The Soap Works
Discovered these Toronto made soaps about a decade ago and have loved them ever since.  Their bars come without any packaging. The natural sents smell great. My skin likes them, where as most other soaps seem to irritate my skin and cause minor temporary rashes. They carry a wide variety of soaps for different purposes and skin types. Some of my favourites are hemp, tea tree oil and goat milk. I use these both as a body soap and as a shampoo.... [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 Beet Organic Cafe
Delightful little restraunt with a local, organic healthy food focus. Both veggie's and meaters can find something to enjoy here. The price is slightier higher than average, but given the quality of ingedients they are sourcing it remains a fairly good deal and your body will thank you for spending a few extra dollars.They also have a pretty sweet patio. [Read More]
 
2012 humber bridge sculpture | interactive arts
This past August Interactive Arts brought a few creatures, seemingly from the depths of lake Ontario, to the Humber Bay pedestrian bridge. These larger than life critters swim overhead as you cross the bridge, lighting the night with their bio-luminescence LED lights blinking in response to their surroundings. Our beautiful bridge will have this extra magical touch installed till September 20th 2012. I Hope they'll return next year.... [Read More]
 
Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
The sound system of this annual festival is pedal powered, includes bike rides through the city as well as mobile performances. 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. The Schedule includes The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Complete Street Band and Rae Spoon.... [Read More]
 
gregory alan elliott
Ultra prolific artist and all around friendly helpful neighbour.  If you've been to Toronto you've probably seen Greg's art. From little hearts decorating buildings, poetic catch phrases on the side walk, graphic design for Not Far From the Tree, to giant snoetry(snow poetry) Gregs art is absolutely everywhere. A simple google search of his name should give you an idea of the volume of his creativity. Thanks Greg for adding the lovely joyful suprises around ou... [Read More]
 
Cytopoetics Events
This blog is pretty darn comprehensive in covering all the poetry events in the GTA. [Read More]
 
Occupy Gardens Toronto
Inspired by the Occupy movement, this growing community of gardners is focused on food security. Photo by: Kristyna Balaban They guerilla gardening around the city and share the harvest with anyone who is hungry. There motto is Lettuce Occupy Gardens for World Peas! Join in on the fun and help create peace by reducing hunger.... [Read More]
 
Tiffinday - Indian food delivery
Indian meal delivery with an eco-conscious and social justice focus. Meals, prepared by new comers to Canada, are delivered in tifins, reusable metal containers, by electric rickshaw bike (or low emission car during the winter months). On days when they are over capacity they also outsource deliveries to Good Foot Delivery. Enter your postal code in the side bar of their site to see if they deliver to your area. You can also taste their food at Withrow park, Leslieville and Apple ... [Read More]
 
Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery
Equipped with a bike, a serious trailer and hot and cold bags, this delivery service offers to haul just about anything(See her website for an amusing list of ideas) roughly between Keele to Coxwell and Front to Eglinton. Laurie Featherstone regularly performs deliveries at places such as the Wychwood Barns Farmers' Market and Karma Co-op and FoodShare. Generally, she needs deliveries booked one day in advance.... [Read More]