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]
 
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]
 
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Stewardship Events
The TRCA runs a stewardship events on a wide range of topics. From Monarch butterflies, to planting native plant gardens, to family fishing days the TRCA is offering a diversity of social events to help connect you to our land. [Read More]
 
Treehouse Talks — The Treehouse Group
The tree house talks is a series of lecture style events consisting, with each event consisting of talks from three presenters. Topics are wide ranging, eclectic and meant to generate 1,000's of ideas. Edited video summaries of the talks can also be viewed through their vimeo channel, but the sound will be better if you can get away from the keyboad and take in the full expression of the ideas in the flesh.... [Read More]
 
Kodak Lectures | presented by the School of Image Arts and the Ryerson Image Centre
Photographers, film makers and new media artists discuss their work. They've been doing it since the mid 70's. If you can't catch the live events, they post videos online. [Read More]
 
Free'scool | Where Free is Cool & School is Free
Free sharing of community knowledge while attempting to circumvent, if not outright oppose, the pitfalls of institutional education. At the moment they are offering a course in subjects  such as creative cooking, economics, tango, art and more. You can also offer to teach a course. You can get involved in the project in a variety of other ways too. [Read More]
 
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]