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Updated December 14, 2017
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Radio Environment/Nature December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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/
Film December 1, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Persepolis (2007). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Radio Humour December 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-21, 25-29, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio Canada December 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 December 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: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 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 December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; 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 Canada December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 December 2, Saturday, 7pm-2am. PYOW. VITT at Tilt Arcade Bar. Vegerians in their Twenties. Quote: "Join us for an evening of drinks, snacks and arcade games. Tilt is a Toronto Snackery, Bar, and Arcade Museum, located in the heart of the Annex at 296 Brunswick Ave. Comprising a historically significant collection of games from all eras, an excellent craft beer and spirits selection as well as a smart, food oriented take on classic midway and snack bar favourites. We’re a great place to hang out, meet old and new friends and rediscover your favourite games from the past in a clean, welcoming environment. We are an inclusive and safe space, where everyone is treated with respect and dignity
This group is for Torontonians in their twenties who are interested in vegetarianism and would like to go out and have fun! As well as going to vegetarian restaurants, we try to have a variety of events to appeal to everyone’s tastes. We encourage members to be active in the group, so if you would like there to be a specific type of event, feel free to suggest it or plan it yourself. As well as going to vegetarian restaurants, we try to have a variety of events to appeal to everyone’s tastes. We encourage members to be active in the group, so if you would like there to be a specific type of event, feel free to suggest it or plan it yourself. For more details and upcoming events search for the group on Facebook: VITT – Vegetarians in their Twenties or email vitt@veg.ca"
Location: Tilt, 296 Brunswick Ave. Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/#vitt

Food December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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/
Recycling December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave. W. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays following, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sundays, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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
Environment/Nature Talk December 3, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Ontario's amphibians at all stages of development. Quote: "Peter Mills, author and artist, describes researching, writing and illustrating his 2016 field guide Metamorphosis: Ontario's amphibians at all stages of development." Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Discussion Food December 3, Sunday, 4pm-7pm. Members only. TVA AGM. The Toronto Vegetarian Association's Annual General Meeting. TVA membership deadline for voting at the AGM: One month before the AGM. Quote: "The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 3 at 4 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 2017-2019 Board of Directors. Hors d’ouveres 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." Location: Friends Meeting House, Lowther Ave west of Bedford Ave, near St George subway station Bedford Ave exit. Info: 416-544-9800, http://www.veg.ca
Radio Canada December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food December 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 December 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/

Debate December 5, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Modification of the human genome should be encouraged. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about altering human genome. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome!." 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

Radio Humour December 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 Computers/Internet December 6, 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. 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 Environment/Nature December 6, 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food December 6, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting and Dinner at Copper Branch Durham.
Quote: "Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right. We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants.". Location: Copper Branch Durham, 66 Baldwin St, Brooklin, Whitby, www.copperbranch.ca | Quote: "Staff is aware of vegan accommodations. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right." Previous Locations: - Rawlicious Whitby, 120 Dundas St West, Whitby, (905) 493-7070. - Cool Runnings Restaurant and Bar Caribbean Restaurant, 14 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1H 1A3, (905) 434-2665. - Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine [Veg-Friendly], 84 King Street West, Oshawa [905-240-8600]. - Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church Street S, Ajax, ON [(905) 427-7257]. - Bombay Grill, 619 Kingston Road West, Ajax [905-239-4077]. - The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. - 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 Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering, 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/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham

Radio Humour December 7, 14, 21, 28, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. May be pre-empted by 'White Coat Black Art' or 'Under the Influence'. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food December 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
Science Talk December 7, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Gravitational Waves: The Sirens of the Universe. Speaaker: Catherine Woodford, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto, working in the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). Usual Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP103, 60 St. George St. Past Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=392, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/

Food Health December 9, 2017, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. TVA Holiday Book & Bake Sale and Open House.
Location:17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station.
Quote: "Score some sweet savings at TVA’s annual Holiday Sale and Open House. Come and meet members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Board of Directors, indulge in treats at our vegan bake sale, and pick up holiday gifts from our Vegetarian Bookstore."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Discussion/Reading December 9, Saturday, 1:30pm-3pm. Free. HAT Talk - Topic: Science Advocacy in Canada: What is the role of Evidence and Scientists in a Democracy? Speaker: Dan Weaver is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Physics and an Ontario-certified teacher, member of Evidence for Democracy’s Board of Directors. Location: OISE Room 5-250, 252 Bloor St West. Quote: "This talk will discuss the major government decisions, questions, and advocacy efforts over the last several years that have driven the increased attention on the science-policy interface. It will also provide an overview of how scientists can make their voice heard by the public,policymakers, and politicians. Finally, the talk will highlight recent successes as well as current challenges and opportunities for science advocacy in Canada." Event info: http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/events-archive/2017/12/9/guest-speaker-dan-weaver-evidence-for-democracy Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Food Discussion December 14, 2017, Thursday, 6pm. $5/$10 (PYOW). TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Board Game Night at See-Scape.
Location: See-Scape, 2840 Dundas St West, near Keele.
Quote: "See-Scape is a video game and board game bar at Keele and Dundas (2840 Dundas Street West). They have several clearly marked vegan options on the menu including appetizers and snacks like pitas and hummus, or a couple of entrees like vegan chili or a veggie sandwich. There is a cover fee of $5 to play board games unlimited, $5 to play video games for an hour, or $10 to play both video games and board games unlimited. They’ll have an area reserved for us and everyone can choose what they’d like to do and eat. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 10th to highpark(at)veg.ca."
Past locations:
- Awai Restaurant, 2277 Bloor St West, between Runnymede and Jane St.
- Cardinal Rule, 5 Roncesvalles Ave, north of Queen Street West.

Info: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Food Health December 17, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. Cost? Toronto Starch Solution Meetup - Video Conference with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study and Whole. Hosted by Diane M and Judith F. Quote: "Dr. T. Colin Campbell will be our special guest via Skype! Here's your chance to hear him speak about his groundbreaking research on nutrition and cancer, featured in his book, The China Study. Dr. Campbell will be taking questions from our members, and if you would like to have your questions answered, please post them in the comments below. Bring a favourite dish that is either from one of Dr. McDougall's books, or from another oil-free, plant-based resource such as fatfreevegan.com. Aim to make a recipe that serves at least 6-8 people. If you prefer, bringing a simple plate of fruit or fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, etc.) is appreciated if making a recipe isn't possible. When you bring your dish, please have the recipe printed out to be displayed with your food. This is to ensure that anyone with allergies can safely eat and enjoy themselves. Please note, for the use of the space we are asking for a minimum donation of $2.00 for each person attending. If you're driving, there's free parking in the church parking lot. Please keep in mind that the paid parking is to be ignored, parking is free on Sundays. To find us by bus: the #100 Flemingdon Park bus stops right across the street from Don Heights. Get off this bus at Gervais Drive. The #25 Don Mills bus (get off at Wynford Drive and walk east one block) The #34 Eglinton East bus (get off at Don Mills and Eglinton, walk north to Wynford and a block east to Don Heights). Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 17th at 1:00 pm" Location: Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 18 Wynford Drive #102 (1 block north of Eglinton & 1 block east of Don Mills) · North York, ON. The entrance to the building is around the corner on Gervais drive, please enter through the front doors, turn left at the elevators, the doors are on the left hand side of the hall. Info/RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Starch-Solution-Meetup/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike December 17, 2017, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Solstice Storytelling Walk with the Rivers Rising Ambassadors. Led by Helen Mills and the Rivers Rising Ambassadors. Start: Watershed Consciousness Wall, at the Evergreen Brickworks. Quote: "Join us on lost Mud Creek for a magic walk at Evergreen, the most beautiful restoration site in Toronto. Come early or stay late to enjoy the festive village. Walk Leaders. Helen Mills and the Rivers Rising Ambassadors Meet at the Watershed Consciousness Wall, at the Evergreen Brickworks. Check our site for updates closer to the day." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Food December 19, Tuesday, 6:30pm-9pm. RSVP Required. TVA Volunteer Holiday Party.
Location: D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St West, east of Lansdowne Ave.. Quote: "All active volunteers are invited to a holiday party on Tuesday, December 19th, at D-Beatstro (Bloor and Lansdowne) from 6:30 to 9 pm. Space is limited so you must RSVP by December 13th.". Info/RSVP: volunteer(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/tva/volunteer/
Debate December 19, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Mini-Debates Marathon. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively Mini-debates Marathon. Each debate is 2-3 minutes long. Guests are welcome to debate a choice of topics along with members. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." 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
Radio Philosophy History December 19, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Playdoh's Republic: Children As Natural Philosophers. Quote: "Why were we born? Is life just a dream? What makes something wrong or right? Children often ask questions like these — sometimes to the exasperation of their parents. But children really want to know why the world is the way it is. And they want to know how we know. Maybe that's because they're open, curious and inquisitive — they're natural philosophers. In this episode of IDEAS, the Big Questions — and even some attempted answers." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Science History December 20, 2017, Wednesday, 11:28am ET (December 21 16:28 UT). 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
Environment/Nature Discussion December 20, 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 subway. 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
History Environment/Nature Walk December 21, 2017, Thursday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - GARRISON CREEK. Led by Doug Paton. Start: Christie Pits Park across from Christie subway station. Quote:" Linear walk ending at the lake." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk December 23, 2017, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Leslie St Spit, Tommy Thompson Park. Led by Charles Bruce-Thompson. Start: Park entrance at the foot of Leslie St. Quote:"Circular walk along the peninsula. Depending on the weather, we shall walk at least as far as the bridge on Cell 3, returning by way of the eastern trail around cells 1, 2 & 3. About 3 hours. Washrooms available. You can drop out at any point and head back along the road. Bring binoculars and lunch if intending to stay for the entire walk. Take the #83 bus from Donlands subway station to Commissioners and Leslie." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food December 21, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Vegetarian Haven, 17 Baldwin St, east of McCaul 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: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Past Locations: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, two blocks southwest of Spadina Ave and College St.
Food December ?, 2017, Friday, 8:45pm-11:30pm. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Quote: "Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking." Location is shown only to members. Possible location: Bloomers. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
December 25, 2017, Monday, 2017. Christmas Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "Celebrates the nativity of Jesus." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
December 26, 2017, Tuesday, 2017. 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
Food December 26, Tuesday, 6pm. RSVP Required. $2. Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup: Raw Potluck. This Meetup usually repeats on the 2nd Saturday every 2 months.
Location: Private home, Arcadia Housing Co-op, 680 Queens Quay West, west of Bathurst St. 'No bananas'. Quote: "Please bring a dish of RAW organic food for at least 4 people, a plate and fork... $2 donation. Raw food doesn't include: canned, 'cold pressed' oils, distilled, pasteurized, sushi, store-bought salad dressings.". Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/raw-food-living-food-toronto/ 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).
History Environment/Nature Walk December 28, 2017, Thursday, 10:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Glen Stewart Ravine. Led by Joanne Doucette. Start: NW corner of Queen St E and Glen Manor Dr. Quote:"Linear walk with mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces and some steep slopes and stairs. Washrooms at end of walk." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Canadian History December 31, 2017, 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

Looking Ahead...

History Environment/Nature Walk January 10, 2017, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - COXWELL RAVINE & TAYLOR CREEK PARKS. Led by Paul Abell. Start: Upper benches in Cullen Bryant Park, north of O'Connor Dr and Coxwell Blvd. Quote:"Circular walk with stairs and mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with some steep slopes. While walking the informal and formal trails of Coxwell Ravine Park and the downstream portion of Taylor Creek Park, we will learn about the ravine's trees and ways we can decipher them in the field by observing their bark and buds. No leaves required! Bring binoculars and magnifying glasses. Dress accordingly for the weather. Please be aware the snow on the trails in Coxwell Ravine and Taylor Creek Parks is often compacted by multiple users, slippery and, depending on the weather, very icy. Ice cleats for winter or trekking-boots are strongly recommended. Snowshoes and trekking poles can also be helpful." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk January 18, 2017, Thursday, 9:45am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - TORONTO ISLANDS. Led by Doug Paton. Start: Ferry docks at the foot of Bay St. Quote:"Meet at the ferry docks at the foot of Bay St in time for the 10 am ferry to Ward's Island. You can buy ferry tickets online. Bring lunch." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food January 18, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Magic Oven, 1450 Danforth Ave. 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: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Past Locations: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, two blocks southwest of Spadina Ave and College St | Vegetarian Haven, 17 Baldwin St, east of McCaul St.
Recycling January 20, 2018, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. 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." January 20 Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, one block north of Bloor St East. Previous Locations: - 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. - 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, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Next Repair Cafes:
- February 24, 2018, 12n-4pm, Central Neighbourhood House, Ontario St, south of Gerrard St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St.
- Amrch 24, 2018, 12n-4pm, Toronto Public Library Cedarbrae Branch, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Abe East, Scarborough, ON M1B.
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike January 21, 2017, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - PATHology and Geology: Redux. Led by Ed Freeman and John Wilson. Start: Southeast corner of Yonge St and Adelaide St. Quote: "We’ll revisit a popular mid-winter walk route: the PATH system beneath the towers of the downtown core, where we find proxies for nature in a manufactured landscape. Ed Freeman and John Wilson will lead a circular tour to discover memorable stone hewn from the ground in far-flung quarries, fashioned into cladding and sculptures throughout the PATH system. About 2 km. walk, on indoor walkways and street sidewalks with some stairs. A few public washrooms are open on Sunday.." 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 January 27, 2017, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - E.T. SETON, SERENA GUNDY & SUNNYBROOK PARKS. Led by Ken Sproule. Start: Parking lot at the entrance to Wilket Creek Park on Leslie Street, north of Eglinton Ave East. Quote:"Circular walk of approximately 2 hrs through E T Seton, Serena Gundy and Sunnybrook parks on mostly unpaved trails. Possibly some hills to climb, not too steep. Bring binoculars. Winter conditions." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk January 31, 2017, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - CEDARVALE RAVINE. Led by Miles Hearn. Start: North entrance to St Clair West subway station on Tichester Rd, east of Bathurst St. Quote:"Circular walk on a paved trail." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food February 15, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Lola’s Kitchen, 634 Church 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: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Past Locations: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, two blocks southwest of Spadina Ave and College St | Vegetarian Haven, 17 Baldwin St, east of McCaul St. | Magic Oven, 1450 Danforth Ave.

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