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Updated September 24, 2017
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Radio Environment/Nature September 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/

Food September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Junction Farmer’s Market. May 27 to November 4, 2017, 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour September 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Canada History September 4, Monday. Labour Day. Quote: Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to April 14, 1872. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_day#Canada
Radio History Philosophy Health Science September 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,
History Environment/Nature Walk September 4, Monday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Marie Curtis Park. Led by Ken Sproule. Start: Parking lot at the east side of Marie Curtis Park. Quote:"2-hr circular walk. Take the #501 Lake Shore streetcar or the GO train to Long Branch. Walk down 42nd St to the parking lot. Level ground on paved and unpaved paths." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour September 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 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 September 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 Humour September 4, 11, 18, 25, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 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/

Food September 5, 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Free. AppleTree Farmers Market. Early June to mid October. Quote: "Community market offering local produce, prepared foods, workshops, children's activities, and more."
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);
- Haystrom Farms (environmentally friendly, naturally grown, chemical-free: 400 varieties of heirloom & exotic fruits & vegetables, herbs, Arabiatta Tomato Sauce, Pickled Shredded Heirloom Carrots, Maple Fire Chili Sauce, Pickled Exotic Beets)
Location: June Rowlands Park, corner of Mt Pleasant Rd and Davisville Ave. Info: Toronto Green Community, 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.appletreemarkets.ca/, http://www.dailyapple.ca/market/index.html
Food September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Trinity-Bellwoods Park Farmers Market. Tuesdays, early May to late October. Updated vendor list: http://www.tbfm.ca/purveyors.html
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Alchemy Pickle Company (Naturally fermented products; kimchi, sauerkraut, seasonal veg. Various cultured condiments: miso, mustard. Kombucha, various flavours bottled and on tap);
- Evelyn's Crackers (Handmade crackers from locally sourced heritage grains: Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Currant in the Rye, Cheddar Crispies and more. Also variety of cookies, hummus, granola, granola bars, pancake mix and red fife flour);
- Praire Boy Bakery (Local baker of artisan sourdough bread. Organic wheat that is fresh milled locally and delivered weekly. Grain, water, sourdough starter, salt);
- Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. (Certified Organic (Eco-Cert) vegetable seed & seedlings. Variety of market vegetables. CSA available, please contact Hanna for more details);
- Matz Fruit Barn (Large variety of seasonal soft and hard fruits, apple/pear cider);
- Moondog Organics (Market vegetables);
- Sweet Gale Gardens (Local, ecologically grown cut flowers available June through October. No harmfull chemicals, pesticides and the like. Your destination for flowers);
- Waymac Farms (Shiitake, oyster (brown, yellow, blue) and portabella, white and cremini mushrooms);
- Woolerdale Farm (Certified organic market vegetables and some berries. Market opens with their asparagus);
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, NW end of the park, near Dundas St West, between Shaw St and Crawford St. Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html

Radio Humour September 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 September 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 September 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 September 6, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Dinner at Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine Restaurant.
Quote: "Diner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca". Location: Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine [Veg-Friendly], 84 King Street West, Oshawa [905-240-8600].. 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 Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 6, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Homework Ban: What would it mean if it was banned all together?. Quote: "Kids and parents alike love to hate homework, but begrudgingly do it anyway. Beyond greasing the wheels for academic achievement, it's argued that the act of homework prepares students for important life skills that they need to survive in the high-stress adult world. But homework is a cultural product. Producer Nicola Luksic marks the history of homework and what it would mean if it was banned all together." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio September 7, 14, 21, 28, Thursdays, 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
Food September 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
Recycling September 7, 2017, Thursday, 3pm-7pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Location: Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market, 875 Dufferin St, south of Bloor St West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Science Talk September 7, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - How to Fly a Telescope. Speaker: Rachel Domagalski, PhD student working in the Balloon Astrophysics Group. Quote: "We’ve all heard about ground-based telescopes and space telescopes, but what about telescopes that are flown on balloons? What do they do? How do they work? Why do we use them? In this lecture I will talk about the history of balloon astronomy, as well as some of the science that’s come from balloon telescopes. I will also talk about the development of two very different balloon telescopes, SPIDER and SuperBIT, that’s taking place right here in Toronto." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature September 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/
Food Health Talk September 8, 2017, Friday. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
September 8-10, 2017, Friday-Sunday. Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm, Saturday, September 9th from 12-9pm, Sunday, September 10th from 12-7pm.
Quote: "Attended by 35,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking from over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, smoothies, and more. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone."
Tentative Schedule for Friday September 8:
4:00 pm
- Jo-Anne McArthur – Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos | Friday September 8, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Marilyn Brewer Community Space (Photography Exhibit - ALL WEEKEND) | Special Presentation
5:00 pm Round Table – The Future of Food | Friday September 8, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | East Tent | Special Presentation
6:00 pm
- Anita Krajnc with Gary Grill – Bearing Witness with Toronto Pig Save | Friday September 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Studio Theatre
- Bryonie Wise – The Practice of Kindness | Friday September 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop
7:00 pm
- Candice Hutchings – How to Make a Vegan Philly Cheesesteak | Friday September 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
7:30 pm
- Documentary Screening – Unlocking the Cage | Friday September 8, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm | Studio Theatre | Film Screening
8:00 pm
- Marco Pagliarulo – How a Plant-Based Diet Will Make You Sexier | Friday September 8, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St. Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://vegfoodfest.com/schedule/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 8, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Illiberal Universities. Quote: "Universities are supposed to be dedicated to the exchange of ideas. But according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, campuses now skew so far to the left that they've become what he calls "political monocultures" in which voices that stray too far from liberal orthodoxy are shouted down. Paul Kennedy speaks with Professor Haidt – and with other scholars who have been thinking about the complex question of diversity on campus." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Environment/Nature Recycling September 2017, Saturdays Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September.
Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm, Tuesday and Thursday events 4pm-8pm.
- Sat. September 9, Ainslie, Morningside Work Yard, 891 Morningside Ave. (south of Hway 401, enter from Pan Am Dr.)
- Sat. September 9, Colonel Danforth Park, 73 Colonel Danforth Trail (off Kingston Rd. & Lawson Rd.)
- Sat. September 16, Fletcher, Bridgepoint Hospital, Along Blue Rodeo Rd. & Bridgepoint Dr.
- Sun. September 17, Colle, Glen Long Community Centre, Along Glen Long Ave. (west of Dufferin St.)
- Sat. September 23, De Baeremaeker, Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Rd.
- Sat. September 23, Karygiannis, L'Amoureaux Community Centre / Mary Ward Secondary School, Enter off McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)
Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e20d433112b02410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Food Health Talk September 9, 2017, Saturday. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
September 8-10, 2017, Friday-Sunday. Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm, Saturday, September 9th from 12-9pm, Sunday, September 10th from 12-7pm.
Quote: "Attended by 35,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking from over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, smoothies, and more. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone."
Tentative Schedule for Saturday September 9:
12:00 pm
- Doug McNish – Gourmet Vegan Cooking with Chef Doug McNish | Saturday September 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
- Jo-Anne McArthur – Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos Saturday September 9, 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Marilyn Brewer Community Space (Photography Exhibit - ALL WEEKEND) | Special Presentation
- Jonathan Balcombe – What a Fish Knows | Saturday September 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Studio Theatre
1:00 pm
- Bruce Friedrich – Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology Will Save the Planet | Saturday September 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | East Tent
- Shoshana Chaim – How to Get Children (of any Age) to Eat Plant-Based | Saturday September 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room
1:30 pm
- Desiree Nielsen – You are what you(r bacteria) eat: how plants power gut health | Saturday September 9, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Studio Theatre
2:00 pm
- Monique Koch – How to Make Vegan Life Practical for Families | Saturday September 9, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
3:00 pm
- The Bearded Vegans Live Podcast Taping: Veganism Is Not About Vegans | Saturday September 9, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Studio Theatre | Special Presentation
- TVA’s Guide to Being Veg in Toronto | Saturday September 9, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop
4:00 pm
- Round Table – How to Go Vegan as a Family | Saturday September 9, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | East Tent | Special Presentation
- Taymer Mason – Last Summer Beach Party | Saturday September 9, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
4:30 pm
- David Hance – Sea Shepherd: Celebrating 40 Years on the Frontline of Marine Conservation | Saturday September 9, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Studio Theatre
5:00 pm
- Adam Chaim – From Illness to Ironman | Saturday September 9, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room
6:00 pm
- John Lewis (Bad Ass Vegan) – Vegans Aren’t Filling Up The Hospitals | Saturday September 9, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Studio Theatre
- Richa Gupta – 5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet | Saturday September 9, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
- Round Table – At the Intersection of Veganism and Feminism | Saturday September 9, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | East Tent | Special Presentation
7:00 pm
- Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes – Helping Canadians Eat More Compassionately and Sustainably | Saturday September 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop
7:30 pm
- Screening – How Not to Die | Saturday September 9, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Studio Theatre | Film Screening
8:00 pm
- Lisa Le – How to Love Your Veggies | Saturday September 9, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St. Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://vegfoodfest.com/schedule/

Food Health Talk September 10, 2017, Sunday. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
September 8-10, 2017, Friday-Sunday. Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm, Saturday, September 9th from 12-9pm, Sunday, September 10th from 12-7pm.
Quote: "Attended by 35,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking from over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, smoothies, and more. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone."
Tentative Schedule for Sunday September 10:
12:00 pm
- Carol J. Adams – The Sexual Politics of Meat | Sunday September 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Studio Theatre
- Jo-Anne McArthur – Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos | Sunday September 10, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Marilyn Brewer Community Space (Photography Exhibit - ALL WEEKEND) | Special Presentation
- Lynda Turner – Vegan Cheese Fondue Two Ways! | Sunday September 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
1:00 pm
- Amanda Dell’Aquila – Mindfulness and the Meat Industry | Sunday September 10, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop
- Kid’s Yoga with Shoshana Chaim | Sunday September 10, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | East Tent | Yoga
1:30 pm
- Pamela Fergusson – Will I Lose Weight if I Go Vegan? | Sunday September 10, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Studio Theatre
2:00 pm
- Nathan Isberg – Inside the Kitchen of Awai Restaurant | Sunday September 10, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
3:00 pm
- Krista Hiddema – Intelligence of farmed animals and the how-to’s of living a compassionate lifestyle | Sunday September 10, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Workshop
- Round Table – Just Beet It: Thriving as a Plant-Based Athlete | Sunday September 10, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | East Tent | Special Presentation
- Sailesh Rao – Inspiring the Great Transition | Sunday September 10, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Studio Theatre
4:00 pm
- Sam Turnbull – Get-er done vegan recipes! | Sunday September 10, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
4:30 pm
- Dr. Tushar Mehta – 2017 Vegan Diet, Medical Science, Rock and Roll! | Sunday September 10, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Studio Theatre
5:00 pm
- Yoga Class with ISHA Foundation | Sunday September 10, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Miss Lou's Room | Yoga
6:00 pm
- Ishita Asher – Ayurvedic Cooking | Sunday September 10, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Lakeside Terrace | Cooking Demo
- Nathaniel Erskine-Smith – Legislation for Animals | Sunday September 10, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Studio Theatre

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St. Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://vegfoodfest.com/schedule/
Recycling September 10, 17, 24, 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
Environment/Nature Talk September 10, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Growing hope: re-naturalizing the landscape and ourselves. Quote: "Jason Ramsay-Brown, author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests, explores the potential for a mutually beneficial connection between people and Toronto's urban nature." 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

History Environment/Nature Walk September 12, Tuesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - York Cemetery Trees. Led by Jeff McMann. Start: Reception centre west of Beecroft Rd. Quote:"Circular walk. Morning only. Washroom available." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Debate September 12, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - First meeting of our season. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Let us know who is in the room in person and let's share what idea we have for the good. On my part, I have a strategy to change the world from a culture of war to a culture of peace piece-by-piece though peaceful means. What about yours?
Join Toronto Debating Society for a debate on the Toronto Housing Market. 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 Health September 12, Tuesday, 8pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News & information. The Current Review. The Current: weekdays at 8:30am. The Current Review: Weeknights at 8pm. Podcasts available. Quote: "From a hurricane hunter chasing Irma, to the youth of Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern, Ontario dealing with the effects of mercury poisoning, to questioning the ethics of keeping pets." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/about

Radio Environment/Nature September 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/

History Environment/Nature Walk September 16, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Earl Bales Park. Led by Rachel Gottesmann. Start: Raoul Wallenberg Rd and Bathurst St opposite Bainbridge Ave. Quote:"2-hr walk One steep hill. Washrooms available." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Environment/Nature Walk September 16, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm. Free. Toronto Public Library Walk - Plant Walk in Riverside. Quote: "Take a walk through the Riverside neighbourhood with local herbalist Danette Steele. Many common wild and cultivated plants will be identified. Danette will share information and stories about the plants that are found along the sidewalks, in lane ways and throughout the parks and gardens in our community. Danette will also provide helpful tips and recipes for the safe and sustainable harvesting and use of local plants for food and medicine. Meet at the doors of the Queen/Saulter Library. This walk will have a leisurely pace and will take place rain or shine - so be sure to dress for the weather. Warm herbal teas provided - please bring your own travel mug. Register in person or call 416-393-7723." Location: TPL Queen/Saulter branch, 765 Queen St East, Toronto, M4M 1H3. Info: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT297818&R=EVT297818
Recycling September 16, 2017, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "Small Appliances, Home Electronics & Bikes." September 16 Location: College/Shaw Library, 766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4. Previous Locations: - 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, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food September 16, Saturday, 3pm. Members only. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Toronto Vegan Picnic in Riverdale Park.
Quote: "Picnic potluck in Riverdale Park." Location is shown only to members. Possible regular location: Bloomers. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Food September 16, 2017, Saturday, 4pm-7pm. PYOW. TVA Vegan Families Group: Vegan Marshmallow Roast At Withrow Park.
Location: Withrow Park fire pit, 725 Logan Ave. Organized by Toronto Veg Families .
Quote: "Join other veg families for a vegan marshmallow roast + s’mores making extravaganza!
Our kiddos need more veg*n community and veg friendly spaces where they are the norm, not the odd ones out. Amirite?
Saturday, September 16 at 4 PM – 7 PM Withrow Park 725 Logan Ave.
Please spread the word and invite other veg families with kids! Meet at the fire pit.
Essential items for each fam to bring: Vegan marshmallows and sticks for roasting. ** Don’t count on being able to find sticks at the park.
Optional items to bring: vegan chocolate and crackers for s’mores. Other items for roasting such as veggie dogs, corn, peaches, apples, bannock, etc. Also a picnic blanket for your bums and something to wipe sticky hands and faces would also be good. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner as well."

RSVP by the Wednesday before each event.
Info: Toronto Veg Families, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TorontoVegFamilies/

Cycling Food September 17, Sunday, 12n. Members only. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Bike the Islands.
Quote: "Let's cycle around the Toronto Islands :) Bring some vegan snacks and hang out. More details to come." Location is shown only to members. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Recycling September 17, 24, 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
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike September 17, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Trees and Urban Ecology on Castle Frank Brook. Led by Lost Rivers' Helen Mills, Ambika Tenneti, Reno King, Evergreen’s Don Valley Park Team, Rivers Rising Ambassadors and others. Start: Corner of Parliament & Bloor in the Reikai Park. Quote: "Starts at the corner of Parliament & Bloor in the Reikai Park. Joint walk with Evergreen’s Don Valley Park Team, Rivers Rising Ambassadors and others." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Film Environment/Nature Talk September 17, Sunday, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - Toronto Climate Film Festival. Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther, two blocks north of St George subway station near Bedford, Toronto, ON M5R 1C7. Quote: "Green Neighbours 21 is one of the sponsors of the "Toronto Climate Film Festival" this fall! You are invited! Come to this film with Leo di Caprio on the climate crisis we are experiencing - right now - and also learn about the TransformTO program at the City of Toronto and how we can support the transition off fossil fuels right here in our own city." Previous Locations: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. St. Michael and All Angels church, SE corner St Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, up to 2nd floor (map). Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php

Environment/Nature Recycling September 20, 23, 25, 2017. Free. Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. June, August, September, October, 2017. Quote: "With Canada hosting World Environment Day on June 5, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is encouraging people to connect with nature by leading 150 shoreline cleanups from coast-to-coast from June 2 to 5. Leading or joining a cleanup is a great way to learn about how litter impacts our ecosystem, species and communities." Some 2017 Toronto locations:
- September 20, Wednesday, 10am, WWF and P&G, ET Seton Park at Overlea Blvd
- September 23, Saturday, 12n, Valley Girls and Guys, Magwood Park
- September 25, Monday, 3pm, First Capital Realty, Canoe Landing to under the Gardiner
Info: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/
Environment/Nature Discussion September 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

Food September 21, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, 884 Danforth Ave, Toronto. 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/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 21, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Beasts of Burden: How the rights of animals and the disabled meet. Quote: "Sunaura Taylor, artist, writer, scholar, thinks through her experiences as a disabled woman in America and her controversial view that her struggles mirror those of non-human animals. Taylor's book, Beasts of Burden -- part memoir, part manifesto -- lays out the ways in which disability rights and animal rights are two sides of the same coin." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature September 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/
Food Health September 22, 2017, Friday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. RSVP Required. For 2017 TVA Festival volunteers only. TVA Festival Volunteer Party.
Location: Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St, near Dundas St East and Broadview Ave.
Quote: "We hope you can join us for the annual Veg Food Fest volunteer appreciation party on Friday, September 22nd from 6:30 to 9 pm.
We'll provide drinks and snacks from a local veg business. Please RSVP by this Friday, September 15th if you plan to attend.."

Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 22, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Expletive Repeated: Why swearing matters. Quote: "Profanity was once considered rude and crude -- a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Environment/Nature Recycling September 23, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market - Certified Electronic Waste Collection. Location: Runnymede Public Library (outside) 2178 Bloor St West. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and Toronto Public Library. http://inorganicmarket.ca (link is external)" Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/ .
History Environment/Nature Walk September 23, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - MUD CREEK to the Brick Works. Led by Charles Bruce-Thompson. Start: Northern trailhead on Moore Ave (opposite Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Quote:"Take the #88 bus to the northern trailhead on Moore Ave (opposite Mount Pleasant Cemetery) for a linear walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with gentle and some steep slopes and stairs. We will follow the course of Mud Creek as it emerges from under the cemetery down Moore Park Ravine to the Brick Works, noting recent major restoration. At the Brick Works there is the option to continue to Todmorden Mills and on to Broadview Ave via Pottery Road. Bring binoculars and water. Lunch available at the Brick Works." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Recycling September 23, 2017, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "Small Appliances, Home Electronics." September 23 Location: The Silver Mill Transdisciplinary Art Centre, 10 Dawes Rd, Toronto, ON M4C 5A7. Previous Locations: - 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, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Philosophy Talk September 23, 2017, Saturday, 4pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: FLAT EARTH! Conspiracy, geography, and cognitive dissonance.. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, 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: https://www.meetup.com/CFICcafeskeptique/events/past/?scroll=true#upcoming

Recycling September 24, 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

Debate September 26, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Hillary Clinton has done more harm than good to feminism.. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate on Hillary Clinton and Feminism. 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

Food Health Book Discussion September 27, Wednesday, 6:45pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck.
Book to be reviewed: Maus.
Quote: "TVA Reads will meet to discuss Maus on September 27th at 6:45 pm. Depending on the weather, they may meet at CSI Annex, or in a local park. Email tvareads@veg.ca to RSVP or for more info. And save the date for their October event on October 25th! Book to be determined.
Interested in getting together with like-minded individuals and reading vegetarian-related books? Then come join the TVA Reading Group... Like regular book clubs, we meet frequently to discuss the current book the group has chosen to read. The material will always have something to do with vegetarianism, including animal rights philosophy, nutrition, ecological issues, and more... Please bring a vegan potluck contribution to enjoy."

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St, south of Bloor St West.
Previous Locations: Dufferin Grove park. Private venue near Queen St West and Ossington. Near College and Dufferin or Queen/Ossington. Private venue on Givins St, west of Tillary Bellwoods Park, north of Queen St West, south of Dundas St West. Private venue on Brunswick Ave. Private venue on Bloor St West, NW of High Park. Private home near Dufferin St and Bloor St West. Private home near Dundas St East and Ontario St. Le Commensal, 655 Bay St, on Elm St, between Yonge St and Bay St, north of Dundas St West. Lisa's place near Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East. Rawlicious in Yorkville, 20 Cumberland St, west of Yonge St.
Info: tvareads(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/tva-reads/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#reads
Environment/Nature Talk September 27, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - Making Toronto a solar city, in Ward 21 and beyond. Location: St. Matthew’s United Church, Oakwood Room, 729 St. Clair W, one block west of Christie St., enter from Rushton.. Quote: "Join us for an evening to imagine Toronto as a solar powered city with Gary Thompson, Supervisor – Engineering, Generation Planning, Toronto Hydro. What role could solar energy play in powering our city? Is there anything holding Toronto back from becoming a city powered by renewables? What are the opportunities, the challenges, and the benefits? What role can residents play in promoting this transition? Please bring your questions too, and join us as we explore the answers with our guest, Gary Thompson." Event Info: http://www.gn21.ca/friends-cedarvale-tree-planting-day . Previous GN21 Locations: St. Matthew’s United Church, Oakwood Room, 729 St. Clair W, one block west of Christie St., enter from Rushton. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. St. Michael and All Angels church, SE corner St Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, up to 2nd floor (map). Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php

Radio Environment/Nature September 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 September 29, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Children of Men (2006). 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/
Food September 29, 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/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 29, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Undoing Forever. Quote: "Extinction is supposed to be forever. But in labs around the world, scientists -- using the latest biotechnology -- are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. From passenger pigeons to woolly mammoths, contributor Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

History Environment/Nature Walk September 30, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Leslie St Spit: Birds, Trees & Plants.. Led by Stephen Kamnitzer. Start: Gate to the park at the foot of Leslie St. Quote:"Circular leisurely exploration of the Spit. Hopefully we will get as far as the tip of the seldom-visited southeast peninsula. You will be able to drop out anytime by walking back along the road. Bring lunch, binoculars and a rain jacket. Mostly paved surfaces, mainly flat with gentle slopes, no stairs. Washrooms at beginning of walk. TTC access: Take the #83 Jones bus south from Donlands subway station to Commissioners St and walk south, or take the #501 Queen streetcar to Leslie St (a longer walk south)." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm

Looking Ahead...

Recycling October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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
Environment/Nature Talk October 1, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Polar bears and climate change: is there a tipping point? Quote: " Martyn Obbard, OMNR Research Scientist, discusses the effects of climate change on polar bears based on extensive field research in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario. Dr. Martyn Obbard is a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and an adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. His current research interests include the ecology and demography of the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear population, one of the most southerly polar bear populations in the world. His focus includes how future changes in sea ice distribution and duration will affect the abundance and distribution of these bears. With colleagues, he has also looked at how the body condition of individual bears has changed since the mid-1980s. " 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
Food Discussion October 3, 2017, Tuesday, 6pm. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at Awai.
Location: Awai Restaurant, 2277 Bloor St West, between Runnymede and Jane St. RSVP Required for exact address and directions.
Quote: "Join us for a $40 prix-fixe dinner at Awai (on Bloor Street, between Runnymede and Jane). Awai is one of Toronto’s newest and most popular vegan restaurants, and one of Toronto’s only high-end vegan restaurants. RSVP required by Tuesday, September 26th to highpark@veg.ca. Seating is limited." Past locations: 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 October 4, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting and Dinner at Aunty's Recipe Restaurant.
Quote: "Diner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca". Location: Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church St S, Ajax, ON, (905)427-7257]. 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 Environment/Nature October 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 October 6, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Carol (2015). 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/
Recycling October 7, 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/
Canadian History October 9, Monday. Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Quote: "Long ago, before the first Europeans arrived in North America, the farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time. To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food, the farm workers filled a curved goat's horn with fruit and grain. This symbol was called a cornucopia or horn of plenty. When they came to Canada they brought this tradition with them. In the year 1578, the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies." http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/thanksgiving.html
Film October 13, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Repo Man (1984). 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/
Food October 14. TVA's Durham Veg Group: DurhamVeg Vegan Festival.
Quote: "Our very own DurhamVeg Vegan Festival. We are looking for volunteers to help at the event day. Please sign directly at the festival web site. A festival to celebrate healthy eating. Animal compassion. The health of our planet. Join us for a lot of fun". Location: The Abilities Centre, Whitby, ON. 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
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike October 15, Sunday, 10am-11:30am. Free. Lost River Walk - The Great Migratory Walk. Led by Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada. Start: Evergreen Brick Works at the Watershed Wall Quote: "On this guided walk we’ll look for winged friends who are embarking on their journey and salmon in the Don River who are migrating upstream to spawn. Join Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada on a guided walk through the Don Valley. We’ll begin at Evergreen Brick Works at the Watershed Wall and walk along Bayview and the Don Valley multi-use path north from Pottery Road, where we’ll look for salmon swimming upstream and evidence of birds on their way south. Walk returns to wrap up at Evergreen Brick Works. The actual timing of when salmon migrate is largely dependent on weather patterns (including rainfall and temperature). The question of ‘when’ is largely up to the salmon, so cross your fingers and toes that they choose to be active in migration during our walk." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike October 15, Sunday, 1pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Black Creek - Lavender Creek - Past, Present and Future. Led by Lost Rivers, Black Creek Alliance. Leaders: Reno King, Darlene King, Helen Mills, Tanya Connors and Friends. Start: corner of Cliff Street and Alliance by the TTC bus stop. Quote: "Come discover the history and hear the dreams to restore nature, create trails, reduce flooding problems and bring beauty to this forgotten corner of our neighborhood. Along the way we will discover remnants of Lavender Creek. There will be: Music, Snacks, Kids Scavenger hunt, Prizes. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Joint walk with Black Creek Alliance. Leaders: Reno King, Darlene King, Helen Mills, Tanya Connors and Friends. Meet at the corner of Cliff Street and Alliance by the TTC bus stop." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Environment/Nature Recycling October 19, 2017. Free. Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. June, August, September, October, 2017. Quote: "With Canada hosting World Environment Day on June 5, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is encouraging people to connect with nature by leading 150 shoreline cleanups from coast-to-coast from June 2 to 5. Leading or joining a cleanup is a great way to learn about how litter impacts our ecosystem, species and communities." Some 2017 Toronto locations:
- October 19, Thursday, 3pm, First Captial Realty Clean Up, Morningside Park - West of Morningside Bridge
Info: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/
Food October 19, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Golden Thai, 105 Church St, Toronto. 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/
Film October 20, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Roma (1972). 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/
Recycling October 21, 2017, Saturday, 2pm-6pm. 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." October 21 Location: Repair Café at Planet in Focus Film Festival, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. Innis College, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5. Previous Locations: - 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, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Philosophy Talk October 21, 2017, Saturday, 3pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: TBA. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, 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: https://www.meetup.com/CFICcafeskeptique/events/past/?scroll=true#upcoming
Film Food Discussion October 22, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. PYOW. TVA's Veg Movie Group - The Last Pig.
Quote: "Hello! The Last Pig is screening during the Planet In Focus film festival on October 22 at 2:30 pm. It features a pig farmer who turned to farming vegetables instead and became vegan. The Al Green Theatre is inside the JCC at Bloor and Spadina. Let's meet at the theatre no later than 2pm. Tickets here: http://planetinfocus.org/events/the-last-pig/ Check out the rest of the PIF schedule: http://planetinfocus.org/film-fest/2017-program/ best, Carla."
Info: TVA Veggie Movie Group Info: moviegroup(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/#movie
Film October 27, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Films - Halloween (1978) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). 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/
History October 31, Tuesday. Halloween. Quote: "The druids believed that witches, demons, and spirits of the dead roamed the earth on the eve of November 1. Bonfires were lit to drive the bad spirits away. To protect themselves further from the mean tricks of the bad spirits, the druids offered them good things to eat. They also disguised themselves so that the spirits would think the druids belonged to their own evil company. Surely the spirits would not harm members of their own group! Or so the druids thought. And thus we celebrate Hallowe'en by playing trick or treat, dressing up in cortumes, and wearing masks. The name Hallowe'en is Scottish in origin and is short for "All Hallow's Eve," the night before "All Hallow's Day," or All Saint's Day. That day was set by Pope Boniface IV to honour the Catholic saints, and also to replace a Roman pagan festival of the dead which had been held in late February, the end of the old Roman year." http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/halloween.html

Film November 3, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Rushmore (1997). 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/
Recycling November 4, 2017, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Mini-Repair Café. Location: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, Toronto, ON M4C 4C4. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
History November 5, 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/
Environment/Nature Recycling Talk Film November 5, Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - 2016 EcoFair at the Barns Quote: "The 9th annual EcoFair at the Barns is a free, fun, family event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their lives, homes and communities. Come and enjoy the many ‘green’ nonprofits, eco-vendors, kids’ activities, interactive workshops as well as electric car test drives, a clothing repairathon and good food." Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php
Environment/Nature Talk November 5, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Double-crested cormorants and Leslie St. Spit's urban wilderness. Quote: "Gail Fraser, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, York University, examines the ecology, behaviour, management and conflicts of the Spit's cormorant colonies." 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
Film November 9-23. Free. Annual European Union Film Festival. Film Festival of the European Union Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Main Location: Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Quote: "The European Union Film Festival returns to Toronto November 9 to 23, 2017. All screenings free.
Entrance on a first come, first serve basis - Ticket distribution will begin one hour before each screening - One ticket per person - Save your ticket stub to vote for the Audience Award after the screening - All films 18 and over, subtitled in English unless noted."

Info: info(at)eutorontofilmfest.ca, http://www.euffto.com/, https://twitter.com/EUFFTO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Feuffto.com%2Findex.php
Food November 16, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, Toronto. 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/
Film November 10, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Clue (1985). 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/
Film November 17, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - How to Survive a Plague (2012). 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/
Interactive November 18?, 2017, Saturday, 2pm. Free. Event - International Games Day at the Library Quote: "International Games Day is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and supported by the American Library Association's Games and Gaming Round Table, in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. It is completely free to participate! In fact, it is cheaper than free, because after registering you stand a chance to get free donations for your library, and this site hosts a free press kit with press release templates and posters. Registration will open in early June 2017." Past Locations: - Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1M1, info@aurorapl.ca, 905-727-9494 x275. - Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. International Games Day/Week info: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/international-games-day | http://games.ala.org/international-games-week/
Philosophy Talk November 18, 2017, Saturday, 3pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: TBA. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, 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: https://www.meetup.com/CFICcafeskeptique/events/past/?scroll=true#upcoming
Science Talk November 21, Tuesday, 8pm. Free. Public 2017 J. Tuzo Wilson Public Lecture - Plate tectonics: small plates, high mountains, monsoons,islands and ice ages. Speaker: Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder. Refreshments afterwards. Quote: "Plate tectonics – the relative movement of a small number of large rigid plates of lithosphere – entered the geologic canon smoothly and quickly because it brought simplicity. Plate tectonics, nevertheless, works poorly for some regions, particularly where continental regions deform. On one hand, one can try to use numerous small rigid plates to describe the deformation. On the other, one can view the deformation as viscous flow of a continuous medium. Two regions contrast these two views: in eastern Asia continuous deformation describes best how the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding high terrain have grown, but in the Maritime Continent (Indonesia and surroundings), numerous small plates move quickly with respect to one another to build islands and block ocean passages. These two regions also illustrate how the evolving landscape can affect both regional and distant climates: the Indian monsoon as a response to the growth of high terrain in Asia, and the emergence of islands as perhaps a key to the initiation of recurring ice sheets on Canada. The interconnected nature of the atmosphere makes it possible for tectonic changes in one region to affect climate in another. When plate tectonics was recognized, Tuzo Wilson might have realized that the tectonic development of one region can affect climates tens of thousands of kilometers away, but few others did so, and now some of us are having the kind of fun that he had with plate tectonics." Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, 93 Charles St West, Museum Subway east exit. Info: University of Toronto Department of Physics, https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/news-and-events/special-events/lectures/tuzo-wilson/wilson-lecture-2017
Film November 24, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Fargo (1991). 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/
Recycling November 25, 2017, 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." November 25 Location: Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. Previous Locations: - 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, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca

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/
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
Science History December 21, Wednesday, 11:28 ET (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
December 25, Monday, 2017. Christmas Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "Celebrates the nativity of Jesus." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
December 26, 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
Canadian History December 31, 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

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