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Food June ?, 2020, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. TENTATIVE. 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;
- 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, https://www.dufferingrovemarket.ca/
Recycling June 6, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. CANCELLED. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Visit time limit: 2 hours. 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/
Recycling Environment/Nature Food June 27, 2020, Saturday, 11am-6pm. POSTPONED. Free. Vegan Social Events Group - The Sustainable Block Party.
Quote: "inspiring guest speakers, vegan food, eco-friendly lifestyle vendors, a charity silent auction, and more! Visit the Facebook Event Page here - share + invite your friends! For vendor + sponsorship opportunities please get in touch via the contact page."
Tentative Location (Subject to change): Organic Garage, 43 Junction Road, Toronto.
Info: http://www.lovewildlivefree.com/events

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Recycling July 4, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. TENTATIVE. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Visit time limit: 2 hours. 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/
Recycling July 12, 19, 26, 2020, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront.
Quote: "We’re fixing Small Appliances, Home Electronics, Household Items and Clothing." Visitor registration ends at 3:30 p.m. Site is accessible."
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
Recycling July 18, 2020, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Repair Café at Ralph Thornton Centre.
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... Note: Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m"
Location: Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East.
Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - 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. - Main Street Library, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9. - North York Central Library branch TPL. - Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, 1219 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6H 4C2. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3N3. - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.

Recycling August 1, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. TENTATIVE. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Visit time limit: 2 hours. 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/
Recycling August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront.
Quote: "We’re fixing Small Appliances, Home Electronics, Household Items and Clothing." Visitor registration ends at 3:30 p.m. Site is accessible."
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

Recycling September 5, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. TENTATIVE. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Visit time limit: 2 hours. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm, you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Environment/Nature Recycling September 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 2020, Saturdays and Sundays. Free. City of Toronto Environment Days. Environment Days April-September. Saturday and Sunday events 10am-2pm. Weekday events 4pm-8pm. Schedule (Day | Ward Number | Councillor | Location):
- September 5, 2020 - Ward 17 | City of Toronto and Shelley Carroll | Saturday, September 5 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Old Cummer GO Station | 5760 Leslie St. (north of Finch Ave. E; off of Leslie St.)
- September 12 - Ward 22 | City of Toronto and Councillor Jim Karygiannis | Saturday, September 12 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Bridlewood Mall | 2900 Warden Ave.
- September 13, 2020 - Ward 8 | City of Toronto and Councillor Mike Colle | Sunday, September 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Glen Long Community Centre | 35 Glen Long Ave.
- September 19, 2020 - Ward 21 | City of Toronto and Councillor Michael Thompson | Saturday, September 19 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Thompson Memorial Park | 1005 Brimley Rd.
- September 20 - Ward 14 | City of Toronto and Councillor Paula Fletcher | Sunday, September 20 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Bridgepoint Hospital | Along Bridgepoint Dr.
- September 26, 2020 - Ward 24 | City of Toronto and Councillor Paul Ainslie | Saturday, September 26 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Morningside Works Yard | 891 Morningside Ave. (south of Hwy 401)
Quote: "Drop off for recycling or proper disposal: Electronic Waste, Household Hazardous Waste.
Donate items to local schools for reuse:
 - Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
 - Children’s books, musical instruments
 - CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
 - Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
 - Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
 - Corks, cork boards, clipboards
 - Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms
Donate items for reuse (Please keep these separate from other items):
 - Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
 - Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
 - Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
 - Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
 - Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
 - Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank
Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal."

Info: 416-392-CITY (2489), https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/event-schedule/
Food Health Talk September 11-13, 2020, Friday-Sunday. Free. TVA Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
Friday from 4-9pm, Saturday from 12-9pm, Sunday from 12-7pm.
Quote: "Attended by 40,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking from over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, smoothies, and more. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone."
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe St. Info: Food Festival, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 360 College St #301, 3 blocks west of Spadina Ave, Toronto. http://vegfoodfest.com/schedule/
Recycling November 24, 2020, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Repair Café at Fairview Library.
Quote: "All repair categories. Note: Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m"
Location: Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4.
Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Previous Locations: - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Cedarbrae Branch, Toronto Public Library, 545 Markham Rd, one block south of Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - Main Street Library, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9. - North York Central Library branch TPL. - Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, 1219 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6H 4C2. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3N3. - Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - STEAMLabs, 49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave, East York, ON M4C 4C4. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell - Wychwood Green Barn, 601 Christie St, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West.

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