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Updated August 14, 2018
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Radio Environment/Nature August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour August 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 August 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 August 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/
Recycling Environment/Nature August 1, Wednesday, 3pm-7pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 1 Location: Bloor Borden Farmers' Market, 276-318 Borden St.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Philosophy Book Discussion August 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Spinoza - Ethics.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most significant texts of the early modern period. In it, Spinoza addresses the most fundamental perennial philosophical questions concerning the nature of God, human beings and a good life. His startling answers synthesize the longstanding traditions of ancient Greek and Jewish philosophy with the developments of the emerging scientific revolution. The resulting philosophical system casts out the willing, personal God of Abrahamic religions and takes up the challenge of reconceiving the natural world and human beings in an entirely secular way. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.
In this meetup we will be discussing the definitions, axioms and the first 15 propositions in a step by step manner. Although the book is titled 'Ethics', the majority of the content in the reading and within our discussion will be regarding the metaphysical foundations of Spinoza's system. Lastly only nine pages of reading are assigned but due to the relative difficulty of this philosophical work it is advised to begin reading as early as possible.
A copy of 'Ethics' can be found online here: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/spinoza1665.pdf."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food August 1, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. TVA's East End Vegetarian/Vegan Group: Social Dinner at Off the Hook. RSVP Required. Open to the public. Free with a food contribution. Quote: "Off the Hook Fishbar does vegan phish and chips and has lots of other vegan options (gluten free too) and the chef is willing to do more than that for us. RSVP by joining the East End Veggie Social Group Facebook group and RSVP’ing to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/245016852894432/."
Location: Off the Hook, 749 Broadview Ave, Toronto.
Info: East End Vegetarian/Vegan Group, c/o Susan, eastend(at)veg.ca, TVA office, 416-544-9800

Food August 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
Science Talk August 2, Thursday, 9pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - The Dragonfly Telescope. Speaker: Deborah Lokhorst. Quote: "The next AstroTour is on August 2nd at 9PM. Due to some scheduling changes, we'll now have Deborah Lokhorst talking about her work with the incredible Dragonfly Telescope." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP103, 60 St. George St. Past Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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/

Radio Canada August 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 August 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 August 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "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 August 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio August 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 August 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/
Radio Humour August 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 August 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 August 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Philosophy Book Discussion August 4, Saturday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (Books VII-X).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question of how to live well and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. Here Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness, and argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue', including moral virtues, such as courage, generosity and justice, and intellectual virtues, such as knowledge, wisdom and insight. The Ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle's work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters.
This meetup is the third in a five part series on Aristotle's ethics. As such, we will slowly be working through the book as well as the Eudemian Ethics. This meetup will focus on the last four books of the Nicomachian Ethics, and a review of the entire work.
An online copy of the work can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GsCe9hi1_nORpD6CyspiEbZCPM4GTigU A physical copy should be easily found in all major book store locations.
Additional links: Wikipedia on Aristotle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle | Wikipedia on Nicomachian Ethics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicomachean_Ethics |
Podcast on Aristotles Ethics: Part 1 - https://historyofphilosophy.net/aristotle-ethics Part 2 - https://historyofphilosophy.net/aristotle-friendship."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Humour August 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Food August 4, Saturday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. Richmond Hill Vegans Meetup - Meet and Eat @ Blossom Vegetarian Buffet.
Quote: "Come out and try Toronto's first vegetarian buffet. I have spoken to the owner and we will be getting a 10% discount for our meetup. This place has a lot of great Chinese vegetarian food options, so if you like good food, then come out to this meetup! Please note, that not all items in the buffet lineup are vegan, but the ones that are, are clearly marked as such. Zhan W."
Location: Blossom Vegetarian Buffet, 9425 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON. Info/RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Hill-Vegans

Radio History Philosophy Health Science August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. 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 Environment/Nature August 5, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 5 Location: Patagonia, 500 King Street West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Computers/Internet August 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 August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. 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 August 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 Computers/Internet August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Canada History August 6, Monday. Civic Holiday / Simcoe Day. Quote: "The first Monday in August is a holiday all across Ontario. But the holiday is called different things in different areas. 1968 - Toronto City Council officially called the civic holiday 'Simcoe Day' after Major-General John Graves Simcoe, who was appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada on September 12th, 1791. He convened the first Legislative Assembly and established York (now Toronto) as the capital of the province. One of his crowning achievements was to begin the phasing out of slavery in Upper Canada, which officially ended in 1810 - 23 years before it was abolished in the British Empire and 55 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States." Info: http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/august_holiday.html#ontario
Food August 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 August 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/

Radio Environment/Nature August 7, 14, 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

Radio Environment/Nature August 8, 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour August 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 August 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 August 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/
Food Discussion August 8, Wednesday, 6pm-8pm. RSVP Required. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at Grasshopper.
Location: Grasshopper, 3080 Dundas St West.
Quote: "Join us for dinner at Grasshopper on Dundas Street in the Junction, just west of Quebec Avenue. Grasshopper is an all vegan restaurant. They also give Toronto Vegetarian Association members 5% off! (If you’re not yet a member you can join at veg.ca/join). RSVP required by August 5th."
Info: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark

Food August 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
Philosophy Book Discussion August 9, Thursday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics (Books I-III).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "TBA."
Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Radio Environment/Nature August 10, 17, 24, 31, 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/
Recycling Environment/Nature August 10, Friday, 3pm-8pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 10 Location: Malvern Farmers' Market, 25 Sewells Rd.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/

Recycling Environment/Nature August 11, Saturday, 9pm-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 11 Location: Withrow Farmers' Market, 725 Logan Ave.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Canada August 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
History Environment/Nature Walk August 11, 2018, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Ravines and Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Led by Richard Longley, former president of Architectural Conservancy Ontario. Start: Rosedale subway station main entrancee. Quote:"Linear walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with gentle and some steep slopes. We will walk to Rosedale Ravine and north to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, through the cemetery to the top of Yellow Creek ravine/David Balfour Park. Wear hiking boots or strong running shoes, binoculars, camera, water, munchies. Will end at Sherbourne subway." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/
Radio Humour August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour August 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science August 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food August 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. 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/
Food August 12, Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. $35 ($15+$20). RSVP Required. Vegan Education Meetup: Wishing Well Trip. Start: Ossington subway station, Bloor St West.
Quote: "We tried to organize this before but fell short given the lack of transportation :) I am now able to rent a car and can take 3 other people. Asking for $15 from each rider to cover cost of rental. If anyone else has a vehicle and would like to volunteer to drive, please advise so more members can attend.
The tour begins at 12:30pm and ends at 3:00pm. We will meet at Ossington station for 10:00am sharp, jump in our car(s) and head to the sanctuary. We should be back in the city for approximately 4:00pm. Buy your $20 admission ticket by visiting the link below. Wear proper attire. Vegan food available at the sanctuary.
http://wishingwellsanctuary.org/sanctuary-tours.php"

Info: Vegan Education Meetup, https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Education-and-Vegan-Outreach
Recycling August 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 August 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 August 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. 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 August 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
Philosophy Book Discussion August 12, Sunday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup - John Rawls: The Sense of Justice.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "John Rawls is a giant of twentieth-century moral and political philosophy. We are continuing our read through his magnum opus A Theory of Justice (Revised Edition) with Chapter VIII, titled 'The Sense of Justice'.
The chapter (on pages 397 to 449 of the book) contains the following subsections:
69. The Concept of a Well-Ordered Society | 70. The Morality of Authority | 71. The Morality of Association | 72. The Morality of Principles | 73. Features of the Moral Sentiments | 74. The Connection between Moral and Natural Attitudes | 75. The Principles of Moral Psychology | 76. The Problem of Relative Stability | 77. The Basis of Equality
(Note: This chapter seems to be relatively self-contained so it should be fine to jump in even if you haven't attended our previous discussions on Rawls.)
You can view and download a copy of the book here: http://www.consiglio.regione.campania.it/cms/CM_PORTALE_CRC/servlet/Docs?dir=docs_biblio&file=BiblioContenuto_3641.pdf
Please read as much of the chapter as possible in advance (49 pages in total) and we will discuss it together.
If you're using a hard copy please be sure to obtain THE REVISED EDITION of A Theory of Justice.
A bio from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: John Rawls was arguably the most important political philosopher of the twentieth century. He wrote a series of highly influential articles in the 1950s and ’60s that revitalized Anglo-American moral and political philosophy. His first book, A Theory of Justice (1971), salvages the social-contract tradition, using it to articulate and defend a detailed vision of egalitarian liberalism. In Political Liberalism (1993), he recast the role of political philosophy, accommodating it to the effectively permanent “reasonable pluralism” of religious, philosophical, and other comprehensive doctrines or worldviews that characterize the populations of modern societies. He explains how philosophers can characterize public justification and the legitimate, democratic use of political power while accepting that pluralism. The Law of Peoples (1999) extends these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a permanently peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible. John Rawls has the unusual distinction among contemporary political philosophers of being frequently cited by courts of law in the English-speaking world. ."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Computers/Internet August 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio August 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food August 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 August 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature August 13, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Into the Gray Zone: Vegetative States. Quote: "We've usually thought that people in comas or 'vegetative' states are completely cut off from the world. But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that zone, in conversation and in a public talk." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/

Radio Environment/Nature August 14, 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

Radio Environment/Nature August 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Recycling Environment/Nature August 15, Wednesday, 9am-3:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 15 Location: Toronto City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Humour August 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 August 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 August 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/
Environment/Nature Discussion August 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
Philosophy Book Discussion August 15, Wednesday, 8pm-10pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Wittgenstein: On Certainty (Week 2).
Location: Fox and Fiddle (Wellesley), 27 Wellesley St East, Toronto.
Quote: "This is the second meetup in a series about Ludwig Wittgenstein's "On Certainty". The text is available here (http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/files/wittgenstein-on-certainty.pdf). Please ensure that you have read and considered the text before the meetup.
The previous meetup in this series covered G. E. Moore's "Proof of an External World", since Wittgenstein's text is a reaction to that lecture. The previous meetup's description includes quite a bit of background, so you may wish to consult that if you did not attend that meetup: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/events/250814655/
Something to consider: Is "certainty" the same thing as "indubitability"? In other words, if a belief cannot be doubted, is it certain?."

Past Locations: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).

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

Food August 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
Food August 16, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Buddha's Vegetarian.
Location: Buddha’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 666 Dundas St West, Toronto, (416) 603-3811.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Radio Environment/Nature August 17, 24, 31, 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/
Recycling Environment/Nature August 17, Friday, 11am-4pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 17 Location: Seneca Newnham Campus Farmers' Market, 1750 Finch Ave East.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/

Radio Canada August 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
Radio August 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio August 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio August 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/
Food August 18, Saturday, 1pm-3pm . Free. TVA Veggies of Halton and Peel: Lunch at Dar Nabati.
Location: Dar Nabati, 333 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario (http://veg.ca/events-calendar/veggies-of-halton-peel-lunch-at-dar-nabati/).
Quote: "Dar Nabati is a Plant Based Market Place in downtown Oakville offering Deli selections, baked goods, beauty & household products and more! Organic, Local & sustainable! This is a great opportunity for us to socialize and meet like-minded people. Free to attend, just pay for your food." TVA Veggies of Halton & Peel info:haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office at 416-544-9800. Info/RSVP: Lisa and Fraser, haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/content/view/49/81/
History Environment/Nature Walk August 18, 2018, Saturday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - High Park and Swansea. Led by Ed Freeman. Start: High Park subway station upper level by bus bay. Quote:"Linear walk on mostly paved surfaces, gentle slopes with some steep slopes, stairs. No washrooms. A walk through High Park, past West Pond and a couple of "lost" ponds ending on the Queensway." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour August 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Book Discussion August 18, Saturday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Philosophy of Art (Week 1: Burnyeat, Bell, Wimsatt/Beardsley).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "This week we'll be discussing the following short readings in the philosophy of art: - "Art and Mimesis in Plato’s ‘Republic’" by M. F. Burnyeat (18 pages) - "Significant Form" by Clive Bell (5 pages) - "The Intentional Fallacy" by W. K. Wimsatt Jr. and Monroe Beardsley (13 pages)
These can be found on pages 455 to 492 of the collected volume Philosophy: Basic Readings (Second Edition), which can be viewed and downloaded at https://bit.ly/2HjbBZG ... Please read the selections in advance and we'll discuss them together. ***
This week we'll be reading three major essays in the philosophy of art: We start with Myles Burnyeat's sympathetic account of Plato’s argument that art would corrupt the youth and lead people away from the truth, showing that the thinking that led to Plato's conclusion is not as quaintly outdated as we might initially think. We'll take a look at Clive Bell's view that art is significant form: patterns of lines, shapes and colours which have the power to evoke the aesthetic emotion in the sensitive viewer.
Another important discussion in the philosophy art is on whether the author’s or artist’s intentions are relevant when interpreting a work of art. W. K. Wimsatt Jr. and Monroe Beardsley put the case against this in: "The Intentional Fallacy".."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Canada August 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio August 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour August 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science August 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food August 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. 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 Environment/Nature August 19, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 19 Location: Patagonia, 500 King Street West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Food August 19, 2018, Sunday, 11am-7pm. Free. CANCELLED. Uxbridge Vegfest at Farmhouse Garden Animal Sanctuary.
Quote: "Yes, you read it right- we are finally bringing a VegFest to Uxbridge! Because the only thing better than eating vegan food, is eating vegan food while surrounded by rescue animals! Amazing vegan vendors | Live music | Speakers + demos in the barn | Feed the cows a parsnip feast | Activities for kids | Hay wagon rides | and much more!
The VegFest will take place here at Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, where you can experience plant-based living on an animal sanctuary and organic vegetable farm.
If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteering, email us at farmhousegardenanimalhome (at) gmail.com"

Location: Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, 30 Scugog Line 12, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R3.
Event Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/uxbridge-vegfest-2018/
Sanctuary info: http://www.farmhousegardenanimalhome.com/
Recycling August 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
Food Health August 19, Sunday, 12:30pm-2:30pm. Cost? Toronto Starch Solution Meetup - Potluck.
Quote: "Are you experiencing common health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes or issues with weight? You may be able to control or even reverse these conditions with simple tweaks to your diet. Join us for a fun afternoon, good conversation and a delicious potluck lunch based on the principles of Dr John McDougall, author of the Starch Solution : Eat The Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good. Find a complete explanation of his plan and testimonials to its success at drmcdougall.com If you are new to this way of eating, a plate of fruit or cut up veggies or a simple salad with oil free dressing is always welcome. We meet at 18 Wynford Drive (Don Mills and Eglinton), are easily reachable by TTC and, if you are driving, there is plenty of FREE parking on Sundays. Disregard the posted parking signs.."
Location: Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 18 Wynford Drive #102 (1 block north of Eglinton & 1 block east of Don Mills) · North York, ON. The entrance to the building is around the corner on Gervais drive, please enter through the front doors, turn left at the elevators, the doors are on the left hand side of the hall. Info/RSVP: Toronto Starch Solution group, judy_newperson(at)hotmail.com, https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Starch-Solution-Meetup/
Radio Computers/Internet August 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/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike August 19, 2018, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Port Lands: New Mouth of the Don River. Led by John Wilson, TFN, and friends. Start: Cherry Beech TTC stop, foot of Cherry St. Quote: "Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core as defined by Toronto City Planning. Meet at the Cherry Beech TTC stop, foot of Cherry Street for a walk to see the exciting progress creating a new Don River mouth, past future Villiers Island to Corktown Common. See the excavation for the new river course and landfilling for future Promontory Park. Walk for 3 km on level pavement with comfort facilities at start and end points." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Science Philosophy August 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. 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 August 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 Computers/Internet August 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio August 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food August 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 August 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/

Radio Environment/Nature August 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

Radio Environment/Nature August 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour August 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/
Recycling Environment/Nature August 22, Wednesday, 12n-4pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 22 Location: Bathurst Finch Farmers' Market, 540 Finch Ave West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Computers/Internet August 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 August 22, 29, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food August 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
Philosophy Book Discussion August 23, Thursday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics (Books VII-VIII + Reflections on Aristotle).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "TBA."
Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Radio Environment/Nature August 24, 31, 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/

Recycling Environment/Nature August 25, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
August 22 Location: Withrow Farmers' Market, 725 Logan Ave.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Canada August 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
Radio August 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio August 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio August 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Recycling August 25, 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... registration closes at 3:00." August 25 Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1X6. Previous Locations: - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Next Repair Cafe: September 29, Saturday, 12n-4pm, Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4.
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/
Radio Humour August 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada August 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio August 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour August 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science August 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food August 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. 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 August 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 August 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/
History Environment/Nature Walk August 26, 2018, Sunday, 2pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - The Guild. Led by Bob Kortright. Start: Flag pole in front of the Guild Inn. Quote:"Circular walk with Friends of the Guild. Mostly flat, steep slope optional. Washrooms at start and end. Bring binoculars." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Science Philosophy August 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. 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
Philosophy Book Discussion August 26, Sunday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Short Stories by Anton Chekhov.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is recognized as a master of the modern short story and a leading playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chekhov described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, and his works are regarded as outstanding representatives of early modernism and 19th-century Russian realism, influencing important writers of an array of genres including Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov, Tennessee Williams, James Joyce, and Henry Miller.
"Chekhov is one of the few indispensable writers," said Susan Sontag. "His stories, which deluge us with feeling, make feeling more intelligent; more magnanimous. He is an artist of our moral maturity."
This meetup is dedicated to discussing five of Chekhov's renowned short stories: — "The Lady With the Little Dog" (18 pages) — "Gooseberries" (10 pages) — "The Black Monk" (34 pages) — "The Huntsman" (4 pages) — "The Student" (4 pages)
Please read the stories in advance of our discussion.
A critically-acclaimed translation of the stories can be viewed and downloaded HERE - https://www.box.com/s/4oigpjysi3jp4j7j2p47997xauumdev7
(See the following for some background on Anton Chekhov: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov and https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/feb/06/anton-chekhov-short-stories)."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Canada August 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 Computers/Internet August 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio August 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food August 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 August 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 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/

Radio Environment/Nature August 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk August 28, 2018, Tuesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Earl Bales park. Led by Charles Chaffey. Start: SE corner of Bathurst Street and Raoul Wallenberg Road. Quote:"Take the #7 Bathurst bus to Bainbridge Ave. Our 3 hour circular walk will be on trails with a few steep places. Morning only. No washrooms." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm

Radio Environment/Nature August 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour August 29, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet August 29, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature August 29, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Recycling August 30, Thursday, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe: Repair Tent at Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market. Location : Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market, 875 Dufferin Park Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 4B2. Quote: "Last Thursday of June, July, August & September - 3 to 7 p.m. Fixing small appliances, home electronics (not computers), housewares, cothing and bikes." 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
Food August 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

Radio Environment/Nature August 31, 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/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature August 31, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Political Diversity on Campus. 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

Looking Ahead...

Philosophy Book Discussion September 2, Sunday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: David Deutsch: The Beginning of Infinity.
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress — which he argues is potentially boundless — can and cannot happen.
In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch described the four deepest strands of existing knowledge — the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation — arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a hugely ambitious and highly original book that will become a classic of its kind.
You can view and download a pdf of the book here - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/the-beginning-of-infinity-explanations-that-transform-the-world_3.pdf | Resources: https://www.amazon.ca/Penguin-Classics-Beginning-Infinity-Deutsch/dp/0140278168/ } https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnlARZbkUzg | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNJiGYkPCBY
Please only attend if you have read Chapter 3, or at least watched the YouTube supplements. Feel free to read or reread as much of the book that interests you as all the ideas will relate in some way to our discussion."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Canada History September 3, 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
Philosophy Book Discussion September 4, Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Kant: Toward Perpetual Peace.
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Perpetual peace is a seminal piece by Kant that deeply influenced the vision of fathers' of the post-WW1 League of Nations, the preamble to the charter to the United Nations, the grounds for Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the contours of contemporary debate in cosmopolitanism. The essay is also the basis for democratic peace theory (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756223/obo-9780199756223-0014.xml)in the modern-day study of politics and international relations.
Perpetual Peace opens with Kant alluding to a satirical inscription of "perpetual peace" on a signboard that a Dutch innkeeper has put up along with the picture of a graveyard. He continues that "we shall not trouble to ask whether it applies to men in general, or particularly to heads of states (...) or only to the philosophers so blissfully dream of perpetual peace". Kant's own view is that perpetual peace is not a chimera but a possibility, and the very fact of its possibility obliges us to work towards it as a shared goal of humanity.
Some of the influential claims that Kant advances in this work are that states should have a republican constitution, there should be no standing armies, a federation of states would be required to ensure a perpetual peace, and every world citizen has a right to hospitality. Notably, the first claim about the republican constitution has stirred much debate about promoting democracies in other states, the third claim about the federation of states is ambiguous (as Kant also alludes to the world government as another possible road to global peace), and the last claim about the right to hospitality has been recently revived by many philosophers in the debates on recent refugee crises.
In relation to the above-mentioned Kant's claims, some thought-provoking questions arise: Is Kant arguing for a federation of states or a world government; which one of the two will ensure a global perpetual peace? Should we promote or enforce democracies in other states for sake of global peace? Do refugees have any special human rights to hospitality on the host country? Should sovereign states be able to decide who they want to allow an entry into their territory? In this meet-up, we shall discuss these questions which relate to some controversial contemporary issues.
Link to an online copy of the text: https://platypus1917.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kant_towardperpetualpeacebook.pdf."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Science Talk September 4, Thursday, 9pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Space Flight and Space Exploration. Speaker: Max King. Quote: "Matt Young ... will talk about his journey to Antarctica in November to work on the South Pole Telescope, which he uses to study early times in the history of our universe.." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP103, 60 St. George St. Past Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/
Food Health Talk September 7, Friday, 4pm-9pm . Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
Friday September 7th from 4-9pm, Saturday September 8th from 12-9pm, Sunday September 9th 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."
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/
Tentative Schedule for Friday September 7:
5pm-6pm: Cooking Demo - Tina Stokes – Vegan Cheese Making | Lakeside Terrace
6pm-7pm. Speaker - Carol Adams - The History, Business, Cultural Dynamics and Gender Politics of the Burger | Studio Theatre
6pm-7pm: Workshop - Nicole Catenazzi – Laying the Foundations for Compassionate Living | Miss Lou's Room
7pm-8pm: Cooking Demo - Hana James - Rise ‘n’ Blend: A Plant-Based Smoothie to Kick-Start Your Day | Lakeside Terrace
7:30pm-8:30pm: Speaker - Dr. Josh Helman – Maximizing Your Health Through Nutrition To Avoid Chronic Disease | Studio Theatre
Recycling September 8, 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/
Environment/Nature Recycling September 8, 2018, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market - Certified Electronic Waste Collection. Location: Eatonville Library, Burnhampthorpe Rd. 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 and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/ .
Food Health Talk September 8 Saturday, 12n-9pm. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
September 7-9, 2018, Friday-Sunday. Sunday September 9th 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."
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/
Tentative Schedule for Saturday September 8:
12n-1pm: Cooking Demo - Doug McNish – Veganizing the Classics | Lakeside Terrace
12n-1pm: Speaker - Sonya Looney – Plant-Based Path to Becoming World Champion + Creating Positive Change | Studio Theatre
12:30pm-1:30pm: Speaker - John Lewis – Bad Ass Vegan | South Ex Common Tent
1pm-2pm: Workshop - Amanda Dell’Aquila – Self Leadership with Soul | Miss Lou's Room
1:30pm-2:30pm: Speaker - Carol Adams – Protest Kitchen | Studio Theatre
2pm-3pm: Cooking Demo - Taymer Mason – Pumpkin Everything: A Caribbean Vegan Fall | Lakeside Terrace
4:30pm5:30pm: Speaker - Dr. Justyna Sanders – The Whole Plant-Based Lifestyle: Your Journey to Optimal Health and Wellbeing | Studio Theatre
4:30pm-5:30pm: Speaker - Joshua Entis – The Compassion Tour: Becoming A Full-Time Activist | Studio Theatre
5pm-6pm: Workshop - Dr. Julie Chan – Benefits of a Vegan Diet and Food Myths Debunked | Miss Lou's Room
6pm-7pm: Cooking Demo - Michael Abramson -The Butcher of the Future...Today! | Lakeside Terrace
6pm-7pm: Speakers - Sustainable Duo – Let’s Get Zero-Wasted | Studio Theatre
Food Health Discussion September 8, 2018, Saturday, 12n-6pm. Free. Vegan Education Meetup - Veg Food Fest 2018.
Quote: "The Toronto Veg Food Fest began in 1985 and is now one of the largest vegetarian events in the world. The festival will have vendors, presentations, workshops and music. Best of all, its FREE! If you're interested in attending with some of your vegan meetup friends, RSVP and meet us at the corner of Lower Simcoe and Queens Quay at noon on Saturday Sept 8th."
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St.
Info: Vegan Education and Outreach Meetup, https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Education-and-Vegan-Outreach
Philosophy Book Discussion September 8, Saturday, 3pm-5pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Meno, on Virtue/Knowledge (Week 1) (Toronto Freemason Event).
Location: West Toronto Masonic Temple, 151 Annette St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: ""Can you tell me, Socrates — can virtue be taught? Or is it not teachable but the result of practice? Or is it neither of these, but men possess it by nature, or in some other way?"
With this four-part question begins one of the most provocative and accessible of Plato's dialogues, the Meno. (Often recommended to beginning readers in philosophy, e.g. http://www.thereadinglists.com/best-philosophy-books-for-beginners/). The action sees an older but ever ironic Socrates humbling a proud young aristocrat, Meno, as they search for a clear understanding of what it is to be a good human being. They work through a number of possible definitions of virtue, each suggested by Meno and dismantled by Socrates.
The dialogue then takes an unexpected turn from ethics to epistemology, as the nature of their investigation itself becomes the topic of investigation. What is it to know something after all? And what is the relationship between knowledge and virtue? Do those who act without virtue do so because they are naturally bad or because they are confused by some incorrect view of the world? Why is it better to act with virtue anyways, whatever it turns out to be?
Their investigation of their investigation takes us on a tour of many ideas and possibilities, including the immortality of the soul, the relationship between divine intervention and goodness, the difference if any between philosophical dialectic and sophistic (rhetorical) dispute, the method of hypothesis, the nature of mathematical (a priori) knowledge, the difference between knowledge and true belief, and the famous paradox of Meno: what a man knows he cannot seek, since he knows it, and what he does not know he cannot seek, since he does not know what it is. It seems that logically one cannot inquire productively into what one does not already know — nor of course into what one already does! So what is it to inquire, learn, and grow for us, human beings? ***
This event is organized by The Toronto Freemason Book Club and Discussion Group (https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Freemason-Book-Club-Discussion-Group/) and co-hosted with the Toronto Philosophy Meetup. For this first of two meetups on Plato's Meno we will be discussing the dialogue up to line 80e, where Meno asks " ... And how will you enquire, Socrates, into that which you do not know? What will you put forth as the subject of enquiry? And if you find what you want, how will you ever know that this is the thing which you did not know?" (This may be translated differently depending on your edition.) Feel free to come half an hour early either for general or Freemasonry related questions, although we will not be discussing Masonic ritual and degree work or be making specific references to them. Our meetings are projected to be positive spaces, so any discriminatory or derogatory behaviours will not be tolerated. A good translation by G.M.A. Grube can be viewed in a collection available for download HERE - https://app.box.com/s/36jjx8l0z6a15g4kylfh6dxq45ek4axl (the dialogue begins on page 870). For some background on Plato, see his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Film Food September 9, Sunday, 12n-4pm. PYOW. Richmond Hill Vegans Meetup - Dominion Film Screening + Potluck.
Quote: "Join Us @ The Richmond Hill Central Library for a Film screening of the new acclaimed documentary 'Dominion', along with a potluck and socializing. Please feel free to bring your friends and family to this screening and potluck. If you would like, please bring a vegan potluck item(a food or beverage item that doesn't contain any meat, fish, diary, eggs or honey) Thank you...
Film Synopsis:'Dominion' is the feature-length documentary sequel to 2014's Lucent. While Lucent focused mostly on the Australian pig farming industry, Dominion will have a much broader scope as a comprehensive account of the numerous ways animals are used and abused in Australia. By exploring six primary facets of our interaction with animals - Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food - the film will question the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Drawing heavily from the Aussie Farms Repository so as to contain the most recent, highest-quality footage from across the country, Dominion will also make use of emerging technologies, such as aerial drones, to capture new perspectives and examine the wider context of animal exploitation upon our landscape and within our society. Zhan W."

Location: Richmond Hill Central Library, Room C, 1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5. Info/RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Hill-Vegans
Food Health Talk September 9 Sunday, 12n-7pm. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
September 7-9, 2018, Friday-Sunday.
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."
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/
Tentative Schedule for Sunday September 9:
12n-1pm: Cooking Demo - Amy Longard – Cooking with Seaweed | Lakeside Terrace
12n1pm: Speaker - Dominick Thompson – Redefining Masculinity Through Veganism | Studio Theatre
1pm-2pm: Performance - David Alexander – Poems from After the Hatching Oven | Miss Lou's Room
1:30pm-2:30pm: Speaker - Sonia Faruqi – The World’s Oceans | Studio Theatre
2pm-3pm: Cooking Demo Vandana Jain – Spice it up! | Lakeside Terrace
3pm-4pm: Speaker - Camille Labchuk – You don’t need a law degree to be a legal advocate for animals | Studio Theatre
4pm-5pm: Cooking Demo - Margie Cook – 10 ways to make your salad se*y | Lakeside Terrace
6pm-7pm: Speaker - Gangster Vegan – Gangster Vegan presents This Shirt Feeds | Studio Theatre
6pm-7pm: Cooking Demo - Matan Volach – Chocolate Dreams | Lakeside Terrace
Recycling September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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
Philosophy Book Discussion September 9, Sunday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Cratylus, on Language.
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Plato's Cratylus, on Language."
Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Philosophy Book Discussion September 10, Monday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Laurence BonJour: "Can Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation?"
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature, conditions, and extent of human knowledge. It asks questions like: "What is knowledge?", "What does it mean to say that someone knows, or fails to know, something?", "Does knowledge depend on context?", "What is it to be a good or responsible knower?", "What makes a belief, or disbelief, properly justified?", "Is justification internal or external to one's own mind?", "Are there limits to what we can know?", "Can we know anything at all?", and so on. A vast array of sophisticated views have been developed in response to problems such as these. Epistemology also deals with issues to do with the creation and dissemination of knowledge in particular areas of inquiry.
This is the third meetup of our series on major publications in epistemology. This week we're discussing one of the most highly-cited papers in contemporary epistemology, "Can Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation?" by Laurence BonJour, a professor of philosophy at the University of Washington. The paper was first published in the American Philosophical Quarterly in 1978.
The paper can be viewed and downloaded HERE - http://joelvelasco.net/teaching/4330/bonjour78-canempiricalknowledge.pdf
Please read the paper in advance of our discussion. (For background you may also want to read the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Epistemology - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology/) ***
Topics we hope to cover in this series include skepticism, the definition of knowledge, the structure of knowledge and justification, epistemic closure, theories of justification, epistemic virtues and responsibility, naturalized epistemology, a priori knowledge, contextualism, testimonial knowledge, self-knowledge, and social epistemology. We'll also read about the nature of knowledge in specific domains of inquiry, such as natural science, history, religion, economics, psychology, and so on."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Philosophy Book Discussion September 13, Thursday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Kant: "Idea for a Universal History From a Cosmopolitan Perspective".
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "While in Perpetual Peace Kant bases the possibility of a global lasting peace on human beings’ capacity for autonomous reasoning, in the Idea for a Universal History Kant gives a teleological account for it "Individual man and even entire nations little imagine that, while they are pursuing their own ends (...) they are unwittingly guided in their advance along a course intended by nature" (IUH). Can these arguments in the two texts be reconciled to render Kant's overall account consistent? The question has occupied many Kantians for years. In conjunction with the meet-up on Perpetual Peace, in this meet-up, we shall endeavour to answer this question along with other related ones. More details to follow shortly...
Link to an online copy of the text: https://platypus1917.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kant_towardperpetualpeacebook.pdf."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Philosophy Book Discussion September 15, Saturday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Ayn Rand: "Philosophy: Who Needs It".
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Most people dismiss philosophy as irrelevant to life, but as Ayn Rand shows in novels like The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, living by the correct fundamental ideas is as crucial to human existence as food and water. The articles in this collection explain and develop Rand’s unique view on the role of philosophy in man’s life.
In the titular essay, “Philosophy: Who Needs It,” Rand shows why, in order to deal with concrete, real-life problems, an individual needs some implicit or explicit view of the world, of man’s place in it, and of what goals and values he ought to pursue. The abstract premises an individual holds may be true and consistent, reached by conscientious thought—and the purpose of the science of philosophy is to teach one how to achieve this—or his premises may be a heap of clashing ideas unwittingly absorbed from the culture around him. But either way, she argues, the power of philosophy is inescapable. It is something everyone should be concerned with. How to properly approach and study philosophy is then discussed in “Philosophic Detection” (ch. 2).
Subsequent essays reveal the true power of philosophy, for good or ill, in human affairs. In “Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World” (ch. 7), for instance, Ayn Rand discusses how a culture’s political system is the product of its philosophic ideas. She explains why rational ideas lead to freedom—and why periods dominated by religion and other irrational doctrines are periods of statism, of dictatorship, of tyranny. ***
In this first meeting of a series on Ayn Rand and her philosophy we'll be discussing three essays from her book, Philosophy: Who Needs It, specifically focusing on the subject matter relating to metaphysics and epistemology.
1. "Philosophy: Who Needs It" 2. "Philosophical Detection" 3. "The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made"
Please read as much of the essays as possible in advance (46 pages in total) and we will discuss them together. You can view and download a copy of the book here: https://www.box.com/s/8dpfoeazv73bfdhf2nhuwxt484i2p1ie Limited copies may also be found at your library.
Depending on the groups interest the next meet up will either continue with metaphysical and epistemological subject matter, or move on to her ethics, i.e. selfishness.
(See the following for background information on Rand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand )."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Environment/Nature Talk September ?, 2018, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - TBA. Quote: "TBA." Tentative Location: Northrop Frye Hall, Room 003, 73 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Philosophy Book Discussion September 27, Thursday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Kant: "On The Saying: This May Be True in Theory, But Does Not Hold in Practice".
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Kant is famous for his cosmopolitan views (elaborated in Perpetual Peace and the Idea of a Human History) that emphasize the status of individuals as world citizens in the international system. The notion of 'world citizenship' goes beyond the traditional notion of 'state citizenship' in the sense that it is not conditioned on one's membership in a particular state. In other words, I need not be a citizen of a particular state but I can still be a citizen of the world such that I can bear human rights (entitlements in virtue of being a human being) with corresponding duties towards other individuals and states. Moreover, these human rights and duties can be distributed through different transnational institutions (perhaps a Kantian federation of states or a world government).
If such a cosmopolitan world is possible and desirable then can we coherently defend the idea of sovereign statehood in this world? In theory and Practise, Kant advances a rigorous argument for the basis of a sovereign state and its role in creating and maintaining a system of rights. Given Kant's cosmopolitan views, contrary to what one might expect, Kant's notion of sovereignty is viewed as a strong one by many political philosophers, e.g Kant famously argued that a right to revolution is NEVER justified and citizens must put up with an unjust ruler. Whether Kant's argument in Theory and Practice can be squared with his cosmopolitan views; and whether Kant succeeds in providing a convincing basis for a sovereign state shall be some of the guiding questions for this meet-up.
Link to an online copy of the text: https://platypus1917.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kant_towardperpetualpeacebook.pdf."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food September 20, 2018, Thursday, 6pm-8pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Rosalinda Restaurant.
Location: Rosalinda Restaurant, 133 Richmond St West, Toronto, (416) 907-0650.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Philosophy Book Discussion September 23, Sunday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: John Rawls: "The Good of Justice".
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "John Rawls is a giant of twentieth-century moral and political philosophy. We are continuing our read through his magnum opus A Theory of Justice (Revised Edition) with Chapter IX, titled "The Good of Justice". We've arrived at the end of the book!
The chapter (on pages 450 to 516 of the revised edition) contains the following subsections:
78. Autonomy and Objectivity 79. The Idea of Social Union 80. The Problem of Envy 81. Envy and Equality 82. The Grounds for the Priority of Liberty 83. Happiness and Dominant Ends 84. Hedonism as a Method of Choice 85. The Unity of the Self 86. The Good of the Sense of Justice 87. Concluding Remarks on Justification
You can view and download a copy of the book here: http://www.consiglio.regione.campania.it/cms/CM_PORTALE_CRC/servlet/Docs?dir=docs_biblio&file=BiblioContenuto_3641.pdf
Please read as much of the chapter as possible in advance (67 pages in total) and we will discuss it together. If you're using a hard copy please be sure to obtain THE REVISED EDITION of A Theory of Justice. ***
A bio from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: John Rawls was arguably the most important political philosopher of the twentieth century. He wrote a series of highly influential articles in the 1950s and ’60s that revitalized Anglo-American moral and political philosophy. His first book, A Theory of Justice (1971), salvages the social-contract tradition, using it to articulate and defend a detailed vision of egalitarian liberalism. In Political Liberalism (1993), he recast the role of political philosophy, accommodating it to the effectively permanent “reasonable pluralism” of religious, philosophical, and other comprehensive doctrines or worldviews that characterize the populations of modern societies. He explains how philosophers can characterize public justification and the legitimate, democratic use of political power while accepting that pluralism. The Law of Peoples (1999) extends these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a permanently peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible.
John Rawls has the unusual distinction among contemporary political philosophers of being frequently cited by courts of law in the English-speaking world."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Recycling September 29, 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... registration closes at 3:00." September 29 Location: Fairview Library, 5 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4. Previous Locations: - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Philosophy Book Discussion September 29, Sunday, 3pm-5pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Meno, on Virtue/Knowledge (Week 2) (Toronto Freemason Event).
Location: West Toronto Masonic Temple, 151 Annette St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: ""Can you tell me, Socrates — can virtue be taught? Or is it not teachable but the result of practice? Or is it neither of these, but men possess it by nature, or in some other way?"
With this four-part question begins one of the most provocative and accessible of Plato's dialogues, the Meno. (Often recommended to beginning readers in philosophy, e.g. http://www.thereadinglists.com/best-philosophy-books-for-beginners/). The action sees an older but ever ironic Socrates humbling a proud young aristocrat, Meno, as they search for a clear understanding of what it is to be a good human being. They work through a number of possible definitions of virtue, each suggested by Meno and dismantled by Socrates.
The dialogue then takes an unexpected turn from ethics to epistemology, as the nature of their investigation itself becomes the topic of investigation. What is it to know something after all? And what is the relationship between knowledge and virtue? Do those who act without virtue do so because they are naturally bad or because they are confused by some incorrect view of the world? Why is it better to act with virtue anyways, whatever it turns out to be?
Their investigation of their investigation takes us on a tour of many ideas and possibilities, including the immortality of the soul, the relationship between divine intervention and goodness, the difference if any between philosophical dialectic and sophistic (rhetorical) dispute, the method of hypothesis, the nature of mathematical (a priori) knowledge, the difference between knowledge and true belief, and the famous paradox of Meno: what a man knows he cannot seek, since he knows it, and what he does not know he cannot seek, since he does not know what it is. It seems that logically one cannot inquire productively into what one does not already know — nor of course into what one already does!
So what is it to inquire, learn, and grow for us, human beings? ***
This event is organized by The Toronto Freemason Book Club and Discussion Group (https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Freemason-Book-Club-Discussion-Group/) and co-hosted with the Toronto Philosophy Meetup. For this second of two meetups on Plato's Meno we will be discussing the rest of the dialogue after line 80e and thinking about the message of the work as a whole. Feel free to come half an hour early either for general or Freemasonry related questions, although we will not be discussing Masonic ritual and degree work or be making specific references to them. Our meetings are projected to be positive spaces, so any discriminatory or derogatory behaviours will not be tolerated. A good translation by G.M.A. Grube can be viewed in a collection available for download HERE - https://app.box.com/s/36jjx8l0z6a15g4kylfh6dxq45ek4axl (the dialogue begins on page 870). For some background on Plato, see his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Philosophy Book Discussion October 6, Saturday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Ayn Rand: The Virtue of Selfishness.
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "Throughout history, man has been offered the following alternative: be “moral” through a life of sacrifice to others—or be “selfish” through a life of sacrificing others to oneself. In The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand blasts this as a false alternative, holding that a selfish, non-sacrificial way of life is both possible and necessary for man.
The Virtue of Selfishness is a collection of essays presenting Ayn Rand’s radical moral code of rational selfishness and its opposition to the prevailing morality of altruism—i.e., to "the duty to sacrifice for the sake of others."
In “The Objectivist Ethics,” Rand gives an outline of her code of rational selfishness, and of her argument establishing it as the only objective, fact-based moral code in human history. In the course of the essay, she raises and answers a fundamental and fascinating question: Why does one even need a morality?
In essays including “The Ethics of Emergencies,” “The ‘Conflicts’ of Men’s Interests,” and “Doesn’t Life Require Compromise?” she raises common ethical questions, shows how altruism has crippled people’s ability to approach them rationally, and explains how her moral code provides a solution to them. In “Man’s Rights” and “The Nature of Government” she applies her ethics to formulate the basic principles of her political philosophy, while rejecting the altruistic doctrines of “rights” to health care, employment, etc. ***
In this second meeting of a series on Ayn Rand we'll be discussing several essays from her book, The Virtue of Selfishness: - "Chapter 1: The Objectivist Ethics" - "Chapter 3: The Ethics of Emergencies" - "Chapter 4: The “Conflicts” of Men’s Interests" - "Chapter 7: Doesn’t Life Require Compromise?" - "Chapter 10: Collectivized Ethics" - "Chapter 17: Racism"
Please read as much of the assigned essays as possible in advance (about 60 pages in total) and we will discuss it together.
Limited copies may also be found at your library.
See the following for background information on Rand: - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ayn-rand/."

Past Location: Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food October 18, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Magic Oven Danforth.
Location: Magic Oven Danforth, 1450 Danforth Ave, Toronto.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Food November 15, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Coco Rice.
Location: Coco Rice, 669 King St West, Toronto.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

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