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Updated May 23, 2019
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Radio Environment/Nature May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk May 1, 2019, Wednesday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Food May 1. 2019, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting: FGF Vegan in Oshawa.
May 1 Location: FGF Vegan, 8 Midtown Drive, Oshawa, (905) 723-0449.
Quote: "FGF Vegan ... 100% vegan Gluten Free, Soy Free options. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Please join us, we love chatting about diet specially the benefits of wfpb. RSVP by April 29th by emailing durham@veg.ca or by filling out the form... We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants."
Info: 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/

Food May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Science Talk May 2, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Sensing Hidden Signals with Pulsars. Speaker: Dongzi Li. Quote: "In this talk, I will explain how the compact nature and the excellent periodicity of pulses help make previously difficult studies feasible. Not only can these pulses show signs of gravitational waves, but they can also reveal the mysteries of small scale structures in the universe by facilitating natural “telescope arrays” several times the Sun–Earth separation." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/~gasa/astrotours/ http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/

Radio Canada May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Environment/Nature Recycling May 2019, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- May 4 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 19 | City of Toronto and Councillor Brad Bradford | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Ted Reeve Arena | 175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr.)
- May 5 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 25 | City of Toronto and Councillor Jennifer McKelvie | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Malvern Community Recreation Centre | 30 Sewells Rd. (east of Neilson Rd. & north of Sheppard Ave. E.)
- May 11 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 9 | City of Toronto and Councillor Ana Bailão | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Galleria Mall | 1245 Dupont St.
- May 12, 2019 - Ward 11 | City of Toronto and Councillor Mike Layton | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Central Technical School | 725 Bathurst St. (enter off Harbord St. and Borden St.)
- May 18 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 21 | City of Toronto and Councillor Michael Thompson | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | McGregor Park Community Centre | 2219 Lawrence Ave. E.
- May 25 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 18 | City of Toronto and Councillor John Filion | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Earl Haig Secondary School | 100 Princess Ave.
- May 26 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 6 | City of Toronto and Councillor James Pasternak | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Downsview Park | 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Recycling May 4, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 10:30am-12n. Free. Jane's Walk - Bond Street: An Urban Archeology Tour. Led by the Mackenzie House Staff. Start: 82 Bond Street.
Quote: "This walking tour will look at the diverse historical layers of one of Toronto’s most fascinating streets. Churches, an early synagogue, publishing houses and the last home of the famous rebel William Lyon Mackenzie; this street packs a huge amount of Toronto history into a few short blocks. 100% guaranteed to tell you something about this city that you do not yet know. Walk ends at 82 Bond Street."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/868420693500235/
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 11am-12:15pm. Free. Jane's Walk - A Unique Treasure Hunt in Hillcrest Cedarvale. Led by John Cummings and Leehe Lev, with Friends of Cedarvale Park and Toronto Tool Library. Start: 830 St Clair Ave W (on the west side of the Toronto Tool Library building in the vacant lot).
Quote: "Plogging is the latest fitness craze from Sweden, and is now making its debut at this year’s Jane’s Walk. This event is for both walkers and joggers. Get fit, while helping to clean our city. Find treasures while discussing waste diversion and reduction ideas. The City of Toronto Solid Waste Management will be loaning out trash grabbers, gloves and garbage bags on a first come, first served basis. Walk ends at St Clair west station.."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294639174784178/
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm. Free. Jane's Walk - Riverside Wild Plant Walk. Led by Danette Steele, with Riverside BIA. Start: 765 Queen St East, corner of Queen/Saulter Library.
Quote: "If you would like to learn to identify local plants that are good for food, medicine and pollinators - come out and enjoy this Riverside Walk! Enjoy springtime walk through the Riverside neighbourhood with our local herbalist Danette Steele. She will share stories about the history and the medicinal + nutritional benefits of the plants that we find along the way. During this gently paced walk, we will wander through laneways, parks and gardens. You will gain new insights into the green world that surrounds us in the city after you meet some wild plant friends –like Dandelion, Motherwort, Plantain and Goosefoot. Bring your travel mug as herbal teas are provided a few minutes before the walk! Walk ends at Joel Weeks Park."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294097084842421/
Environment/Nature Recycling May 4, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Toronto Public Library - St. Lawrence, 171 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3Z4. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 11:30am-1pm. Free. Jane's Walk - Wychwood Park. Led by Marilyn Spearin and Terry Marescaux with Community History Project. Start: Tollkeeper’s Cottage at Bathurst and Davenport.
Quote: "Wychwood Park is a little enclave of woods, beautiful houses, a pond, a creek, and a lot of history, in the heart of the city of Toronto. The park was founded in the 1870s by artist Marmaduke Matthews and his friend Alexander Jardine, who bought 20 acres of land and built the first two houses, with the intention that the area be an artists’ colony. Architect Eden Smith designed many of the houses according to the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement. Walk around the park with us and see 300-year-old oak trees, turtles in the pond, and the former home of Marshall McLuhan. Walk ends at the Wychwood Park gates on Davenport."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2498391753522733/
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 11:30am-1pm. Free. Jane's Walk - Going Up | Architecture, History and Elevators. Led by Joshua Nelson of the Elevator Scene Studio. Start: In front of Union Station .
Quote: "Explore elevators and their indispensable role in cities and architecture across Toronto from the turn of the century to the latest advances in the vertical transportation industry. This Walk will explore exemplary historical elevators dating as far back as 1894 at the Flat Iron building to panoramic glass elevators overlooking 14 storeys at the Atrium on Bay. Along the way, learn about the role elevators play in modern cities, how we can better think the vertical commute and the technological advances that allow people to live and work closer than ever before. Walk ends at Yonge & Dundas Square."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064208670363736/
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Recycling May 4, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe at The Public Studio. Quote: "Fixing small appliances, home electronics, housewares and bikes. Note: Visitor registration will close at 3:00 p.m." Location: The Public Studio, 58 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1N9. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/mini-repair-cafe-at-davenport-perth-community-health-centre/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Humour May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 2pm-3:30pm. Free. Jane's Walk - Casa Loma District History, Heritage and Hemingway. Led by Cheryl Millett and Jonathan Spencer with the Casa Loma Residents Association. Start: 145 Hilton Ave, NE corner by the drinking fountain of Wells Hill Park.
Quote: "Walk through Toronto’s most recently surveyed heritage neighbourhood, the leafy Casa Loma district south of St. Clair West subway, on the shores of ancient Lake Iroquois. See the houses associated with Marshall McLuhan, Neilson chocolates, McLean’s Magazine, Jeremiah Dinwoody, and, yes, Ernest Hemingway. Walk ends at the NE Corner Wells Hill Park."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/637640580009840/
Philosophy Discussion May 4, Saturday, 2pm-4pm. Free. Stoicism Toronto Meetup: Donald Roberts book launch on How to Think Like a Roman Emperor.
Location: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "To mark the publication of his latest book, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, Donald Robertson will be giving a talk and signing copies of the book at Ben McNally’s bookstore in downtown Toronto. 2-4pm on Saturday 4th May. In the lead up to publication, the store is also taking pre-orders for signed copies of the book. Donald will be giving an in-depth talk about the life and Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, taking questions, and reading excerpts from How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, as well as signing copies of the book. Please come along and join us. Event Details Time/Date: 2-4pm, Saturday 4th May | Venue: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 4B2. (Map) Email:info@benmcnallybooks.com | Tel:1-416-361-0032 | Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday (except long weekends) 11-5, Closed on Sunday | Web: benmcnallybooks.com."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Stoicism-Toronto/
Radio Canada May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. 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 May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour May 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Environment/Nature History Walk May 4, 2019, Saturday, 7pm-9pm. Free. Jane's Walk - Ghost Walk – Exhibition Place. Led by Steve Collie with the Exhibition Place. Start: General Services building, 2 Manitoba Drive.
Quote: "This tour takes you behind locked doors at Exhibition Place to introduce you to known ghostly hot-spots. Exhibition Place is known for its bright lights and entertaining shows and events, but lurking below the surface are many well-kept secrets that, until this walking tour, were primarily known only to staff who work the late shift. That the grounds should harbour otherworldly visitors is not much of a surprise: the Horticulture Building was once used as a temporary morgue; the site was a bloody battlefield during the War of 1812; and the grounds were once home to two military forts – plenty of time and plenty of reasons for an accumulation of 'things that go bump in the night.' Walk ends at the Scadding Cabin (Exhibition grounds) – walk leader and volunteers will walk back to the General Services building, passing the TTC/GO station after the end of the tour."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/329121847949600/

Radio History Philosophy Health Science May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Food Health May 5, 2019, Sunday, 11am-5pm. $5. TVA Spring Market.
Location: Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.
Quote: "An indoor spring market showcasing an array of vegan foods, crafts and ethical goods geared towards cruelty-free gifting. In addition to holiday shopping, there will be workshops, a kids activity area too, as well as edibles for immediate consumption." Included Talks:
12:30pm-1pm: Children's Vegan Storytime in the Courtyard with Greg Stuart.
2:30pm-3pm: Demystifying Canada's New Food Guide with Marl Manachino.
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Recycling May 5, 12, 26, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... 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 May 5, 2019, Sunday, 1pm-2:45pm. Free. Jane's Walk - The Steps of Old Lake Iroquois. Start: Baldwin Steps in Spadina Park, by Davenport Rd and Spadina Rd.
Quote: "Led by Gary Shaul, who will be gathered with other walkers at the base of the Baldwin steps. Gary will be wearing an orange vest with a megaphone. Enjoy dazzling city views with a little bit of a workout. We will explore historic and current land use along the ridge above Davenport Road between Spadina Road & Dufferin Street. What was Lake Iroquois? Who were the first peoples to live in this area? Who were some of the early Toronto movers and shakers? What was the origin of Wychwood Park and Tollkeeper’s Cottage? What’s the story behind Casa Loma and Spadina House? What are bad bricks? What is the origin of Wychwood Park and its pond? Where is Garrison Creek? Walkers are encouraged to add to our growing list of facts! Walk ends at Davenport & Glenholme Avenue at the top of the stairs (just east of Dufferin)."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529742703836827/?active_tab=about
Radio Computers/Internet May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio May 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food May 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio May 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature May 7, 14, 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Food May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, 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 (map). Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html

History Environment/Nature Walk May 8, 2019, Wednesday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Let's Explore Cherry Blossom Time On Wednesday. Hosted by Dave. Start: Keele Subway Station, 738 Keele St, Toronto.
Quote:"Starting from Keele Subway Station on the unpaid side of the turnstiles, we will make our way through High Park to view the Cherry blossoms, I'm predicting that the tress will at full bloom. This is a special sight, so be sure to bring your camera and cell phones for some great photo opportunities. Continuing along the waterfront, to Ontario Place and Queens Quay, ending near York street, close to the streetcars. Please arrive prior to 10 45 a.m, ready to walk a continuous 10km route over 2hours. Walk 415 $2.00 pp. **** This walk is on Wednesday ***."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//

Food May 9, 16, 23, 30, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

Radio Canada May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Environment/Nature Recycling Walk May 11, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free Registration Required. Don’t Mess with the Don - Don Valley Ravine Cleanup and Revitalization. Quote: "Join us in an effort to completely clean out and revitalize one of the most neglected, trash filled ravines in the Don Valley... we invite you to join us in the critical and ambitious project; together we will clean and restore a section of the Lower Don Ravine which has been subject to dumping and neglect. This event builds on the existing efforts of local community groups who have been working to help keep our ravines clean. Joining this effort are friends of the Don, families, children, cyclists, mountain bikers, canoers and kayakers, dog walkers, nature enthusiasts, neighbours, trail runners, concerned retailers including Salomon and Arc’teryx, members of environmental groups and stakeholders such as Evergreen and Toronto Field Naturalists. Torontonians all, uniting to revitalize a forgotten ravine in Toronto’s largest green space – The Don Valley. Gloves and bags will be provided **** Raffle prizes to be won *** free drink & snacks ***. This event is an initiative by Don’t Mess with the Don and supported by Evergreen, Greenpeace Canada, Zero Waste Hub Toronto, Salomon, Arc’teryx and One Piece a Day. "
Location: E.T. Seton Park parking lot, entrance road next to 71 Thorncliffe Park, Toronto. Info: http://www.dontmesswiththedon.ca/, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/don-valley-ravine-clean-up-revitilization-tickets-57709064365
Food Discussion May 11, 2019, Saturday, 10am-6pm. $? Mississauga Vegfest.
Quote: "Mississauga VegFest is back for another exciting day, celebrating all things vegan, plant based, and animal friendly. Veganism has exploded in popularity and we are dedicated to educating and supporting vegans and the veg curious about this ethical lifestyle in a welcoming, family friendly environment. Come find out why MVF is one of Ontario’s biggest VegFests
Mississauga Vegfest is seeking volunteers for their festival on May 11, 2019. Last year was their first festival and they want your help to make this year even more successful. They have some big ideas and will need extra help."

Location: Port Credit Memorial Arena (https://www.mississaugavegfest.ca/gettingthere.php), Ontario. Local Transport:
(1) TTC Kipling subway station to 123BC TTC bus to Long Branch GO station to 23 Mississauga bus to Port Credit GO station.
(2) TTC Kipling subway station to 110AB TTC bus to Long Branch GO station to 23 Mississauga bus to Port Credit GO station.
(3) TTC Osgoode subway station to 501 TTC streetcar to Long Branch GO station to 23 Mississauga bus to Port Credit GO station.
(4) TTC Union subway station to Lakeshore West GO train to Port Credit GO station.
Info: https://www.mississaugavegfest.ca/
Food May 11, 2019, Saturday, 10am-8pm. Toronto Vegetarian Meetup: Mississauga Vegfest.
Location: 40 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, ON.
Quote: "Spring is here and just in time too for the Mississauga Veg fest! A celebration of vegan living with over 60 vendors, food trucks and a kidSanctuary. Come out to try some delicious vegan food, meet local vendors and non-profits. Admission is free but be sure to register! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mississauga-vegfest-tickets-60341433853 "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-ermoEaYa/
Radio May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Environment/Nature Recycling May 11, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Toronto Public Library- Deer Park Branch, 40 St Clair Ave East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M9. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Food Recycling Environment/Nature May 11, Saturday, 11am-6pm. Bare Market Pop-Up: Zero Waste Fair (Spring into Parkdale Festival).
Location: Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Avenue to Dufferin Street.
Zero Waste Fair Quote: "The Zero Waste Fair hosted by Zero Waste Hub Toronto features repair, reuse, recyclers, DIY interactive activity stations, waste/eco educators/activists, and an interactive plastic litter/waste art installation. (Dufferin Amphitheatre). Thank you to everyone in advance for your help in reducing waste at this event, please B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) containers, cups, cutlery, napkins, & straws if possible. Otherwise ‘recycle right’ & avoid littering to help show some love for Parkdale and planet Earth by reducing necessary clean-up efforts post-event."
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Razors: Merkur XL (Germany, $50) | Merkur (Germany, $56) | Rockwell (US, $20) |
Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. 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 May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour May 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Food May 11, 2019, Saturday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Location: Parka, 424 Queen St West, Toronto, M5V 2A7.
Quote: "Hosted by Beverly... Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking! Since this is the halloween version, there will be prizes for the best costume. So Dress up! What to do? • Show up. Buy drinks. Buy food if you are hungry. Socialize. It is so simple, yet so effective. There is no cover charge. But I will be collecting donations (suggested: 2-5$). - This is because the meetup costs 180$ to run. • Be friendly! We will hand out name tags, so you can march right up to someone and greet them by name. • Promote! If you represent an organization (either as an employee or volunteer or general supporter), talk about the organization and the work you've been involved in. • Socialize! Talk about your vegan and Animal Rights interests, your favourite restaurant, your dream job for animals, your blog, whatever. If you have any questions, please email beverlycarey68@gmail.com"
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/

May 12, Sunday. Mother's Day. Quote: "Mother's Day is a holiday honoring mothers, celebrated (on various days) in many places around the world. Countries that celebrate Mother's Day on the 2nd Sunday in May are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States, Venezuela." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_day
Radio History Philosophy Health Science May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food May 12, 19, 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling May 12, 26, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food Walk Health May 12, Sunday, 1pm-4pm. Cost? York Friends of Animals - Vegan Hike at Bond Lake.
Quote: "Join York Friends of Animals and some of your fellow vegans @ The Oak Ridges Corridor Park for a hike in this beautiful scenery of the Oak Ridges Moraine to admire the beautiful wildlife, enjoy the fresh air and socialize as we walk along . All are welcome to join. After the conclusion of this hike if weather permits, we will rest for a nice vegan picnic. It is recommended to bring a water bottle and sunscreen (weather and proper gear you require for the hike. The time length for the hike portion is estimated at around two hours. Thank you."
Location: Oak Ridges Corridor Park, 12611 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4E.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350848578797324/
Radio Computers/Internet May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
History Environment/Nature Walk May 12, 2019, Sunday, 1:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Aggie’s Wildflowers. Led by Madeleine McDowell. Start: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St.
Quote:"Join Madeleine McDowell, TFN member & Chair of the Humber Heritage Committee, and rediscover the world of Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon, daughter of Susanna Moodie and illustrator of Canadian Wildflowers (published in 1867). All of Aggie’s specimens were from the Baby Point and Humber Valley area. Many of these flowers will survive in the Magwood Sanctuary. Meet at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. (#55 Warren Park bus from Jane subway station stops at the door). Approx. 2 hours ending at Lambton House for tea and a talk about Agnes. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio Science Philosophy May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio May 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food May 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Radio May 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature May 14, 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Food May 14, 21, 28, 2019, 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 (map). Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
Debate May 14, 2019, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: We should not kill animals for research.
Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave
Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about ethics of using animals in research. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/we-should-not-kill-animals-research Like our page on Facebook for latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDebatingSociety/ " (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca
Film Food May 14, 2019, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free. RSVP Form Required. TVA's Durham Veg Group - DurhamVeg Documentary Series: What The Health.
Location: FGF Vegan, 8 Midtown Drive, Oshawa, Ontario.
Quote: "Please sign in through the contact form or email us at durham(at)veg.ca."
Info: 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/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature May 14, 2019, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Cata$trophe: Adam Tooze on Crashed. Quote: "Historian Adam Tooze was writing Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World as that decade was happening. As it turns out, the giant waves from the crash of 2008 are still hitting shore, politically and economically. The 2019 Gelber Prize-winner talks with Peter Armstrong, CBC's Senior Business Correspondent, about how what happened on Wall Street was just the start, and how flaws in the globalized, banking system came to affect both nations and individual lives." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature May 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Environment/Nature Discussion May 15, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Location: Grace O'Malley's, 14 Duncan St, Toronto. Previous Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews subway. 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." Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Philosophy Book Discussion May 15, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Phaedo, on The Soul.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "The Phaedo is Plato's moving portrait of Socrates in the hours leading up to his execution by the state of Athens. It is the last of a series of Plato's dialogues — including the Euthyphro, the Apology, and the Crito — recounting Socrates’ trial and death. Here, Socrates asks what will become of him once he drinks the poison prescribed for his execution at sundown. Socrates and his closest friends examine several arguments for the immortality of the soul. This quest leads them to the broader topic of the nature of mind and its connection not only to human existence but also to the cosmos itself. Among the intriguing ideas explored in the dialogue is that we ought to believe in the immortality of the soul if for no other reason than because we will lead a better life — indeed, it might be that we already take our soul to be immortal insofar as we lead good lives at all. The Phaedo is one of Plato's most read dialogues and recognized as one of the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. *** This meetup is dedicated to discussing Plato's Phaedo. Please have the entire dialogue read in advance. Be sure to make enough time for reading as this one is fairly long, about 60 pages. TIP: When reading Plato, pay attention to the details of the drama as much as the overt philosophical discourse. Attentive readers of Plato know that he is often trying to convey important messages with both in concert. A renowned translation by G.M.A. Grube can be found in a collection available for download HERE - https://b-ok.cc/book/1205909/72e399 (the dialogue begins on page 49 of the volume.) (For some background on Plato, see his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/) "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Food May 16, 23, 30, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Food May 16, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Cosmic Treats.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4, (647) 352-2207, http://cosmictreats.ca/
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/dinner-social-group-36/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

History Environment/Nature Walk Recycling May 18, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - TFN / Toronto Bruce Trail Club Joint Outing. Led by Charles Bruce-Thompson and Ray Berzins. Start: Entrance to the spit at the foot of Leslie Street.
Quote:"Take a nature walk on the spit with TFN past-president, Charles Bruce-Thompson, and Ray Berzins of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. Meet at the entrance to the spit at the foot of Leslie Street for a circular walk. Bring lunch and water. Participants can leave anytime by walking back to the starting point. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio May 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio May 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Environment/Nature History Walk May 18, 2019, Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. Jane's Walk - From Underused Spaces to Urban Oases.
Quote: "Meet at 425 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X6; outside metro. Look for the Robert Street Parkette storyboard, as well as a Walk sign! The Bloor Annex BIA presents “From Underused Spaces to Urban Oases”, promoting our upcoming Street Revitalization Project, a greening initiative which will transformation four underused rights-of-way along Bloor – at Howland, Brunswick, Major and Robert – into dynamic green spaces featuring pollinator gardens, artistic bike parking, murals, public art seating and more! The event kicks off with a guided tour along Bloor. Attendees will be led to each parkette site and other key locations in the neighbourhood where we will speak to significant elements of the project and the community. Included will be live mural installation, seed giveaways, free bike check-ups, live music and free food! Walk ends at Howland Avenue (where Howland meets Bloor) by the ‘bee mural’ ."
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2276297012583772/
Philosophy Discussion/Reading May 18, Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. HAT Weekly Discussion Forum - What Does it Mean to be a Good Person.
Quote: "Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Am I a good person? I am at that stage in my life (mid 70s) where I’m looking back, evaluating, summing up the highlights and the regrets. Underlining much of this self-searching is the question “Have I been a good person?”. This leads to a number of other questions that I invite you to consider: · What does it mean to be a good person · Where does our understanding of goodness come from · Is it enough to have “good” feelings and “good” values if these are not backed up by action · What prevents people from doing good – fear, greed, jealousy, lack of awareness, laziness, other · Does one bad act, i.e. seriously injuring someone while driving under the influence, make one a bad person · Why do we think it is so important to be, or be thought of as, a good person · Are most of us under the illusion that we are better than we really are · Why does social media make it so easy for good people to do bad things · If you were absolutely certain that you would never be found out, are there bad things you would do · Are there situations that justify good people doing bad things
Anne Frank “All of us are born with a basic goodness.” Do you agree? Friedrich Nietzsche “There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.” Spoken like a true humanist? Stephen King “It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.” What cost?"

Location: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, Rm 304?, north of Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9.
Event info: http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/events-archive/2019/4/20/hat-forum-political-correctness
Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour May 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading May 18, Saturday, 5pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique - Monthly Meetup - FOOOD! Keto diets, juice cleanses, and organic produce.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, between Major St and Robert St, three blocks 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: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
Radio Canada May 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio May 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour May 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science May 19, 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food May 19, 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Food May 19, 2019, Sunday, 10am-5pm. $60. TVA Members only. RSVP Required. TVA Bus Sanctuary Trip: Farmhouse Garden Animal Home. Start/End: Wilson subway station.
Quote: "Spend the day with the animals of Farmhouse Garden, where you'll have the opportunity to take in a guided tour of the grounds, hear the story of how this Sanctuary came to be, and even have the opportunity to feed the animal residents! Bring your own lunch and a water bottle, as well as a pair of boots--it's going to be muddy at this working farm! After the tour, we will stop at Copper Branch in Brooklin for your choice of three meals, with kombucha and dessert samples donated by Copper Branch. We will return you to Wilson Station around 5pm after a full day of compassion and community. The cost for this event is $60.00 and that covers everything; the bus, supper at Copper Branch, as well as a donation to Farmhouse Garden. TVA staff will be along on the tour to take care of all the details. Tickets are limited, book now, or sign up at the Veg Spring Market this Saturday! You must be a member of the TVA to join this event, but memberships are available to all for a minimum $25.00 donation. Each member may bring one paying guest. We will be going rain or shine, and as noted the farm will be muddy so please dress accordingly. This event is for ages seven and up."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, http://www.veg.ca
Radio Computers/Internet May 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike May 19, Sunday, 2019, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - The Magic of Spring on Spring Creek in High Park. Led by Helen Mills and Friends . Start: SW corner of Bloor St West and Keele St. Quote: "Come explore the oak savannah and forests of Spring Creek. Hopefully we will be in for wonderful spring flowers and more. Difficulty: some woodland trails and steep slopes." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/ .
Radio Science Philosophy May 19, 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada May 19, 26, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet May 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio May 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

May 20, Monday. Victoria Day. Quote: "Federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Day
Food May 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Philosophy Book Discussion May 20, Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: John Rawls: Political Liberalism (Week 2: Fundamental Ideas).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "John Rawls is a giant of twentieth-century moral and political philosophy. We are continuing our series on his second major book Political Liberalism (1993). Rawls describes the problem it addresses as follows: "How is it possible that there may exist over time a stable and just society of free and equal citizens profoundly divided by incompatible religious, philosophical, and moral doctrines? Put another way: How is it possible that deeply opposed doctrines may live together and affirm the same political conception of a constitutional regime? What is the structure and content of a political conception that can gain the support of such an overlapping consensus?" Political Liberalism is considered an essential text for understanding debates in contemporary political philosophy about the meaning, structure, morality, and possibility of liberal democratic societies. *** This week we are discussing "Lecture 1: Fundamental Ideas". The lecture/chapter contains the following subsections: § 1. Addressing Two Fundamental Questions § 2. The Idea of a Political Conception of Justice § 3. The Idea of Society as a Fair System of Cooperation § 4. The Idea of the Original Position § 5. The Political Conception of the Person § 6. The Idea of a Well-Ordered Society § 7. Neither a Community nor an Association § 8. The Use of Abstract Conceptions
Please read as much of the chapter as possible in advance of our discussion. The reading for each week is about 40 to 50 pages. You can view and download a copy of the book HERE: https://b-ok.cc/book/2361540/0c5b4b "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio May 20, 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature May 20, 2019, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Discovering Another World in the Forest Canopy. Quote: "Trees and forests could hold the key to the survival of life on our planet. Meg Lowman started climbing trees when she was still a painfully shy primary school student, in a small town in upstate New York. They became her closest companions whenever her human classmates started bullying her. She eventually became a pioneer of canopy science, and created a system of forest walkways that now extends around the world. She's been hailed as "Einstein of the Treetops", but is better known by the nickname, Canopy Meg. Paul Kennedy visited the self-described "arbonaut" in person to ask her whether trees can save the world." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature May 21, 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Food May 21, 28, 2019, 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 (map). Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html

Radio Environment/Nature May 22, 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

History Environment/Nature Walk May 23, 2019, Thursday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Wildflowers in High Park. Led by Wendy Rothwell. Start: Entrance to High Park at Bloor St West and High Park Ave.
Quote:"Visit High Park with Wendy Rothwell to look for spring wildflowers. Meet at the entrance to High Park at Bloor St W and High Park Ave for a circular walk including some hilly rough trails. Morning only. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food May 23, 30, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

History Environment/Nature Walk May 24, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Let's Explore Toronto Islands - West to East. Hosted by Dave. Start: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2H3.
Quote:"Starting from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, we will set sail to Hanlans Point taking in the view of Lake Ontario, light house, maze ,local cottages and various beaches. We will continue along the boardwalk where we will take in Centre Island and stop by the boutique, before returning to the city. Please arrive prior to 11 00 a.m., as latecomers will be left dockside. The Islands offer great opportunities for picture taking ! Walk 416$ 2.00 pp. Further information on tickets and schedules www.torontoisland.com "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading May 24, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature May 24, 2019, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Little Prince: The Child Philosopher. Quote: "The Little Prince was first published in 1943, and since then it's sold 200 million copies in 300 languages. And we're still trying to figure out what it is: a children's fable, a philosophical tale, or even an autobiography of its author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry? Danny Braun of Radio-Canada presents his documentary about the enduring magic of this deceptively simple classic." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Environment/Nature Recycling May 2019, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- May 25 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 18 | City of Toronto and Councillor John Filion | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Earl Haig Secondary School | 100 Princess Ave.
- May 26 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 6 | City of Toronto and Councillor James Pasternak | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Downsview Park | 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Cycling Food Health May 25, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Cost? TVA Veg Fitness Meetup Group - May 2019 Don Valley Cycling. Hosted by Jenn.
Quote: "TBA."
Start: Corktown Common, Toronto, Ontario M5J 0A3.
Info: fitness(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/2019-05/ | https://www.facebook.com/events/813744215652362/ More info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Environment/Nature Recycling May 25, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 2K5. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Radio May 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio May 25, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Philosophy Discussion/Reading May 25, Saturday, 11am-1pm. Free. HAT Weekly Discussion Forum - Birth Strikes Against Climate Change
Quote: "There are young women taking a stand against Climate Change by refusing to procreate in what they see as a compromised world in denial. What do you think? Is this a way forward? https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-24-2019-1.5107820/this-woman-won-t-have-children-because-of-climate-change-she-says-she-s-not-alone-1.5109015 ."
Location: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, Rm 304?, north of Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9.
Event info: http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/events-archive/2019/4/20/hat-forum-political-correctness
Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Recycling May 25, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church. 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..." Location: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, 3 blocks north of Danforth Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk May 25, 2019, Saturday, 1pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve. Led by Paula Davies, Chair of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Committee. Start: Todmorden Mills entrance, 67 Pottery Rd.
Quote:"Join Paula Davies, Chair of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Committee, for a tour of one of the most amazing examples of ecological restoration work in Toronto. Meet at the entrance to the wildflower preserve at 67 Pottery Rd for a circular walk to see the preserve and the work done by the stewards. Come early and visit the historic buildings. Admission is free today. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour May 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada May 25, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio May 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour May 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science May 26, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food May 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Environment/Nature Recycling May 2019, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- May 26 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 6 | City of Toronto and Councillor James Pasternak | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Downsview Park | 35 Carl Hall Rd.
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Food Recycling Environment/Nature May 26, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Bare Market Pop-Up.
Location: Patagonia Toronto, 500 King St West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Razors: Merkur XL (Germany, $50) | Merkur (Germany, $56) | Rockwell (US, $20) |
Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Recycling May 26, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... 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 May 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy May 26, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada May 26, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet May 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio May 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Recycling May 26, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food May 26, Sunday, 12:30pm. PYOW. TVA Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington: Lunch at Copper Branch & Sweet Jesus Ice Cream.
Quote: "1) **Copper Branch – 100% whole foods, plant-based, quick service concept. For more information, see their web page: https://eatcopperbranch.com/ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CopperBranch/ Hamilton FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CopperBranchLimeridgeMall/ or Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/copperbranch/ Location: Copper Branch Limeridge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario.
2) **Sweet Jesus – save room for dessert, because this newly opening ice cream shop (Nov/18) has vegan coconut soft serve, vegan salted caramel soft serve, as well as a vegan Bounty Killah cone (coconut soft serve, shredded toasted coconut, dark chocolate sauce) waiting for us after lunch!! For more information, please see their web page: http://www.sweetjesusicecream.com/menu or their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SweetJesus4Life/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetjesus/ "

Info: hamiltonburlington@veg.ca | http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Food May 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round. Field House in winter.
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, https://www.soraurenmarket.com/
Philosophy Book Discussion May 27, Monday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Thomas Nagel: The View From Nowhere (Week 2: Mind and Body).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way. We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, "nowhere in particular." At the same time, each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world, a view that we can recognize as just one aspect of the whole. How do we reconcile these two standpoints — intellectually, morally, and practically? To what extent are they irreconcilable, and to what extent can they be integrated? Thomas Nagel's ambitious and lively book tackles this fundamental issue, arguing that our divided subjective/objective nature is the root of a whole range of philosophical problems, touching, as it does, every aspect of human life. He deals with its manifestations in such fields of philosophy as the mind-body problem, personal identity, knowledge and skepticism, thought and reality, free will, ethics, the relation between moral and other values, the meaning of life, and death. Excessive objectification has been a malady of contemporary philosophy, claims Nagel, leading to implausible forms of reductionism in the philosophy of mind and elsewhere. The solution is not to inhibit the objectifying impulse, but to insist that it learn to live alongside the internal perspectives that cannot be either discarded or objectified. Reconciliation between the two standpoints is, according to Nagel, not always possible. *** We are beginning a new series on Thomas Nagel's book The View From Nowhere (1986). Nagel is one of the most respected American philosophers of the past forty years and The View From Nowhere is thought to be the most systematic presentation of his approach.
We'll be discussing the entire book over 10 meetups. The reading plan is as follows: Week 1 - "Chapter I. Introduction" AND "Chapter II. Mind" | Week 2 (CURRENT) - "Chapter III. Mind and Body" | Week 3 - "Chapter IV. The Objective Self" | Week 4 - "Chapter V. Knowledge" | Week 5 - "Chapter VI. Thought and Reality" | Week 6 - "Chapter VII. Freedom" | Week 7 - "Chapter VIII. Value" | Week 8 - "Chapter IX. Ethics" | Week 9 - "Chapter X. Living Right and Living Well" | Week 10 - "Chapter XI. Birth, Death, and the Meaning of Life"
Please have the text read in advance of our discussion — the reading for each week is about 20 to 30 pages. You can view and download a copy of the book in various formats HERE: https://b-ok.cc/s/?q=thomas+nagel+the+view+from+nowhere."

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio May 27, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature May 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature May 28, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Food May 28, 2019, 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 (map). Trinity Bellwoods info: http://www.tbfm.ca/ . Market Info: http://www.trinitybellwoods.ca/farmers-market.html
History Environment/Nature Walk May 28, 2019, Tuesday, 6:45pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Riverdale Park East. Led by Vivienne Denton. Start: Broadview subway station.
Quote:"Join steward and naturalist Vivienne Denton for a tour of Riverdale Park East. Meet at Broadview subway station for a circular walk on mostly paved and uneven surfaces with some slopes. We will look at the naturalized areas, particularly the experimental phragmites eradication project. We will also look for birds and other wildlife. Heading back up Broadview we can view the city at sunset. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/

Radio Environment/Nature May 29, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Philosophy Book Discussion May 29, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Robotic Agents and the Evolving Nature of 'Social' (Centre for Ethics Event).
Location: Room 200, Larkin Building, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
Speaker: Shane Saunderson (http://www.shanesaunderson.com/ )
Quote: "Building on The Media Equation (1996), which highlighted the reflexive way humans treat computers and other technologies as social actors, this seminar will explore the implications of robots and other anthropomorphized technologies as they adopt increasingly humanlike traits. As these technologies learn to mimic and replicate the nuances of our interactions, what responsibility do we have for their deployment and transparency in use? How will the creation of increasingly humanlike technologies change the ways in which we work, play, and live? Even if we could create artificial people, should we?
This is a talk and Q&A presented by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the Centre although we will be in attendance. Sometimes we look for each other after the event for further discussion about the topic. "

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

Food May 30, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature May 30, 2019, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Munk Debate: Is China a threat to the liberal international order?. Quote: "On one side, H. R. McMaster and Michael Pillsbury argue that free and open societies must push back against the policies of the Chinese Communist Party to preserve a rules-based international order. Opposing them, Kishore Mahbubani and Huiyao Wang make the case that such an approach spells disaster, and ignores the history and dynamics propelling China's peaceful rise to superpower status." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature May 31, 2019, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Reading Montaigne: Why a 16th century writer still matters today. Quote: "Michel de Montaigne was many things: a 16th century French writer, bureaucrat, and self-defined accidental philosopher. He was also the inventor of the literary form we now call the essay. His Essais — variously translated as 'trials' or 'experiments' in ideas — have touched centuries of readers and writers. Flaubert once exhorted us to 'read him in order to live.' Contributor Tony Luppino opens the writings and life of Western literature's original free thinker, who wrote on everything from idleness and liars, to wearing clothes and punishing cowardice." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Looking Ahead...

Environment/Nature Recycling June 2019, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- June 1 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 7 | City of Toronto and Councillor Anthony Perruzza | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Black Creek Pioneer Village | 1000 Murray Ross Parkway (east of Jane St; off of Steeles Ave. W.)
- June 2 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 2 | City of Toronto and Councillor Stephen Holyday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Richview Collegiate Institute | 1738 Islington Ave.
- June 8 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 20 | City of Toronto and Councillor Gary Crawford | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Birchmount Community Centre | 93 Birchmount Rd.
- June 15 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 10 | City of Toronto and Councillor Joe Cressy | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | David Crombie Park | 131 The Esplanade (along Frederick St.; south of The Esplanade)
- June 16 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 17 | City of Toronto and Councillor Shelley Carroll | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Old Cummer Go Station Parking Lot | North of Finch Ave. E.; off Leslie St.
- June 22 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 3 | City of Toronto and Councillor Mark Grimes | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Etobicoke School of the Arts | 675 Royal York Rd.
- June 23 Sunday, 2019 - Ward 12 | City of Toronto and Councillor Josh Matlow | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Wychwood Barns | 76 Wychwood Ave. (along Wychwood Ave.; south of St. Clair Ave. W.)
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Recycling June 1, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Environment/Nature Recycling Walk June 1, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free Registration Required. Don’t Mess with the Don - Don Valley Ravine Cleanup and Revitalization.
Quote: "we will be accessing the area from the top of the hill. It’s going to be steep and challenging – so bring shoes with good gip and clothes that may rip. Bags and gloves will be provided. Now onto the details, I know it is a lot but please review so you are ready for the day.
What to Wear... Please wear appropriate clothes for being in the weather for the day, and clothes that may get dirty. Wear layers so you can add and remove as needed. Please wear footwear that can get dirty and wet. We suggest boots or hiking shoes with enough grip as the slopes are steep and can get slippery.
What to Bring... Please bring a reusable container for water and/or coffee as we are trying to minimize waste and litter. . Gloves and bags will be provided.."

Location: Back of 75 Thorncliffe Park Dr, Toronto. Info: http://www.dontmesswiththedon.ca/
Environment/Nature Recycling June 1, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Centennial Library, 578 Finch Ave West, Toronto, ON, Toronto, Ontario M2R 1N7. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike June 2, Sunday, 2019, 10am. Free. Lost River Walk - Quiet Walk along the Lower Don Valley. Led by Floyd Ruskin. Start: Hubbard Park, southside of Bridgepoint Health. Quote: "Please join Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising Ambassadors as we walk north listening to...... quiet! June 2 this year is the only opportunity to walk the Don without the ever present noise of cars, trucks or construction vehicles. It truly is a magical time. Before we cross the footbridge, a brief stop at the Tannenbaum Sculpture Garden to view the joyful work of Canadian artist Bill Lieshman. Any other day of the year the garden is incredibly noisy with the sound of the DVP intruding on the space. On past quiet walks with Floyd there have been sightings of fox, deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles, frogs, snakes and all manner of birds and other waterfowl... Meet at Hubbard Park (southside of Bridgepoint Health) and walk north to Evergreen Brick Works. Start is TTC accessible from the 504 King streetcar, 505 Dundas bus and the 506 Gerrard streetcar; At Evergreen Brickworks, take the free EBW shuttle to Broadview station or the #28 Davisville bus to the Yonge subway. Difficulty: There is one set of stairs to navigate; No washrooms until Evergreen Brick Works and not good for strollers or people that are mobility challenged. Walk is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours long." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/ .
History Environment/Nature Walk June 2, 2019, Sunday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - High Park. Start: Entrance to High Park at Bloor St. W. and High Park Ave.
Quote:"Wander High Park with Bohdan Kowalyk, TFN member and forester at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Meet at the entrance to High Park at Bloor St. W. and High Park Ave. for a circular walk to identify trees and plants. Blue Lupines should be blooming. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Philosophy Book Discussion June 2, Sunday, 2019, , 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Short Stories by Philip K. Dick.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction, whose work has been adapted into popular films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report. His many stories and novels explored a wide variety of themes, including metaphysics, artificial intelligence, human identity, altered states of consciousness and existence, theology, monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, paranoia, and alternate histories. Many philosophers and cultural theorists have found Dick's works to be a rich source of insight into the nature of the contemporary world and the social, psychological, and existential implications of technology. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 became the first science fiction writer to be included in the Library of America series of distinguished and historically significant authors. *** This meetup is dedicated to discussing five of Philip K. Dick's renowned short stories: — Second Variety (41 pages) — I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (15 pages) — Upon the Dull Earth (18 pages) — Imposter (12 pages) — The Days of Perky Pat (19 pages)
A collection containing these stories can be viewed and downloaded HERE - https://www.box.com/s/rhqwaqxxevpv0q3piwf297hn3ndgpwj5 Please have the stories read in advance of our discussion. (See the following for more background info on Philip K. Dick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick and http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/dick_philip_k )"

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Philosophy Book Discussion June 5, Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: What Society Must Require from A.I. (Centre for Ethics Event).
Location:Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room 1130, University of Toronto 40 St George St, Toronto.
Quote: "Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, especially machine learning (ML) programs, are now being employed or proposed for use in: a) scanning résumés to weed out job applicants; b) evaluating risks children face in their families; c) informing judicial decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole; d) diagnosing medical conditions, and not just classifying medical images; e) identifying faces in the crowd for the police; f) caring for seniors; g) driving autonomous vehicles; and h) guiding and directing drones in eliminating terrorists.
I will propose what society must require of algorithms that affect human welfare, health, life, and death. I shall discuss concepts including reliability, openness, transparency, explainability, trustworthiness, responsibility, accountability, empathy, compassion, fairness, and justice. The results will aid researchers in prioritizing problems for AI and HCI research, and will assist policy makers and citizens in determining when and how AI technology should be deployed."
Biography: Ron Baecker is Professor of Computer Science and Bell Chair in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Toronto. He co-founded the Dynamic Graphics Project, and founded the university’s Knowledge Media Design Institute and its Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAG). Recently, he has been a research lead in AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network. He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, named an ACM Fellow, and given the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award and a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award. He is the author of 5 books including Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2019) and is the founding Editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies (Morgan & Claypool). For more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Baecker
*** NOTE: This is a talk and Q&A presented by the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics that is open to the public. The Toronto Philosophy Meetup is not affiliated with the Centre although we will be in attendance. Sometimes we look for each other after the event for further discussion about the topic."

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food June 5. 2019, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting: Dinner at Spicy Affairs.
Location: Spicy Affairs, 84 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1H 8W7, Phone: +1 905-240-8600.
Quote: "Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Please join us, we love chatting about diet specially the benefits of wfpb. RSVP by May 4th by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right. We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants."
Info: 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/
Food June 5, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. RSVP Required. TVA's East End Vegetarian/Vegan Social Group: Bowling At Shamrock Bowl & RestoBar.
Quote: "Come join us for a fun night of bowling and food at the newly restored Shamrock Bowl. Shamrock bowl is a historic 5-Pin Bowling alley that has been fully restored to the look and feel of the days of its inception (Late 1940’s). Did you know that 5-pin bowling was invented in the City of Toronto in 1909? It is the oldest and largest 5-pin bowling alley in Toronto, the city in which this popular sport and team building activity was invented! Come today to enjoy our eight bowling lanes during daytime."
Location: Shamrock Bowl & RestoBar, 280 Coxwell Ave, Toronto ON M4L 3B6.
Info: East End Vegetarian/Vegan Social Group, c/o Susan, eastend(at)veg.ca, TVA office, 416-544-9800
Science Talk June 6, Thursday, 9pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Whispers from the Cosmos. Speaker: Dr. Katie Breivik. Quote: "Katie Breivik is a CITA Fellow and recently finished her PhD at Northwestern University. She is excited about gravitational waves and all kinds of dead stars, especially those that form in stellar pairs called binary stars. Her research focuses on trying to understand how gravitational wave observations can be used to study how binary stars evolve throughout their lives. She does this using simulations which evolve binary stars, from birth to death, and predict the gravitational wave signals they emit along the way." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/~gasa/astrotours/ http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/
History Environment/Nature Walk June 7, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
History Environment/Nature Walk June 8, 2019, Sunday, 8am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Waterfront Trail Photo Walk. Start: Boardwalk behind Queen’s Quay Terminal.
Quote:"Join nature photographer, Zunaid Khan, for an interactive and collaborative morning taking photos along Toronto’s waterfront trail. Meet at the boardwalk behind Queen’s Quay Terminal at 8:00am for a circular walk on mostly flat surfaces, mostly paved with some stairs. This walk from Queen’s Quay Terminal to Ontario Place will focus mostly on birds and the lake. Great views of Lake Ontario from Trillium Park and Ontario Place. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. Bring camera, binoculars, water, snacks. Be sure to put on sunscreen and good walking shoes. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Environment/Nature Recycling June 8, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2C4. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Food Recycling Environment/Nature June 9, Sunday, 9am-2pm. Bare Market Pop-Up.
Location: Leslieville Farmers’ Market.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Razors: Merkur XL (Germany, $50) | Merkur (Germany, $56) | Rockwell (US, $20) |
Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Environment/Nature Recycling June 15, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Malvern Branch - Toronto Public Library, 30 Sewells Road, Toronto, Ontario M1B 3G5. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
rthwest of Food June 15, 2019, Saturday, 12n-3pm. $5. Toronto Vegan Baking Group: Homemade Cinnaholic Potluck Picnic at Christie Pitts Park.
Location: Christie Pits Park, near northwest corner of Bloor St West and Christie St. Hosted by Rachelle.
Quote: "Meet us at Christie Pits Parks: Bloor and Christie, Christie Pits M6G 3K4 (South east corner) Hey, folks! I know how many of you LOVE Cinnaholic (like me), so I thought… Why don’t we make our own cinnamon buns, then ice/decorate them in a park on a beautiful June day?! I’ll be bringing a BIG tub of icing, and about 6 - 12 large cinnamon buns (mini buns are a good idea too!), and my favourite toppings (probably fresh fruit, caramel sauce and oreos 😉 Please bring your homemade buns, icing and about 3 different toppings. I’ll provide utensils to ice, and extra icing. Hope you can make it out! P.S. gluten-free buns definitely are welcome.".
Info: https://veganpotluck.ca | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/welcome-the-spring-event-with-the-toronto-vegan-baking-group-2/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/vegan-baking-group-homemade-cinnaholic/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading June 15, Saturday, 5pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique - Monthly Meetup - Cafe Skeptique: TBA.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, between Major St and Robert St, three blocks 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: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
June 16, Sunday. Father's Day. Quote: "Father's Day is a primarily secular holiday inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities. The officially recognized date of Father's Day varies from country to country... Third Sunday of June: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike June 16, Sunday, 2019, 2pm-4pm. Free. Lost River Walk - East End Rain Garden Tour. Led by Helen Mills with RAINscapeTO and Rain Gardens United. Start: SE corner of Mortimer and Coxwell in the Michael Garron Hospital Park, northwest corner of the park. Quote: "Come discover the magic of rain garden landscaping in the East End. The gardens planted by Rain Gardens United are heavenly havens for pollinators, and are just the beginning of possibilities and transformations for gardens. Water really is at the centre and rain gardens are a new way to bring beauty to gardens while helping the lake and the rivers... Difficulty: an easy walk on city streets, about 2 hours." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/ .
Food Walk Health June 18, Saturday, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Cost? TVA Veg Fitness Meetup Group - June 2019 Veg Fitness Yoga Workout in Riverdale Park East. Organized by Jenn Johnston-Fudge and Mark Monachino
Quote: "Join Us for Our June Veg Fitness Meetup Workout in the Park! We will be a group workout in the beautiful Riverdale Park. All you need to bring is water and a yoga mat, if you have one. Exercises will be adjustable for all fitness levels so please join us."
Location:.Riverdale Park East - St Matthew’s Clubhouse, 550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2N6.
Info: fitness(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/june-2019-veg-fitness-workout-in-the-park/ | More info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Food Health Book Discussion June 19, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck.
Book to be reviewed: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
Quote: "Join us to discuss The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and to enjoy a vegan potluck. Please bring a vegan dish to share, your own cutlery and plate and drink if you wish."
Location: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St, two blocks south of Bloor St West.
Info: tvareads(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/2019-06/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/tva-reads-the-tipping-point-by-malcolm-gladwell/
History Environment/Nature Walk June 20, 2019, Sunday, 6:45pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Glen Stewart Ravine. Start: Glen Stewart Ravine Beech Ave entrance south of Kingston Rd.
Quote:"Join Bob Kortright and the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine for a walk through forest, park and streets to the beach, looking for as many kinds of organisms as we can. Meet at Beech Ave 50 metres south of Kingston Rd. for a linear walk with stairs. Surface mostly unpaved with gentle slopes. Bring binoculars. Washrooms at end of walk. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food June 20, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Cosmic Treats.
Location: King’s Cafe, 192 Augusta Ave, Toronto, 416-591-1340.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/dinner-social-group-36/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Food Discussion June 21, 2019, Friday, 5:30pmpm-7:30pm. RSVP Required. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at Bunner’s in the Junction.
Location: North of Bombay Indian restaurant, 2996 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3.
Quote: "First, meet up between 5:30 and 6 pm at Bunner’s in the Junction to pick up whatever treats you want! For those of you who can’t make it until closer to 6 pm, we’ll hang around Bunner’s until 6 pm before heading to Vine Parkette. But for those of you who can arrive earlier between 5:30 and 6, you will likely have a greater selection of treats to choose from since we are going late in the day. At 6 we’ll take our treats over to Vine Parkette around the corner for an evening picnic. If you have a sweet tooth like me you might just be having your treats for dinner! But of course you could bring along your own healthier dinner item if you wanted, we wont judge. 😛 Please RSVP by Monday, June 17th to highpark(at)veg.ca "
Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading June 21, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Recycling June 22, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Cedarbrae Library. 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..." Location: Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, 2 blocks south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Environment/Nature Recycling June 22, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Forest Hill Library, 700 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1B9. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Food Recycling Environment/Nature June 23, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Bare Market Pop-Up.
Location: Patagonia Toronto, 500 King St West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Razors: Merkur XL (Germany, $50) | Merkur (Germany, $56) | Rockwell (US, $20) |
Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Philosophy Book Discussion June 24, Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Cratylus, on Language.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "The Cratylus is Plato's dialogue on the nature of language. It's thought to be one of Plato's most enigmatic works, not least because we sense that for much of the time the character of Socrates is speaking tongue in cheek. It is unclear when he speaks in earnest. The Cratylus has been the subject of radically different interpretations by scholars as to its meaning and intent, some of whom have argued in recent times that it prefigures contemporary notions of language as comedy and play. Three interlocutors make very different contributions to the dialogue. First, Hermogenes defends the view that correctness in names is simply a matter of establishing linguistic conventions to use certain sounds to tag certain objects. Cratylus, on the other hand, subscribes to a naturalism wherein names are correct insofar as they reveal something about the nature of their bearers. When Socrates joins the conversation the questions stake out deeper ground. They explore a number of philosophical issues, including the nature of interpretation, truth and falsehood, etymology, translation, being and essence, the possibility of a perfect language, and the relation between words and reality. *** This meetup is dedicated to discussing Plato's Cratylus. Please have the entire dialogue read in advance. Be sure to make enough time for reading as this one is fairly long, about 60 pages. TIP: When reading Plato, pay attention to the details of the drama as much as the overtly philosophical discourse. Attentive readers of Plato know that he is often trying to convey important messages with both in concert. A renowned translation by C.D.C. Reeve can be found in a collection available for download HERE - https://b-ok.cc/book/1205909/72e399 (the dialogue begins on page 101 of the volume.) *** (For some background on Plato, see his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/)"
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food June 29, 2018, Saturday, 11am-6pm. Free. Vegan Social Events Group - The Sustainable Block Party.
Quote: "inspiring guest speakers, vegan food, eco-friendly lifestyle vendors, a charity silent auction, and more! Visit the Facebook Event Page here - share + invite your friends! For vendor + sponsorship opportunities please get in touch via the contact page."
Location: Organic Garage, 43 Junction Road, Toronto.
Info: http://www.lovewildlivefree.com/events
Food June 30, Sunday, 12:30pm. PYOW. TVA Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington: Lunch at Copper Branch & Sweet Jesus Ice Cream.
Location of both Copper Branch and Sweet Jesus Ice Cream: Limeridge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario.
Quote: "1) **Copper Branch - 100% whole foods, plant-based, quick service concept. For more information, see their web page: https://eatcopperbranch.com/ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CopperBranch/ Hamilton FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CopperBranchLimeridgeMall/ or Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/copperbranch/
2) **Sweet Jesus – save room for dessert, because this newly opening ice cream shop (Nov/18) has vegan coconut soft serve, vegan salted caramel soft serve, as well as a vegan Bounty Killah cone (coconut soft serve, shredded toasted coconut, dark chocolate sauce) waiting for us after lunch!! For more information, please see their web page: http://www.sweetjesusicecream.com/menu or their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SweetJesus4Life/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetjesus/ "

Info: hamiltonburlington@veg.ca | http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

History Environment/Nature Walk July 5, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Environment/Nature Recycling July 6 2019, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- July 6 Saturday, 2019 - Ward 23 | City of Toronto and Councillor Cynthia Lai | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Nashdene Yard | 70 Nashdene Rd.
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Recycling July 6, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Environment/Nature Recycling July 6, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Cedarbrae District Library, 545 Markham Rd, Toronto, Ontario M1H 2A1. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Food July 6, 2019, Saturday, 12:30pm-2:30pm. PYOW. Richmond Hill Vegans Meetup - Vegan Expo York 2019.
Quote: "This is the first Vegan Expo in the north of Toronto, so let's show them our support and try out some great food! Admission is free for the expo and Richmond Hill Vegans get 50% off the vegan buffet with the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegan-expo-york-buffet-2019-tickets-58575476828?fbclid=IwAR1nrzkX85jvwsRae8A7iHGqcJ8fHNKnxTWoWMZv45WicbA8AQd9UlE2RdI ... Zhan W."
Location: 15145 Yonge St, 15145 Yonge St, Aurora, ON. Info/RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Hill-Vegans
Environment/Nature Recycling July 13, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Toronto Public Library - Scarborough Civic Centre Library, 156 Borough Drive, Toronto, Ontario M1P 0B5. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Food July 18, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Udupi Palace.
Location: Udupi Palace, 1460 Gerrard St East, Toronto, Ontario M4L 2A3.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/dinner-social-group-36/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading July 19, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Recycling July 20, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Ralph Thornton Community Centre & Queen-Saulter Library. 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..." Location: Ralph Thornton Centre / Queen/Saulter Library, 765 Queen Street East, east of Broadview Ave, west of De Grassi St, Toronto. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading July 20, Saturday, 5pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique - Monthly Meetup - Cafe Skeptique: TBA.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, between Major St and Robert St, three blocks 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: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
Environment/Nature Recycling July 27, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Bridlewood Library, 2900 Warden Ave, Toronto, Ontario M1W 2S8. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.

History Environment/Nature Walk August 2, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Food August 15, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant.
Location: Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, 884 Danforth Ave, Toronto.
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/dinner-social-group-36/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Environment/Nature Recycling August 17, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Runnymede Branch Public Library, 2178 Bloor St West, Toronto, Ontario M6S1M8. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike August 18, Sunday, 2019, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - New Mouth of the Don River. Led by Rivers Rising Ambassador Floyd Ruskin and Friends. Start: Cherry Beech TTC stop, foot of Cherry Street. Quote: "Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core as defined by Toronto City Planning. Meet at the Cherry Beech TTC stop, foot of Cherry Street for a walk to see the exciting progress creating a new Don River mouth, past future Villiers Island to Corktown Common. See the excavation for the new river course and landfilling for future Promontory Park. Walk for 3 km on level pavement with comfort facilities at start and end points, led by John Wilson and friends." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca/what-we-do/lost-rivers/upcoming-walks/ .
Recycling August 24, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at TRL. 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..." Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.

History Environment/Nature Walk September 6, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Food Health Talk September 6-8, Friday-Sunday. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
Friday September 6th from 4-9pm, Saturday September 7th from 12-9pm, Sunday September 8th from 12-7pm.
Quote: "Attended by 40,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking from over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, smoothies, and more. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone."
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St. Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://vegfoodfest.com/schedule/
Environment/Nature Recycling September 14, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Toronto Public Library - College/Shaw, 766 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C4. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Environment/Nature Recycling September 21, 2019, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free. Inorganic Market & ADL Process - Community Certified Electronic Waste Collection Event. Location: Toronto Public Library - Don Mills Branch, 888 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P6. Quote: "Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto based, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) processor. For more information visit inorganicmarket.ca or our Facebook event page: @inorganicmarket This free community event is provided by ADL Process Electronics Recycling and iRecycle Computers." Event info: Inorganic Market, https://inorganicmarket.ca/, https://www.facebook.com/pg/inorganicmarket/events/?ref=page_internal.
Recycling September 21, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Central Neighbourhood House. 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..." Location: Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.

History Environment/Nature Walk October 4, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Food October 11, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Recycling October 19, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Central Neighbourhood House. 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..." Location: Main Street Library, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.

Food Health November 1, Friday. World Vegan Day. Quote: "World Vegan Day is an international focal point for celebrating veganism. Donald Watson formed the word vegan and founded The Vegan Society in November 1944. People felt that was worth commemorating, so it has been, every year since the 50th Anniversary in 1994..." World Vegan Day info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Vegan_Day, http://www.ukveggie.com/vegan_news/, http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/commentary-world-vegan-day-nov-1-2009/#.VhwGkacyMhE
History Environment/Nature Walk November 1, 2019, Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm. $2. Explore Toronto: Weekday Brisk All Weather Walks - Are You Waiting To "Ex" Hale ? Ver. 3D. Hosted by Dave. Start: Wellesley Station, 16 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON.
Quote:"Starting from the Wellesley subway station we will head southwest through the University of Toronto, Harbord Village ,south again to Chinatown and the Fashion District, west to the Exhibition Grounds, thus providing numerous opportunities for photo ops.ending near King street West and Dufferin street. Walkers may wish to Liberate themselves with a refreshment after concluding the walk. Expect to walk a continuous 10km route over 2 hours, ensuring that you have plenty of drinking water and adequate Sun protection. $2.00 pp walk/site. Walk 340."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Toronto-Neighbourhood-Social-Walks-and-Tours//
Food November 8, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Recycling November 16, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café at Central Neighbourhood House. 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..." Location: Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Main Street Library, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9. - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Albert Campbell, Toronto Public Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue.
Food December 13, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/

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