paved or granular mostly level paths. Route may be adjusted due to icy or unsafe trail conditions. Meet at the Watershed Consciousness Wall, Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto."
Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/content/WalkSchd.html, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/upcoming-walks/ .
Food December 22, Friday, 10am-12:30pm. $5. Toronto Vegan Baking Group: Vegan Christmas Cookie Exchange.
Location: Condo building party room in the Fort York area.
Quote: "TBA.".
Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheVeganBaking/
Science History December 21, 2019, Saturday, 11:19pm EST (Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 04:19 UTC). December Solstice. Quote: "Solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the Sun in relation to the earth's equator. The name is derived from Latin solstitium (from sol: 'sun' and sistere: 'stand still'). During the year, the position of the sun seen from earth moves North and South. When it changes direction it stands still momentarily. So solstices are those moments of the year when the sun reaches its southernmost or northernmost position, at the Tropic of Capricorn or Tropic of Cancer. Solstice festivals were common (and held primacy) in most cultures of the ancient world." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice
December 25, 2019, Monday. Christmas Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "Celebrates the nativity of Jesus." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
December 26, 2019, Tuesday. Boxing Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "A holiday with mixed and uncertain origins and definitions. Provincially, a statutory holiday in Ontario. A holiday in New Brunswick under the Days of Rest Act. Many employers across the country observe Boxing Day as a paid day off.." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
Canadian History December 31, 2019, Sunday. New Year's Eve. Quote: "New Year's Eve is 31 December, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In 21st-century Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike January 19, 2020, Sunday, 1pm-3pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Ice Walk at Evergreen Brick Works. Start: Watershed Wall, Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave.
Quote: "A seasonal walk inspired by our frozen winter waterways. We will learn about the Ice Ages that shaped the geology of the Don Valley Brick Works; we will consider the life of the frozen creeks and ponds in the Weston Quarry Garden; we will visit Evergreen’s skating trail and share warm midwinter reminiscences. A circular walk on surfaces chosen in light of the conditions we encounter. Meet at the Watershed Wall, Evergreen Brick Works. Leaders: Floyd Ruskin, John Wilson, Ed Freeman."
Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/content/WalkSchd.html, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/upcoming-walks/ .

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