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Repair Café Toronto

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:35:29 +0000

The repair café aims to change the culture of disposability by showing you how to fix all kinds of things and keep them in working order.

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Knowledgeable fixers are on hand to repair your broken electronics, computers, clothes, jewellery, etc. As well as passing on the knowledge to you.




FIGMENT Toronto

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:29:29 +0000

Figment is a participatory arts festival. Starting in New York, it now takes place in a few american cities every year and Toronto will be hosting it's first figment festival August 17-18th 2013 on Olympic island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1vdQu7Eb4

Inclusion is one of their guiding principles, everyone is invited to bring something, actively interact, and get themselves involved with art and express themselves.

It's also a free event that seeks to eschew the commodification of experience. The art is considered a gift and the event is organized by volunteers without the benefit of corporate sponsorship or advertising.

Come let your creativity flow Toronto.




The Homegrown National Park Project

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:59:25 +0000

A project from that David Suzuki foundation that is attempting to make a national park in downtown Toronto. The idea is to bring landowners, community groups, businesses and residents together in the area along the former route of the garrison creek to create a green corridor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDGu2REwI0o

They have dozens of volunteer park rangers that have started hosting events and facilating workshops to share ideas and help people establish more gardens, trees, and green rooftops and patios in the area.




Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:43:12 +0000

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is founded on the belief that it is possible to achieve a swimmable, drinkable, fishable world – all we need is commitment to clean water and the right mix of sound environmental policy, transparent and informed decision-making, public education, and community-building programs. http://www.vimeo.com/67094701 Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a registered Canadian charity, helps to create a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future by connecting and empowering people in order to stop pollution, protect human health, and restore habitat. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media. Which includes: Waterkeeper Swim Guide, an app and website that helps people find beaches and check water quality status. This is the only service of its kind in the world. In its first year, Swim Guide has attracted nearly 100,000 users. _____________________________________   As you know, beaches are the most accessible way for people in the city to access Lake Ontario. They are the places we escape from the heat of summer, meet up with friends, and create special summertime memories with our families. By volunteering with us, you are helping to restore, protect, and celebrate these natural urban spaces. Do you want to be a Beach Ambassador? You might love this opportunity if... -You like being outside & by the water in the summer -You feel comfortable striking up a conversation with new people -You love Toronto’s beaches (or you want to learn more about Toronto’s beaches)   Volunteers are needed Saturday and Sunday from 10 - 2 pm between Canada Day and Labor Day Weekend. We encourage you to join us for two days, if possible, so you can experience different beaches and so you can make good use of the free T-shirt that we give to all Beach Ambassadors. Want more info? Email miriam@waterkeeper.ca for available beach days or other volunteer opportunities. [...]



Toronto TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:44:31 +0000

A organization that provides safe recreational cycling oppurtunities for the blind or those with impared vision.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=006AqhjV9XQ

Those with impared vision are paired with volunteer sighted cyclists on tandem bikes. The group organizes social group rides, but also encourages members to arrange impromptu rides.




Toronto Clothing Repairathon | Repairing Clothes… in Toronto

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:25:23 +0000

The Clothing Repairathon runs free public events, where anyone can bring clothing to be repaired by volunteers.

Our first event will be on April 20 at the Wychwood Barns. We're still looking for donations of sewing materials (especially thread) and volunteers. Please see our website for more information.




Furniture Bank Furnishing Beginnings, Spreading Hope

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:33:55 +0000

They take used furniture donations and give it to those in need.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrL-9f1cCc

Rather than leaving items on the side of the street, send it to the furniture bank and ensure it gets to those truly in need.




Toronto Tool Library

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:58:24 +0000

For a small yearly fee you are free to borrow tools and power tools of all sorts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwucSZUq3rY

They will also be running tool workshops. You no longer need to buy a saw to do that one little project.




Toronto City of Labyrinths Project

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 06:23:46 +0000

It's thought that Toronto may have the greatest number of labyrinths of anywhere in the world.. This might be in large part thanks to HiMY SYeD who started the Toronto City of labyrinths project in 2002 with the goal of putting a labyrinth within walking distance of every Torontonian.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pah57/5555345313/

His web page has a Toronto labyrith index, but it only seems to hint at HiMY's dedication as it doesn't contain the numerous temporary labyrinth's he's constructed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZl5rRLB9GQ&t=1m48s

In addition the Toronto City of labyrinths project there is alsp the Labyrinth Community Network which helped create the Toronto Public Labyrinth outside the Eaton's centre. Each equinox and solstice from noon - 1pm they hold labyrinth walks with music

It is a labyrinth or a maze?

Labyrinths have only one path leading from the entrance to the centre, while a maze is a puzzle made up of many paths.

In addition to Labyrinths and running for mayor HiMY is also a prolific youtuber, with recordings of a wide variety of Toronto events on offer.




Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:40:05 +0000

The sound system of this annual festival is pedal powered, includes bike rides through the city as well as mobile performances.

http://www.vimeo.com/25929900

For 2012, the festival takes place Saturday September 15th. It's starts at 2pm at Coronation Park across from the CNE gates before moving on to liberty village and Christie Pits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAmFMAKuigM

The Schedule includes The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Complete Street Band and Rae Spoon.