Career Skills Incubator - Mentoring the un(der)employed increases productivity and well-being
Career Skills Incubator is a non-profit that empowers the un(der)employed to develop skills for their dream careers. We do this with workshops, meetups, volunteer positions tailored to peoples' resumes, and a mentorship program. The mentorship program is unique, people are matched up by skills moreso than industry. Mentors help mentees set goals, and cheer them along to provide direction and motivation which is often lacking when un(der)employed. Learn more on our website! www.car... [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]
 
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]
 
A Higher Plane
The Higher Plane takes old materials and uses them to make something new. They have a line of zero waste furniture. They also specialize in custom home renovations, fine carpentry and millwork as well as alternative construction.... [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]
 
Japanese Supermarkets In Toronto | Tadaimatte
A comprehensive list of where to find Japanese groceries and supermarkets in Toronto, Canada. [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]
 
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]
 
Historical Maps of Toronto
This project is an easy to use, online collection of notable pre-1900 maps of our fair city. If you’ve ever wondered what ‘Muddy York’ looked like 200 years ago, and then wanted to trace the city’s development over the following century, this site will fascinate you. Each map in the collection has its own unique story to tell. By comparing these 'windows into history' with the present day, it's possible to gain insight into how much our Toront... [Read More]
 
Romni Wools
Exceptionally large selection of wool products. Yarns, roving for felting, knitting needles and the related accessories. I have a hard time resisting their boxing day sales, and as a result I've felted a large portion of my winter wear from their wool. Only wish they carried more roving from Ontario sheep. [Read More]