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Radio Humour December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 December 1, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - On Pulsars: Ultra-Dense Material Spinning Dizzyingly Fast. Quote: "Pulsars are magnetized spinning neutron stars that emit a beam of radiation. Since the first pulsar was discovered in 1967, thousands have been detected since, and they continue to be one of the most interesting objects in the sky. In this talk, I’ll go over the history of pulsar astronomy, the reasons why we care about pulsars, and of course, what pulsars really are. Hopefully, this talk will leave you with an understanding of what current pulsar research is all about, and what it may lead to in the future." Speaker: Nikhil Mahajan, second year doctoral student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP203, 60 St. George St. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 1, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Orwell Tapes. Part 1. Quote: "He was a brilliant, eccentric, complicated man; a colonial policeman, a critic and journalist, a dishwasher, a fighter in the Spanish civil war, a teacher and a shopkeeper - and one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance? Steve Wadhams delves into recordings he made with the people who knew Orwell from his earliest days to his final moments. Part 2 airs Thursday, December 8." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 December 2, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Die Hard. CINSSU Quote: "The last FFF of the Fall term is here! We are proud to announce the final screening will be Die Hard, a film by John McTiernan! Come enjoy one of our favourite Christmas movies before exam stress sets in! Die Hard will be screening at 7Pm at Innis Town Hall this Firday, December 2nd! Synopsis: NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TQ-pOvI6Xo ." 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 December 2, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Future History. Quote: "It's tempting to think that in order to comprehend the future, we need to know the past, that there are always lessons in history. But is that true anymore? And has the future ever looked like the past? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters. A discussion from the Stratford Festival, featuring historian Margaret MacMillan, former politician Bob Rae and journalist Karin Wells." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Recycling December 3, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 Humour December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for December 3 - Bell and Sebastian (Dir. Nicolas Vanier, France, 2013, 95 min). Quote: "Based on the novel Belle et Sébastien, “Belle & Sebastien” is a French adventure film about a sever-year-old orphan boy and his dog who look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters." 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 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 December 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 December 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 December 4, 2016, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture/Illustrated Talk - Wolf & Coyote Behaviour.. Quote: "Dennis Murray, Trent University, studies how behaviour can affect the integrity of these populations, particularly the impacts of hybridization on their conservation." Location: Emmanuel College Building EMM 001, 75 Queen's Park. Usual Location: Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East. Toronto Field Naturalists: 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-lectures.htm
Discussion Food December 4, Sunday, 4pm-6:30pm. Members only. TVA AGM. The Toronto Vegetarian Association's Annual General Meeting. TVA membership deadline for voting at the AGM: One month before the AGM. Quote: "The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 4th at 4:30 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in the years moving forward by electing our 2016-2018 Board of Directors. Hors d’ouveres care of YamChops and Tori’s Bake Shop will be served. Please note: The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is a private function open to TVA members only. Non-members who wish to attend will be required to join as members of the TVA and only members in good standing 30 days prior to the election are eligible to vote." Location: Friends Meeting House, Lowther Ave west of Bedford Ave, near St George subway station Bedford Ave exit. Info: 416-544-9800, http://www.veg.ca
Radio Canada December 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 December 4, 11, 18, 25, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 4, 11, 18, 25, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 5, 12, 19, 26, 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 December 5, 12, 19, 26, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 5, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Enright Files. Quote: "Our monthly Monday night feature with Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with some of the most original and influential thinkers of our time." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Humour December 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 5, 12, 19, 26, 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/

Debate December 6, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Bottled water does more harm than good. 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
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 6, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Commute from Hell. Quote: "Work can't help but be affected when it takes almost as long for a worker to get to and from the job as it does to actually be there. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it do to family life, or social engagements? Part of IDEAS continuing consideration of work-related mobility issues explores the terrible experiences of Toronto commuters." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

History Environment/Nature Walk December 7, Wednesday, 9:45am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Toronto Island - Birds. Led by Anne Powell. Start: Ferry terminal for the 10 am ferry to Wards Island. Quote:"Circular walk on mostly paved surfaces, mainly flat. Bring binoculars. Washrooms at beginning of walk. Will return on 11:45 ferry." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour December 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 Science Environment/Nature December 7, 14, 21, 28, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food December 7, Wednesday, 6:30pm TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Copper Branch Vegan Restaurant. Location: Copper Branch, 66 Baldwin St, Brooklin, Ontario. Quote: "Save the date for Wednesday December 7, 2016 when DurhamVeg new and old members will get together to celebrate the end of the year festivities at Copper Branch 66 Baldwin St, an all vegan restaurant in Brooklin. The fun starts at 6:30 pm, please join us. RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca" Previous Locations: - 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‘s, 713 Krosno Blvd, 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 Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 7, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Near Death Experiences. Quote: "People have reported "near death experiences", or NDE's over centuries and across cultures. The nature of them has historically been the territory of religion and philosophy. But now science has staked its claim in the discussion,. And the questions the research asks are profound: where is consciousness produced, in the brain, or somewhere else? Can consciousness continue to exist even after the heart and brain have stopped working? Contributor Ashley Walters explores the science and the meaning of near death experiences." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Humour December 8, 15, 22, 29, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Quote: "This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food December 8, 15, 22, 29, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 8, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Orwell Tapes. Part 2. Quote: "He was a brilliant, eccentric, complicated man; a colonial policeman, a critic and journalist, a dishwasher, a fighter in the Spanish civil war, a teacher and a shopkeeper - and one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance? Steve Wadhams delves into recordings he made with the people who knew Orwell from his earliest days to his final moments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature December 9, 16, 23, 30, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 9, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Cracking the Moral Code. Quote: "We all have a moral code -- a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong. But the reasons why we make certain decisions can quickly get fuzzy. Producer John Chipman explores why some people stick to their moral codes more stringently than others, and delves into the latest neuroimaging research to find out what it can tell us about what guides our moral decisions." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food December 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
History Environment/Nature Walk December 10, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - East Don Parklands. Led by Stephen Kamnitzer. Start: Second Cup, 1567 Steeles Ave East, east of Laureleaf Rd and an Esso Gas Station. Quote:"2 1/2 hour circular walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with gentle and some steep slopes and stairs. We will explore the East Don Parklands between Steeles and Finch using the main paved path and various unofficial unpaved trails. Bring binoculars and water. Optional coffee stop after at Second Cup. Washrooms at beginning of walk." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio Humour December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 10, 17, 24, 31, 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/
Discussion/Reading December ?, Saturday, 1:30pm-3pm. Free. HAT Monthly Discussion - TBA. Speaker: TBA. Quote: "TBA" Talk Info: TBA. Location: OISE, Room ?, 252 Bloor St West, near St George subway station, Bedford Rd exit, between St George St and Bedford Rd. Info: Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT), http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/events/ https://twitter.com/humanisttoronto/
Film December 10, 17, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for December 10 - Avril et le Monde TruquÉ (Dir. Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci, France, 2016, 105 min). Quote: "A family of scientists in Paris 1941 are on the brick of discovering a powerful longevity serum, however are mysteriously abducted leaving their young daughter April behind. A decade later April lives alone with her cat Darwin and carries on her family’s research in secret. Soon she finds herself at the center of a conspiracy and on the run from government agents and cyborg rat spies." 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 December 10, Saturday, 4pm. Free. Toronto Going Vegan - Movie Night: Food Choices. Quote: "One of the greatest achievements of our age is the ability to share information, and yet so much appears to be hidden in plain sight. Food Choices is a new movie that discusses the many benefits of a plant-based diet. This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing our world. It looks at many misconceptions about food and diet, offering a new view on these issues. The film interviews world-renowned experts, including Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Greger, and many others. You will never look at your plate in the same way again." Location: Member's condo theatre room. Info: https://www.meetup.com/TorontoGoingVegan/
Radio Canada December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 10, 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Discussion Food December 10, Saturday, 6:30pm-9:30pm. TVA Volunteers only. Holiday Party for TVA Volunteers. Quote:"Join us for a fun evening with fellow volunteers to celebrate the holiday season with delicious vegan snacks and an optional vegan gift swap! If you’re up for it, bring your favourite store-bought, non-perishable vegan product or product from your favourite plant-based business (value $8-$12) for a compassionate holiday gift swap. RSVP to volunteer@veg.ca by December 4th as capacity is limited." Location: Yonge and Sheppard, close to the subway. Exact address and directions will be given to those who RSVP by Sunday, December 4th only. Info: 416-544-9800, http://www.veg.ca, http://veg.ca/tva/volunteer/volunteer-events/#events

Food December 11, 18, 25, 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 December 11, 18, 25, 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 December 11, 18, 25, 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 December 11, 18, 25, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 11, 18, 25, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 11, 18, 25, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 12, 19, 26, 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 December 12, 19, 26, 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 December 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 12, 19, 26, 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/

History Environment/Nature Walk December 14, Wednesday, 10:30am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Leslie Creek - Nature, Trees & Heritage. Led by Joanne Doucette. Start: Outside Pape subway station. Quote:"Linear walk on mostly paved surfaces with gentle slopes and stairs and maybe some slippery surfaces. Leslie Creek is underground but we will follow its course south to Lesliegrove Park on Queen St E. Learn about Canada's 'Johnny Appleseed,' George Leslie and the trees he loved. Washrooms at beginning of walk." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Radio Humour December 14, 21, 28, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 14, 21, 28, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food Book Discussion December 14, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck. To be reviewed: TBA. Quote: "Interested in getting together with like-minded individuals and reading vegetarian-related books? Then come join the TVA Reading Group... Like regular book clubs, we meet frequently to discuss the current book the group has chosen to read. The material will always have something to do with vegetarianism, including animal rights philosophy, nutrition, ecological issues, and more... Please bring a vegan potluck contribution to enjoy." Tentative Location: TBA. Previous Locations: Dufferin Grove park. Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St, south of Bloor, room 4, third floor. Private venue near Queen St West and Ossington. Near College and Dufferin or Queen/Ossington. Private venue on Givins St, west of Tillary Bellwoods Park, north of Queen St West, south of Dundas St West. Private venue on Brunswick Ave. Private venue on Bloor St West, NW of High Park. Private home near Dufferin St and Bloor St West. Private home near Dundas St East and Ontario St. Le Commensal, 655 Bay St, on Elm St, between Yonge St and Bay St, north of Dundas St West. Lisa's place near Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East. Rawlicious in Yorkville, 20 Cumberland St, west of Yonge St. Info: http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#reads

Radio Humour December 15, 22, 29, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food December 15, 22, 29, 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 December 15, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Vegetarian Haven. Location: Vegetarian Haven, 17 Baldwin St. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group. Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited." RSVP by the Wednesday before each event. Reserve/RSVP: Taunya, Jim and George, tva_dinner(at)yahoo.ca, or leave a message at the TVA office: 416-544-9800. Info: http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#dinnersocial
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 15, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Orwell Tapes. Part 3. Quote: "He was a brilliant, eccentric, complicated man; a colonial policeman, a critic and journalist, a dishwasher, a fighter in the Spanish civil war, a teacher and a shopkeeper - and one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance? Steve Wadhams delves into recordings he made with the people who knew Orwell from his earliest days to his final moments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature December 16, 23, 30, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Food December 16, 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." Tentative location: Bloomers, 873 Bloor St West. Actual location is shown only to members. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Next: January 20 Friday, 8:45pm.
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 16, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Seed Banks. Quote: "In the face of climate change and declining biodiversity, one of humanity's oldest cultural practices – seed saving – has a new urgency. Maria Zytaruk explores how preserving seeds reflects the deepest of human fears and hopes, whether it's done in a high-tech seed bank in Britain, or a simple storage closet lined with jars at a convent in Kingston." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food December 17, 24, 31, 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 December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Canadian federal political affairs program. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 17, 24, 31, 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 Humour December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Discussion December 17?, 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." December 17 Location: TBA. Previous Locations: - S. Walter Stewart branch, Toronto Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, East York. - Parkdale branch, Toronto Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West. - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St, 10am-2pm. - 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 December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food December 17, Saturday, 1pm-5pm. TVA Holiday Book & Bake Sale and Open House. Quote: "Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday gifts – score some sweet savings at TVA’s annual Holiday Sale and Open House! Come & meet members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Board of Directors, indulge in treats at our vegan bake sale and pick up holiday gifts from our Vegetarian Bookstore. The bake sale is pay-what-you-can (suggested donation: $2 for cupcakes and bars, $1 for cookies and truffles). And don’t forget, TVA members always get 10% off all purchases from the Resource Centre! Please consider bringing along a non-perishable donation of vegetarian food items for a local food bank." Location: TVA Resource Centre, 17 Baldwin Street, second floor. Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, 416-544-9800, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station. http://veg.ca
Radio Humour December 17, 24, 31, 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 December 17, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for December 17 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Dir. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam, USA, 1966, 26 min). Quote: "A story based on the Dr. Seuss book, the Grinch spends his days in a cave on the top of a hill. Watching the town below, his hatred of Christmas grows, so he tries to take Christmas away from the people of Whoville." 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 December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 17, 24, 31, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food December 18, 25, 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/
Food December 18, Sunday, 11am-7pm. $5. The Toronto Vegan Winter Market. Quote: "An indoor holiday market showcasing an array of vegan foods, crafts and ethical goods geared towards cruelty-free gifting. In addition to holiday shopping, there will be a kids activity area too, as well as edibles for immediate consumption including a customizable mac ‘n cheese bar from Nona. General admission is just $5 (children under 12 are free) and advance tickets are on sale now with 50% of each ticket going towards Wishing Well Sanctuary, a farmed animal sanctuary located in Bradford, Ontario." Location: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West. Info: http://veganwintermarket.com/venue
Radio Computers/Internet December 18, 25, 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 December 18, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Don Valley Brickworks. Led by Members of First Story Toronto, Rivers Rising and Lost Rivers. Start: Watershed Consciousness Wall by the front entrance drop–off at the main Evergreen Brickworks building. Quote: "Celebrate the Winter Solstice and the start of the Second Rivers Rising season with First Story and Toronto Green Community. Enjoy the Evergreen winter village at the end of the tour." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Science Philosophy December 18, 25, 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 December 18, 25, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 18, 25, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 18, 25, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 19, 26, 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 December 19, 26, Mondays, 3pm-7pm. Sorauren Park Farmers Market. Year round.
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Earth & City (Local organic vegetable gardening & vegan mostly raw sweet and savoury food);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- The Cutting Veg CSA (organic vegetables, herbs, garlic);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
Location: South end of Sorauren Park at Sorauren and Wabash, south of Dundas St West (map). Info: ayal(at)westendfood.coop, http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 19, Monday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Things Fall Apart. Quote: "The news has been bleak: Brexit, populism, terrorism and, an America divided. The war in Syria continues to rage and the number of refugees and other migrants world-wide is soaring. Then, there's economic inequality and a host of other big concerns. It's tempting to think that everything is falling apart. But is that really true? IDEAS in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reflects upon the state of the world, along with a razor sharp panel." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule
Radio Humour December 19-23, 26-30, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 19, 26, 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/

Debate December 20, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Workplaces should have no interior walls (random roles). 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

Science History December 21, Wednesday, 5:44am ET (10:44 UT]. December Solstice. Quote: "Solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the Sun in relation to the earth's equator. The name is derived from Latin solstitium (from sol: 'sun' and sistere: 'stand still'). During the year, the position of the sun seen from earth moves North and South. When it changes direction it stands still momentarily. So solstices are those moments of the year when the sun reaches its southernmost or northernmost position, at the Tropic of Capricorn or Tropic of Cancer. Solstice festivals were common (and held primacy) in most cultures of the ancient world." Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice
Radio Humour December 21, 28, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 21, 28, 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 December 21, 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 Humour December 22, 29, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Food December 22, 29, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

Radio Environment/Nature December 23, 30, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 23, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Fat & Sugar. Part 1. Quote: "First, fat was the dietary bad guy. We were warned back in the 1980s to cut back on eggs, meat and full-fat dairy to avoid heart disease. So we started eating more bread, rice and pasta and fat-free snacks. But we got sicker and fatter. Now sugar is the bad guy. Contributor Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition -- and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research. Part 2 airs Friday, December 30." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food December 24, 31, 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 December 24, 31, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 24, 31, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio Humour December 24, 31, Saturdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 24, 31, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 24, 31, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Canada December 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 24, 31, Saturdays, 6pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 24, 31, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Food December 25, 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 December 25, 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 December 25, 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 December 25, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 25, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio December 25, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com

Radio History Philosophy Health Science December 26, 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 December 26, 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 December 26-30, Monday-Friday, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Comedy Show. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 26, 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 December 27, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The Oldest Hatred. Quote: "Anti-semitism has deep roots in France. Jews have been living there since the Middle Ages, coexisting in relative peace but never far removed from persecution or expulsion. The French Revolution gave Jews full civil rights, but within a century, the hatred was back. An anti-semitic book called La France Juive became widely popular in the late-19th century. Recent anti-Jewish demonstrations, and the Charlie Hebdo and HyperCacher murders, show that anti-semitism is still a potent force in contemporary France. Philip Coulter talks to scholars, historians and Jewish community leaders in Paris." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Radio Humour December 28, Wednesdays, 11:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm; Wednesdays 11:30am. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 28, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Humour December 29, Thursdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
History Environment/Nature Walk December 29, Thursday, 9:45am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Toronto Island - Birds. Led by Anne Powell. Start: Ferry terminal for the 10 am ferry to Ward's Island. Quote:"Circular walk on mostly paved surfaces, mainly flat. Bring binoculars. Washrooms at beginning of walk. Will return on 11:45 ferry." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/v-walks.htm
Food December 29, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest (100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies);
- Forbes Wild Foods (fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods);
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON);
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA (organic vegetables, fruits & herbs);
- Kind Organics (organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass);
- Niagara Lavender Farm (organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake);
- Culture City (Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff);
- Floralora Flowers (Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario);
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html

Radio Environment/Nature December 30?, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show: The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature December 30, Friday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Fat & Sugar. Part 2. Quote: "First, fat was the dietary bad guy. We were warned back in the 1980s to cut back on eggs, meat and full-fat dairy to avoid heart disease. So we started eating more bread, rice and pasta and fat-free snacks. But we got sicker and fatter. Now sugar is the bad guy. Contributor Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition -- and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/features/schedule

Food December 31, 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 December 31, Saturdays, 9:10am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Politics - The House. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 31, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio Humour December 31, Saturdays, 11:30am-12n. FM 99.1. CBC1 Satire: This is That. Thurdays 11:30 a.m. (3:30 NT), Saturdays 11:30 a.m. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat
Radio Science Environment/Nature December 31, Saturdays, 12:05pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Radio Humour December 31, 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/
History Environment/Nature Walk December 31, Saturday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Beltline. Led by John Bacher. Start: Davisville subway station. Quote:"Circular walk. 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 Canada December 31, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - News - The World This Weekend. World news. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio December 31, Saturdays, 6pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio Humour December 31, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud
Canadian Maple Leaf History December 31, Saturday. New Year's Eve. Quote: "New Year's Eve is 31 December, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In 21st-century Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve

Looking Ahead...

Canadian Maple Leaf History January 1, 2017, Sunday. New Year's Day. Quote: New Year's Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, falling exactly one week after Christmas Day of the previous year. In modern times, it is January 1. In most countries, it is a holiday. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Day
Food January 4, Wednesday, 6:30pm TVA's Durham Lakeside Group: Dinner at Zeera Indian Restaurant. Location: Zeera Indian Cuisine, 713 Krosno Blvd Pickering ON L1W 1G4. Quote: "RSVP by emailing durham@veg.ca" Previous Locations: - 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‘s, 713 Krosno Blvd, 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:
- February 1, Wednesday, location TBA.
- February 21-25, Hot Roots Soup Festival, Soup Stations at Oshawa City Hall & Ministry of Finance, Downtown Oshawa, 11:30am0-1pm.
Film January 7, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for January 19, 2017 - The Last Winter (Dir. Larry Fessenden, USA, 2006, 101 min). Quote: "TBA." 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/
Debate January 10, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Resolution: Be it resolved that: The American dream is overrated. 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 January 14, 2017, Saturdays, 3pm. Free. Camera Bar Film Screening Saturdays. Scheduled for January 14, 2017 - Echoes of Home (Dir. Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland, 2007, 82 min). Quote: "TBA." 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 January 19, 2017, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Dinner Social Group: Dinner at Greens Vegetarian Restaurant. Location: Greens Vegetarian Restaurant, 638 Dundas Street West. 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
Next: February 16, 2017, 7pm-9pm: Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine, 385 Broadview Ave.
Food January 20, 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. Info/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Next: February 17 Friday, 8:30pm.
Debate January 24, Tuesday, 7:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Resolution: Be it resolved that: Capitalism has run its course. 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

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