Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Toronto Writers’ Co-operative launches their members’ anthology

Toronto Writers’ Co-operative
launches their members’ anthology
Thursday, September 29
7 PM
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., 1st Flr.

The TPL’s writers’ community launches its 4th anthology.  Co-operative authors will read selections from their work—a wide variety of poetry and prose.
Copies of Voices will be available for sale.

Monday, 19 September 2011

LEAF - More Volunteer Tree Planters Needed

Last weekend we had a number of people assisting at our beautiful Milne Hollow site. Since the spring, we've been able to rehabilitate this great space by planting 225 native trees and shrubs... but the goal is to plant 600. That means we still have 375 trees remaining!

We need as many LEAF volunteers as possible to help us reach this goal and help increase Toronto's canopy. Parking is available on site and Milne Hollow is TTC accessible.  It's also great opportunity to get together with other wonderful LEAF volunteers and help make a tangible difference for our city. This event is open to the public so please feel free to invite friends and family to come out and join in the fun. 

LEAF Photographers and Lead Volunteers are also needed for this event. 

Lead Volunteers are individuals who arrive early to help set up. They also assist in leading other event participants in properly planting and mulching our trees. Training provided. 

In Forma Theatre's STAR program, Fall 2011

Some Fall 2011 news from In Forma Theatre:

STAR: Staging Transitions of Age in Rexdale
A Free Theatre Program for Seniors and Youth in Rexdale

This Fall In Forma Theatre is thrilled to be kicking off our third annual theatre program in Rexdale, in partnership with Rexadale Women's Centre and the Albion Library, and with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and North York Harvest. This program will offer youth and seniors an opportunity to gain theatre skills, collectively create and perform an original play that explores life transitions and reflects their community.

In Forma Theatre invites seniors and youth from Rexdale to attend our first session on Sept 22nd at 4pm.

No theatre experience required!

Thursdays 4-6:30pm
Sept 22- Dec 2011
@ The Albion Library
1515 Albion Rd

Monday, 12 September 2011

Help us renaturalize Milne Hollow

Saturday, September 24 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Milne Hollow, Old Lawrence Ave. (click here for detailed directions)
This past weekend we had a strong turnout that helped us get over 150 trees in the ground, and we're looking to plant even more in a few weeks! Join LEAF and City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation as we plant trees and shrubs at this crucial storm water management site The additional vegetation will improve water quality by reducing the speed and quantity of water that flows during storm events.

  Registration recommended

 Cheers, Matthew Higginson
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
 LEAF - Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St, suite 253
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 4C7
416.413.9244 x13

Friday, 2 September 2011

War Resisters Conference

Looking Back, Moving Forward:
War Resisters in North America

Friday 23rd Saturday 24th
7:00pm – 10:00pm 9:00am – 8:00pm

Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, Ontario

$2.00-$10.00 or Pay What You Can
Open to the Public, Wheelchair Accessible
A gathering that will address issues of war and peace from the vantage point of those who are struggling against militarism in North America. This conference will feature veterans, war resisters, activists, academics, labour organizers, and lawyers.

Sign up on or visit

Historians Against the War
Canadian Peace Alliance
War Resisters Support Campaign
The Canadian Auto Workers
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
Afghans for Peace
No One Is Illegal – Toronto
Christian Peacemaker Teams – Canada
WPIRG and more