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Updated October 16, 2017
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Food October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling October 1, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave. W. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays following, we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Environment/Nature Talk October 1, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Polar bears and climate change: is there a tipping point? Quote: " Martyn Obbard, OMNR Research Scientist, discusses the effects of climate change on polar bears based on extensive field research in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Ontario. Dr. Martyn Obbard is a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and an adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. His current research interests include the ecology and demography of the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear population, one of the most southerly polar bear populations in the world. His focus includes how future changes in sea ice distribution and duration will affect the abundance and distribution of these bears. With colleagues, he has also looked at how the body condition of individual bears has changed since the mid-1980s. " Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Radio Canada October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food October 3, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Free. AppleTree Farmers Market. Early June to early October. Quote: "Community market offering local produce, prepared foods, workshops, children's activities, and more."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Haystrom Farms (environmentally friendly, naturally grown, chemical-free: 400 varieties of heirloom & exotic fruits & vegetables, herbs, Arabiatta Tomato Sauce, Pickled Shredded Heirloom Carrots, Maple Fire Chili Sauce, Pickled Exotic Beets)
Location: June Rowlands Park, corner of Mt Pleasant Rd and Davisville Ave. Info: Toronto Green Community, 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.appletreemarkets.ca/, http://www.dailyapple.ca/market/index.html
Food October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Trinity-Bellwoods Park Farmers Market. Tuesdays, early May to late October. Updated vendor list: http://www.tbfm.ca/purveyors.html
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Alchemy Pickle Company (Naturally fermented products; kimchi, sauerkraut, seasonal veg. Various cultured condiments: miso, mustard. Kombucha, various flavours bottled and on tap);
- Evelyn's Crackers (Handmade crackers from locally sourced heritage grains: Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Currant in the Rye, Cheddar Crispies and more. Also variety of cookies, hummus, granola, granola bars, pancake mix and red fife flour);
- Praire Boy Bakery (Local baker of artisan sourdough bread. Organic wheat that is fresh milled locally and delivered weekly. Grain, water, sourdough starter, salt);
- Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. (Certified Organic (Eco-Cert) vegetable seed & seedlings. Variety of market vegetables. CSA available, please contact Hanna for more details);
- Matz Fruit Barn (Large variety of seasonal soft and hard fruits, apple/pear cider);
- Moondog Organics (Market vegetables);
- Sweet Gale Gardens (Local, ecologically grown cut flowers available June through October. No harmfull chemicals, pesticides and the like. Your destination for flowers);
- Waymac Farms (Shiitake, oyster (brown, yellow, blue) and portabella, white and cremini mushrooms);
- Woolerdale Farm (Certified organic market vegetables and some berries. Market opens with their asparagus);
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, NW end of the park, near Dundas St West, between Shaw St and Crawford St. Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
Food Discussion October 3, 2017, Tuesday, 6pm. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at Awai.
Location: Awai Restaurant, 2277 Bloor St West, between Runnymede and Jane St. RSVP Required for exact address and directions.
Quote: "Join us for a $40 prix-fixe dinner at Awai (on Bloor Street, between Runnymede and Jane). Awai is one of Toronto’s newest and most popular vegan restaurants, and one of Toronto’s only high-end vegan restaurants. RSVP required by Tuesday, September 26th to highpark@veg.ca. Seating is limited." Past locations: Cardinal Rule, 5 Roncesvalles Ave, north of Queen Street West. Info: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark

History Environment/Nature Walk October 4, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Hidden Paths to TODMORDEN & THE BRICKWORKS. Led by Vivienne Denton. Start: Outside Broadview subway station. Quote:"Circular walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with some steep slopes and stairs. We will walk via backstreets to the hidden entrance to Todmorden Wildflower Preserveand then from the preserve up hill on the remains of old Pottery Road to the top of the Brickworks Park hill. We will end at the Brickworks where participants can stop for lunch or take the free bus back to Broadview station. In the event of bad weather we can take a gentler route. Bring lunch or a snack and wear good boots." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 October 4, 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food October 4, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting and Dinner at Aunty's Recipe Restaurant.
Quote: "Diner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca". Location: Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church St S, Ajax, ON, (905)427-7257]. Quote: "Staff is aware of vegan accommodations. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right." Previous Locations: - Rawlicious Whitby, 120 Dundas St West, Whitby, (905) 493-7070. - Cool Runnings Restaurant and Bar Caribbean Restaurant, 14 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1H 1A3, (905) 434-2665. - Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine [Veg-Friendly], 84 King Street West, Oshawa [905-240-8600]. - Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church Street S, Ajax, ON [(905) 427-7257]. - Bombay Grill, 619 Kingston Road West, Ajax [905-239-4077]. - The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham

Radio Humour October 5, 12, 19, 26, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. May be pre-empted by 'White Coat Black Art' or 'Under the Influence'. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food October 5, 12, 19, 26, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Science Talk October 5, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - How to Fly a Telescope. Speaker: Rachel Domagalski, PhD student working in the Balloon Astrophysics Group. Quote: "We’ve all heard about ground-based telescopes and space telescopes, but what about telescopes that are flown on balloons? What do they do? How do they work? Why do we use them? In this lecture I will talk about the history of balloon astronomy, as well as some of the science that’s come from balloon telescopes. I will also talk about the development of two very different balloon telescopes, SPIDER and SuperBIT, that’s taking place right here in Toronto." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto.ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature October 6, 13, 20, 27, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Film October 6, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Carol (2015). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/

Food October 7, 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Junction Farmer’s Market. May 27 to November 4, 2017, Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
Location: 2960 Dundas St West, at the Junction train platform, west of Keele. Info: http://junctionmarket.ca/our-vendors/, https://twitter.com/junctionmarket
Radio Canada October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 October 7, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio October 7, 14, 21, 28 Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "This populist weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 October 7, 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour October 7, 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Quote: "Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond." http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food October 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet October 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy October 8, 15, 22, 29, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada October 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 October 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio October 8, 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Canadian History October 9, Monday. Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Quote: "Long ago, before the first Europeans arrived in North America, the farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time. To give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food, the farm workers filled a curved goat's horn with fruit and grain. This symbol was called a cornucopia or horn of plenty. When they came to Canada they brought this tradition with them. In the year 1578, the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies." http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/thanksgiving.html
Radio History Philosophy Health Science October 9, 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food October 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 9, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Bread: Salvation or damnation? Quote: "Bread is a simple food and a staple item across the world. The influence of bread touches every aspect of life: art, religion, politics, health, wealth, poverty. Bread is life. But for some, it represents a wrong turn in our species' evolution. Through conversation with bakers, religious leaders, historians and bread aficionados, producer Veronica Simmonds asks whether bread has led us to salvation or damnation in her documentary, Bread: The Rise and Fall." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Humour October 9, 16, 23, 30, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature October 9, 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Trinity-Bellwoods Park Farmers Market. Tuesdays, early May to late October. Updated vendor list: http://www.tbfm.ca/purveyors.html
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Alchemy Pickle Company (Naturally fermented products; kimchi, sauerkraut, seasonal veg. Various cultured condiments: miso, mustard. Kombucha, various flavours bottled and on tap);
- Evelyn's Crackers (Handmade crackers from locally sourced heritage grains: Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Currant in the Rye, Cheddar Crispies and more. Also variety of cookies, hummus, granola, granola bars, pancake mix and red fife flour);
- Praire Boy Bakery (Local baker of artisan sourdough bread. Organic wheat that is fresh milled locally and delivered weekly. Grain, water, sourdough starter, salt);
- Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. (Certified Organic (Eco-Cert) vegetable seed & seedlings. Variety of market vegetables. CSA available, please contact Hanna for more details);
- Matz Fruit Barn (Large variety of seasonal soft and hard fruits, apple/pear cider);
- Moondog Organics (Market vegetables);
- Sweet Gale Gardens (Local, ecologically grown cut flowers available June through October. No harmfull chemicals, pesticides and the like. Your destination for flowers);
- Waymac Farms (Shiitake, oyster (brown, yellow, blue) and portabella, white and cremini mushrooms);
- Woolerdale Farm (Certified organic market vegetables and some berries. Market opens with their asparagus);
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, NW end of the park, near Dundas St West, between Shaw St and Crawford St. Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
Debate October 10, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: The U.S. should launch a preemptive strike on North Korea. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate on the hot topic of North Korea. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html

Radio Humour October 11, 18, 25, 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 October 11, 18, 25, 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 October 11, 18, 25, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Humour October 12, 19, 26, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. May be pre-empted by 'White Coat Black Art' or 'Under the Influence'. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food October 12, 19, 26, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

Radio Environment/Nature October 13, 20, 27, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Film October 13, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Repo Man (1984). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Food October 13, Friday, 7pm-2am. $20. The Toronto Vegan Meetup (vegan-387) - Vegan Oktoberfest 2017. Quote: "Hallo fellow beer, polka and vegan food enthusiasts! Dust off your favourite, vegan (faux) lederhosen and get ready to polka your butt off at Vegan Oktoberfest 2017 (Toronto)!!! After a sold out event last year, Veg Heads and Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank - TVFB are partnering with some of our fave vegan foodies to bring you another one-of-a-kind Vegan Oktoberfest experience - all in support of TVFB and feeding people in need! Long-time TVFB supporter and renowned chef Doug McNish will be slingin’ his now-famous vegan schnitzel and black-eyed pea sausages! Your sweet teeth will be tantalized by our Sweets from the Earth and Oat & Mill Sundae-Cake Bar! And we’ll keep the Dolled Up Desserts soft gluten-free pretzels and VegHeads cheese sauce warm at the bar for when you want a savoury snack with your beer or signature seasonal Tonica Kombucha cocktail. Local craft beer from Great Lakes Brewery will be flowing all night long, the real deal polka band will be jammin' and our Oktoberfest themed photo booth and props will be there to snap your party pic right to your inbox! There will be beer chugging and sausage eating contests! And brandish your best Oktoberfest regalia for a chance to win a gift certificate for Planta restaurant for best costume! Each guest gets a raffle ticket to entre into a draw for raffle prizes from Stokes Vegan Cheese | Bio Raw | JewelsbySJB | Doomie’s Toronto | Lipstick and Dynamite | We Animals | Doug McNish and more! This year the event is open to all ages, so that families can join the fun earlier in the evening, and kids under 12 years are free! Stay after the band for a late night dance party, with a playlist personally selected by our Oktoberfest crew! Last year tickets sold out quick, so don’t put off buying yours today! https://www.vegheadsto.com Join the Oktoberfest Facebook event for updates and to invite your friends >> https://www.facebook.com/events/1360140474072301/ << Design by Crrumb ... Doors open: 7pm ... Address: Lithuanian House - 1573 Bloor Street West (steps from Dundas West station) Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible *After purchasing your tickets you will get a confirmation email. Your confirmation email is your ticket. Printi it off, or just show us the confirmation email, on your phone, at the door! **Tickets grant you entry. Food and drinks are sold separately. See you there! Prost." Location :Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street West, Hall B, Toronto. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-387/

Food October 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 9am-1pm. Junction Farmer’s Market. May 27 to November 4, 2017, Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
Location: 2960 Dundas St West, at the Junction train platform, west of Keele. Info: http://junctionmarket.ca/our-vendors/, https://twitter.com/junctionmarket
Radio Canada October 14, 21, 28, 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 October 14, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - HUMBER RIVER: HURRICANE HAZEL ANNIVERSARY. Led by Madeleine McDowell. Start: Old Mill subway station. Quote:"Meet at Old Mill subway station and explore the Humber between Bloor and Dundas Streets for evidence of one of Canada's worst flood disasters and its shadow on our world now. Possibly see some salmon leaping and some remnants of past cultures, along with our current 21st century one as it evolves on Mother Earth under Hazel's lasting influence. Stairs down at Bloor, but they can be avoided by individuals who wish to make an optional detour. End at Lambton House with some tee. #55 Warren Park bus stops at the door and goes to Jane subway station. Bring snacks or lunch and binoculars." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food October 14. 2017, Saturday, 10am-6pm. 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 (by the Whitby GO Station), Whitby, ON L1N 0J2. Event info: http://www.durhamvegveganfestival.com/activities.html . Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham
Radio October 14, 21, 28 Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "This populist weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio October 14, 21, 28, 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 October 14, 21, 28, 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 Environment/Nature Discussion October 14, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. Free. Green 13 Event: Ward 13 EcoFest Quote: "We will learn ways to make our homes, lives and businesses more eco friendly from local and city wide organizations. Bring your old electronics to be recycled. Click below to view the poster: http://files.constantcontact.com/9d78729e001/ecfca3a1-1a28-46e7-97ea-1f22a202bb75.pdf (link is external) and visit www.ward13.ca (link is external)as more details are released."
Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave. Info: Green 13 environmental group, intransitions(at)hotmail.com http://green13toronto.org
Radio Humour October 14, 21, 28, 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 October 14, 21, 28, 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 October 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour October 14, 21, 28, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Quote: "Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond." http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food October 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike October 15, Sunday, 10am-11:30am. Free. Lost River Walk - The Great Migratory Walk. Led by Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada. Start: Evergreen Brick Works at the Watershed Wall Quote: "On this guided walk we’ll look for winged friends who are embarking on their journey and salmon in the Don River who are migrating upstream to spawn. Join Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada on a guided walk through the Don Valley. We’ll begin at Evergreen Brick Works at the Watershed Wall and walk along Bayview and the Don Valley multi-use path north from Pottery Road, where we’ll look for salmon swimming upstream and evidence of birds on their way south. Walk returns to wrap up at Evergreen Brick Works. The actual timing of when salmon migrate is largely dependent on weather patterns (including rainfall and temperature). The question of ‘when’ is largely up to the salmon, so cross your fingers and toes that they choose to be active in migration during our walk." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Recycling October 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave. W. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays following, we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike October 15, Sunday, 1pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Black Creek - Lavender Creek - Past, Present and Future. Led by Lost Rivers, Black Creek Alliance. Leaders: Reno King, Darlene King, Helen Mills, Tanya Connors and Friends. Start: corner of Cliff Street and Alliance by the TTC bus stop. Quote: "Come discover the history and hear the dreams to restore nature, create trails, reduce flooding problems and bring beauty to this forgotten corner of our neighborhood. Along the way we will discover remnants of Lavender Creek. There will be: Music, Snacks, Kids Scavenger hunt, Prizes. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Joint walk with Black Creek Alliance. Leaders: Reno King, Darlene King, Helen Mills, Tanya Connors and Friends. Meet at the corner of Cliff Street and Alliance by the TTC bus stop." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Computers/Internet October 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy October 15, 22, 29, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada October 15, 22, 29, 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 October 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio October 15, 22, 29, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science October 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food October 16, 23, 30, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour October 16, 23, 30, Monday-Friday, 11pm-12m. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature October 16, 23, 30, 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/

Recycling Environment/Nature October 17, Tueday, 10am-3pm. Free. Pop-Up Clothing Swap in Nathan Phillips Square.
Part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, October 16-22, 2017. October 17 Tuesday: Textiles. October 19 Thursday: Plastics. October 20 Friday: Food waste. October 21-22 weekend: Swap, Share, or Repair event.
Quote: "Bring your gently used clothing items (see below for acceptable items) to the pop-up swap tent in Nathan Phillips Square between 10am – 3pm on Tuesday, October 17 2017.
For every acceptable item you bring, you’ll be given a swap ticket you can use to pick out and take home a ‘new to you’ item.
All material should be in gently used condition and still ready for wear. Unfortunately, we can’t accept items with rips, tears, holes, broken zippers, stains for swap.
Any material leftover at conclusion of the event will be collected by Value Village for reuse.
This is a rain or shine event. There will be a large covered tent to protect the material and swappers.
Items can be brought to the pop-up swap tent between 10am-3pm. Any materials leftover at 3pm will be collected by Value Village for reuse.
There are no limits to the quantity of items you can bring to the swap, however there will be a limit of 10 swap tickets issued per person. Any additional material you bring will be collected by Value Village for reuse."

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, NW corner of Queen St West and Bay St. Info: http://wrwcanada.com/en/get-involved/pop-clothing-swap
Food October 17, 24, 31, 2017, Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Trinity-Bellwoods Park Farmers Market. Tuesdays, early May to late October. Updated vendor list: http://www.tbfm.ca/purveyors.html
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Alchemy Pickle Company (Naturally fermented products; kimchi, sauerkraut, seasonal veg. Various cultured condiments: miso, mustard. Kombucha, various flavours bottled and on tap);
- Evelyn's Crackers (Handmade crackers from locally sourced heritage grains: Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Currant in the Rye, Cheddar Crispies and more. Also variety of cookies, hummus, granola, granola bars, pancake mix and red fife flour);
- Praire Boy Bakery (Local baker of artisan sourdough bread. Organic wheat that is fresh milled locally and delivered weekly. Grain, water, sourdough starter, salt);
- Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. (Certified Organic (Eco-Cert) vegetable seed & seedlings. Variety of market vegetables. CSA available, please contact Hanna for more details);
- Matz Fruit Barn (Large variety of seasonal soft and hard fruits, apple/pear cider);
- Moondog Organics (Market vegetables);
- Sweet Gale Gardens (Local, ecologically grown cut flowers available June through October. No harmfull chemicals, pesticides and the like. Your destination for flowers);
- Waymac Farms (Shiitake, oyster (brown, yellow, blue) and portabella, white and cremini mushrooms);
- Woolerdale Farm (Certified organic market vegetables and some berries. Market opens with their asparagus);
Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, NW end of the park, near Dundas St West, between Shaw St and Crawford St. Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 17, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - NEOLIBERALISM: Is it ruining the world? Quote: "Deregulation. Infinite growth. Self-correcting markets. All are hallmarks of neoliberal thinking. But they're more than just assumptions about the economy. They undergird much of the most influential thinking about governance right now, and dominate political and economic thinking everywhere. The results, according to some, have been disastrous. Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey asks four experts about the rise and rule of neoliberal thought, and what it may mean for societies around the world." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Humour October 18, 25, 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 October 18, 25, 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 October 18, 25, 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 October 18, 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 Humour October 19, 26, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. May be pre-empted by 'White Coat Black Art' or 'Under the Influence'. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food October 19, 26, 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
Environment/Nature Recycling October 19, 2017, Thursday, 3pm. Free. Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. June, August, September, October, 2017. Quote: "With Canada hosting World Environment Day on June 5, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is encouraging people to connect with nature by leading 150 shoreline cleanups from coast-to-coast from June 2 to 5. Leading or joining a cleanup is a great way to learn about how litter impacts our ecosystem, species and communities." Some 2017 Toronto locations:
- October 19, Thursday, 3pm, First Captial Realty Clean Up, Morningside Park - West of Morningside Bridge
Info: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/
Food October 19, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Golden Thai, 105 Church St, Toronto. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Radio Environment/Nature October 20, 27, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Film October 20, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Roma (1972). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 20, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - HISTORY DERAILED: Understanding the messy Middle East. Quote: "The Arab Spring was supposed to be a turning point for the Arab Middle East. And it was. But history appears to have taken a wrong turn. Again. American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is the 2017 winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Looking Ahead...

Recycling October 21, 2017, Saturday, 2pm-6pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will show you how to fix it for free." October 21 Location: Repair Café at Planet in Focus Film Festival, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. Innis College, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5. Previous Locations: - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Philosophy Talk October 21, 2017, Saturday, 3pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: TBA. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, west of Spadina Ave. Quote: "Toronto's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in! Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply." Info: https://www.meetup.com/CFICcafeskeptique/events/past/?scroll=true#upcoming
Recycling October 22,Sunday, 10am-3pm. $5/$2. Evergreen Drop, Swap, & Shop. Drop off on October 22 from 10am-2pm.
Quote: "Admission fee is $5 on the day of the event, $2 if you drop off items in advance. If you recycle an end-of-life electronic with Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics on the day of, you get free entry to the event
Drop your end-of-life electronics. Try swapping instead of shopping at our Swap Mall. Pass on things you don't use, like that funky purse that was never "you," for things you really want, like summer kids clothing, hockey gear or even records! Pick-up one-of-a-kind items from a variety of Swap Stores, contribute to the sharing economy and connect with your community at this cool event.
Presenting Sponsor Recycle My Electronics will be on site to help you recycle your end-of-life electronics in a safe and sustainable way. Plus, if you drop off an end-of-life electronic you will receive free entry to the swap! 1 electronic = 1 entry. Don't have any electronics to contribute at the moment? Don't worry, we have electronics recycling here at Evergreen Brick Works year-round!
How It Works... For each item you drop off you will be given 1 ticket in return. If you bring 10 clothing items, 2 casserole dishes and 1 framed art piece, you will get 13 tickets in return. Each item dropped has equal value. Please note there is a 25 item maximum. We will NOT accept any more than 25 items. You will be asked to bring additional items home. All items must be gently used, clean, and functional.
Shopping Categories: - Baby Supplies: Clothes, shoes, blankets, bottles, dishes, toys, & accessories - Children’s Clothing & Toys: casual wear, outerwear, shoes, accessories, clean & working toys - Women’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, fancy dress, handbags, jewellery, shoes, suits, jackets, outerwear, athletic wear, jeans, t-shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, shorts, rompers, dress pants, jumpsuits, hoodies, scarves, hats, vintage items, silk tops, high heels, ballet flats, running sneakers, - Men’s Clothing & Accessories: casual wear, work wear, suits, dress shirts, t-shirts, jeans, zip-up hoodies, wallets, belts, ties, jewellery, athletic wear, bags, hats, & scarves - Housewares & Art: dishes, fine china, utensils, small appliances like blenders, juicers, bread makers, linens, quilts, lamps, framed art, ceramics, craft supplies, tools, small furniture like coffee tables or chairs - Media/Entertainment: DVDs, Blurays, video games, books, CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, art supplies, & instruments - Sports & Recreational Equipment: hockey gear, ski equipment, tennis rackets, soccer balls, skates, golf clubs, nets, free weights, yoga mats, jump ropes, rollerblades, boxing gloves, skateboards, & camping/hiking gear
Other Activities ...
We’ll also be welcoming our contributing partner Toronto Tool Library on site, who will be demonstrating how to bring new life to all of your worn and weary belongings. They'll also be here to inform you how to get your hands on the right tools for the job through their community tool-sharing programs. For the first time this fall we will also be hosting Nikki Daley & her team from Boomerang Bags, who will be leading workshops to show our visitors how they can turn their own worn out fabrics into sustainable, durable & eco-friendly shopping bags."

Location: Evergreen Brick Works (EBW), 550 Bayview Ave. Evergreen runs a free shuttle bus from Broadview subway station, and the 28A Bayview South bus regularly stops at EBW on weekends. Info: info(at)​evergreen.ca, https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/drop-swap-shop/,
Recycling October 22, 29, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave. W. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays following, we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk October 22, Sunday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - RONCESVALLES/KING ST TO HUMBER BAY PARK WEST - Nature & Heritage. Led by Ed Freeman. Start: Beaty Blvd Parkette, 1575 King St West. Quote:"Linear walk on mostly paved surfaces, mainly flat but some stairs. From Beaty Parkette across railway to path along the lakeside across the Humber and along across Mimico Creek and north on Humber Bay Park Rd. West to Lake Shore Blvd and TTC stop. Washrooms at beginning of walk. Bring curiosity, binoculars, camera. 2 1/2 to 3 hours." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Film Food Discussion October 22, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. $15/$10 SS. PYOW. TVA's Veg Movie Group - The Last Pig.
Quote: "Hello! The Last Pig is screening during the Planet In Focus film festival on October 22 at 2:30 pm. It features a pig farmer who turned to farming vegetables instead and became vegan. The Al Green Theatre is inside the JCC at Bloor and Spadina. Let's meet at the theatre no later than 2pm. Tickets here: http://planetinfocus.org/events/the-last-pig/ Check out the rest of the PIF schedule: http://planetinfocus.org/film-fest/2017-program/ best, Carla."
Event info: http://planetinfocus.org/events/the-last-pig/
Info: TVA Veggie Movie Group Info: moviegroup(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/#movie, https://www.facebook.com/events/1925227167694733/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 23, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - PLAYING FOR THEIR LIVES. Quote: "Earlier this year, a musician named Armando Canizales was shot dead by police during protests against the Venezuelan government. The young violist had played with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra — the pride of Venezuela, and the product of El Sistema, a radical music education programme designed to get young people off the streets and into music. Now, Armando Canizales, his viola, and indeed, music itself, are symbols in the ongoing protests. As his friends and fellow musicians fight for their future, we pay a timely revisit to this documentary on El Sistema's founder Juan Antonio Abreu, 2008 recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Debate October 24, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Civilization has peaked. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate on the hot topic of North Korea. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html
Food Health Book Discussion October 25, Wednesday, 6:45pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck.
Book to be reviewed: Reading Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
Quote: "Interested in getting together with like-minded individuals and reading vegetarian-related books? Then come join the TVA Reading Group... Like regular book clubs, we meet frequently to discuss the current book the group has chosen to read. The material will always have something to do with vegetarianism, including animal rights philosophy, nutrition, ecological issues, and more... Please bring a vegan potluck contribution to enjoy."
Tentative Location: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St, south of Bloor St West.
Previous Locations: Dufferin Grove park. Private venue near Queen St West and Ossington. Near College and Dufferin or Queen/Ossington. Private venue on Givins St, west of Tillary Bellwoods Park, north of Queen St West, south of Dundas St West. Private venue on Brunswick Ave. Private venue on Bloor St West, NW of High Park. Private home near Dufferin St and Bloor St West. Private home near Dundas St East and Ontario St. Le Commensal, 655 Bay St, on Elm St, between Yonge St and Bay St, north of Dundas St West. Lisa's place near Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East. Rawlicious in Yorkville, 20 Cumberland St, west of Yonge St.
Info: tvareads(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/tva-reads/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#reads
Radio Humour October 26, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. May be pre-empted by 'White Coat Black Art' or 'Under the Influence'. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Film October 27, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Films - Halloween (1978) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Food October ?, Friday, 8:45pm-11:30pm. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Quote: "Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking." Location is shown only to members. Possible location: Bloomers. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 27, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - MEAT ON THE TABLE: Debating the ethics of consuming animals. Quote: "Our recent documentary The Matter of Meat by CBC Radio producer Kevin Ball drew a lot of response, including from two of its participants. Gary Francione teaches law and philosophy at Rutgers University, and is a staunch opponent of meat production and consumption. Nicolette Hahn Niman is a cattle rancher — and vegetarian — who believes that not only can meat production be ethical, healthy and sustainable, but that it is also necessary for human welfare. The two speak directly to each other, in a conversation hosted by Paul Kennedy." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
History Environment/Nature Walk October 28, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - CHARLES SAURIOL CONSERVATION AREA - Nature Walk. Led by Ken Sproule. Start: North entrance to Charles Sauriol Conservation Area on the south side of Lawrence just east of the Don Valley Parkway. Quote:"2 hour circular walk. Drive down the hill to the parking lot or take the Lawrence (route 54) bus and get off at Railside Road. Mostly level ground on paved and unpaved paths. There may be some hills if weather conditions allow. No washrooms." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Recycling October 29, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave. W. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays following, we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Interactive October 29 to November 4, 2017, Saturday, 2pm. Free. Event - International Games Day at the Library Quote: "International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. International Games Week is October 29th through November 4th, 2017. Libraries are encouraged to host a gaming event during or near this week.
It is completely free to participate! In fact, it is cheaper than free, because after registering you stand a chance to get free donations for your library, and this site hosts a free press kit with press release templates and posters. Registration will open in early June 2017."
Past Locations: - Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1M1, info@aurorapl.ca, 905-727-9494 x275. - Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. International Games Day/Week info: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/international-games-day | http://games.ala.org/international-games-week/ | http://games.ala.org/get-involved/gamers/
History October 31, Tuesday. Halloween. Quote: "The druids believed that witches, demons, and spirits of the dead roamed the earth on the eve of November 1. Bonfires were lit to drive the bad spirits away. To protect themselves further from the mean tricks of the bad spirits, the druids offered them good things to eat. They also disguised themselves so that the spirits would think the druids belonged to their own evil company. Surely the spirits would not harm members of their own group! Or so the druids thought. And thus we celebrate Hallowe'en by playing trick or treat, dressing up in cortumes, and wearing masks. The name Hallowe'en is Scottish in origin and is short for "All Hallow's Eve," the night before "All Hallow's Day," or All Saint's Day. That day was set by Pope Boniface IV to honour the Catholic saints, and also to replace a Roman pagan festival of the dead which had been held in late February, the end of the old Roman year." http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/symbols_facts&lists/halloween.html
Radio Philosophy History Environment/Nature October 31, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - THE NEW CITY STATE. Quote: "Athens, Rome, Venice. History offers many examples of cities that were their own world, independent mini-states that offered freedom of ideas and a model for social cohesion—alternative societies that have often been in conflict with the larger surrounding state. Cities still drive social progress, but many factors are changing our modern world, and cities are again being forced to retool and rethink how they work. A discussion from the Stratford Festival featuring Sevaun Palvezian, CEO of Toronto's CivicAction, leading urban thinker Gil Penalosa, and Lorna Day, Director of Urban Design for the City of Toronto." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Film November 3, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Rushmore (1997). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Recycling November 4, 2017, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Mini-Repair Café. Location: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, Toronto, ON M4C 4C4. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
History November 5, Sunday, 2am-1am. Daylight Saving Time Ends. At 2:00am Sunday morning, clocks will turn to 1:00am. Quote: Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time or daylight savings time, is a widely used system of adjusting the official local time forward, usually by one hour from its official standard time, for the summer months. This is intended to provide a better match between the hours of daylight and the active hours of work and school. The "saved" daylight is spent on evening activities which get more daylight, rather than being "wasted" while people sleep past dawn. DST is most commonly used in temperate regions, due to the considerable variation in the amount of daylight versus darkness across the seasons in those regions. Governments often tout it as an energy conservation measure, on the grounds that it allows more effective use of natural sunlight resource in summer time. Since there is less darkness in the "waking day", there is less use of electric lights. Some opponents reject this argument. In 2007[+] Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. This pattern will be followed by all provinces which observe daylight saving time and each province has amended their legislation to reflect this change. Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. Info: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzca/daylight_saving_time_canada.shtml, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_Savings_Time, http://www.thetimeworld.com/dst/
Environment/Nature Recycling Talk Film November 5, Sunday, 11am-4pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - EcoFair at the Barns Quote: "The 9th annual EcoFair at the Barns is a free, fun, family event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their lives, homes and communities. Come and enjoy the many ‘green’ nonprofits, eco-vendors, kids’ activities, interactive workshops as well as electric car test drives, a clothing repairathon and good food." Location: Artscape Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php
Environment/Nature Talk November 5, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Double-crested cormorants and Leslie St. Spit's urban wilderness. Quote: "Gail Fraser, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, York University, examines the ecology, behaviour, management and conflicts of the Spit's cormorant colonies." Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Debate November 7, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Arranged marriages are a better than online d.a.t.i.n.g. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate on Hillary Clinton and Feminism. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html
Film November 9-23. Free. Annual European Union Film Festival. Film Festival of the European Union Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Main Location: Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Quote: "The European Union Film Festival returns to Toronto November 9 to 23, 2017. All screenings free.
Entrance on a first come, first serve basis - Ticket distribution will begin one hour before each screening - One ticket per person - Save your ticket stub to vote for the Audience Award after the screening - All films 18 and over, subtitled in English unless noted."

Info: info(at)eutorontofilmfest.ca, http://www.euffto.com/, https://twitter.com/EUFFTO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Feuffto.com%2Findex.php
Film November 10, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Clue (1985). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Food November 16, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, two blocks southwest of Spadina Ave and College St. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Film November 17, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - How to Survive a Plague (2012). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Philosophy Talk November 18, 2017, Saturday, 3pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique: TBA. Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, west of Spadina Ave. Quote: "Toronto's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in! Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply." Info: https://www.meetup.com/CFICcafeskeptique/events/past/?scroll=true#upcoming
Food November 18, Saturday, 6pm. RSVP Required. $2. Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup: Raw Potluck. This Meetup usually repeats on the 2nd Saturday every 2 months.
Location: Private home, Artists of Arcadia Housing Co-op, 680 Queens Quay West, west of Bathurst St. 'No bananas'. Quote: "Pease bring a dish of RAW organic food for at least 4 people, a plate and fork... $2 donation. Raw food doesn't include: canned, 'cold pressed' oils, distilled, pasteurized, sushi, store-bought salad dressings.". Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/raw-food-living-food-toronto/ Previous Locations: On Soudan Ave, near Eglinton Ave and Yonge St. Private home (no-fruit-allowed, chemical and fragrance-free), Roehampton Ave, NE of Yonge St and Eglinton Ave East. Private home (chemical and fragrance-free), north of Woodbine subway station. Private home on Bellwoods Ave, near Dundas St West and Bathurst St. Condo party room near Wellesley and Jarvis. Private home, Heath St, near St Clair West subway station. Shaftesbury Ave, near Summerhill Subway station (contact group for details).
Food Health November 19, 2017, Sunday, 11:30am-6pm. $5? TVA Holiday Market at Wychwood Green Barn.
Location: Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.
Quote: "An indoor holiday market showcasing an array of vegan foods, crafts and ethical goods geared towards cruelty-free gifting. In addition to holiday shopping, there will be a kids activity area too, as well as edibles for immediate consumption."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Science Talk November 21, Tuesday, 8pm. Free. Public 2017 J. Tuzo Wilson Public Lecture - Plate tectonics: small plates, high mountains, monsoons,islands and ice ages. Speaker: Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder. Refreshments afterwards. Quote: "Plate tectonics – the relative movement of a small number of large rigid plates of lithosphere – entered the geologic canon smoothly and quickly because it brought simplicity. Plate tectonics, nevertheless, works poorly for some regions, particularly where continental regions deform. On one hand, one can try to use numerous small rigid plates to describe the deformation. On the other, one can view the deformation as viscous flow of a continuous medium. Two regions contrast these two views: in eastern Asia continuous deformation describes best how the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding high terrain have grown, but in the Maritime Continent (Indonesia and surroundings), numerous small plates move quickly with respect to one another to build islands and block ocean passages. These two regions also illustrate how the evolving landscape can affect both regional and distant climates: the Indian monsoon as a response to the growth of high terrain in Asia, and the emergence of islands as perhaps a key to the initiation of recurring ice sheets on Canada. The interconnected nature of the atmosphere makes it possible for tectonic changes in one region to affect climate in another. When plate tectonics was recognized, Tuzo Wilson might have realized that the tectonic development of one region can affect climates tens of thousands of kilometers away, but few others did so, and now some of us are having the kind of fun that he had with plate tectonics." Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, 93 Charles St West, Museum Subway east exit. Info: University of Toronto Department of Physics, physics(dot)utoronto.ca/news-and-events/special-events/lectures/tuzo-wilson/wilson-lecture-2017
Film November 24, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Fargo (1991). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Recycling November 25, 2017, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will show you how to fix it for free." November 25 Location: Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. Previous Locations: - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 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

Film December 1, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Persepolis (2007). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/
Environment/Nature Talk December 3, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Ontario's amphibians at all stages of development. Quote: "Peter Mills, author and artist, describes researching, writing and illustrating his 2016 field guide Metamorphosis: Ontario's amphibians at all stages of development." Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Discussion Food December 3, Sunday, 4pm-7pm. Members only. TVA AGM. The Toronto Vegetarian Association's Annual General Meeting. TVA membership deadline for voting at the AGM: One month before the AGM. Quote: "The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 3 at 4 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in the years moving forward by electing our 2017-2019 Board of Directors. Hors d’ouveres will be served. Please note: The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is a private function open to TVA members only. Non-members who wish to attend will be required to join as members of the TVA and only members in good standing 30 days prior to the election are eligible to vote." Location: Friends Meeting House, Lowther Ave west of Bedford Ave, near St George subway station Bedford Ave exit. Info: 416-544-9800, http://www.veg.ca
Science History December 21, Wednesday, 11:28 ET (16:28 UT). December Solstice. Quote: "Solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the Sun in relation to the earth's equator. The name is derived from Latin solstitium (from sol: 'sun' and sistere: 'stand still'). During the year, the position of the sun seen from earth moves North and South. When it changes direction it stands still momentarily. So solstices are those moments of the year when the sun reaches its southernmost or northernmost position, at the Tropic of Capricorn or Tropic of Cancer. Solstice festivals were common (and held primacy) in most cultures of the ancient world." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice
December 25, Monday, 2017. Christmas Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "Celebrates the nativity of Jesus." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
December 26, Tuesday, 2017. Boxing Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "A holiday with mixed and uncertain origins and definitions. Provincially, a statutory holiday in Ontario. A holiday in New Brunswick under the Days of Rest Act. Many employers across the country observe Boxing Day as a paid day off.." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
Canadian History December 31, Sunday. New Year's Eve. Quote: "New Year's Eve is 31 December, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In 21st-century Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve

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