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]
Sistering - A Woman's Place: Supporting ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances
This drop in center has been "supporting homeless, underhoused and low-income women" since 1981. They offer: free lunch, shower facilities,employment opputunities, help finding housing, donated clothing, as well as health and well-being programs and services. You can support Sistering through volunteering, donations of money, clothing or house hold items, or by purchasing art through their Inspiration Studios.... [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]
Toronto Craft Alert — News for the Craft Curious
Toronto Craft Alert runs a blog, a mailing list, hosts a forum and a variety of other crafting resources. with the aim of supporting the crafting community in torotno. [Read More]
ARC - Advocacy and Respect for Cyclists
Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists aim is to educate Torontonians about cyclists rights and to provide support for cyclists who have been involved in a collision. Their web site contains an impressive collection of resources. Some of the most notable include their list of cyclist friendly lawyers and their overview of some of the laws relevant to cyclists.... [Read More]
Art Spin
Art spin organizes free art crawls in which participants travel to a series of Toronto art galleries by bicycle. Art spin takes place the last Thursday of the month. For 2013 the dates are June 27th, July 25th and August 29th. The ride usually meets between 6:30 – 7 pm. Check the website for locations. The art crawls end around 9 pm. [Read More]
Les mercredi FrancoFun
For years, the francophones and francophiles of Toronto have been gathering every Wednesday from 6-12 midnight at the bedford academy to speak french together. In the summer look for the group on the patio, in the winter head up to the 2nd floor. Expect to meet a large social group of french speakers from around the world. While it does serve as a great event for those wishing to practice their french skills and connect themselves to Toronto's french community, you might find it challengi... [Read More]
Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market
Here is the schedule for 2012: Pedestrian Sunday Festivals – May 27th, July 29th, and September 30th. Market Sundays – Sundays in August and September - August 5, 12, 19, 26 & September 2, 9,16, 23. Select Sundays from May to October the streets of kensignton are closed to cars and people are allowed to roam free. The result is an exuberent expression of community, filled with music, performance art, and free-spiritedness that encompasses the full spectrum of ... [Read More]
Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation Society | protecting High Park Burial Mounds
I was unaware that there were sarced mounds in high park untill I met members of Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation Society last year. The society has been working hard for years to protect these sacred spaces from destruction by those misusing high park(BMXers in particular). On May 13th 2011 they started reconstructing the mounds in co-operation with city and park officials. High park represents an eco-system(the black oak Savannah) which has been reduced to something li... [Read More]