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Updated February 19, 2017
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Radio Humour February 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 February 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 February 1, 8, 15, 22, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food February 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at The Beet. Location: The Beet, 2945 Dundas Street West, in the Junction. Quote: "The Beet has many great vegan options and they also give Toronto Vegetarian Association members 10% off so don’t forget to bring your Toronto Veg Card! RSVP required by Friday, January 27th as seating is limited, to highpark@veg.ca. Email highpark@veg.ca to RSVP and to be put on our email list for updates." Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Food February 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Aunty's Recipe. Location: Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church Street S, Ajax, ON [(905) 427-7257]. Quote: "Owner will be happy to provide accommodations to regular menu items, so we can explore an Italian vegan flavour. Diner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca" Previous Locations: - Bombay Grill, 619 Kingston Road West, Ajax [905-239-4077]. - Copper Branch, 66 Baldwin St, Brooklin, Ontario. - The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. - Spicy Affairs, 84 King St. W, Oshawa. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham

Radio February 2, 9, 16, 23, Thursdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Food February 2, 9, 16, 23, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Science Talk February 2, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - The Magnificent Death of Stars. Quote: "Source of many wonders, stars also have finite lifetimes, which can end with a shredding breath before falling into obscurity – as our sun shall one day – or with magnificent explosions (supernovae) that can outshine a whole galaxy for a day. Many mysteries remain yet to be unveiled and we will explore some of them in this talk. There are at least two mechanisms that can lead to a supernova and one of them was paramount to probe the accelerated expansion of the universe in the late 90’s, research that was awarded the Physics Nobel Prize of 2011 and supports the existence of the so called ‘dark energy’. The introduction of this talk will consist of historical observations of supernovae and the evolution of stars until they meet their fate. Subsequently, I will show some images and artistic renditions of exploding stars, ending the talk with a discussion of well-established theories and subjects of active research." Speaker: Epson Heringer, PhD candidate at UofT. Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP203, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature February 3, 10, 17, 24, 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/
Environment/Nature Book Discussion February 3, Friday, 2:30pm-4:30pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - Grassroots Environmental Book Club - First Meeting. Location: The Tollkeeper's cottage, in The Tollkeeper's Park, NW corner of Davenport Road and Bathurst Street. Quote: "Do you enjoy reading books on environmental topics? Wish you had someone to discuss them with? This is your chance to become a founding member of a new grassroots environmentally-themed book club for Ward 21 and beyond. Everyone is invited. At this first meeting, you should be ready to talk a bit about the most interesting one to three books that you have read recently and how you feel they relate to the environment. If you would like to, you can bring your books to swap with other people's favourite books. At the meeting, we will also talk about whether we'd like to meet more regularly as a book club, where and when to meet, and what future meetings might look like. The first meeting will be held at The Tollkeeper’s Cottage. The cottage is wheelchair accessible. A tour of the historic cottage may be arranged. Space is limited so let us know if you are planning to attend by sending an email to: greenneighbours@yahoo.ca ." Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php

Food February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Open all year. April-November: Saturdays 8am-1pm. December-March: Saturdays 9am-1pm. Sunday market summer until December.
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);
- Earth + City (All vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and seasonal, Summer Sundays, Local Food Court);
- Round Plains Plantation and Bakery (6 varieties of organic sweet potatoes, sweet potato products, specializing in gluten-, dairy-, sugar- and egg-free products all made with sweet potato. Muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, canape spreads, salads, gluten-free and spelt artisanal breads, cinnamon rolls and loaves, waffles, Saturdays);
- 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);
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass, Saturdays and Sundays);
Location: Evergreen (Don Valley) Brick Works, downhill walk/bike from Rosedale (GlenRd-DouglasDr) Chorley park, bike ride by Bayview Ave south of Pottery Rd. Info: info(at)evergreen.ca, http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/farmers-market/our-vendors/
Radio Canada February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling February 4, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "This populist weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour February 4, 11, 18, 25, 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/
Film February 4, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for February 4, 2017 - The Silence (Dir. Michael Haneke, USA, 2007, 111 min). Quote: "Starring Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt, “Funny Games” is an identical remake of the 1997 film by the same name about two psychopathic young men who take a family hostage in their cabin." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Radio Canada February 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour February 4, 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Quote: "Laugh Out Loud is your radio and web destination for Canadian comedy. From the famous to the newly found, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud. Every week, host Ali Hassan crosses the country and cruises the Web to bring you what's new and hot in Canadian comedy from stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and beyond." http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food February 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet February 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Quote: "Spark is a weekly audio blog of smart and unexpected trendwatching. It's not just technology for gearheads, it's about the way technology affects our lives, and the world around us." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy February 5, 12, 19, 26, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Environment/Nature Talk February 5, 2017, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Seeing the forest for the deer. Quote: "Do reductions in deer disturbance lead to forest recovery? Dawn Bazeley, Professor, Dept. of Biology, York University." Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Radio Canada February 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 February 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 5, 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food February 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour January 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27, 28, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 6, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Enright Files. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Film Environment/Nature Discussion February 7, Tuesday, 5:30pm-8pm. Free/PWYW. Green 13 Film Screening and Discussion - Before the Flood Feature Documentary + Q&A Info: http://green13toronto.org/event/science-movies-presents-flood-feature-documentary-qa-experts-dan-kraus-julia-langer Quote: "Science at the Movies Presents... Before the Flood. Feature Documentary + Q&A with Experts: Dan Kraus & Julia Langer. Doors open at 5:15pm. Innis Town Hall • University of Toronto. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided following the Q&A. This is a free event but registration is encouraged to secure your seat. Please don't print your tickets. You can present your email on your smartphone or simply give your last name at the door.
About the documentary: From Academy Award®-winning film maker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. View the trailer.
About the experts: Dan Kraus Weston Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy of Canada. A leader in Canadian biodiversity conservation and the role of nature in helping humans adapt to climate change.
Julia Langer CEO, The Atmospheric Fund. A leader in the environmental sector. For nearly 30 years she has managed campaigns and organizations, defined strategy and policy, and inspired public and private action to address air pollution and climate change.
Moderated by Stephen Scharper Associate Professor, School of the Environment, UofT. An expert and author on environmental ethics, worldviews & ecology, liberation theology, nature & the city."

Location: Innis Town Hall (Auditorium), 2 Sussex Ave, NW corner with St George St, 1 block of Bloor St West. Previous Locationss: Runnymede Branch Public Library, 2178 Bloor St West. Annette Public Library, 145 Annette St, 1 block south of Dundas St West, 2 blocks west of Keele St. Jane & Dundas Public Library, 620 Jane St, at Dundas. Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave. Info: Green 13 environmental group, intransitions(at)hotmail.com http://green13toronto.org
Debate February 7, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Warranties are a Waste of Money. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Guests are welcome to debate a choice of topics." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map). Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html

History Environment/Nature Walk February 8, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Ashbridges Bay Birds. Led by Anne Powell. Start: SW corner of Lake Shore Blvd E and Coxwell Ave. Quote:"Circular walk on mostly paved surfaces. Bring binoculars and dress for winter conditions." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour February 8, 15, 22, 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 February 8, 15, 22, 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 February 8, 15, 22, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Environment/Nature Science February 8, Wednesday, 5:30pm. Free. School of the Environment - Environment Seminar Series - Estimating Children's Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants Using Pharmacokinetic Modeling. Location: Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave. Speaker: MARC-ANDRE VERNER, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal. Quote: "Children are extensively exposed to multiple environmental chemicals through placental transfer and breastfeeding. Quantifying children’s exposure is challenging because it is impractical to collect biological samples during infancy and childhood. To circumvent this methodological limitation, pharmacockinetic models of pregnancy and lactation have been developed for persistent organic pollutants known to transfer from the mother to the fetus/child. The precision and accuracy of these models have been evaluated against measured maternal and child blood levels of multiple chemicals (e.g., polychlorinated biphenyls, hexachlorobenzene, perfluorooctanoic acid). Validated models have subsequently been used in epidemiology and risk assessment to estimate children’s prenatal and lactational exposure to chemicals. During this presentation, I will describe pharmacokinetic model development for persistent organic pollutants and discuss approaches to assess model sensitivity (i.e., local and global sensitivity analyses) and to validate models. Applications in the context of longitudinal birth cohorts will also be presented, with examples of how estimated children’s plasma levels has allowed the identification of critical windows of vulnerability to toxic insults (e.g., neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity). Finally, two examples of how pharmacokinetic modeling has been used to assess prenatal and lactational exposure to chemicals in the context of risk assessment will be presented." "No registration Required - All are welcome." Info: http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/SeminarSeries/EnvironmentSeminarSeries.aspx
Environment/Nature Talk February 8, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. Free. Green Neighbours 21 Environmental Group - A zero waste future: how do we get there? Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. Quote: "Join us for an evening to imagine a zero waste future for Ward 21 and Toronto, and to talk about how we can get there. It is more achievable than you might think. In a zero waste future, waste isn’t wasted. It becomes a valuable resource in a circular economy. Zero waste is good for our environment, our economy, and our community. Find out where Toronto is on this path, and what remains to be done. Find out why getting organics out of landfill, and out of the recycle bin, is so critical for success. We will end by brainstorming ways to make rescuing organics and recyclables from landfill easier, better, and more popular. Bring your ideas and your questions for our two wonderful waste expert presenters: Emily Alfred, Waste Campaigner from Toronto Environmental Alliance Kim Stemshorn, Support Assistant, Solid Waste Management Services from City of Toronto." Previous Locations: St. Matthew’s United Church, Oakwood Room, 729 St. Clair W, one block west of Christie St., enter from Rushton (map). St. Michael and All Angels church, SE corner St Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, up to 2nd floor (map). Info: Green Neighbours 21, greenneighbours(at)yahoo.ca, http://www.gn21.ca/index.php
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 8, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Challenge of Peace. Quote: "We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters - nations and states understanding each other. What values might we agree on? What ideas about society do we have in common? Has there been progress of any sort? Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio February 9, 16, 23, Thursdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Food February 9, 16, 23, 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 February 10, 17, 24, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Film February 10, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Purple Rain. CINSSU Quote: "Synopsis: A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues." 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/events/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 10, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - What's on Our Quarter? Quote: "No, it's not a moose, which is what most people think it is. The animal is actually a caribou -- one of the most important but misunderstood species in Canada. Paul Kennedy reports from the International Caribou Conference in Thunder Bay about the past and the future of Canadian caribou." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Open all year. April-November: Saturdays 8am-1pm. December-March: Saturdays 9am-1pm. Sunday market summer until December.
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);
- Earth + City (All vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and seasonal, Summer Sundays, Local Food Court);
- Round Plains Plantation and Bakery (6 varieties of organic sweet potatoes, sweet potato products, specializing in gluten-, dairy-, sugar- and egg-free products all made with sweet potato. Muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, canape spreads, salads, gluten-free and spelt artisanal breads, cinnamon rolls and loaves, waffles, Saturdays);
- 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);
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass, Saturdays and Sundays);
Location: Evergreen (Don Valley) Brick Works, downhill walk/bike from Rosedale (GlenRd-DouglasDr) Chorley park, bike ride by Bayview Ave south of Pottery Rd. Info: info(at)evergreen.ca, http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/farmers-market/our-vendors/
Radio Canada February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Food February 11-12, Saturday-Sunday, 12n-5pm. . Quote: "Looking for something sweet to treat your sweetheart or your sweet tooth to? We’ll be at The Imperative February 11th and 12th from 12-5pm with our raw/no-bake treats! Menu: • Assorted Truffle Boxes (chocolate orange, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate raspberry) – $10/box • Chocolate Bark (dark chocolate cherry almond and white chocolate raspberry cashew) – $6/bag • Chocolate Caramel Pecan Brownie – $4/piece All of the above (and what you’ll find throughout the shop) make for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or snack! Note: orders can be placed in advance for pick up at the pop-up if that’s what you would prefer! Any questions? Email sweethartkitchen(at)gmail.com." Location: The Imperative, 1332 Queen St West, Toronto. Info/RSVP: , http://sweethartkitchen.com/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/sweet-hart-kitchen-valentines-day-pop-imperative/
Discussion February 11, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration may close at 1:00 p.m." February 11 Location: Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. Previous Locations: - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Film February 11, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for February 11, 2017 - Prisoners (Dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA, 2013, 153 min). Quote: "Starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal “Prisoners” is an American thriller film that tells the story of a father who takes matters into his own hands when his six year old daughter and her friend go missing. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 86th Academy Awards." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Radio Canada February 11, 18, 25, 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 February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour February 11, 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food February 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet February 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy February 12, 19, 26, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 12, 19, 26, 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 February 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 12, 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food February 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour January 13-17, 20-24, 27, 28, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 13, 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Film Environment/Nature Discussion February 14, Tuesday, 6pm-8:15pm. Free/PWYW. Film Screening and Discussion - How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change Info: http://green13toronto.org/event/how-let-go-world-and-love-all-things-climate-cant-change-free-screening Quote: "Join Green 13 for a free screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary by Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland; Gasland II) as he travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny, tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stabilitiy of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants. Although it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences of climate change, this film inspires hope by focusing on what climate change can't destroy."
Location: Annette Public Library, 145 Annette St, 1 block south of Dundas St West, 2 blocks west of Keele St. Previous Locations: Runnymede Branch Public Library, 2178 Bloor St West. Innis Town Hall (Auditorium), 2 Sussex Ave, NW corner with St George St, 1 block of Bloor St West. Jane & Dundas Public Library, 620 Jane St, at Dundas. Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave. Info: Green 13 environmental group, intransitions(at)hotmail.com http://green13toronto.org
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 14, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Marriage of True Minds. Part 1. Quote: "IDEAS celebrates St. Valentine's Day with "something old, something new, something borrowed"...and something that might blow away conventional conceptions about romantic love. More than thirty years ago, then freelancer Paul Kennedy prepared a series that celebrated six famous intellectual marriages. These relationships were consummated at various times, from the early Middle Ages to the late-twentieth century. We revisit that classic series from a more contemporary perspective, and wonder what might be learned, and what could be lost from looking for lessons from relationships in the past." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Humour February 15, 22, 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 February 15, 22, 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 February 15, 22, 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 February 15, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Quote: "Do you want to meet a lively group of friendly people interested in environmental issues from academia, business, government and NGOs for good conversation? If so, join us for drinks in Toronto. There's no agenda or other formality - it's a chance to meet regularly to chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Torontonians passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity." Tentative Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews fsubway. Past Location: Duke of York Pub, 416-964-2441, backyard garden patio, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, steps from St George subway station. Near Bloor St. W, and Avenue Rd. Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 15, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Marriage of True Minds. Part 2. Quote: "Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? From the admittedly painful history of Abelard and Heloise, to the complex modern relationship between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, a picture emerges of married men and women who inspire one another in both life and love. Within such relationships, the sum of the parts often seems to be much greater than the whole. But the course of true love never did run smooth. There will always be complications. And the very real achievements of famous lovers who struggled to make things work can often be obscured by reductionist assumptions about romantic love." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio February 16, 23, Thursdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
History Environment/Nature Walk February 16, Thursday, 1pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Flora & Fauna in Sculpture & Architecture. Led by Ed Freeman. Start:NW corner of University Ave and College St. Quote:"Linear walk. We will walk along streets and through buildings along the way to Front St observing how nature has been portrayed." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food February 16, 23, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Food February 16, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Green Earth Vegetarian Restaurant. Location: Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine, 385 Broadview Ave. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial

Radio Environment/Nature February 17, 24, 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 February 17, Friday, 8:30pm-11:30pm. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Quote: "Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking." Location is shown only to members. Possible location: Bloomers. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/

Food February 18, 25, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Open all year. April-November: Saturdays 8am-1pm. December-March: Saturdays 9am-1pm. Sunday market summer until December.
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);
- Earth + City (All vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and seasonal, Summer Sundays, Local Food Court);
- Round Plains Plantation and Bakery (6 varieties of organic sweet potatoes, sweet potato products, specializing in gluten-, dairy-, sugar- and egg-free products all made with sweet potato. Muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, canape spreads, salads, gluten-free and spelt artisanal breads, cinnamon rolls and loaves, waffles, Saturdays);
- 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);
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass, Saturdays and Sundays);
Location: Evergreen (Don Valley) Brick Works, downhill walk/bike from Rosedale (GlenRd-DouglasDr) Chorley park, bike ride by Bayview Ave south of Pottery Rd. Info: info(at)evergreen.ca, http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/farmers-market/our-vendors/
Radio Canada February 18, 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 18, 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
History Environment/Nature Walk February 18, Saturday, 10:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Lower Don Valley. Led by Margaret McRae. Start: Outside the Dairy Queen at the northwest corner of Broadview Ave and Pottery Rd. Quote:"We will visit Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve and the lower Don Valley. Long paved hills getting into and out of the valley, otherwise reasonably flat. Walk will end at Beechwood Dr and O'Connor Dr. No washrooms." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio February 18, 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Food February 18, Saturday, 12n-2pm. Free. TVA Veggies of Halton and Peel: Veggie Social at Dai Bi Chay Viet Vietnamese Restaurant. Location: Dai Bi Chay Viet Vietnamese Restaurant, 2399 Cawthra Rd Unit 100, Mississauga. Quote: "Join us for some delicious, Vietnamese vegetarian food (lots of vegan options) at the newish Dai Bi Chay! Please RVSP to haltonpeel@veg.ca so we can get an accurate number for reservations! Thanks!" TVA Veggies of Halton & Peel info:haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office at 416-544-9800. Info: Lisa and Fraser, haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/content/view/49/81/
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 18, 25, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour February 18, 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Film February 18, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for February 18, 2017 - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA, 2000, 116 min). Quote: "An American mafia hit man named “Ghost Dog” who models himself after the traditions of a samurai becomes a target to kill by the mob." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Radio Canada February 18, 25, 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 February 18, 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour February 18, 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food February 19, 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet February 19, 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Environment/Nature History Walk February 19, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Black History Celebration Walk: Hubbards, Blackburns & more. Led by Lost River Walks joins with the Ontario Black History Society, West Don Lands Committee and Toronto Field Naturalists. Start: Hubbard Park (Gerrard Street just west of Broadview). Quote: "Lost River Walks joins with the Ontario Black History Society, West Don Lands Committee and Toronto Field Naturalists to remember the accomplishments of African-Canadian community-builders by walking along the lower Don River in honour of Black History Month. We will meet at Hubbard Park (Gerrard Street just west of Broadview), named for William Peyton (W.P.) Hubbard. We will proceed along city streets to the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at Cherry and Eastern in the new West Don Lands. There a representative of OBHS will recount the story of the Blackburns. Walk follows a linear route with washrooms available at beginning and end." 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 February 19, 26, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 19, 26, 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 February 19, 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 19, 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 20, 27, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food February 20, 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour January 20-24, 27, 28, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 20, 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food February 21-25, Tuesday-Friday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Hot Roots Soup Festival. Location: Soup Stations at Oshawa City Hall & Ministry of Finance, Downtown Oshawa, 11:30am-1pm. Quote: "Hot Roots Soup Festival - Launch Ceremony Friday Feb 17th at Core 21, 21 Simcoe St S, Oshawa from 6pm to 8 pm. Soup stations from February Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th, 2017 @ Oshawa City Hall lobby & Ministry of Finance lobby, Simcoe Mall Downtown Oshawa 11:30 am to 1:00 pm DurhamVeg's signature event, Oshawa’s HotRootsSoups Festival asks restaurants to use root vegetables to make Afro- Caribbean inspired soups for one week during Black History Month". Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1372258696159607/ Previous Locations: - Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church Street S, Ajax, ON [(905) 427-7257]. - Bombay Grill, 619 Kingston Road West, Ajax [905-239-4077]. - Copper Branch, 66 Baldwin St, Brooklin, Ontario. - The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. - Spicy Affairs, 84 King St. W, Oshawa. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham
Debate February 21, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Mini-Debate Marathon. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Guests are welcome to debate a choice of topics." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map). Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html
Next: March 21.

Radio Humour February 22, 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 February 22, 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 February 22, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio February 23, Thursdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Food February 23, 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 February 24, 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 February 25, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market. Open all year. April-November: Saturdays 8am-1pm. December-March: Saturdays 9am-1pm. Sunday market summer until December.
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);
- Earth + City (All vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and seasonal, Summer Sundays, Local Food Court);
- Round Plains Plantation and Bakery (6 varieties of organic sweet potatoes, sweet potato products, specializing in gluten-, dairy-, sugar- and egg-free products all made with sweet potato. Muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, canape spreads, salads, gluten-free and spelt artisanal breads, cinnamon rolls and loaves, waffles, Saturdays);
- 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);
- Pyramid Ferments ("Sauerkrauts and Kimchi are handcrafted, raw and vegan. They are a live culture product free of vinegar,pasteurization gluten and preservatives. Each product contains beneficial bacteria and micro flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system", Saturdays);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass, Saturdays and Sundays);
Location: Evergreen (Don Valley) Brick Works, downhill walk/bike from Rosedale (GlenRd-DouglasDr) Chorley park, bike ride by Bayview Ave south of Pottery Rd. Info: info(at)evergreen.ca, http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/farmers-market/our-vendors/
Radio Canada February 25, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk February 25, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Led by D Andrew White. Start: Davisville subway station. Quote:"Circular walk. Morning only." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio February 25, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 25, Saturdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1. CBC1 - Under the Influence. Host: Terry O'Reilly. Thursdays 11:30am, Saturdays 11:30am. Quote: "Terry O'Reilly explores the critical shift from advertising as a loud one-way conversation to a new delicate dialogue, where the goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/undertheinfluence
Radio Science Environment/Nature February25, 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 February 25, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Film February 25, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for February 25, 2017 - Les Orders (Dir. Michel Brault, Canada, 1974, 107 min). Quote: "Les Orders is considered one of Canadian cinema’s great works. Following the imposition of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis of 1970, five innocent people are arrested, held without charge, and subject to various humiliations. Les Ordres was based on the actual experiences of many of the 450 Quebecers detained at the time. Les Ordres is the only Canadian film ever to win the Best Director prize at Cannes. It also won Canadian Film Awards for Best Feature, Director, and Screenplay." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Radio Canada February 25, 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 February 25, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour February 25, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food February 26, Sundays, 9am-2pm. Leslieville Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Forbes Wild Foods (Wild sustainably foraged foods; fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Joyfully Organic Farm (Organic vegetable and flower farm in Ontario's Greenbelt, local CSA in Markham and Stouffville, salad greens, carrots, beets, squash and other organic veg, Saturdays and Sundays);
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
Location: Queen St East east of Coxwell Ave (map). Info: http://leslievillemarket.com/
Radio Computers/Internet February 26, Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Radio Science Philosophy February 26, Sunday, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Sundays 2pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 26, 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 February 26, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 26, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 27, Mondays, 5am-5:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - The Why Factor. Podcasts available. Mondays 5am-5:30am. Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xtky9/episodes/player, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_why_factor,
Food February 27, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Humour January 27, 28, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 27, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Funding Fundamentalism. Quote: "Wahhabism was originally an obscure sect born in the 18th century but is now the dominant faith of Saudi Arabia. But a power pact between its founder and the house of Saud turned it into a force to be reckoned with and Saudi billions bankrolled a global spread of this austere form of Islam. The Saudi Arabian government richly funds mosques, private Islamic schools and more, around the world, including in the West. IDEAS producer Mary Lynk delves into the history of Wahhabism and its radical challenge to moderate Islam." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 27, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 28, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Tedium is the Message. Quote: "It's never been easier to banish the feeling of boredom -- at least for a moment. But some fear our weapons of mass distraction could lead to an epidemic of ennui and ADD. Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it's shaping our future -- boredom is anything but dull." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Looking Ahead...

Environment/Nature Science March 1, Wednesday, 4:10pm. Free. School of the Environment - Environment Seminar Series - Plastic Debris in Aquatic Habitats. Location: Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave. Speaker: CHELSEA ROCHMAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Quote: "Discarded plastics are a global environmental problem across several habitats. In aquatic habitats, plastic pollution is reported globally in lakes and marine coastal and pelagic habitats from the surface waters to the benthos. This material is associated with a cocktail of contaminants, including those that are added during manufacturing (i.e. BPA, PBDEs, phthalates, lead) and those that sorb to the material from ambient seawater (e.g., DDT, PCBs, PAHs, copper). It is now understood that several marine organisms across multiple trophic levels ingest plastic debris in nature. This includes fish and bivalves that we purchase for our own consumption. As such, there is concern regarding how this material may pose a threat to food security and food safety. Using recent insights from field and laboratory experiments, this presentation will include information regarding the sources, fate and impacts of plastic debris and associated priority pollutants in aquatic habitats." "No registration Required - All are welcome." Info: http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/SeminarSeries/EnvironmentSeminarSeries.aspx
Food March 1, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm. TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine. Location: Spicy Affairs Indian Cuisine [Veg-Friendly], 84 King Street West, Oshawa [905-240-8600]. Quote: "Check out this restaurant for delicious and reasonably priced Indian food. There is a vegetarian section on the menu, but check with staff about vegan options. The chef is great with substitutions! Diner starts at 6:30 pm, please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca". Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1372258696159607/ Previous Locations: - Aunty's Recipe, 34 Church Street S, Ajax, ON [(905) 427-7257]. - Bombay Grill, 619 Kingston Road West, Ajax [905-239-4077]. - Copper Branch, 66 Baldwin St, Brooklin, Ontario. - The Lil Organic Kitchen, 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3 in Whitby. - Imperial Buffet, 163 Harwood Ave N, Ajax. - Bistro 238 in Courtice. - Tangerine, 30 Taunton Rd W A108, Whitby. - Fionn MacCool at Oshawa's Costco Plaza. - Desiam, Landmark Plaza, Whitby - Choko-Mocko, 71 Station St, Unit 2, Ajax. - Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, 299 King St., W., Oshawa. - The Table, 20 Simcoe St, South, Oshawa. - Desiam Thai Restaurant, 75 Consumers Dr, Whitby (at the former AMC theatre plaza). - Zeera Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering, near Liverpool Rd and Bayly. - Rawlicious Whitby (http://rawlicious.ca/canada/locations/whitby/), 123 Brock St South, south of Dundas St, Whitby. - Yola's Caribbean Veggie Cuisine, 9 Bond St West, Oshawa, east of the Greyhound bus station on the south side of Bond. - Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Oshawa. - Beanz Cafe, 82 King St West, Oshawa - Mason House Gardens, 3520 Durham Road #1 (Brock Rd), RR 4. - Prego Restaurant, Green St, Whitby. Ichiban Sushi in Oshawa. Info: Jo Anne, Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#durham
Next: TBA.
Science Talk March 2, Thursday, 8:10pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Destroying Planets. Quote: "TBA." Speaker: Alysa Obertas. Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP203, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/
Next: March 25, 2017, 8:10pm; May 4, 2017, 9:10pm.
Recycling March 4, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Film March 4, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for March 4, 2017 - Maria Chapdelaine (Dir. Gilles Carle, Canada, 1983, 107 min). Quote: "A French Canadian historical drama, Maria Chapdelaine is the story of a young women living with her parents and siblings in a remote farm in Norther Québec. Maria struggles with decisions as she is pursued by three suitors and deals with extraordinary loss." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Film March 11, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for March 11, 2017 - Leonard Cohen (Dir. Lian Lunson, Canada, 2006, 98 min). Quote: "A documentary on the legendary poet, singer / songwriter Leonard Cohen. Woven through the career-spanning interview, the film is interspersed with archive photos, praise and live performances from an eclectic mix of musicians he has influenced, including: Jarvis Cocker, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Antony Hegarty, The Handsome Family, Beth Orton, Nick Cave, and U2′s Bono and The Edge." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Environment/Nature Discussion March 15, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Quote: "Do you want to meet a lively group of friendly people interested in environmental issues from academia, business, government and NGOs for good conversation? If so, join us for drinks in Toronto. There's no agenda or other formality - it's a chance to meet regularly to chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Torontonians passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity." Tentative Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews subway. Past Location: Duke of York Pub, 416-964-2441, backyard garden patio, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, steps from St George subway station. Near Bloor St. W, and Avenue Rd. Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Food March 16, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Rawlicious. Location: Rawlicious, 785 Bathurst St, Toronto. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial
Food March 17, Friday, 8:30pm-11:30pm. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup - Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Quote: "Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking." Location is shown only to members. Possible location: Bloomers. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Next: April 21, May 19.
Discussion March 18, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration may close at 1:00 p.m." March 18 Location: Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Previous Locations: - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Film March 18, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for March 18, 2017 - Citizenfour (Dir. Laura Poitras, USA, 2014, 113 min). Quote: "A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden concerning the NSA spying scandal. Citizenfour received critical acclaim upon release, and was the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Food March 18, Saturday, 5:30pm-6:30pm . Free. TVA Veggies of Halton and Peel: Dinner at Mesa Mexican Restaurant. Location: Mesa Mexican Restaurant, 255 James Street North, Hamilton. Quote: "This restaurant has been open for just over an year and boasts authentic Mexican food prepared by the former Mex-I-Can Restaurant chef. Although they serve both meat and vegetarian, most items on the menu can be prepared vegan. Apparently, the portions are huge, so no one should leave there hungry! Recommendations included vegan chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, mango mojitos, and horchata. Mostly street/meter parking – should be free on Saturday. Please RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by Sat. Mar. 17 to confirm your attendance. Saturday, March 18th at 5:30pm Mesa Mexican Restaurant 255 James Street North, Hamilton For more information, please see their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MesaHamilton//" . TVA Veggies of Halton & Peel info:haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office at 416-544-9800. Info: Lisa and Fraser, haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/content/view/49/81/
Food March 19, 2017, Sunday, 2pm-4:30pm. $5 to compete; $10/plate to sample. TVA Event: Vegan Bake-Off. Tentative Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, 2 blocks south of St Clair Ave West. Previous Locations: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, east of Parliament St, in Regent Park. Miles Nadal JCC, (416)924-6211, 750 Spadina Ave, SW corner with Bloor St West. 918 Bathurst St, between Bloor St West and Dupont St. Harbourfront Community Centre, SE corner Bathurst St and Queens Quay West.
Info: Vegan Bake-Off, Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-8891, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://bakeoff.veg.ca/
Debate March 21, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - TBA. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Guests are welcome to debate a choice of topics." Usual Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map). Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca/about/contact.html
Film March 25, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for March 25, 2017 - Montreal Man (Dir. Frank Vitale, Canada, 1974, 89 min). Quote: "Montreal Man is a Canadian docufiction film. The film is centred on Frank Vitale, a photographer living among the assorted outcasts, junkies, and artists populating Montreal. Quieter and more introspective than most of his friends, Frank becomes smitten by Johnny, a fourteen-year-old from the suburbs. But the relationship is doomed by the startling degree of hypocrisy and possessiveness that boils over among the group when they discover the intensity of Frank’s feelings about the boy." Location: Camera Bar Cinema, Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West, 1 block west of Ossington Ave (map). Info: Camera Bar Cinema, 416-530-0011, http://www.camerabar.ca/cinema-calendar/
Food April 20, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Udupi Palace. Location: Udupi Palace, 1460 Gerrard St East, Toronto. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial
Discussion April 22, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Cafe. Quote: "At this monthly gathering, we will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. Registration may close at 1:00 p.m." April 22 Location: Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. Previous Locations: - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen/Saulter, TPL Branch, 765 Queen Street East. - Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane Street, North York. - Skills For Change, 2nd Floor, 791 St Clair Ave West, 4 blocks west of Christie St, near the Arlington streetcar stop. - Albert Campbell Library, 496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, between St Clair Ave East and Danforth Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St, two blocks south of Gerrard St. - STEAMLabs, '49 Cameron Street, Toronto (north west corner of Spadina and Queen), Lower Level'. - Don Mills library, 888 Lawrence Ave East, west of Don Mills Rd. - Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, 3 blocks east of Sherbourbe St, 1 block south of Gerrard St East. - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd, south of Finch Ave West, east of Martin Grove Rd, Rexdale. - Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St. - HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen St West, 2nd floor, buzz Unit #12. - TPL North York Central branch. - Toronto Tool Library, 1803 Danforth Ave near Coxwell (http://torontotoollibrary.com/about-2/ourlocationandhour/). - Wychwood Green Barn, between Wychwood Ave and Christie St, south of St Clair Ave West. - Park Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food April 29, Saturday, 5pm-7pm . Free. TVA Veggies of Halton and Peel: Dinner at Veggie Flames Restaurant. Location: Veggie Flames, 7210 Airport Road, Malton. Quote: "We’ve long heard about all the delicious vegan options and epic pizza (and more) from Veggie Flames! They don’t take reservations, so we’ll be heading there at 5 for an early dinner so we can get some food and seats before they get too busy for dinner. Please RSVP to haltonpeel(at)veg.ca so we have an idea of how many people are coming! Thanks." TVA Veggies of Halton & Peel info:haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office at 416-544-9800. Info: Lisa and Fraser, haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/content/view/49/81/
Food May 18, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Simon’s Wok. Location: Simon’s Wok, 797 Gerrard Street East, Toronto. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: Taunya, Jim and George, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial
Food May 28, Saturday, 12n-2pm . Free. TVA Veggies of Halton and Peel: Lunch at Boon Burger Burlington. Location: Boon Burger Burlington, 399 Elizabeth St. Unit 6, Burlington. Quote: "Come out for some epic burgers and possibly soft serve (if they have the machine up and running)! They have tons of different burger styles, gluten-free options (if I can recall), and great veggie vibes... Please RSVP to haltonpeel@veg.ca so we have the right numbers for reservations." TVA Veggies of Halton & Peel info:haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office at 416-544-9800. Info: Lisa and Fraser, haltonpeel(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/content/view/49/81/

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