UofT Astronomy lecture and telescope viewing
On the first Thursday of most months, the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto runs free lectures followed by a visit to their telescopes and planetarium. The event begins at 8pm in the winter and 9pm in the summer. [Read More]
 
Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Lecture Series
The school of architexture runs a couple of different lecture series( bulthaup Lectures,  Daniels Faculty Public Lectures and  Midday Talks). Sometimes the lectures are screen or made available online: [Read More]
 
Cinema Studies Student Union - Free Friday Films
UofT's film society runs seminars and screenings. Their free Friday film series runs most Fridays of the year at 7pm, features old and recent classics and is open to the public. Get there early to get a seat. [Read More]
 
The New Model Circus Army
Community of circus lovers. They hold jams every other week which offer a chance for people to get together to learn and practice poi, staff, hooping. juggling and more. At present they rotate between meeting at UofT in the colder months and Kensington Market in the summer. There official page is http://newmodelcircusarmy.org/ but hasn't been updated in years. Get on their facebook or google group to stay current. You may also see them performing at various community event... [Read More]
 
The About Face Collective
They describe themselves as a grassroots arts and environmental collective. They work to connect different community groups together while working on urban sustainability projects. Building a green roof for the Annex Centre for Social Innovation is their current primary project. [Read More]
 
The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective | Light up our alley!
The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective is about beautifying their corner of the city. Greening it up with some gardening, adding the joy of art in the place of illegal billboards and filling the streets with community gatherings. They have organized events(such as the light up our alley street festival), actions, make art and music. It's my understanding they've had to move from their original location at the corner of dupont and spadina but their community spirit st... [Read More]
 
Toronto Cyclists Union | safe streets, a healthy city, a vibrant voice
The Cyclist Union aims to be a unified voice for the cycling community in Toronto. In the short few years of their existence they have become a powerful force in advocating for cyclists rights and safety. Want more reasons to join the Cyclist' Union? Dave Meslin wrote an article about it. [Read More]
 
University of Toronto Philosophy Department Events
The UofT philosophy department frequently hosts a variety of events including: Centre for Ethics Talks Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy talks Centre for Ethics Reading Group Unfortunately most of these events take place during the day.... [Read More]
 
Nerd Nite Toronto
Nerd night, which takes place in cities around the world, likes to describe itself as the discovery channel with beer. The events take place in a bar and consist of three presentations with question periods and  sometimes additional activities, such as a trivia contest, are thrown into the mix. Nerd Nights of the past have educated the public on a wide range of topics, from homebrewing to nanotechnology. Unlike Toronto's other bar room lecture series, presenters may very well... [Read More]
 
Urban Emanations by Llyod Mangal
A few weeks ago I was approached by Lloyd while waiting for a friend who was using a bank machine. He wanted to know if I was a musician or an artist. It eventually came out that he was a poet. I told him that I'm into poetry. He then produced his 'Urban Emanations' chap book. He offered it to me for $5 with the disclaimer that the money would go towards paying his room for the night. We talked a bit about creativity and inspiration. Our brief conversation piqued my interest, he s... [Read More]