Noble Hop - Downtown Toronto homebrewing ingredients and equipment
With the recent controversy surrounding the beer stores, it seems like a great time to try your hand at creating your own beers. Noble Hop is a supply shop serving Toronto Homebrewing community. They carry a pretty decent range of yeasts and other ingredients. They also run workshops if you are looking for a few pointers on getting started. They are one of the only shops like this located close to the downtown area, and I'm very pleased they chose to set up shop in my neighbo... [Read More]
 
Christie and Bloor Free Little Library
Walking up Grace Street today, I spotted from a distance, what appeared to be a large bird house. As I came closer I was delighted to discover it was actually a house for books. One of many 'little free libraries' that have sprung up around the world. The instructions were simple: “take a book, return a book”. Also check the global map for a location near you.... [Read More]
 
Repair Café Toronto
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. Knowledgeable fixers are on hand to repair your broken electronics, computers, clothes, jewellery, etc. As well as passing on the knowledge to you.... [Read More]
 
ry's ratings | rating food in toronto
Ry, twelve years old, is into healthy, local, organic food and against GMO's. He reviews restraunts and other food related things around Toronto on his blog. [Read More]
 
The Element Choir
At a recent art spin I was treated to a performance of The Element Choir led by Christine Duncan. They push choir into the realm of experimental music. Mostly wordless, there's improvisation and unusual sounds prompted by Christine's expressive gestures. I enjoyed it as it pushed music into a fun, playful and unexpected place. It seemed to give greater freedom for individual members to let their uniqueness shine within the choir. There's a few videos of them online, but it... [Read More]
 
FIGMENT Toronto
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. 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 conside... [Read More]
 
Career Skills Incubator - Mentoring the un(der)employed increases productivity and well-being
Career Skills Incubator is a non-profit that empowers the un(der)employed to develop skills for their dream careers. We do this with workshops, meetups, volunteer positions tailored to peoples' resumes, and a mentorship program. The mentorship program is unique, people are matched up by skills moreso than industry. Mentors help mentees set goals, and cheer them along to provide direction and motivation which is often lacking when un(der)employed. Learn more on our website! www.car... [Read More]
 
The Homegrown National Park Project
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. 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.... [Read More]
 
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
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. 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, p... [Read More]
 
Toronto TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club
A organization that provides safe recreational cycling oppurtunities for the blind or those with impared vision. 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. [Read More]