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Updated November 16, 2017
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Radio Humour November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Humour November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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
Interactive November 1 and November 2, 2017, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Free. Event - International Games Day at the Library October 29 to November 4, 2017. Quote: "International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. International Games Week is October 29th through November 4th, 2017. Libraries are encouraged to host a gaming event during or near this week.
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."

Close location: University of Toronto Scarborough Library, November 1, November 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm.
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/ | http://games.ala.org/get-involved/gamers/
Science Talk November 2, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Night Skies Over Turtle Island: Indigenous perspectives on the cosmos. Panel Members: Mr. Frank Dempsey (RASC), Prof. Hilding Neilson (University of Toronto) and Prof. Karyn Recollet (Women & Gender Studies Institute). November 2 Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Usual Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. 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/

Radio Environment/Nature November 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 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/

Food November 4, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling November 4, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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/
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
Radio Humour November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 November 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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

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/
Food November 5, 12, 19, 26, 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/
Environment/Nature Recycling Talk Film November 5, Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - 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 Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php
Recycling November 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 November 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 November 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 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
Radio Canada November 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 November 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio November 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 November 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-30, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 November 7, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Arranged marriages are a better than online d.a.t.i.n.g. 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

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
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/
Environment/Nature Discussion November 15, 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 November 16, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, two blocks southwest of Spadina Ave and College St. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature November 16, 2017, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Feeding the Future. Part 1. Quote: "We're facing what could be a devastating crisis -- how to feed ourselves without destroying the ecosystems we depend on. We already produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Yet 800 million people are undernourished, while another 2 billion are overweight or obese. And at the same time, almost one third of the food we produce goes to waste. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph we seek out creative solutions to a looming disaster. In this episode we hear from waste expert Tammara Soma and international food security expert Tim Benton. Part 2 airs November 23." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/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/
Philosophy Talk November 18, 2017, Saturday, 3pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: Horror, cinema, fear, and violent psychology. 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
Food November 18, Saturday, 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, Artists of 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).
Food Health November 19, 2017, Sunday, 11:30am-6pm. $5? TVA Holiday Market at Wychwood Green Barn.
Location: Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.
Quote: "An indoor holiday market showcasing an array of vegan foods, crafts and ethical goods geared towards cruelty-free gifting. In addition to holiday shopping, there will be a kids activity area too, as well as edibles for immediate consumption."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike November 19, 2017, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Autumn Duck Walk Through Crothers Woods. Led by Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada. Start: Leaside Park, Millwood and Overlea, at the north end of the Leaside Bridge. Quote: "Join Lost Rivers, Toronto Field Naturalists, Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee and Evergreen on an autumn adventure through Crothers Woods. We’ll wind our way through the forested trails in the Don Valley to the beautiful Beechwood/Cottonwood Flats area, where we’ll tour the natural features of this riverside wonderland and look for the ducks who winter in this area. This is a linear walk of about 2 hours led by John Wilson. At the end of the walk, you may board a bus in the valley, courtesy Evergreen, that will return to the starting point, or take public transit. The walk covers about 2 km. There are uneven woodland trails and a long staircase. No washroom facilities. Please dress for the weather conditions, as November can be chilly. Meet at Leaside Park, Millwood and Overlea, at the north end of the Leaside Bridge." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Debate November 21, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Publicly funded health care should have a dollar cap for people over 75. 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
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, physics(dot)utoronto.ca/news-and-events/special-events/lectures/tuzo-wilson/wilson-lecture-2017
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature November 23, 2017, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Feeding the Future. Part 2. Quote: "Here in Canada we waste about a third of the food we produce. And yet four million Canadians experience food insecurity. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph we hear from Dawn Morrison whose work focuses on Indigenous food security and Bryan Gilvesy who is a long-horn cattle rancher who puts sustainability first." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
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/
Food November ?, 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/
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, 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:
- January 20, 2018, 12n-4pm, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, one block north of Bloor St East.
- 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 Talk November 29, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - Green Investing Made Easy. Location: St. Matthew’s United Church, Oakwood Room, 729 St Clair W, one block west of Christie St, enter from Rushton. (map). Speakers: Timothy Nash, Investment coach & founder of Good Investing, Jennifer Macdonald of CoPower. Quote: "Are you interested in putting your savings to work to build a greener and more just and peaceful world? Then this is the meeting for you. Investment coach & founder of Good Investing, Timothy Nash, will explain the basics of sustainable investing and the steps to follow in creating your own balanced, diversified green portfolio. Jennifer Macdonald of CoPower will show you a way to get good returns on your savings while helping to grow clean energy projects in communities across North America. We’ll leave time for discussion, so feel free to bring your questions." Previous Locations: Artscape Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and 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

Looking Ahead...

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
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
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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