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Radio Canada September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling September 1, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 Recycling Environment/Nature September 2, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. CANCELLED. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 2 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 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 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/
Radio Computers/Internet September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Film Food Discussion September 2, Sunday, 2018, 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm. $20 (TVA members get 34% off with code word). TVA Presents - Movie: The End of Meat. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie starts at 7pm.
Location: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9.
Quote: "Canadian Premiere in Toronto."
Events/Tickets info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-end-of-meat-canadian-premiere-in-toronto-tickets-48886109670
TVA info: 416-544-9800.

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
Food September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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 September 4, 11, 18, 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Philosophy Book Discussion 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/

Radio Environment/Nature September 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 September 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet September 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food September 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 Discussion September 6, Thursday, 7pm. Free. Stoicism Toronto Meetup: Philosophy Café: On God & The Numinous.
Location: The Madison Pub, 2nd floor, 14 Madison Ave, Toronto.
Quote: "Does god exist? How do you know? What exactly is your definition of God? Why do you even care?!? If these questions piqued your interest, then RSVP to this months Philosophy Cafe and join your local Stoa in wrestling with this perennial topic. Together we’ll aim to get the right mix of deep thought and beer to engender a numinous experience."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Stoicism-Toronto/
Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 6, Thursday, 7:30pm-10pm. $25. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 6 Location: Toronto Vegan Social Pop-Up Event, 518 Bathurst 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/
Science Talk September 6, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Mission to Pluto: From Napkins to New Horizons. Speaker: William King, Aerospace Engineering at U of T. Quote: "In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, photographing the last unexplored major body in our solar system. Taking over 25 years from its original conception to its phenomenal photographic fly-by, New Horizons upended the space industry. We will explore the story behind the most unlikely expedition into our solar system, the development of the mission from scrap paper to the spacecraft itself. We will examine the unique challenges of spacecraft engineering, the lasting impact this mission has made on our understanding of the solar system, and how its unparalleled success marks the beginning of a new era in space exploration. #NinePlanets." 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 September 7, 14, 21, 28, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food Health Talk September 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

Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 8, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 8 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 September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 8, 2018, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Todmorden Mills and the Lower Don. Led by Vivienne Denton. Start: Broadview subway station. Quote:"We will walk north through back streets to Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve, around the preserve observing wildlife, and then down the Don Valley to Corktown Common." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
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/ .
Radio September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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
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: Speaker - Sustainable Duo – Let’s Get Zero-Wasted | Studio Theatre
6:30pm-7:30pm: Speaker - John Lewis – Bad Ass Vegan | South Common Tent
7pm-8pm: Speaker - Joshua Entis – The Compassion Tour: Becoming A Full-Time Activist | Miss Lou's Room
8pm-9pm: Cooking Demo - Amy Symington – Transitioning to a healthful, balanced plant based diet | Lakeside Terrace
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
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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/
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/
Radio Canada September 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio September 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour September 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 Recycling Environment/Nature September 9, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 9 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/
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, 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
Radio Computers/Internet September 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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
Environment/Nature Talk September 9, 2018, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Raccoons of the GTA: Are we making a smarter Raccoon? Quote: "Suzanne MacDonald, Professor of Psychology, York University, discusses her research findings on the behaviour, ecology and evolution of Toronto's raccoons." Tentative Location: Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Radio Canada September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 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/
Radio Computers/Internet September 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food September 10, 17, 24, 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
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/
Radio September 10, 17, 24, 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 September 10, 17, 24, 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 September 11, 18, 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate September 11, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Mini-Debate marathon. Guests are Welcome. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "12 debates, one-on-one, 3 minutes per side. You'll see the topics on arrival. This start of year marathon typically has light-hearted topics that we have fun with. A great opportunity for the faint-hearted to finally take the plunge. All may debate, including visitors. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature September 12, 19, 26, 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 September 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet September 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Film Food Discussion September 12, Wednesday, 3:45pm, PYOW. TVA's Veggie Movie Group - Hot Docs Cinema: Eating Animals.
Quote: "Hello! Did you make it to Veg Food Fest? Hope you had a good time and managed to catch the new documentary, The End of Meat. Another new documentary, Eating Animals, is screening at the Hot Docs Cinema this week. A couple of us are going to see it tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4pm. Let me know if you're coming so I know to look for you. Let's meet outside the theatre at 3:45 sharp! Eating Animals is based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safer Foer.
For more info, including other showtimes this week:
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=76937~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&epguid=a5fc309a-9963-4fb4-af9e-55bb26639089&
Carla."

Location: Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Info: TVA Veggie Movie Group Info: moviegroup(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/#movie

Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 13, Thursday, 3pm-7pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 13 Location: Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market, 875 Dufferin St - in collaboration with Boomerang Bags.
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 September 13, 20, 27, 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 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/

Radio Environment/Nature September 14, 21, 28, 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 September 14, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Anne Applebaum on Stalin's deliberate famine in Ukraine. Quote: "Paul Kennedy in conversation with historian Anne Applebaum, winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize. The journalist and academic won the prestigious nonfiction award for her book, Red Famine. It tells the story of how Stalin's collective farming policies in the early 1930s induced starvation among 3 million Ukrainian peasants. The book argues that this act was no byproduct of bad policy decisions, but instead a deliberate effort to crush Ukrainian nationalism and resistance — with repercussions that extend into our own era of Russian-Ukrainian tensions." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Canada September 15, 22, 29, 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 September 15, 22, 29, 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 September 15, 22, 29, 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 September 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Recycling September 15, Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. Free. College/Shaw Library Mini-Repair Café. Quote: "Small Appliances, Home Electronics, Household Items." Location: College/Shaw Library, 766 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk September 15, 2018, Saturday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Wards Island. Led by Jenny Bull. Start: Wards dock. Quote:"Take the 1:45 ferry to Wards Island. Arrive in time to queue for ticket or buy ticket in advance online. Leader will meet you at 1:55 at Wards dock. Washrooms available. Walk will end at Wards dock for 4 pm ferry." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour September 15, 22, 29, 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/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike September 15, 2018, Saturday, 2pm. $10 or PWYC. Lost River Walk - Corktown Common Exploration. Led by Rivers Rising Ambassadors Darlene King, Sarena Johnson, Leah Lem, and Rhonda Teitel-Payne of Toronto Urban Growers. Quote: "Take a walk on the land where Crookshank Creek and Sumac Creek once flowed into the Don River Delta. Along the way learn about the connection between the potato famine, Corktown and the Choctaw Nation; visit the site of the Blackburn’s home and hear a riveting tale of escape from slavery; discover how activists have worked for 20 years to Bring Back the Don; discover art and people in the new Corktown Neighbourhood, and find out why Corktown Common Park is much more than just a park. There will be food stories, plant stories and water stories that will surprise you and connect you with the Greenbelt that is right here - not just out in the 905.
Meet at St. Paul’s Basilica at the southeast corner of Queen Street and Power Street for a 2-2.5 km walk on a mostly paved route to the Don River via Corktown Common. Suggested Donation $10 or PWYC"
Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Walk/Hike September 15, 2018, Saturday, 3pm-7pm. Free. PYOW. TVA Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington: Hidden Valley Park Hike & Potluck.
Quote: "Join the Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington for their monthly event at Hidden Valley Park for a hike and then a potluck!
LOCATION: Hidden Valley Park, 1137 Hidden Valley Rd., Burlington, ON
HIKE: we will proceed from the Hidden Valley Multi-Use Trail to the Creek Sidewalk and looping North and South Bridle Trail. If we have time, we will continue on Grindstone Marsh Trail and then return back on the Bridle Trail. We will go out for 1 hour and leave 1 hour to return.
POTLUCK: Suggested items include sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and dessert. There is a link that you can post your dish to, so we can have a variety of food items. Please make sure your dish is vegan, so that everyone can enjoy it. Let us know if there are any allergies or food sensitivities and we can post them on the reminder, and some people will probably be happy to adjust their dish to accommodate!! In consideration for the environment, please will bring a water bottle, reusable plate, and cutlery. I will bring some plastic picnic plates and cups for those that may have forgotten. Note: Veggies of Halton-Peel have been invited to join us!
Potluck sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AJ24sjSvxBZLOX5Rs7RU59rRkt2oF0G43Kcswg0sz8g/edit#gid=0
Hidden Valley Park information (free parking area at left side of loop): https://www.burlington.ca/en/modules/facilities/Detail.aspx?CategoryIds=&FacilityTypeIds=0&Keywords=&lang=en&Page=5&CloseMap=false&Scroll=true&id=0fd223d5-fe23-42d0-aa89-b77914443199."

Info: hamiltonburlington@veg.ca, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Radio Canada September 15, 22, 29, 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
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/
Radio September 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour September 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Film Food Discussion September 15, Saturday, 8:45pm, PYOW. TVA's Veggie Movie Group - Hot Docs Cinema: Life in the Doghouse (Documentary).
Quote: "Join us to see this documentary about a couple dedicated to rescuing dogs about to be euthanized. They started after Hurricane Katrina and stuck with it, saving more than 10,000 dogs so far!
I'll be outside the theatre at 8:45 sharp, for the 9pm screening. Consider buying your ticket in advance.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=76961~59fba0ef-6a4a-45af-8cd3-8a8d7c61f184&ep=1&_ga=2.125762569.2078028321.1536920011-43086058.1536920011
Be sure to let me know if you're coming so I know to look for you! Carla."

Location: Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St West, Toronto.
Info: TVA Veggie Movie Group Info: moviegroup(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/#movie
Food September 15, Saturday, 7pm-9pm. RSVP Required. TVA's East End Vegetarian/Vegan Group: Social Dinner at Dinner at Magic Oven.
Quote: "Join the East End Vegetarians for dinner at Magic Oven! Meet like-minded people while enjoying a cruelty-free, plant-based meal."
Location: Magic Oven Danforth, 1450 Danforth Ave, Toronto.
Info: East End Vegetarian/Vegan Group, c/o Susan, eastend(at)veg.ca, TVA office, 416-544-9800

Radio History Philosophy Health Science September 16, 23, 30, 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 September 16, 23, 30, 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/
Environment/Nature Walk September 16, 2018, Sunday, 10am. Free? Friends of Cedarvale Nature Walk: Plant Identification Hike in Cedarvale Park. Led by Marilyn MacKellar and Glynn Richardson. Start: St Clair West subway station, Heath St entrance/exit on Tichester Rd and Heath St West. Quote:"Plant identification hike in Cedarvale Park and Ravine with Friends of Cedarvale and the Toronto Bruce Trail Club, led by Marilyn MacKellar and Glynn Richardson. Come and learn about goldenrods (and quite a few other plants). This hike will follow the Cedarvale Ravine north from St Clair Ave West. It will focus on plants in the area and some of the historical background. We will stop frequently to look at plants. The distance travelled will depend on what we see. Bring snacks, water and a pen. No dogs." Info: Friends of Cedarvale, https://friendsofcedarvale.wordpress.com/
Recycling September 16, 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
Radio Computers/Internet September 16, 23, 30, 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 September 16, 2018, Sunday, 2pm. Free. TFN and Lost River Walk - Blue-Green Infrastructure at University of Toronto Scarborough. Led by Prof Carl Mitchell. Start: U of T Scarborough bus loop (95E from York Mills subway station). Quote: "...explore urban water at UTSC including bioswales that capture rainwater and then visit the valley of Highland Creek. Lost Rivers has not previously visited this part of Highland Creek. The trails to the valley of Highland Creek are closed this month, so we will be using vans to get to the valley. Thus we are asking you to register as capacity is limited to 15 people. Please register by emailing helen@torontogreen.ca." 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 September 16, 23, 30, 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 September 16, 23, 30, 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 September 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Environment/Nature Health Science September 16, 2018, Sunday Night, 11:40pm-12m. AM740 CFZM. Richard Syrett Conspiracy Show - Shooters and Drugs. Quote: "Richard welcomes the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness... she has discovered that most lone wolf shooters have been medicated on some form of SSRI antidepressant. Can a possible side-effect be homicidal ideation in the client? Are money hungry Drug companies creating lone gun terrorists then try to hide their complicity? GUEST: ANN BLAKE-TRACY has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Pristiq, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical ." Info: http://www.richardsyrett.com/, http://zoomerradio.ca/blog/schedule/sunday/the-conspiracy-show/

Food September 17, 24, 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
Philosophy Book Discussion September 17, Monday, 4pm-6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Freedom in a Universe of Echoes? (Centre for Ethics Event).
September 17 Location: Room 200, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto.
Quote: "When we go online, we cannot avoid that our data are collected. Private and (some) governmental organizations use these data to produce a personal profile of you and me, some for observation and surveillance, others for mirroring and continuously confirming my individual preferences, choices, activities, thoughts, and emotions by offering corresponding products. Something similar happens in social networks. Many users are looking for other people who confirm what they are thinking, saying, and doing. Others participate in groups which are constituted by a shared world view or at least a shared view on some issues, whose members encourage each other to maintain their view. Of course it always happens that these people are confronted with information or with views which are different, which do not coincide with what they are thinking. But in a universe of echoes, dissent and dissonance, criticism and contestation, are only one more opportunity to confirm or slightly modify one´s own view, but not to change it or to give it up. Conspiracy theories are the most prominent examples of such a method. In my presentation, I shall ask about the consequences of this to our freedom. When we make a choice in a universe of echoes – is this still a free choice? Or does freedom require the experience of dissent, contestation, and even of failure and learning? If the answer to the last question were yes, then freedom would be lost in a universe of echoes." Klaus Günther Goethe-Universitãt Frankfurt Faculty of Law
*** NOTE: This is a talk and Q&A presented by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the Centre although we will be in attendance. Sometimes we meet after the event for further discussion about the topic if people are interested.
About the Centre For Ethics ... at the University of Toronto: The Centre for Ethics is an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined. The Centre seeks to bring together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. In pursuit of its interdisciplinary mission, the Centre fosters lines of inquiry such as (1) foundations of ethics, which encompasses the history of ethics and core concepts in the philosophical study of ethics; (2) ethics in action, which relates theory to practice in key domains of social life, including bioethics, business ethics, and ethics in the public sphere; and (3) ethics in translation, which draws upon the rich multiculturalism of the City of Toronto and addresses the ethics of multicultural societies, ethical discourse across religious and cultural boundaries, and the ethics of international society. See here for other events presented by the Centre For Ethics... (If you'd like to meet people from the Toronto Philosophy Meetup at one of their other events, let us know and we'll post the event to our group.)."

Past Locations: - Ryerson University, POD 372, 350 Victoria St, Toronto (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/).
Usual Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio September 17, 24, 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 September 17, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Are violent urges part of men's nature?. Quote: "And if they are, what do we do about it? How does a just society reconcile the desire for peace, with the desire, felt more often by men, to commit acts of violence? How much does nature stir boys, and men, to fight? And to what extent can they control that urge? Author Daemon Fairless takes IDEAS producer Mary Lynk on a road trip to try and unlock why some men are drawn to violence. They meet up with a science teacher, an MMA fighter, and a serial killer, who are profiled in his book Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 17, 24, 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 September 18, 25, 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
Food Walk Health September 18, Tuesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm. TVA Veg Fitness Group - Veg Fitness Meetup - Group Run/Walk.
Quote: "September’s meetup will be a group run/walk. We will meet at 6:30 at the entrance to Longos @ Maple Leaf Square (main level entrance off of York St ). From there we’ll break into groups based on our pace range and who wants to walk/run, walk or run. We’ll head south on York St to Queens Quay and the waterfront trail, then head west on the waterfront trail and back. We’ll do approximately 25 minutes out and then head back along the same route to ensure we all get back around the same time. Hope to see you there."
Start: Longo’s @ Maple Leaf Square, 15 York St, Toronto.
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/september-2018-veg-fitness-meetup-group-run/ | https://www.facebook.com/events/268722133907605/ | More info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 18, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The mysterious world of the Microbiome. Quote: "There are trillions of them in and on our bodies. Microbes have existed on earth for more than three and a half BILLION years. Makes you wonder who is playing host to whom and whether we humans are merely vessels for these tiny survivors. They influence everything from intestinal disorders to mental health and we're only just beginning to understand their power over us. Contributor Stephen Humphrey journeys into the mysterious world of the microbiome." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature September 19, 26, 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 September 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet September 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 19, 26, 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 September 19, 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
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 19, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Scottish Enlightenment: The invention of modern mind and culture. Quote: "Approximately 200 years ago, the windswept and unwelcoming capital of a relatively insignificant northern nation became a beacon of intelligence for the world. Edinburgh, which had been ridiculed widely as "Auld Reekie" or "Old Smokey", was suddenly celebrated as the Athens of the North. Paul Kennedy walks up and down 'The Royal Mile', and through the planned streets and elegant squares of Edinburgh's 'New Town', in search of places once occupied or visited by the likes of Adam Smith, David Hume, James Boswell and Robert Burns. He visits the places where the Encyclopaedia Britannica was born, and where modern surgery was developed." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food September 20, 27, 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 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/
Food Food September 20, Thursday, 6pm. Free. RSVP. TVA Vegan Baking Group - Potluck at Christie Pits.
Quote: "The weather is still looking good. So bring your favorite vegan baking creation which includes savories. Usually a picnic table is available but be prepared in case it is not to sit on the grass. Just bring water. Paper plates and plastic spoon will be supplied. A visit across the street to Apocalypse for a vegan slice of pizza may be considered." Location: Christie Pits Park, south east corner, near Bloor St West and Chrisie St. Event info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/ . TVA info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8890, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 20, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Long Arm of AYN RAND: Why She Still Matters. Part 1. Quote: "The intelligentsia mocked her writings and lampooned her philosophy, which she called Objectivism. But Ayn Rand's books, especially The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, continue to sell countless copies. There are Ayn Rand think tanks, academies, even dating sites. And her influence on politics and popular culture are stronger than ever. Contributor Sandra Bourque outlines Rand's improbable rise to fame and influence, and the odd Canadian connection which helped secure her place in the history of ideas. Part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 2 airs Thursday, September 27." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature September 21, 28, 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/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading September 21, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, east of Yonge St, Toronto.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees.."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 21, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Bison and the 'B'. Quote: "It was a simple file folder, enigmatically labelled "B". But it was the key to learning how a small and little-known, perhaps even secret, society of key scientists in the federal government in the 1920s, thwarted an ill-conceived plan to move plains bison into Wood Buffalo National Park because it would have mixed incompatible species. But the "Brotherhood" did much more than that. Author and naturalist Briony Penn tells the story of the B, and how over the decades they quietly shaped how we think about nature." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 22, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 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 September 22, 29, 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 September 22, 2018, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Rowntree Mills Park. Led by Jim Graham. Start: South parking lot on Islington Ave north of Finch Ave West. Quote:"A 2-hr meander on flat ground (paved and grass) exploring the trees of this large park with some history thrown in. Washrooms at halfway mark. It has been at least 10 years since TFN walked in this park." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio September 22, 29, 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 September 22, 29, 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 September 22, 29, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 22, 29, 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/
Discussion/Reading September 22, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. Free. HAT Talk - Patrick Farrell: "Jung, Freud & Modern Psychology". Speaker: Patrick Farrell, Philosophy and the History of Science. Location: OISE Room TBA, 252 Bloor St West.
Quote: "The ideas of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung continue to enthrall and provoke many years after their deaths. Both thinkers rank as pioneers of modern psychology and psychiatry. Are repressed sexual impulses the root of our psychological makeup? What are archetypes and what bearing do they have on our daily lives? Though largely untestable from the perspective of scientific method, their theories nevertheless inform contemporary individuals of the workings of the human mind. Join Patrick Farrell as he discusses the ideas and influence of Freud and Jung and examines their roles in shaping modern psychology and psychiatry."
Event info: http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/events-archive/2018/9/22/hat-speaker-series-patrick-farrell-jung-freud-modern-psychology, http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-shelley-a-humanist-out-of-time/
Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Radio Humour September 22, 29, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada September 22, 29, 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 Humour September 22, 29, 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 September 23, 30, 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 Recycling Environment/Nature September 23, Sunday, 9am-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 23 Location: Market 55, 97 Main 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/
Food September 23, 30, 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 September 23, Sunday, 12n-4pm. Free. Christie Pitts Repair Cafe. Quote: "Fixing small appliances & furniture, home electronics, housewares, clothing, jewellery & bikes only (no computers or book & paper repair). Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m." Location: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St West, Toronto. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet September 23, 30, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy September 23, 30, 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 September 23, 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/
Radio Canada September 23, 30, 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 September 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Food September 24, 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 September 24, 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 September 24, 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 September 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate September 25, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: When we sacrifice privacy for security we lose both. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about Privacy and Security. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/copy-of-2018-debate-agenda-template Like our page on Facebook for latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDebatingSociety/." Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature September 26, 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
History Environment/Nature Walk September 26, 2018, Wednesday, 10:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Mimico Creek in Tom Riley Park. Led by Denise Harris, TFN Member, Etobicoke Historical Society Historian. Start: SE corner of Islington Ave and Dundas St West, two blocks north of Islington subway station, beside Montgomery's Inn Museum. Quote:"Much of Mimico Creek is hidden from view by industrial parks, subdivisions and cement channelization, but on this 2-hr circular walk we will explore one of the creek's most accessible and serene sections. Stories of the area's flora, fauna, ecology, geology, Indigenous peoples, European settlement and local history will reveal the changes that have taken place, especially over the past 200 years. The walk will be primarily on flat paved surfaces with a few grassy sections. Washrooms available at two locations on the walk." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour September 26, 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/
Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 26, Wednesday, 12n-4pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 26 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 September 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Recycling September 27, Thursday, 3pm-7pm. Free. Repair Cafe: Repair Tent at Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market. Quote: "Fixing small appliances, home electronics (NOT computers), housewares, clothing and bikes." September 27 Location: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Park Ave. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food September 27, 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 September 27, Thursday, 6pm-8pm. RSVP Required. TVA Festival volunteers only. TVA: Volunteer Party.
Location: Private venue near Front St and Spadina Ave.
Quote: "We hope you can join us for the annual Veg Food Fest volunteer appreciation party on Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We'll provide cheese and crackers care of Stokes Vegan Cheese, an assortment of cakes from Sweets from the Earth, and pizza! The exact address and directions will be given to those who RSVP by Thursday, September 20th. Please RSVP by this date to volunteer(at)veg.ca.." Info/RSVP: volunteer(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/tva/volunteer/
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/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature September 27, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Long Arm of AYN RAND: Why She Still Matters. Part 2. Quote: "The intelligentsia mocked her writings and lampooned her philosophy, which she called Objectivism. But Ayn Rand's books, especially The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, continue to sell countless copies. There are Ayn Rand think tanks, academies, even dating sites. And her influence on politics and popular culture are stronger than ever. Contributor Sandra Bourque outlines Rand's improbable rise to fame and influence, and the odd Canadian connection which helped secure her place in the history of ideas." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature September 28, 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 September 28, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - War: The Reith Lectures by Margaret MacMillan. Quote: "We like to think of war as a temporary breakdown, an interruption in our normally peaceful existence. But what if it isn't? What if it's an innate and inescapable aspect of humanity? In her BBC Reith Lectures, historian Margaret MacMillan ponders whether we're destined to fight, and explores our very complicated feelings about war. The first lecture is called "War and Humanity", about the origins of war...and its dark paradox: that it can also bring progress." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food Recycling Environment/Nature September 29, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 29 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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,
Discussion/Reading September 29, Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. HAT Weekly Discussion Forum - Topic: A Continuum of Consciousness - Animal to Human.
Quote: "What does consciousness mean in humans and what is the analogue in non-human animals? In what ways can there be said to be a Continuum of Consciousness across species? What are the consequences of the findings in these areas for human action and ... treatment of animals?"
Location: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, north of Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9.
Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Radio September 29, 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
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
Radio Science Environment/Nature September 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour September 29, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada September 29, 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 Humour September 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike September 29, 2018, Saturday, ?pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Parkdale Greenest City Harvest Festival. Led by TBD. Start: TBD. Quote: "TBA." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .

Radio History Philosophy Health Science September 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Environment/Nature Recycling Walk/Hike September 30, 2018, Sunday, 9am-5pm. Free. Toronto Secondhand Sunday.
Quote: "Sunday, September 30th is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable items. Simply leave them on your property (but not on your sidewalk!) for your neighbours to take for free. Then, get in on the action. That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need."
Info: http://www.secondhandsunday.ca/
Food September 30, 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 Recycling Environment/Nature September 30, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. CANCELLED. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
September 30 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/
Recycling September 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
Radio Computers/Internet September 30, 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 September 30, 2018, Sunday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - HUMBER ARBORETUM. Led by Lynn Smart. Start: Entrance to the arboretum across from parking lot #1. Quote:"TTC riders should walk along the ring road past the residences to the arboretum at the back of the property. Washrooms available." 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 September 30, 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 September 30, Sunday, 6pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception.
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. The term 'culture industry' has been a key reference point in the critical literature on culture and the media ever since the classic chapter in Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. He argued that the culture industry commodified and standardized all art. In turn this suffocated individuality and destroyed critical thinking. At the time, Adorno was accused of everything from overreaction to deranged hysteria by his many detractors. In today's world, where even the least cynical of consumers is aware of the influence of the media, Adorno's work takes on a more immediate significance. The Culture Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture. For this meetup we will be reading and discussing this chapter from Horkheimer and Adorno: https://analepsis.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/cultureindustry.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/
Radio Canada September 30, 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 September 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio September 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Looking Ahead...

Philosophy Book Discussion October 4, Thursday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup - Aquinas: Summa Theologica (Question 1: The Nature of Theology).
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/
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. You can view and download a copy of the book here: 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/
Philosophy Book Discussion October 11, Thursday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup - Aquinas: Summa Theologica (Questions 75-76: Soul and Body).
Tentative Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto.
Quote: "The Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is a pivotal text of Christendom and an undisputed masterwork of Western philosophy. Running thousands of pages long, this monumental text covers practically every philosophical topic of enduring importance, and is particularly relevant today for its reconciliation of faith and reason, and the Biblical and Greco-Roman worldviews. The text is especially renowned for combining and epitomizing three fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity, profundity, and intellectual charitableness to opponents. For each of the Summa's thousands of articles, Aquinas begins by presenting the arguments for other points of view, typically in a tremendously persuasive manner. One often wonders: How can Aquinas possibly respond? How will he get himself out of this one? This gives the text a fair amount of intellectual drama and suspense in addition to a great depth. This series features live cooperative reading and discussion of major sections of the Summa Theologica. The text's structure as a series of concise arguments and counterarguments, back and forth, should make it ideal for this format. It should also make for a fun intellectual workout. We will examine over time Aquinas' arguments for and against competing positions on such wide-ranging topics as cosmology, ethics, law, society, happiness, love, grace, free will, human nature, science, reason, and faith. *** For this second installment of our series on the Summa Theologica we will read and discuss the following articles from Questions 75 and 76 on the nature of soul and body: Question 75: The Essence of the Human Soul — 1. Is the soul a body? — 2. Is the human soul something subsistent? — 3. Are the souls of brute animals subsistent? — 4. Is the soul the human being, or is the human being rather something composed of soul and body? — 5. Is the soul composed of matter and form? — 6. Is the human soul incorruptible? — 7. Does the soul belong to the same species as an angel? Question 76: The Union of the Soul with the Body — 1. Is the intellective principle united to the body as its form? — 2. Is the intellective principle numerically multiplied according to the number of bodies? Or is there a single intellect for all human beings? — 3. Does a body whose form is the intellective principle have any other soul, viz., a sentient soul and a nutritive soul? — 4. Is there any other substantial form besides the intellective soul in the human body? An especially readable and modernized translation of the Summa can be viewed and downloaded for free HERE - www.nd.edu/~afreddos/summa-translation/TOC.htm Or purchase a recent (abridged) translation published by Hackett here - https://www.amazon.ca/Aquinas-Basic-Works-Saint-Thomas/dp/1624661254/ Although we will do some live reading of the text at the meetup, please still read as much as possible in advance (about 23 pages in total) so you have some working familiarity with the arguments. We won't be able to read everything together at the meetup. (For some background on Thomas Aquinas see the following entries in Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas or the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - https://www.iep.utm.edu/aquinas/)."
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 13. 2018, Saturday, 11am-6pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group: DurhamVeg Vegan Festival.
Speakers, cooking demos, musicians, dance, children's activites.
Quote: "To create awareness and interest of the residents of Durham Region in learning about veganism and the health benefits of such diet; therefore we promote health, compassion for animals and consciousness about the environmental impact of our food choices. DurhamVeg Vegan Festival is an event where only vegan food, drinks and products will be sold and promoted."
Location: The Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon St, near the Whitby GO Station, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2.
Event info: http://www.durhamvegfest.ca/
Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/
Environment/Nature Talk October 14, 2018, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - The 2017 Ashbridge's Bay Flood: Gulls and Shorebirds. Quote: "Jean Iron, Past-president of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and noted bird expert, describes the impact of 2017's record high water levels on the unusual birds and birders attracted to Woodbine Beach." Tentative Location: Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 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 October 14, Sunday, 6pm-9pm. 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 made it to 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
(NOTE: This final chapter of the book appears to rely on many of the concepts and arguments developed in the previous 450 pages. If you haven't read the previous chapters, you will probably want to consult, at the very least, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on John Rawls or the various entries on Rawls' major ideas before tackling this one. Since there will be much to discuss about this final chapter, we will not be spending a lot of time reviewing material from previous sections of the book at our discussion. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry is here: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/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 (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/
Philosophy Book Discussion October 14, Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Misinformation and Freedom of Expression (Centre for Ethics Event).
Tentative Location: Room 200, Larkin Building, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place · Toronto, ON.
Quote: ""With the rise of ‘fake news,’ European liberal democracies are currently in the midst of a debate about the value of laws that aim to regulate the spread of false information on the internet. One central objection directed against such laws is that they represent undue violations of our individual right to freedom of expression. In this presentation, I argue that they do not. More precisely, I contend that legal prohibitions against the intentional spread of false information can be justified on three main philosophical accounts of free speech: the epistemic account, the civic duties account, and the harm-based account. I then consider the objection according to which any legal prohibition against intentional misinformation will unjustly set back the interests of individuals who unintentionally misinform others." Étienne Brown University of Toronto Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow *** NOTE: This is a talk and Q&A presented by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the Centre although we will be in attendance. Sometimes we meet after the event for further discussion about the topic if people are interested. ... The Centre for Ethics is an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined. The Centre seeks to bring together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. In pursuit of its interdisciplinary mission, the Centre fosters lines of inquiry such as (1) foundations of ethics, which encompasses the history of ethics and core concepts in the philosophical study of ethics; (2) ethics in action, which relates theory to practice in key domains of social life, including bioethics, business ethics, and ethics in the public sphere; and (3) ethics in translation, which draws upon the rich multiculturalism of the City of Toronto and addresses the ethics of multicultural societies, ethical discourse across religious and cultural boundaries, and the ethics of international society. ... (If you'd like to meet people from the Toronto Philosophy Meetup at one of their other events, let us know and we'll post the event to our group.)."
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/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading October 20, Saturday, 5pm-7pm. Free. Toronto's Cafe Skeptique - Topic TBA.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, Toronto.
Quote: "Toronto's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in! Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply."
Info: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
Philosophy Book Discussion October 21, Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Republic (Books VI-VII: The Sun and the Cave) (Toronto Freemason Event).
Tentative Location: West Toronto Masonic Temple, 151 Annette St, Toronto.
Quote: "In Books VI and VII of The Republic, Plato presents some of the most beautiful and famous metaphors in Western philosophy: the analogy of the sun, the analogy of the divided line, and the allegory of the cave. In the course of developing these three densely-related images, the character of Socrates explains who the philosopher is, and illustrates the effects of a philosophical education on the human soul. It is philosophy that moves the human being through the stages of knowledge and understanding, ultimately bringing him to the Form of the Good. *** 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. We will be discussing Books VI and VII of The Republic by Plato at this event. Please read as much of them as possible in advance (about 50 pages). An excellent new translation of The Republic by C.D.C. Reeve can be viewed and download HERE - http://www.3buna.si/uree/disruptedjournal/plato-republic.pdf (Books VI and VII are on pages 176-236.) * Everyone above the age 18, who has an interest in questioning more and learn more to become a better human being is welcome to our meetings, ** Also feel free to come half an hour early either for general or Freemasonry related questions. ***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 against other attendees will not be tolerated A good translation by G.M.A. Grube can be viewed in a collection available for download HERE - TIP: When reading Plato, pay attention to the subtleties in the drama as much as the explicit philosophical discourse. Attentive readers of Plato know that he is often trying to convey important things with both in concert. *** For some background on Plato, see his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike October 21, 2018, Sunday, ?pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Pass the Glass Water Walk on Garrison Creek. Led by Darlene King, Reno King, Helen Mills and friends. Start: NW corner of Walnut Avenue and Wellington St West. Quote: "Join the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and explore Lost Garrison Creek, a lost Lakeshore and new futures for the mouth of the Garrison. Bring your water bottle, and wear blue as we embody the watercycle and carry water along the course of Lost Garrison Creek to the lake. Stops along the way include the blood sewer, the smelter, the Wall of Oblivion, the incredible Bentway, the most polluted quay at the lake, and the fish habitat restoration project at Spadina Quay. This walk continues our series of walks around the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core as defined by Toronto City Planning. Walk leaders, Darlene King, Reno King, Helen Mills and friends. Meet at the northwest corner of Walnut Avenue and Wellington Street West. Walk is approx 2.4 km and ends at Spadina Quay. Mostly on city streets with a few stairs and uneven surfaces." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike Octomber 30, 2018, Sunday, ?pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Highland Creek - Morningside Park. Led by TBD. Start: TBD. Quote: "TBA." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .

Environment/Nature Talk November 4, 2018, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Life underground: Plants interacting with beneficial Fungi. Quote: "Larry Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Botany, University of Guelph, explores the underground world of mycorrhizal fungi and their symbiotic relationships with diverse plants." Tentative Location: Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
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/
Science Talk November 20, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free. Public 2018 J. Tuzo Wilson Public Lecture - Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds. Speaker: Dr. Sara Seager, Professor of Physics and Planetary Science, MIT. Quote: "Refreshments afterwards. Free public lecture sponsored by the Department of Physics, University of Toronto."
Location: sabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West, Museum subway, East exit. Info: Department of Physics, University of Toronto, https://www.facebook.com/events/296498174510851

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