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Updated February 28, 2019
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Radio Environment/Nature February 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 1, 2019, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Stormy Weather (1943). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/

Radio Canada February 2, 9, 16, 23, 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 2, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free. Really Really Free Market Toronto. Usually the first Saturday of each month. Quote: "Really Really Free Market, ... @ Campbell Park, 195 Campbell Avenue (10 minute walk from Landsdowne Station). No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free. If you wish to make a contribution, remember: a) although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm b) please only bring items that are clean and in working condition c) we can't accept furniture and other large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market. No baby car seats, please. We do have a one-shopping-cart/person and two-shopping-carts/family limit; but after 3 pm., you may take a carload if you wish! Any questions?--please write to rrfmarket@gmail.com. (Do not direct reply to this post.) Hope to see you there."
Location: Campbell Park, 255 Campbell Ave, west on Dupont past Lansdowne, south on Campbell, near Wallace Ave (map). Info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40RRFMcampbellprk&src=typd, http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
Radio February 2, 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Quote: "weekly magazine show blends the best of news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure. Playful and relevant, Day Six gives listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 2, 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 2, 9, 16, 23, 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 2, 9, 16, 23, 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/
Talk February 2, 2019, Saturday, 2pm-3pm. Free. TPL Talk - Law at the library Series: Hiring a Lawyer for a Lawsuit: What are "Limited Scope" or "Unbundled" Services?
Quote: "Lawsuits cost a lot of money, but no one needs to go to court without legal help. Heather Hui-Litwin, Ph.D J.D. explains how lawyers may offer "limited scope" or "unbundled" rather than "full retainer" services, allowing them to help for parts of cases.
Part 2 in a 3-part series of Legal Presentations at the Toronto Reference Library:
1. How to get Legal Advice without Breaking the Bank | Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)
2. Who Does What in the Legal System? | Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 2:00-4:00pm Beeton Hall, Main Floor
3. What to Expect in a Civil Lawsuit: Overview of the Legal Process | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)."

Location: Deer Park library - 2nd Floor Program Room, 40 St Clair Ave East, Toronto, ON M4T 1M9, 416-393-7657. Info: Toronto Public Library, 416-393-7131, http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Radio Canada February 2, 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 2, 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour February 2, 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Recycling February 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 3, 10, 17, 24,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 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Quote: "Tune in Sunday afternoons for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith - science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths - scholars and gardeners explore the garden as a spiritual metaphor and architects examine the idea of space for the soul." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
History Environment/Nature Walk February 3, 2019, Sunday, 2:30pm. Free. TFN Lecture - Bats of the GTA: the Real Stars of the Night. Location: Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East Quote:"Come see Toby Thorne, Toronto Zoo bat researcher, as he discusses all of the amazing bats that call the Greater Toronto Area home! Talk will be held in Room 001, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East. Doors open at 2:00. No cost & all are welcome! This event is part of our free monthly lecture series. TFN members enjoy advance notice of upcoming lectures and follow-up commentary in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now." Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/lectures/
Radio Canada February 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Quote: "The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories. Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments." Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 3, 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food February 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 February 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 4, 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature February 5, 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate February 5, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: Free will is an illusion. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate about Free Will. As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/free-will-is-an-illusion Like our page on Facebook for latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDebatingSociety/." Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature February 6, 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk February 6, 2019, Wednesday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Rouge Valley. Led by Stephen Kamnitzer. Start: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (on Zoo Road).
Quote:"Join Stephen Kamnitzer for a romp in Rouge Valley. We will explore the area around the conservation centre and north up Little Rouge Creek on a 4 hour walk. Meet at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre on Zoo Road, east off Meadowvale Ave, north of Sheppard E just opposite the zoo. Accessible by TTC bus #85 from Don Mills subway station and from the Rouge Hill GO station. Bring lunch and a drink. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio Humour February 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 6, 13, 20, 27, 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 6, 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Food February 7, 14, 21, 28, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion February 7, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Isaiah Berlin: "Two Concepts of Liberty".
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "What is freedom? Historically, Isaiah Berlin (1909–97) argues, two different concepts of liberty have arisen: the negative and the positive. Negative liberty, familiar from the liberal tradition, is the kind of liberty described by John Stuart Mill in On Liberty (1859), namely freedom from constraint or interference. You are free, in this sense, to the extent that no one is preventing you doing what you might want to do. Positive freedom, on the other hand, is a matter of the doors that you can actually pass through, not just of those that lie open: it is what you can actually do. The notion of positive liberty derives from the wish to be one’s own master. Berlin’s main claim in this important article (first delivered as a lecture in 1958) is that the notion of positive liberty has frequently been distorted and used to suppress dissidents on the grounds that they are being forced to do what at some level they really desire and that this makes them more free than they would otherwise have been. It is not that Berlin is opposed to positive freedom in itself; it is only abuses of the concept that he objects to. *** To continue our series of readings on political philosophy from Philosophy: Basic Readings (Second Edition), this week we'll be discussing an excerpt from Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty". The text can be found on pages 232 to 242 of the volume, which can be viewed and downloaded HERE: http://pdf.to/bookinfo/philosophy-basic-readings_1.pdf "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Science Talk February 7, Thursday, 8pm. Free. Public Astronomy Talks and Demos - Galactic Archaeology with Stellar Siblings. Speaker: Natalie Price-Jones, fourth year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UofT. Quote: "While astronomers can understand how galaxies grow and evolve by looking out into the cosmos, the history of our own Milky Way is something of a mystery. Our solar system’s position, embedded in the disk of the Milky Way, makes it difficult to understand how our Galaxy is changing on large scales.
In this month’s AstroTour, I’ll explain how astronomers use measurements of nearby stars to extrapolate a complete picture of the Galaxy. This approach of using some stars to learn about the Galaxy as a whole can also be applied to understanding its history, through a process called ‘chemical tagging.’ I’ll discuss how I use this technique in my research to find stellar siblings, and how this can help us not only unpack the history of the Milky Way but also make predictions for its future. Natalie Price-Jones."
Location: Bahen Centre room 1160, 40 St. George St, UofT. Past Locations: McLennan Physical Laboratories, MP102, 60 St. George St. | Medical Science Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. Info: University of Toronto Astronomy Department, astro(dot)utoronto(dot)ca, http://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/?page_id=474, https://www.astro.utoronto(dot)ca/astrotours/

Radio Environment/Nature February 8, 15, 22, 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 8. 2019, Friday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA's Durham Veg Group: Monthly Meeting: Pho Viet Nam 999 Oshawa.
February 8 Location: Pho Viet Nam 999 Oshawa, 299 King St West, Oshawa, ON L1J 2J8, (905)728-8999.
Quote: "Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. please join us, we love chatting with like minded people. RSVP by emailing durham(at)veg.ca or by filling out the form on the right. We kindly request that you honor your RSVP to avoid over or under booking the restaurants."
Info: Toronto Vegetarian Association office, 416-544-9800, durhamveg(at)gmail.com, durhamlakeside(at)vrg.ca, http://durhamveg.weebly.com/events.html http://durhamveg.weebly.com/
Food February 8, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10am. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: CashFlow 101 Boardgame Social for Vegans.
Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Viren. Let's play and learn about handling money while enjoying some delicious vegan food. This event is for any one interested in learning more about money, real estate and investments, in the easiest way, the way of the game. This is a Foundational Game to help start you off on a powerful journey to true financial independence and wisdom. Where you will learn how to get the most out of each time you play and maximize your financial growth and development! Investing is a skill most can’t learn from a book. The alternative of learning in the ‘real world’ could prove costly. You need to first understand your own behaviour. CASHFLOW 101 was created as a fun, powerful, and experiential way to teach investing and wealth building. Manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race."
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Film February 8, 2019, Friday, 7pm. Free. CINSSU Free Friday Film - Once (2007). Location: Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, St George St, one block north of Hoskin Ave, 1 block south of Bloor St West. UofT CINSSU Free Films info: Innis College Room 107, 416-978-7434, cinssu(at)pwd.ca, http://www.cinssu.ca, http://cinssu.ca/fff-schedule/

Radio Canada February 9, 16, 23, 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 9, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - East Don Trail. Led by Stephen Smith, ecological restoration expert and arborist. Start: Bus stop at Craigmont Dr. and Cummer Ave.
Quote:"Amble south along the Don Trail with ecological restoration expert and arborist, Stephen Smith, seeing vegetation in winter conditions and several restoration projects. Meet at the bus stop at Craigmont Drive and Cummer Ave for a linear walk. There will be some moderate hills but most will be flat. Be prepared for walking on slippery trails. Walk will end at Finch Ave E. and Alamosa Dr. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio February 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 9, 16, 23, 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 9, 16, 23, 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 February 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour February 9, 16, 23, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food Recycling Environment/Nature February 10 & 24, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
Location: Patagonia Toronto, 500 King St West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

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Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Recycling February 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 10, 17, 24,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 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Philosophy Book Discussion February 10, Sunday, 6pm-8pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "Capitalist realism propagates an idea of the post-political, in which the fall of the Soviet Union both solidified capitalism as the only effective political-economic system and removed the question of capitalism's dissolution from any political consideration. This has subverted the arena of political discussion from one in which capitalism is one of many potential means of operating an economy, to one in which political considerations operate solely within the confines of the capitalist system. Similarly, within the frame of capitalist realism, mainstream anti-capitalist movements shifted away from targeting the end of capitalism and promoting alternative systems to an aim of mitigating its worst effects.
After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience. But it will also show that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.
This meetup we will be discussing Mark Fisher's seminal work Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Please read as much of the text as possible before the meetup. https://libcom.org/files/Capitalist%20Realism_%20Is%20There%20No%20Alternat%20-%20Mark%20Fisher.pdf "

Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Computers/Internet February 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Food February 10, Sunday, 6:30pm-9pm. $20. Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: Movie Night at Copper Branch.
Quote: "Join us on Feb. 10th at Copper Branch in Brooklin (just north of Whitby) for a screening of a wonderful documentary about farm sanctuaries, “Called To Rescue”. Prior to the movie, there will be a presentation by Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, a farm sanctuary near Uxbridge, Ontario. Proceeds from this event are being donated to the sanctuary to help us care for the animals that live there. For details and to purchase tickets, please go to our website: http://www.farmhousegardenanimalhome.com/featured-event Tickets are limited so get yours now to avoid disappointment."
Location: Copper Branch, 6055 Mavis Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Event Info/RSVP: farmhousegardenanimalhome(at)gmail.com, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/movie-night-at-copper-branch/
Sanctuary info: Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, 30 Scugog Line 12, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R3, (416)399-6244, http://www.farmhousegardenanimalhome.com/
Radio February 10, 17, 24, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food February 11, 18, 25, 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 February 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 11, 18, 25, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature February 12, 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
History Environment/Nature Walk February 12, 2019, Tuesday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Riverdale Ramble. Led by Ed Freeman. Start: Corner of Morse and Queen St East.
Quote:"Uncover nature and heritage with Ed Freeman, inaugural recipient of the Heritage Toronto Volunteer Service Award. Meet at the corner of Morse and Queen St. E for a tour of worker’s homes, former waterfront, and lost industry as we walk through Riverdale to end our walk at King and River Streets. A linear walk along city streets. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/

Radio Environment/Nature February 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour February 13, 20, 27, 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 13, 20, 27, 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 13, 20, 27, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food Health February 13, Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. $30/$35/$40. Veg Speed Dating Event.
Quote: "Ages 21+ | Pairing Format: male/female | Tickets in advance only (no door sales) |
How it works: Chat with each date for 5 mins, Secretly chose who you like, Get your matches at midnight |
Spots are limited to 30 participants, because we've found that an intimate, get-to-really-know-you setting works the best for making real connections. Either during or after the event, you'll let us know who you'd like to get to know better, using our convenient online matching system. It's easy to use, smartphone compatible, and serves up your results faster than any other speed dating provider. And, we now support both dating and friendship matches! You'll find out who you matched up with at midnight after the event."

Location: Cosmic Treats, 207 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4.
Info: https://findveglove.com/events/
Event info: https://findveglove.com/event/181314/
Process info: https://findveglove.com/what-to-expect/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 13, Wednesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - How to be Stoic: Tips from a Jiu Jitsu philosopher. Quote: "Michael Tremblay represents Canada at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world championships. He is also a PhD student at Queen's University. Hoping to become a stoic sage, he is studying the advice of the 1st century stoic philosopher Epictetus." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Food February 14, 21, 28, 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 15, 22, 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 15, 2019, Friday, 7pm-10pm. $5/PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: Toronto Vegan Drinks.
Location: Parka, 424 Queen St West, Toronto, M5V 2A7.
Quote: "Hosted by Beverly... Vegan Drinks is a monthly social networking event for people interested in veganism. You don't have to be a vegan to come along, but please eat and drink only vegan-friendly fare at this event. Come have fun after work with fellow vegans and make new friends through networking! Since this is the halloween version, there will be prizes for the best costume. So Dress up! What to do? • Show up. Buy drinks. Buy food if you are hungry. Socialize. It is so simple, yet so effective. There is no cover charge. But I will be collecting donations (suggested: 2-5$). - This is because the meetup costs 180$ to run. • Be friendly! We will hand out name tags, so you can march right up to someone and greet them by name. • Promote! If you represent an organization (either as an employee or volunteer or general supporter), talk about the organization and the work you've been involved in. • Socialize! Talk about your vegan and Animal Rights interests, your favourite restaurant, your dream job for animals, your blog, whatever. If you have any questions, please email beverlycarey68@gmail.com"
Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading February 15, Friday, 7pm. Free. The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada) - Monthly Meetup.
Location: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St East, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7.
Quote: "Toronto Skeptics in the Pub Event: Check back later to see what is happening this month. We may have a speaker, or maybe we will just have a free and open discussion. In any case we will have a nice, enjoyable time with a friendly group of skeptically minded people. We'll be at our usual venue, the Fox and Fiddle, just across from Wellesley Subway station. To find us, tell the wait staff you are looking for the Skeptics. We should be on the 3rd Floor. The Association for Science and Reason (formerly Skeptics Canada) ( http://www.scienceandreason.ca ) has opened its regular monthly dinner to interested Meetup members, and it has been a lot of fun. Heated discussion, hot food, good company--a great way to spend the evening without losing I.Q. points. As usual, don't be put off by the small number of people signing up through Meetup. Most of the regulars do not respond, they just show up. We typically have between 30 and 50 attendees."
Info: The Association for Science and Reason (Skeptics Canada), https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-144/

Radio Canada February 16, 23, 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 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 16, 23, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 16, 23, 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 16, 23, Saturdays, 1:30pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Comedy Show: The Debaters. Saturdays 1:30pm-2pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-12n. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
Philosophy Science Discussion/Reading February 16, Saturday, 5pm. Free. Cafe Skeptique - Monthly Meetup - Borders! Nationalism, identity politics, and open immigration.
Location: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St.
Quote: "Toronto's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in!
Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply."

Info: Cafe Skeptique, https://www.meetup.com/torontoscafeskeptique/
Radio Canada February 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 16, 23, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour February 16, 23, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 17, 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Recycling February 17, 24, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 17, 24,Sundays, 1:05pm-2pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Technology and Culture - Spark. Sundays 1:05pm-2pm; Wednesdays 2:05pm. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/spark/
Environment/Nature History Walk/Hike February 17, 2019, Sunday, 2pm. Free. Lost River Walk - Davenport Road and the Tollkeeper’s Cottage. Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson. Start: Dupont St and Davenport Rd. Quote: "Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core. This linear walk begins at Dupont and Davenport and ends with a warm welcome at the Tollkeeper’s Cottage, the restored heritage building from the 1830s at Bathurst and Davenport. The walk traces the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois below Casa Loma for about 2 km on level pavement." Toronto Green Community - Lost River Walks: 416-781-7663, info(at)torontogreen.ca, http://www.torontogreen.ca, http://www.lostrivers.ca/WalkSchd.htm .
Radio Science Philosophy February 17, 24, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 17, 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 17, 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 17, 24, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Environment/Nature History Walk February 18, Monday, 1:30pm. Free. Ian Wheal Heritage Walk - Earlscourt Park and Corso Italia. Led by Ian Wheal. Start: St Clair Ave West and Lansdowne. Quote: "Heritage bike/walk of Corso Italia & area, 8 km. 1:30 pm. Free. Meet at St. Clair West and Lansdowne."
Event info: https://nowtoronto.com/events/earlscourt-park-centennial-1919-2019/?occ_dtstart=2019-02-18T13:30
Location Info: Earlscourt Park 1200 Lansdowne, 416-593-2656, https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/514/index.html.
Ian Wheal Heritage Walks: 416-593-2625, 416-761-1289, https://westtoronto.wordpress.com/tag/ian-wheal/
Food February 18, 25, 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 February 18, 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 18, 25, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature February 19, 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Debate February 19, Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Free? Toronto Debating Society - Debate: We should admit all refugees. Usually Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm. Quote: "Join Toronto Debating Society for a lively debate ... As always, the debate will be followed by a lively discussion in the neighborhood pub. Guests are welcome! Debate page: https://www.torontodebating.com/free-will-is-an-illusion Like our page on Facebook for latest news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoDebatingSociety/." Location: Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber, 95 Lavinia Ave (map) . Info: Toronto Debating Society, http://www.meetup.com/debate/, http://www.debating.ca

Radio Environment/Nature February 20, 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour February 20, 27, 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 20, 27, 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 20, 27, Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 12n-1pm, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
Food Discussion February 20, Wednesday, 6pm-8pm. RSVP Required. PYOW. TVA's Vegetarians of High Park - Dinner at North of Bombay.
Location: North of Bombay Indian restaurant, 2996 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3.
Quote: "Join us for dinner at North of Bombay, an Indian restaurant on Dundas Street in the Junction. Their menu has a very large selection of vegan items which are clearly marked with a vegan symbol. RSVP required by Friday, February 15th to highpark(at)veg.ca."
Info/RSVP: highpark(at)veg.ca, http://highparkveg.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#highpark
Environment/Nature Discussion February 20, Wednesday, 6pm-8:30pm. Free. Green Drinks in Toronto. Usually 6pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Location: Grace O'Malley's Pub, 14 Duncan St, 1 block north of King St, 2 blocks west of St Andrews subway. Quote: "Do you want to meet a lively group of friendly people interested in environmental issues from academia, business, government and NGOs for good conversation? If so, join us for drinks in Toronto. There's no agenda or other formality - it's a chance to meet regularly to chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Torontonians passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity." Info: http://www.greendrinks.org/ON/Toronto
Food Health Book Discussion February 20, Wednesday, 6:30pm. Free. TVA Reads Vegetarian Book Club - Discussion and Vegan Potluck.
Book to be reviewed: Eat for the Planet: Saving the World one Bite at a Time by Nil Zacharias. Also Fuss-Free Vegan by Sam Turnbull.
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: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St, south of Bloor St West.
Info: tvareads(at)veg.ca, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/tva-reads/, http://veg.ca/content/view/39/70/#reads

History Environment/Nature Walk February 21, 2019, Thursday, 1:30pm. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Urban Forests & Wildlife: Williamson Ravine, Small’s Creek and More. Led by Joanne Doucette. Start: Gerrard Ashdale Library (Ashdale and Gerrard).
Quote:"Explore Williamson Ravine, Small’s Creek, a vanished vineyard, and more with local historian and naturalist, Joanne Doucette. Meet at Gerrard Ashdale Library (Ashdale and Gerrard) for a circular walk on mostly paved surfaces, gentle slopes with some steep slopes. Moderate pace. Washrooms at beginning of walk. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Food February 21, 28, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion February 21, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was a giant of American letters best known for his novels about the working class and the social consequences of the Great Depression. Many of his works, including Of Mice and Men (1937), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), and East of Eden (1952), are considered classics of Western literature. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962 "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Many of his stories are set in central California and partly based on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager and in later years as a manual laborer to support his writing. His works frequently explore themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists. *** This meetup is dedicated to discussing John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men (1937), a novella about the friendship of two migrant workers grasping for their American Dream during the Great Depression. Acclaimed for giving a voice to America's forgotten and dispossessed when it was published, the tale remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving remarkable success as a novel, Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. The title is taken from a line by the poet Robert Burns: 'The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.' ... Please have the novella read in advance of our discussion (about 120 pages)."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Food February 21, 2019, Thursday, 7pm-9pm. PYOW. TVA Toronto Dinner Social Group: Dinner.
Location: Green Earth, 804 Danforth Ave, Toronto, M4J 1L2, 416-778-9199
Quote: "Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner(at)veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800."
Info: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-ermoEaYa/, http://veg.ca/events-calendar/
Talk February 21, 2019, Thursday, 6:30pm-8pm. Free. TPL Talk - Law at the library Series: Who Does What in the Legal System?
Quote: "Many litigants or people who become involved in court do not realize that in addition to lawyers, there are many other professionals who may be very helpful to their matters. One example is "process servers." These are people who deliver and serve court papers. Another are court reporting services, where one holds "out of court" examinations in preparation for trial. In this talk Heather Hui-Litwin (Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.) will explain who the various professionals are, such as mediators, paralegals, financial evaluators, etc. and what they do and how to find them.
Heather was a self-represented litigant herself, before becoming a lawyer. She is the co-founder of a group of lawyers, the Self-Rep Navigators (www.limitedscoperetainers.ca).
All are welcome, no registration required.
Part 2 in a 3-part series of Legal Presentations at the Toronto Reference Library:
1. How to get Legal Advice without Breaking the Bank | Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)
2. Who Does What in the Legal System? | Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 2:00-4:00pm Beeton Hall, Main Floor
3. What to Expect in a Civil Lawsuit: Overview of the Legal Process | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)."

Location: Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall, 789 Yonge St, 1 block north of Bloor St (map), Info: Toronto Public Library, 416-393-7131, http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Philosophy Discussion February 21, 2019,Thursday, 7pm. Free? Film - Living Without Religion. Location: Swansea Town Hall, 2nd floor Hague Room, 95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto.
Quote: "Have you given up your faith? Maybe you never had faith. Has your newfound or longstanding lack of faith been the source of difficulties? Has your lack of faith created conflicts with family? Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers? Because the human skull is the ultimate echo chamber — and often not a friendly one — meeting, listening to, and sharing with others experiencing similar situations can help. Why not take part in a peer-support group where you can get things off your chest? No higher powers, no dogma. Just free expression, empathy, understanding, without judgment. We’re here for you. We are Living Without Religion, and you can too. Thursday, February 21, we meet again. Join the discussion at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre, 95 Lavinia Avenue, near the corner of Windermere Ave and Bloor Street West, between the Jane and Runnymede TTC stations"
Previous locations: - Secular Freethought Centre, 216 Beverley St, south of College St (map). - OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St West, near St George subway station, Bedford Rd exit, between St George St and Bedford Rd (map).
Info: Centre For Inquiry Ontario, http://cficanada.ca/ontario/events

Radio Environment/Nature February 22, Fridays, 11am-12n. 89.5FM CIUT Environmental Radio Show - The Green Majority. Info: thegreenmajority(at)gmail.com, http://www.greenmajority.ca/, http://www.ciut.fm/

Radio Canada February 23, 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 23, 2019, Saturday, 10am. Free? TFN Nature Walk - Winter Birds of Ashbridges Bay. Led by Bob Kortright. Start: SW corner of Coxwell Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd.
Quote:"Come with noted naturalist Bob Kortright to look for arctic gulls and waterfowl forced south to Lake Ontario by lack of open water to the north. See the remnant of Ashbridges Bay and learn of the plans for changes to the harbour and sewage treatment plant. Meet at the southwest corner of Coxwell Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd. E. for a circular walk on fairly flat and mostly paved surfaces. Bring binoculars. This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now! Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens."
Info: Toronto Field Naturalists, 416-593-2656 (Office Hrs: Fridays am), http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org/, https://torontofieldnaturalists.org/walks/
Radio February 23, Saturdays, 10:05am. FM 99.1. CBC1 News Magazine - Day Six. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/day6/
Radio February 23, Saturdays, 10:30am-11am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Recycling February 23, Saturday, 12n-4pm. Free. Repair Café - Central Neighbourhood House. Quote: "Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will show you how to fix it for free... registration closes at 3:00." Location: Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St, Toronto, ON M5A 2V8. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 23, 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 Walk Health February 23, Saturday, 1:30pm-4:30pm. $20. TVA Veg Fitness Meetup Group - Pursuit OCR.
Quote: "February’s meetup will take place at the newly opened location of Pursuit OCR, which is an “obstacle course gym”. It’s basically a 30,000 sqft indoor playground with various activities & challenges that involve climbing, swinging, jumping, and crawling. It also features a massive ball pit with over 100,000 balls! Day passes are $20.
Like all of our meetups, Pursuit OCR caters to those of all skill/fitness levels, and you will have no trouble finding activities of any difficulty that you feel comfortable with.
Afterwards, we will refuel at the nearby vegan Caribbean/Jamaican restaurant, V’s Caribbean!
The gym is bit of a trek from downtown, so we will probably be carpooling from a central location in Toronto. Let us know if you are interested in joining. Or of course, you are free to make your own way there and meet us.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post in the Facebook group! Looking forward to seeing you there."

Location: Pursuit OCR, 75 Westmore Drive, Toronto, Ontario M9V 3Y6.
TTC: 73C Albion Rd bus (from Royal York station) OR 96 buses (from Wilson or York Mills stations) OR 36A bus (from Finch West or Finch stations)
Info: http://veg.ca/events-calendar/february-2019-veg-fitness-meetup-pursuit-ocr/ | More info: Toronto Vegetarian Association, info(at)veg.ca, 17 Baldwin St, west of McCaul St, NW of St Patrick station, http://veg.ca
Radio Humour February 23, 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 February 23, Saturdays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio February 23, Saturdays, 6pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523
Radio Humour February 23, Saturdays, 6:30pm-7pm. FM 99.1. CBC1 Comedy: Laugh Out Loud. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/laugh_out_loud

Radio History Philosophy Health Science February 24, Sundays, 4am-4:30am. FM 99.1 CBC1 - Philosopher's Zone. Podcasts available. Mondays 4am-4:30am. Info: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/r, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/weekly/today/cbc_radio_one,
Food Recycling Environment/Nature February 24, Sunday, 11am-5:30pm. Free. Bare Market Pop-Up.
Location: Patagonia Toronto, 500 King St West.
Quote: "At Bare Market, we’re on a mission to help you reduce waste. As Toronto’s first one-stop shop for package-free goods, we offer affordable and locally sourced bulk food, body and home care products that are good for you and good for the planet! What’s our aim? To make sustainable and ethical living easy and accessible for people from all walks of life.
To pass the Bare test, packaging should NOT be designed to end up in the dump. No, we don’t expect you to carry your olive oil and lentils home in the palms of your hands! What we mean by package-free is that our store is free from any single-use (or made-for-the-landfill) containers. Specifically, we do not carry or sell products that come in packaging that cannot be reused or composted.
Need a simpler option? Use one of our donated containers for free or participate in our container-lending program for a small, 100% refundable deposit."

Razors: Merkur XL (Germany, $50) | Merkur (Germany, $56) | Rockwell (US, $20) |
Razor Blades: Astra (US, 5/pkg, $2.35) | Derby (Sweden, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Feather (Japan, black, 10/pkg, $3.25) | Feather (Japan, yellow, 10/pkg, $6.50) | Rockwell (US, 5/pkg, $1.00) | Shark (Egypt, 5/pkg, $1.50) | Starter Pack (1 blade each, $4.50 | Starter Pack (1 pack each, $15.00))
Info: https://baremarket.ca/
Recycling February 24, Sundays, 12n-4pm. Free. Mini Repair Cafe Storefront. Quote: "We’ll be in the Toronto Tool Library’s new location at 830 St. Clair Ave West. We’ll have a few fixers for small appliances and home electronics. On Sundays ... we will be there from 12 – 4 p.m. to help anyone who has a broken household item try to fix it." Sundays Location: Toronto Tool Library, 830 St Clair West, west of Atlas Avenue, east of Winona Drive. Info: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/repair-cafe-to-at-toronto-tool-library-st-clair-branch/, http://repaircafetoronto.ca
Food February 24, 2019, Sunday, 1pm-5pm. PYOW. Toronto Vegan Meetup: Vegan Singles Mixer at The Vegandale Brewery.
Location: Vegandale Brewery, 1346 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.
Quote: "Hosted by Beverly... For all the single vegans in the GTA, let's check out this new venue downtown that opened last summer. They some amazing vegan options and plenty of alcohol to soothe your soul.
Vegandale Brewery combines two local entrepreneurs, local brewer Mike Duggan and vegan Chef Doomie. The space used to be home to Duggan’s Brewery, which now offers 100% vegan beers on tap. Doomie's moved into this new location to offer you the same foods we all loved including: burgers, sandwiches, waffles and fun fries. You can also order frozen treats from the capsule ice cream shop within the brewery, Not Your Mother. Let's all come out and chill at this new venue on a wintery Sunday afternoon to do some social networking and make dozens of new friends. Hope to see you all there."

Info/RSVP: http://veg.ca/events-calendar, https://www.meetup.com/torontovegan/
Radio Computers/Internet February 24,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 24, Sundays, 2:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Tapestry. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/, http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/tapestry
Radio Canada February 24, Sundays, 6pm. FM 99.1 CBC1 - World News - The World This Weekend. Info: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/the_world_this_weekend, http://www.cbc.ca
Radio Computers/Internet February 24, Sundays, 6:05pm-7pm. AM 1010 CFRB Tech Talk. Info: http://www.newstalk1010.com
Radio February 24, Sundays, 7pm. AM 1010 CFRB TED Radio Hour . Info: http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/ted-radio-hour-1.1761523

Food February 25, 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 February 25, Mondays, 7:30pm-8pm. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Toronto Vegetarian Association Program: Veg Out Podcast. Recorded Saturdays. Broadcast Saturdays 10:30am-11am and Mondays 7:30pm-8pm. Podcasts available. Info: http://veg.ca/resource-centre/toronto-vegetarian-podcast/, http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/806/Veg-Out.htm,
Radio Science Environment/Nature February 25, Mondays, 11:06pm-12m. FM 99.1 CBC1 Science Show: Quirks & Quarks. Saturdays 11:06pm, Mondays 11:05pm-12m, Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/

Radio Environment/Nature February 26, Tuesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 26, Tuesday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - Public Bathrooms as a human right. Quote: "Public bathrooms are something we all need, yet they are a public amenity few of us talk about openly and that cities often get wrong. How should governments and businesses provide for this most basic bodily need and what does it mean for citizens when they have no place to go? Contributor Lezlie Lowe flushes out the answers on a road trip, with many bathroom breaks, across North America." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

Radio Environment/Nature February 27, Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Ryerson CJRU AM1280 Radio. Ryerson Environmental Program: Terra Informa. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8am-8:30am. Podcasts available. Info: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/177/Terra-Informa.htm
Radio Humour February 27, 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 27, 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/

Food February 28, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm. Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market. Quote: "Local farmers (small farms from southern Ontario) sell their organically-grown products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and breads. Runs all year. Access to the produce farm stands is from the south/side entrance facing the park (not through the main entrance facing the mall)."
Included farms/businesses that don't raise livestock and don't sell animal foods:
- Urban Harvest: 100% certified organic and heirloom seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.
- Forbes Wild Foods: Fruits, mushrooms, vegetables, syrups, vinegars and dry goods.
- Thorpe's Organic Produce Farm: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs, Millgrove ON;
- Plan B Organic Farm CSA: Organic vegetables, fruits & herbs.
- Kind Organics: Organic salad blends with herbs & edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens and wheatgrass.
- Niagara Lavender Farm: Organic tree fruits, berries, and lavender. Certified organic. Niagara on the Lake.
- Culture City: Black Bean Tempeh, Soy Tempeh, Soy Natto, Black Bean Natto. Locally made, organic bean, foodstuff.
- Floralora Flowers: Locally grown flowers and foliage for bouquet subscribers, market goers, florists and special event planners. Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Location: 875 Dufferin St, Dufferin Grove Park rink house, near Dufferin St & Dufferin Park Ave, between Bloor St West & College St (map). Info: market(at)dufferinpark.ca, http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/market.html
Philosophy Book Discussion February 28, Thursday, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Toronto Philosophy Meetup: The Ultimate Human Experience: Kant on Dinner Parties.
Location: Brookfield Place, Lower Level Food Court, 181 Bay St, Toronto, M5J 2T3.
Quote: "As one would expect, Kant believes that there is a tension, and even a conflict, between our bodily humanity and its ethical counterpart: “Inclination to pleasurable living and inclination to virtue are in conflict with each other.” What is more unexpected is that he claims that this tension can be resolved in what he calls an example of “civilized bliss,” namely, dinner parties. "The good living which still seems to harmonize best with virtue is a good meal in good company (and if possible with alternating companions) . . . this little dinner party . . . must not only try to supply physical satisfaction — which everyone can find for himself — but also social enjoyment for which the dinner must appear only as a vehicle." (from Anthropology From A Pragmatic Point of View, 7:278) Dinner parties are, for Kant, part of the “highest ethicophysical good,” the ultimate resolution of the conflict between our physical body and our moral powers, which consists in finding the right ways of unifying our partly “sensuous” and partly “ethicointellectual” nature. The aim of this paper is not only to explain Kant’s account of the ideal proportions of ethicophysical good in dinner parties, but also, and more importantly, to argue that dinner parties are in fact the ultimate experience for us, human beings. *** For this meetup we'll discuss the paper "The Ultimate Kantian Experience: Kant on Dinner Parties" by Alix Cohen, published in 2008 in the journal History of Philosophy Quarterly. Please have the paper read in advance of our discussion (about 20 pages). Bring snacks and drinks to share if you wish! The paper can be viewed and downloaded from the author's Academia.edu page HERE - edinburgh(dot)academia(dot)edu/AlixCohen About the author: Alix Cohen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Kant and the Human Sciences: Biology, Anthropology and History (Palgrave, 2009) and has published numerous papers on Kant as well as Hume and Rousseau. Cohen is also the editor of three collected volumes: Thinking About Emotions: A Philosophical History (Oxford, 2017), Critical Guide to Kant's Lectures on Anthropology (Cambridge, 2014), and Kant on Emotion and Value (Palgrave, 2014). *** Additional resources: Immanuel Kant is widely regarded as the philosopher who best exemplifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. For a quick-and-dirty backgrounder, see the following - - https://www.iep.utm.edu/kantview/ - https://thegreatthinkers.org/kant/introduction/ - https://fivebooks.com/best-books/kant/ A couple of popular book-length introductions to Kant's philosophy - - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant_194.pdf - http://pdf.to/bookinfo/kant-a-very-short-introduction-very-short-introductions.pdf "
Info: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup/
Radio Philosophy History Science Environment/Nature February 28, Thursday, 9:05pm. 99.1 FM. CBC Radio 1 - Ideas - The plight of urban isolation. Quote: "There have never been as many cities across the world as there are right now, nor with such high populations. Yet urban loneliness is a virtual pandemic, and one with huge social, medical and financial consequences. Why are cities the new capitals of isolation? As contributor Tom Jokinen shows in this documentary, urban centres themselves may actually be the cause of urban isolation. Yet they may also contain the ingredients for a more integrated social landscape." Info: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/topic/Tag/schedule

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