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Updated December 18, 2018
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Radio Canada December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling December 1, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling December 2, 9, 16, 30, 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
Discussion Food December 2, Sunday, 1pm-4pm. Members only. TVA AGM. The Toronto Vegetarian Association's Annual General Meeting. TVA membership deadline for voting at the AGM: One month before the AGM. Quote: "This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth, and help set the direction in the years moving forward by electing our 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Light refreshments will be served from Bunner's Bake Shop and Sweets from the Earth. Meet and greet is from 1:00 to 1:30 pm, with the meeting called to order at 1:30 pm. Anyone who already is a current TVA member, or who joins as a member at the door may attend. Only those who have been members for 30 days or longer may vote in the election." Location: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St, two blocks south of Bloor St West. Past location: . Info: 416-544-9800, http://www.veg.ca
Radio Computers/Internet December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Philosophy Book Discussion December 2, Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Christine Korsgaard: "Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value".
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "What do we mean when we say that something has value or significance? Is value a matter of objective truth or is it "in the eye of the beholder"? It's both (and neither), argues Christine Korsgaard, a professor of philosophy at Harvard University, in her 1986 paper "Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value". Influenced by Immanuel Kant and by her teacher John Rawls, she sketches a middle way about value that she calls rationalist theory (not to be confused with the rationalism of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz). According to Korsgaard's rationalism, sometimes also called constructivism, values arise out of the human activity of practical reasoning. Values are practical reasons that we give to ourselves and to each other about the ultimate ends of life. Korsgaard goes on to show that both Kant and Aristotle are rationalist in her sense, though they differ in the kind of rational activity they see as ultimately good: contemplation for Aristotle and the good will for Kant. A bit about the author. Christine Korsgaard is an influential American moral philosopher. A student of John Rawls, she carried forward his approach to morality through research in metaethics and the history of moral philosophy. In 2002 she became the first woman to give the prestigious John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford. Our goal in this meet-up is to understand Korsgaard's rationalist theory of value and to learn something about the way Aristotle and Kant understood what is good in life. We'll ask such questions as: What is the nature of value? What are we really doing when we use our reason to think about and discuss questions of value? Can there really be a middle way between objectivism and subjectivism? What is philosophical contemplation and is it more or less valuable than morally good action? What is the best activity in human life? No prior background in philosophy is required. Just bring yourself and your critical thinking — and please read as much of the paper as you can. The text is difficult and we'll do our best to unpack it together. The paper "Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value", first published in the journal Ethics in 1986, is freely available at this link: https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3164347/korsgaard_aristotlekantvalue.pdf?sequence=5 Also helpful is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on constructivism in metaethics, especially the sections on Kant and Aristotle: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/constructivism-metaethics/."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Computers/Internet December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City: Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- The Cutting Veg CSA: Organic vegetables, herbs, garlic.
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Food December 3, Monday, 6pm-9pm. RSVP Required. TVA Volunteer Holiday Party at Disgraceland.
Location: Disgraceland, 965 Bloor St West.
Quote: "All active volunteers (those who have volunteered in the past year) are invited to a holiday party on Monday, December 3rd, at Disgraceland (965 Bloor Street West) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Space is limited so you must RSVP by Monday, November 29th. Holiday Gift Swap: We're bringing back the popular holiday gift swap! If you'd like to participate, please bring your favourite store-bought, non-perishable vegan product or product from your favourite plant-based business (value $8-$12). Please make sure to bring your item WRAPPED. You are not obligated to participate in the gift swap if you prefer not to. RSVP by November 29th to volunteer@veg.ca.".
Info/RSVP: volunteer(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/tva/volunteer/
Radio December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 4, 11, 18, 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Philosophy Discussion December 4, 2018, Tuesday, 7pm. Free? Centre For Inquiry Talk - Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything. Quote: "One of CFIC’s very own has just released a stellar new book titled “Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything”. For centuries, people around the world have prayed for good luck and warded against bad. Every language features a good luck greeting. Sailors have long looked for an albatross on the horizon as a symbol of good fortune. Jade, clovers, rabbits’ feet, wishbones: these items have lined the pockets of those seeking good fortune. For some, it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder, to enter and leave a home through different doors or to say “Macbeth” in a theatre. But is there such a thing as luck, or does luck often just explain common sense? Don’t walk under a ladder because, well, that’s just dangerous. You won the lottery not because of any supernatural force but because a random number generator selected the same numbers that you picked out at the corner store. You run into a neighbour from your street on the other side of the world: Random chance or pure fate? (Or does it depend on how much you like your neighbour?) In Knock on Wood, Rosenthal, with great humour and irreverence, defines the world of luck, fate and chance, putting his considerable scientific acumen to the test in deducing whether luck is real or the mere stuff of superstition. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a professor of statistics at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc in mathematics, physics and computer science from the University of Toronto at the age of 20; his PhD in mathematics from Harvard University at the age of 24; and tenure at the age of 29. He has received teaching awards at both Harvard and U of T. Rosenthal’s first book, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, was a national bestseller in Canada and was published in fourteen countries and in ten languages. Jeffrey will be talking about his new book at a CFIC Toronto Event on December 4th at 6pm at 485 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite and also will be sold at the door. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-night-with-jeffrey-rosenthal-tickets-53031980080 FREE for CFIC Members $5 for Non-members $30 for CFIC membership admission." Location: Cacao 70, 485 Queen St West, between Augusta and Spadine Ave. Info: Centre For Inquiry Ontario, http://cficanada.ca/ontario/events
Debate December 4, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Smart phones and smart cars can't compensate for dumb users. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about Trans Mountain Pipeline. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature December 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour December 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet December 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 5, 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food December 5. 2018, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting.
December 5 Location: Chef Tommy's Authentic Greek Cuisine, 1320 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4X4, Phone: (905) 576-6003.
Quote: "Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right. 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 December 6, 13, 20, 27, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion December 6, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Week 2).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3.
Quote: "Week 2 (CURRENT) - Section II ("Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals") A good translation of the text is available in a volume that can be downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/practical-philosophy_2.pdf (The Groundwork starts on page 37.) Please read the text in advance of our discussion — the reading for each week is about 25 pages. *** Additional resources: Immanuel Kant is widely regarded as the philosopher who best exemplifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. He was influenced by the modern physics of Newton, the rationalist perfectionism of Leibniz and Wolff, the critical empiricism of Locke and Hume, and Rousseau's celebration of liberty and individualism, and his work can be seen partly as an attempt to combine and synthesize these various ideas. For a quick-and-dirty backgrounder on Kant, see the following - - https://thegreatthinkers.org/kant/introduction/ - https://www.iep.utm.edu/kantview/ Two popular book-length introductions to Kant's philosophy can be downloaded here - - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant_194.pdf and - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant-a-very-short-introduction-very-short-introductions.pdf A beginner-friendly interview with Oxford professor Adrian Moore on Kant - https://fivebooks.com/best-books/kant/ See here for an overview of issues pertaining to Kant's meta-ethics - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-moral/ An overview of Kant's social and political philosophy - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-social-political/"
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Science Talk December 6, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - The Curious Case of Cold Giant Planets. Speaker: Miranda Herman, 3rd-year PhD student, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UofT. Quote: "Cold gas giant planets with long orbital periods make up half of the planets in our Solar System, yet we have observed only a handful of similar exoplanets around other stars. Is this due to the limitations set by our observation methods, or are cold giants truly rare in nature? In this talk I will explore the difficulties associated with finding such exoplanets, describe my efforts to increase the number of known cold giants, and discuss how they can inform us about the population of exoplanets as a whole." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP103, 60 St. George St. Past Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature December 7, 14, 21, 28, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food December 7, 2018, Friday, 6pm-8pm. PYOW. Richmond Hill Vegans Meetup - Friday Meet and Greet @ Vegan Danish Bakery.
Quote: "Our next meetup will be at the Vegan Danish Bakery. One of the best bakeries in the cities and it just happens to be all vegan! The seating limit here is 30, so that is what I have set the limit at. Can't wait to see again/meet everyone who can make it. Zhan W."
Location: Vegan Danish Bakery, 7718 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON. Info/RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Hill-Vegans
Film December 7, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - The Wiz (1978). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/

Radio Canada December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk December 8, 2018, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Leslie Street Spit Nature Walk. Led by Stephen Kamnitzer and the TFN. Start: Leslie St and Unwin Ave. Quote:"Explore the Leslie Street Spit / Tommy Thompson Park with Stephen Kamnitzer and the TFN! Meet at the entrance at Leslie St. and Unwin Ave. for a circular walk. Walk will likely take 4 to 5 hours and may include the seldom visited south-east peninsula. Participants may drop out at any time just by walking back along the road. Washrooms at start of hike and about halfway. Bring lunch and a drink. 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/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food Health December 8, 2018, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. TVA Holiday Book & Bake Sale and Open House.
Location: 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station.
Quote: "Enjoy some sweet savings at TVA’s annual Holiday Sale and Open House. Come and meet members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Board of Directors, indulge in treats at our vegan bake sale, and pick up holiday gifts from our Vegetarian Bookstore."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Radio Humour December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Quote: "The Debaters is the hit CBC radio show that features North America's hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. Part comedy competition, part quiz show and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. Award winning comic, Steve Patterson wields the gavel while some of Canada's hottest comics step up to the podium in a battle of laughs and logic, funny and fact." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour December 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Food Recycling Environment/Nature December 9, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
December 9 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."

Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Recycling December 9, 16, 30, 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 December 9, 16, 23, 30, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Philosophy Book Discussion December 9, Sunday, 2pm-4pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Plato's Apology, on the Examined Life (Toronto Freemason Event).
Location: West Toronto Masonic Temple, 151 Annette St, Toronto.
Quote: "The Apology by Plato is an account of the famous trial of Socrates, who was charged in 399 BC with impiety and corrupting the youth. One of the most famous and important works of Western philosophy, the Apology is less concerned with asserting any particular philosophical doctrine than it is with creating a portrait of the ideal philosopher. On trial, with his life at stake, Socrates maintains his cool and unwaveringly defends his way of life as unassailably just. He explains why he has devoted his life to challenging the most powerful and important people in the Greek world. The reason he says is that rich and famous politicians, priests, poets, and a host of other people profess to know what is good, true, holy, and beautiful, but when Socrates questions them, they are revealed to be foolish rather than wise. Please have the dialogue read in advance (about 20 pages long) and we will discuss it together. A good translation by G.M.A. Grube can be viewed in a collection available for download HERE - https://www.box.com/s/36jjx8l0z6a15g4kylfh6dxq45ek4axl "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Science Philosophy December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 9, 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food December 10, 17, 24, 31, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City: Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- The Cutting Veg CSA: Organic vegetables, herbs, garlic.
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Environment/Nature Recycling Discussion December 10, Monday, 7pm-10pm. Free. Toronto Zero Waste Meetup - How to live plastic free. Quote: "In a world where plastic packaging is hard to avoid, how do we navigate without plastic? This will be a discussion group to spark up creative ideas on how we can incorporate a plastic free lifestyle into our current way of consuming. Members are encouraged to bring along an item that helps them live a plastic free lifestyle to share with the group. There will be tea and light snacks provided." Location: Reiki with Kaya, 207 Mcrae Dr, Toronto.
Info: https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Zero-Waste-Meetup/
Radio December 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 11, 18, 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Philosophy December 11, Tuesday, 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, or philosophical tale, or even an autobiography of its author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry? Danny Braun of Radio-Canada brings us this documentary about the magic and enduring power of this deceptively simple, yet profound, work." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature December 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk December 12, 2018, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Birchcliffe Quarry Lands: Plants in winter. Led by Miles Hearn. Start: SE corner Victoria Park Ave and Danforth Ave. Quote:"Wander the Birchcliffe Quarry Lands and learn all about plants in winter with international naturalist and TFN Member, Miles Hearn. Meet at the southeast corner of Victoria Park Ave. and Danforth Ave. (just south of Victoria Park subway). Morning only. No washrooms. 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/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour December 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet December 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 12, 19, 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food December 13, 20, 27, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion December 13, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Week 3).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Week 3 (*CURRENT*) - Section III ("Transition from the metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason") A good translation of the text is available in a volume that can be downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/practical-philosophy_2.pdf (The Groundwork starts on page 37.) Please read the text in advance of our discussion — the reading for each week is about 25 pages."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

Radio Environment/Nature December 14, 21, 28, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food December 14, Friday, 6pm-9pm. $12–$20. RSVP. Vegan Shabbat Dinner & Services.
Quote: "Wind down from the week and welcome Shabbat with soulful, song-filled services, in which everyone can participate. After services, we’ll enjoy a delicious, vegan Shabbat dinner together, catered by Shalom India. Very limited space; register now." Organizer info: Makom - Creative Downtown Judaism, 416-546-6043, admin(at)makomto.org, makomto.org . TVA calendar posting info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8890, info(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/2018-12/
Food December 14, 2018, Friday, 7pm-10am. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "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/

Radio Canada December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 15, 22, 29, 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/
Food Food December 15, Saturday, 5pm-8pm. Free. RSVP. TVA Vegan Baking Group - 4th Annual Great Big Holiday Cookie Exchange.
Quote: "Thank you to all the bakers who reached out about the cookie exchange. We are pleased to announce that we are back and ready to bake up a storm and swap delicious vegan holiday treats again in 2018! As we all know, the holiday season involves a bounty of non-vegan treats. So what’s a vegan to do? Come to the 4th Annual Great Big Holiday Cookie Exchange on Saturday December 15th for heaps of vegan holiday cookies! Although there is some serious baking involved in this event, it is well worth the effort. Just imagine walking away with dozens of different types of delectable vegan holiday cookies.
HOW IT WORKS: Each participant is asked to bake one type of vegan cookie. Cookie selection along with your RSVP must be forwarded to baking@veg.ca by end of day Friday November 30th. Once the number of participants is confirmed, we will determine the number of cookies to be baked by each participant.
It is important that we have accurate numbers so we can let bakers know how many cookies they need to prepare. If you RSVP after Friday Nov 30th you will be placed on a waiting list and if a spot opens up, you can jump in. So RSVP early so you won’t miss out!
THE MATH: The exact number of cookies will vary depending on the final tally of participants, but as an example If 10 people RSVP, we will ask that you bake 5 dozen cookies (everyone will take home 5 dozen cookies (1/2 dozen of each type) but everyone will have 10 different types). RSVPing with your cookie selection will also help with variety so we don’t have all of the same type. The Cookie Exchange will take place on Saturday December 15th from 5 pm to 8 pm by the east end of Toronto. The exact address will be provided for those who RSVP. Note, there is ample parking nearby and the location is TTC accessible. Just like previous years, we’ll have savoury snacks and a non-alcoholic holiday punch. If you have any questions, just send us an email! If you have any allergies, let us know and we’ll be sure to accommodate as much as possible! Hope to see you and your holiday treats on December 15th!
Jeanette and Rachelle on behalf of The Vegan Baking Group."

Location: Private venue in Toronto's east end. Event info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/ . TVA info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8890, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading December 15, Saturday, 5pm-7pm. Free. Toronto's Cafe Skeptique - Cafe Skeptique: LUCK! Chance, superstition, and probability theory..
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St, between Major St and Robert St, west of Spadina Rd.
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: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/, https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Radio Canada December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour December 15, 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Food December 15, Saturday, 5:30pm-7:30pm. PYOW. TVA Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington: Dinner at Little Asia Restaurant.
Location: My Little Asia, 24 King St East, Unit 36, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1A9, (289)238-8100.
Quote: "We will have dinner at this recently (September 28) re-opened restaurant at their new Dundas location. They went on hiatus for a while and re-opened as a Southeast Asian Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant!! The new menu features plant-based Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian dishes full of flavor. For more information check out their menu on their web page: https://little-asia-restaurant.business.site/ or on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MyLittleAsiaHamilton/ Please RSVP for dinner to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by Fri. Dec. 14."
Info: hamiltonburlington@veg.ca | http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food December 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling December 16, 30, 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 December 16, 23, 30, 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 December 16, 2018, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Solstice Storytelling Walk. Led by Jon Johnson, Reno King, Darlene King, Sarena Johnson, Ambika Tenneti. Start: Watershed Consciousness Wall, Evergreen Brickworks. Quote: "Join the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and Jon Johnson of First Story for an special Solstice walk and exploration of Mud Creek Evergreen, the most beautiful restoration site in Toronto. Come early or stay late to enjoy the festive village.." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Science Philosophy December 16, 23, 30, 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 December 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet December 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 16, 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food December 17, 24, 31, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City: Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- The Cutting Veg CSA: Organic vegetables, herbs, garlic.
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio December 17, 24, 31, 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 December 17, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Public Bathrooms as a Human Right. Quote: "Public bathrooms are something we all need, yet they are a public amenity few of us talk about openly and one that cities often get wrong. How should governments and businesses provide for this most basic bodily need and what does it mean for citizens when they have no place to go? IDEAS contributor Lezlie Lowe flushes out the answers on a road trip, with many bathroom breaks, across North America." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 17, 24, 31, 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 December 18, 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk December 18, 2018, Tuesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Birding in Humber Bay Park East. Led by TFN’s Anne Powell. Start: SE corner Lakeshore Blvd. W. and Parklawn Ave. Quote:"Explore the lives of winter waterfowl and passerines with TFN’s Anne Powell. Meet at the southeast corner of Lakeshore Blvd. W. and Parklawn Ave. for a circular walk on mostly unpaved surfaces, mainly flat. Bring binoculars. No washrooms. 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/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Debate December 18, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Schools should teach the pagan roots of Christmas. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about Trans Mountain Pipeline. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome." Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature December 19, 26, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour December 19, 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet December 19, 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 19, 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Environment/Nature Discussion January 16, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. 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

Food December 20, 27, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion December 20, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil (Week 1).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, is a landmark work of modern philosophy and a key precursor to existential and postmodern ideas of the twentieth century. The work dramatically rejects what it takes to be the tradition of Western culture and thought, unleashing a radical new philosophical sensibility in which neither truth nor morality are absolutes, and where good and evil are not opposites but counterparts stemming from the same elemental desires. With wit and energy, Nietzsche turns from his critique of philosophy to what he regards as an affirmative approach to life that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and demands that the individual imposes his own will to power upon the world. *** This is the first meetup of what is projected to be a five part series on Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. This week we will be discussing the following sections of the text: — "Preface" — "Part 1: On the prejudices of the philosophers" — "Part 2: The free spirit" A highly-regarded translation of the text published by Cambridge University Press can be viewed and downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/nietzsche-beyond-good-and-evil-prelude-to-a-philosophy-of-the-future.pdf"
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food December 20, 2018, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Vegetarian Haven, 17 Baldwin St.
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: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-ermoEaYa/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

Science History December 21, 2018, Friday, 5:23pm ET (December 21 22:23 UT). December Solstice. Quote: "Solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the Sun in relation to the earth's equator. The name is derived from Latin solstitium (from sol: 'sun' and sistere: 'stand still'). During the year, the position of the sun seen from earth moves North and South. When it changes direction it stands still momentarily. So solstices are those moments of the year when the sun reaches its southernmost or northernmost position, at the Tropic of Capricorn or Tropic of Cancer. Solstice festivals were common (and held primacy) in most cultures of the ancient world." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice
Radio Environment/Nature December 21, 28, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food Discussion December 21, Friday, 6pm-8pm. RSVP Required. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at The Goods.
Location: The Goods, 279 Roncesvalles Ave, five blocks south of Howard Park Ave, between Geoffrey St and Westminster Ave.
Quote: "Come check out the new all-vegan restaurant The Goods (279 Roncesvalles). They have delicious bowls, smoothies, and salads. RSVP required by December 18th."
Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark

Radio Canada December 22, 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk December 22, 2018, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Nature Walk in East Don Parklands. Start: Second Cup, 1567 Steeles Ave East, east of Laureleaf Rd. Quote:"Spend a couple of hours enjoying winter scenery and wildlife as we explore the ravine and forested area in East Don Parklands, south of Steeles. Meet at the Second Cup (1567 Steeles Ave. East) just east of Laureleaf Rd. Washrooms at start and 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/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio December 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio December 22, 29, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 22, 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 22, 29, 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 December 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 22, 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour December 22, 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 23, 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food December 23, 30, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling December 30, 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 December 23, 30, 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 December 23, 30, 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 December 23, 30, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet December 23, 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 23, 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food December 24, 31, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City: Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- The Cutting Veg CSA: Organic vegetables, herbs, garlic.
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio December 24, 31, 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 December 24, 31, 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/

December 25, 2018, Tuesday. Christmas Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "Celebrates the nativity of Jesus." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
Radio Environment/Nature December 25, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm

December 26, 2018, Wednesday. Boxing Day Nationwide Statutory Holiday. "A holiday with mixed and uncertain origins and definitions. Provincially, a statutory holiday in Ontario. A holiday in New Brunswick under the Days of Rest Act. Many employers across the country observe Boxing Day as a paid day off.." Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Canada
Radio Environment/Nature December 26, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour December 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Computers/Internet December 26, Wednesdays, 2:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 26, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food December 26, Wednesday, 6pm. RSVP Required. $2. Raw Food Toronto Meetup: Arcadia Co op raw potluck. This Meetup usually repeats on the 2nd Saturday every 2 months.
Location: Private home, Arcadia Housing Co-op, 680 Queens Quay West, west of Bathurst St. 'No bananas'. Quote: "This is a Raw potluck only organic food...Please bring enough for 4 people and $2 donation. Please bring plate...see you on Dec 26 at 7pm. Ring buzzer 091." Raw Food / Living Food Toronto Meetup info: http://www.meetup.com/raw-food-living-food-toronto/ Previous Locations: On Soudan Ave, near Eglinton Ave and Yonge St. Private home (no-fruit-allowed, chemical and fragrance-free), Roehampton Ave, NE of Yonge St and Eglinton Ave East. Private home (chemical and fragrance-free), north of Woodbine subway station. Private home on Bellwoods Ave, near Dundas St West and Bathurst St. Condo party room near Wellesley and Jarvis. Private home, Heath St, near St Clair West subway station. Shaftesbury Ave, near Summerhill Subway station (contact group for details).
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 26, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Frankenstein at 200. Quote: "In 1818 the world was introduced to an entirely new kind of monster when Mary Shelley published Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus. For two centuries, her creation has stalked the stage, then the screen, inspired art, and filled the pages of countless sequels and comic books. Frankenstein's creature has become the most famous monster of the modern era." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

History Environment/Nature Walk December 27, 2018, Thursday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Reading nature and signs in winter. Led by Joanne Doucette. Start: SW corner of Beech Ave and Kingston Rd. Quote:"Join Joanne Doucette as we look for tracks, nibbled twigs, scat and other signs of mammals and birds along Ames Creek. Meet at the southwest corner of Beech Ave. and Kingston Rd. for a linear walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces, gentle slopes with some steep slopes. Walk ending at Queen St. Not wheelchair accessible, many stairs. Newcomers and those with service animals welcome. No pets. Bring binoculars. Cleats or icers may be necessary. 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/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food December 27, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

Radio Environment/Nature December 28, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/

Radio Canada December 29, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 29, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio December 29, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 29, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 29, 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 December 29, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 29, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour December 29, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 30, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food December 30, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. May-October. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Recycling December 30, 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 December 30, 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 December 30, 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 December 30, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet December 30, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 30, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food December 31, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City: Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- The Cutting Veg CSA: Organic vegetables, herbs, garlic.
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio December 31, 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 December 31, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Alcohol: Tonic or Toxin. Quote: "Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, we look at that other drug that many of us already have in our homes and use on a daily basis: alcohol. How did we start using it? How does it affect our health and society? And given the latest scientific research, should we still drink it?." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 31, 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/

Looking Ahead...

Food January 1, Tuesday, 2pm. PYOW. TVA Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington: Lunch at Beertown Public House.
Location: Beertown Public House, 2050 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON, http://www.beertown.ca/ .
Quote: "We will meet up at 2pm when they open (don’t arrive early), and enjoy a relaxing lunch on New Years Day. This is yet another restaurant in the area that has added a vegan menu (as of Nov. 6th!). For more information, see their webpage: http://www.beertown.ca/ Please RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by Mon. Dec. 31 at 2pm. We will invite Veggies of Halton-Peel to join us, if they wish."
Info: hamiltonburlington@veg.ca | http://veg.ca/toronto-veg-community/vegetarian-and-vegan-groups/ | http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Philosophy Book Discussion January 3, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Harry Frankfurt: The Reasons of Love (Week 1).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "In the book The Reasons of Love, published in 2004, Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. Frankfurt, one of the most prominent moral philosophers working today, writes that it is through caring that we infuse the world with meaning. Caring provides us with stable ambitions and concerns; it shapes the framework of aims and interests within which we lead our lives. The most basic and essential question for a person to raise about the conduct of his or her life is not what he or she should care about but what, in fact, he or she cannot help caring about. The most important form of caring, Frankfurt writes, is love, a non-voluntary, disinterested concern for the flourishing of what is loved. Love is so important because meaningful practical reasoning must be grounded in ends that we do not seek only to attain other ends, and because it is in loving that we become bound to final ends desired for their own sakes. Frankfurt argues that the purest form of love is self-love. This sounds perverse, but self-love — as distinct from self-indulgence — is at heart a disinterested concern for whatever it is that the person loves. The most elementary form of self-love is nothing more than the desire of a person to love. Insofar as this is true, self-love is simply a commitment to finding meaning in our lives. *** For this series we will be discussing the entirety of The Reasons of Love over three meetups. Our reading plan is as follows: Week 1 (CURRENT) — "Chapter One: The Question: How Should We Live?" Week 2 — "Chapter Two: On Love, and Its Reasons" Week 3 — "Chapter Three: The Dear Self" The book can be viewed and downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/the-reasons-of-love.pdf/ "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Science Talk January 3?, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - TBA. Speaker: TBA. Quote: "TBA." Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. Past Location: Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/
Recycling January 5, 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/
Philosophy Book Discussion January 6, Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Husserl: Phenomenology and the Crisis of Western Culture (Week 1).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "It's hard to deny that Western culture today is in crisis. Economic instability and inequality are mounting. Waves of refugees from war-torn countries are prompting a move to the political right. People are dividing more and more based on religion, race, gender, class and ethnicity. Liberal institutions such as the media are under assault, while the effects of climate change are growing ever more palpable. Could this crisis be caused by a deep contradiction in our scientific way of thinking? German philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), often called "the father of phenomenology", certainly thought so. Originally trained in science and mathematics, he had a deep admiration for all sciences. However, by the end of his life he became critical of the sciences for what he saw as their excessive objectivism, positivism, abstraction and formalization. Science, he thought, had lost its connection with lived human experience and had become meaningless for human life. This intellectual crisis in turn gave rise to cultural, political and economic problems as its symptoms. Husserl's transcendental phenomenology is his philosophical attempt to bring science and culture back to its roots in lived human experience. He directly influenced existentialist thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and is considered one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th century. In this meet-up we'll read several sections from Husserl's last work, The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, unfinished at the time of his death. In the first week we'll focus on Husserl's diagnosis of the crisis of Western culture. In the second we'll read about his proposed solution, transcendental phenomenology. We'll aim to understand Husserl's ideas and apply them to the world we live in today. For week 1 we'll read sections 1-7 from this file: http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~ryanshaw/nmwg/edmund.husserl-crisis-sections.1-7.pdf and sections 10-14 from this one: https://archive.org/stream/HusserlscrisisOfTheEuropeanSciences/HusserlCrisis2#mode/2up (Readings for week 2 will be announced in a separate meet-up.) "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Philosophy Book Discussion January 10, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Harry Frankfurt: The Reasons of Love (Week 2).
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "In the book The Reasons of Love, published in 2004, Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. Frankfurt, one of the most prominent moral philosophers working today, writes that it is through caring that we infuse the world with meaning. Caring provides us with stable ambitions and concerns; it shapes the framework of aims and interests within which we lead our lives. The most basic and essential question for a person to raise about the conduct of his or her life is not what he or she should care about but what, in fact, he or she cannot help caring about. The most important form of caring, Frankfurt writes, is love, a non-voluntary, disinterested concern for the flourishing of what is loved. Love is so important because meaningful practical reasoning must be grounded in ends that we do not seek only to attain other ends, and because it is in loving that we become bound to final ends desired for their own sakes. Frankfurt argues that the purest form of love is self-love. This sounds perverse, but self-love — as distinct from self-indulgence — is at heart a disinterested concern for whatever it is that the person loves. The most elementary form of self-love is nothing more than the desire of a person to love. Insofar as this is true, self-love is simply a commitment to finding meaning in our lives. *** To kick off the new year we will be discussing the entirety of The Reasons of Love over three meetups. Our reading plan is as follows: Week 1 — "Chapter One: The Question: How Should We Live?" Week 2 (CURRENT) — "Chapter Two: On Love, and Its Reasons" Week 3 — "Chapter Three: The Dear Self" The book can be viewed and downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/the-reasons-of-love.pdf/
Harry Frankfurt is a professor of philosophy at Princeton University who has made original and important contributions to various fields in philosophy, including the philosophy of mind and action, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy (especially on rationalism and René Descartes). He has explored such issues as the relationship between moral responsibility and free will, the nature of the self, the role of necessitation or inevitability in both constraining and constituting persons, and central phenomena such as care, love, autonomy, and truth. His work has exerted a significant influence on philosophers working in these areas, and some of his writings (especially on the role of love and truth in our lives) have been read by a wide audience. His little book On Bullshit, a philosophical investigation of the concept of bullshit, became a surprise bestseller when it was republished in 2005, leading to media appearances such as Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. For more info on Harry Frankfurt see the following: - https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/frankfurt-harry-1929 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Frankfurt The following contain background on the philosophical issues touched on in the book: - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/practical-reason-action/ - https://www.iep.utm.edu/autonomy/ - https://www.iep.utm.edu/mean-ana/ "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Discussion/Reading January 12, Saturday, 1pm-3pm. $10. HAT Talk - Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything. Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal. Location: OISE Room 5-170, 252 Bloor St West.
Quote: "A few years ago, Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal presented to HAT a talk based on his bestselling book about probabilities in everyday life, "Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities". The talk was received as fascinating and enthralling. Now he’s back for a return engagement to talk about his latest book, "Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything" that deals with luck and how we can use logic and basic statistical reasoning to sort out random luck from true patterns. Jeffrey’s initial media appearances and public talks, including a recent one at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, have created a real buzz. Join us as Prof. Rosenthal brings Statistics and Probabilities to Life! Open to the Public. Pay What You Can (Suggested donation $10.00)."
Event info:
Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT),
http://www.humanisttoronto.ca https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading January ?, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, east of Yonge St, Toronto.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/, https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/
Environment/Nature Discussion January 16, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. 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
Food January 17, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Khau Gully, 1991 Yonge St, Toronto, M4S 1Z8, 647-347-9993, http://khaugully.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: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-ermoEaYa/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Recycling January 19, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe at the Toronto Reference Library. Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Quote: "Fixin’ of all kinds. If you can carry it, we’ll try to fix it! NOTE: Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m." http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike January 20, 2019, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Midwinter in Rosedale Ravine. Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson. Start: Toronto Reference Library, Yonge St and Asquith. Quote: "Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core. This is a circular walk of about 2 km, meeting and ending at Toronto Reference Library, Yonge and Asquith. We will explore the ravine lands of Castle Frank Brook along Rosedale Valley Road and the network of park paths. We will adjust our route for the midwinter conditions and end with a warm drink at the Reference Library. Walk for about 2 km." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Recycling January ?, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café - TBA. Quote: "Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will show you how to fix it for free... registration closes at 3:00." Location: TBA. 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. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Environment/Nature Recycling January 26, 2019, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. Inorganic Market - Certified Electronic Waste Collection. Location: Annette Public Library. 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/ .
Philosophy Book Discussion January 31, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was a giant of American letters best known for his novels about the working class and the social consequences of the Great Depression. Many of his works, including Of Mice and Men (1937), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), and East of Eden (1952), are considered classics of Western literature. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962 "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Many of his stories are set in central California and partly based on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager and in later years as a manual laborer to support his writing. His works frequently explore themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists. *** This meetup is dedicated to discussing John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men (1937), a novella about the friendship of two migrant workers grasping for their American Dream during the Great Depression. Acclaimed for giving a voice to America's forgotten and dispossessed when it was published, the tale remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving remarkable success as a novel, Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. The title is taken from a line by the poet Robert Burns: 'The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.' ... Please have the novella read in advance of our discussion (about 120 pages)."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/

History Environment/Nature Walk February 3, 2019, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture - Bats of the GTA: the Real Stars of the Night. Location: Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East Quote:"Come see Toby Thorne, Toronto Zoo bat researcher, as he discusses all of the amazing bats that call the Greater Toronto Area home! Talk will be held in Room 001, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East. Doors open at 2:00. No cost & all are welcome! This event is part of our free monthly lecture series. TFN members enjoy advance notice of upcoming lectures and follow-up commentary in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/lectures/
Philosophy Book Discussion February 7, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: The Ultimate Human Experience: Kant on Dinner Parties.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "As one would expect, Kant believes that there is a tension, and even a conflict, between our bodily humanity and its ethical counterpart: “Inclination to pleasurable living and inclination to virtue are in conflict with each other.” What is more unexpected is that he claims that this tension can be resolved in what he calls an example of “civilized bliss,” namely, dinner parties. "The good living which still seems to harmonize best with virtue is a good meal in good company (and if possible with alternating companions) . . . this little dinner party . . . must not only try to supply physical satisfaction — which everyone can find for himself — but also social enjoyment for which the dinner must appear only as a vehicle." (from Anthropology From A Pragmatic Point of View, 7:278) Dinner parties are, for Kant, part of the “highest ethicophysical good,” the ultimate resolution of the conflict between our physical body and our moral powers, which consists in finding the right ways of unifying our partly “sensuous” and partly “ethicointellectual” nature. The aim of this paper is not only to explain Kant’s account of the ideal proportions of ethicophysical good in dinner parties, but also, and more importantly, to argue that dinner parties are in fact the ultimate experience for us, human beings. *** For this meetup we'll discuss the paper "The Ultimate Kantian Experience: Kant on Dinner Parties" by Alix Cohen, published in 2008 in the journal History of Philosophy Quarterly. Please have the paper read in advance of our discussion (about 20 pages). Bring snacks and drinks to share if you wish! The paper can be viewed and downloaded from the author's Academia.edu page HERE - edinburgh(dot)academia(dot)edu/AlixCohen About the author: Alix Cohen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Kant and the Human Sciences: Biology, Anthropology and History (Palgrave, 2009) and has published numerous papers on Kant as well as Hume and Rousseau. Cohen is also the editor of three collected volumes: Thinking About Emotions: A Philosophical History (Oxford, 2017), Critical Guide to Kant's Lectures on Anthropology (Cambridge, 2014), and Kant on Emotion and Value (Palgrave, 2014). *** Additional resources: Immanuel Kant is widely regarded as the philosopher who best exemplifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. For a quick-and-dirty backgrounder, see the following - - https://www.iep.utm.edu/kantview/ - https://thegreatthinkers.org/kant/introduction/ - https://fivebooks.com/best-books/kant/ A couple of popular book-length introductions to Kant's philosophy - - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant_194.pdf - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant-a-very-short-introduction-very-short-introductions.pdf "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike February 17, 2019, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Davenport Road and the Tollkeeper’s Cottage. Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson. Start: Dupont St and Davenport Rd. Quote: "Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core. This linear walk begins at Dupont and Davenport and ends with a warm welcome at the Tollkeeper’s Cottage, the restored heritage building from the 1830s at Bathurst and Davenport. The walk traces the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois below Casa Loma for about 2 km on level pavement." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Philosophy Book Discussion February 21, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Jon Elster: "The Market and the Forum: Three Varieties of Political Theory".
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "For this second meetup of our new, ongoing series on democracy, we will discuss the widely-anthologized essay "The Market and the Forum: Three Varieties of Political Theory" by Jon Elster, a professor of philosophy at Columbia University. The essay describes and criticizes three views of democratic politics. The first view sees voting as a mechanism for aggregating given preferences, the second view does not take preferences as given, but as transformed by public discussion, and the third view takes political activity as justified in terms of the beneficial effects it has on the participants. The focus of the essay is on the key weaknesses in the structure of each of these views. The essay can be found on pages 138-160 of the anthology Philosophy and Democracy, which can be viewed and downloaded HERE - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/philosophy-and-democracy-an-anthology_1.pdf "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food February 21, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Green Earth, 804 Danforth Ave, Toronto, M4J 1L2, 416-778-9199
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: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-ermoEaYa/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/

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