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]
 
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]
 
Toronto Clothing Repairathon | Repairing Clothes… in Toronto
The Clothing Repairathon runs free public events, where anyone can bring clothing to be repaired by volunteers. Our first event will be on April 20 at the Wychwood Barns. We're still looking for donations of sewing materials (especially thread) and volunteers. Please see our website for more information.... [Read More]
 
Furniture Bank Furnishing Beginnings, Spreading Hope
They take used furniture donations and give it to those in need. Rather than leaving items on the side of the street, send it to the furniture bank and ensure it gets to those truly in need. [Read More]
 
Toronto Tool Library
For a small yearly fee you are free to borrow tools and power tools of all sorts. They will also be running tool workshops. You no longer need to buy a saw to do that one little project. [Read More]
 
Toronto City of Labyrinths Project
It's thought that Toronto may have the greatest number of labyrinths of anywhere in the world.. This might be in large part thanks to HiMY SYeD who started the Toronto City of labyrinths project in 2002 with the goal of putting a labyrinth within walking distance of every Torontonian. His web page has a Toronto labyrith index, but it only seems to hint at HiMY's dedication as it doesn't contain the numerous temporary labyrinth's he's constructed. In additio... [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]