Monday, 26 April 2010

New Address for & More Good Stuff at Vital Planet

From the Vital Planet Health Shop website:

"Vital Planet Health Shop Has MOVED!

As of April 14th, 2010 our downtown shop has moved out of The North St. Lawrence Market Building and is now located at 53 Lower Jarvis St.

Find us on the east side of Lower Jarvis, just south of The Esplanade.

We now carry organic produce, more supplements and herbal remedies, new body care items, fresh baked goods, and gluten free products!

Come visit our lovely new space and speak to our friendly staff with any questions."

(Until a year ago, I lived about a 50 second walk from that address - figures they'd move now! But seriously, I saw many things come and go, but mainly saw the address abandoned during my 13 years in St. Lawerence...I wish Vital Planet the best of luck at their new address - if anyone can revive that address, it's them!)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Beit Zatoun Activist Workshop discount for TorontoTheBetter members

Beit Zatoun House the newest member to join TorontoTheBetter (listing coming soon here is offering 20% discount to fellow TorontoTheBetter for their workshop regarding Canadian law for charities and non-profits...

Workshop: Activist Groups and the Law

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Beit Zatoun; 612 Markham St., Toronto

What: A full-day workshop for individuals and formal or informal groups seeking expert information and guidance about Canadian law relating to Non-Profit Organizations ((NPO) and Charities. Presented by legal expert and area specialist, Richard Bridge, this workshop is a must for activists, directors, officers, board members, staff and administrators, etc.

For full details, see their event listing here

Friday, 23 April 2010

late nights the last thursday of the month at Buddies In Bad Times...

...this is probably only news to me, but Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is now hosting Smack, a late night event the last Thursday of every month, tho this month it's a "Double Down April 28 and 30"...from the recent TX Productions email newsletter:

"TX Productions presents a Double Dose of Smack this month at Buddies in Bad
Times Theatre. Come check out the new monthly live music showcase, and if
you're a performer (of know of someone)interested in being part of one of the
future shows, hit us up!

Wednesday April 28th

Smack - It's Hump Day - A Night to Get Down and Dirty

We present an eclectic mix of performances, visuals, and other underground
alternatives. Come play with us in the dark environs of Tallulah's, where magic
and mystique take over your senses. Each night is a different experience unlike
no other, and never to be repeated.

It's a night for creative artsy types, indie scensters, naughty nerds, and
decadent divas. All are welcome to enter our kingdom and be enthralled by our
unique pleasurable pursuits.

Tonight we present a fabulous showcase of rising talent with an array of
mind-numbing performers who will captivate your heart and have your rump a
shakin. Don't miss out!

Performances By:
Abstract Random -
Ayo Leilani -
Flings With Kings -
Roney & Nani -

Resident DJ Triple-X spins Classixxx late into the night

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - Wednesday April 28 - 1030pm to 230am
Free B4 11pm, $5 After


Friday April 30th

Performances By:
Coko Galore -
Adolf Glitter -
Pinup Saints (Montreal) -

Resident DJ Triple-X spins Classixxx late into the night

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander St @ Yonge
Friday April 30th - $7 B4 11pm - $10 After"

The Trial of Jeremy Hinzman -- A documentary

Foundry Theatre Company presents a reading of:
The Trial of Jeremy Hinzman by Oonagh Duncan & Josh Bloch

Date: Monday, April 26, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Rearview Mirror
193 1/2 Baldwin Street, Kensington Market
Toronto, Canada
The trial of Jeremy Hinzman is a verbatim documentary play using the edited transcripts of American war resister Jeremy Hinzman’s Immigration and Refugee Board hearing. In trying to gain refugee status in Canada, Jeremy tells the story of how he went from being a ‘soldier’s soldier’ to a conscientious objector and finally a deserter seeking refuge in Canada.

Tickets: pay what you can

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

May Day Events in Toronto 2010

Courtesy of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work, here are some excellent May Day events to check out:

"• Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
• May Day Concert - Solidarity with Steelworkers @ Vale Inco
• M1M Rally & March: Working-Class People Unite on May Day!


April 24-May 2
Various venues

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Festival! Once again this year, Mayworks reaffirms its place in Toronto’s cultural and labour scenes. The festival strives to bring together many divergent groups: artists, social movements, community groups, organized labour and non-unionized workers to work together to support each other’s struggles and issues. We believe in using the arts to do this.

More info:


Thursday, April 29
7:30pm - 11:30pm
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue in Toronto
(just off Bloor St. between the Spadina and Bathurst subway stations)

Celebrate May Day!!

The Rank & File Band - George Hewison and friends

with guests:
Kevin Wrycraft
Sara Marlowe & the Program
Natasha Luckhardt

$10 or PWYC - net proceeds to Steelworkers strike fund

More info:


On Saturday, May 1, 2010, rally, march, and celebrate May Day with the May 1st Movement (M1M), as we organize ourselves to strengthen the unity and solidarity of working people in Toronto.

1:00pm Rally
CUPE 4400 – Bathurst / St. Clair (rear parking lot)

1:30pm March
Up Vaughan Rd. / Down Oakwood / East on St. Clair to Wychwood Barns

3:00pm Cultural Event
Wychwood Barns - 601 Christie St. (Christie south of St. Clair)

For well over 100 years, May Day – or May 1st – has been the day of resistance and celebration for workers all throughout the world. It is a day when workers quit their slaving away and pour into the streets to demonstrate the power of unity. In many cases, May Day has been a launching point for massive working-class fight-backs.

While May Day was born out of Chicago after the 1886 Haymarket Massacre of workers by the police, us workers in North America have been denied this tradition by having our ‘Labour Day’ pushed into September, diverting our class from celebrating and struggling with the international working class.

With the deepening of the world economic crisis combined with the destruction of the environment by capitalism, the unity and leadership of working class people is needed now more than ever before.