The Runnymede Healthcare Centre is hosting a free tax clinic. Volunteers registered with the Canada Revenue Agency will be helping patients and community members prepare personal tax returns, at no charge on Saturday March 7, 14, and 21 from 11 am – 1 pm. To book at an appointment or for more information call, 416-762-7316 ext. 2103 or email email@example.com by February 25, 2020.runnymede tax clinic poster
Monday, Feb. 17, 2 to 7 pm, Fieldhouse & Town Square
The Friends of Sorauren Park and the Sorauren Farmers’ Market are joining forces to make Family Day extra special at the park this year. Activities start at 2 pm, with the Market starting at 3 pm as always in the Fieldhouse.
All-ages ball hockey on the Town Square starts at 2 pm… bring your own sticks. The Market will have live music, face-painting and kids activities. A maple syrup and candy-making demo will complement seasonal produce prepared in the outdoor bake oven. Chocosol will have a hot-chocolate station. Read more.
Job Fairs offer job application support, process review (get to know the steps involved and the best way to prepare), and one-on-one time with program representatives to help you apply for City of Toronto recreation jobs.
Interviews for certain jobs (such as Aquatics) will be conducted on-site and interviews for other jobs will be scheduled at a later date. Applicants should bring hard copies of their awards and documentation pieces
(qualifications, birth certificate, SIN number, bank direct deposit information, and resume).
Drop by Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 5th, 5-8pm. More information available at toronto.ca/recjobsPOSTER-PFR Recruitment-Jan Feb 2020_03 (002)
Sunday, February 16 at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street)
Sundays@Lambton House with Rosemary Sadlier & Emancipation Day Talk (Free)
Doors Open at 12:30pm. Talk on Emancipation Day at 2:00pm. Refreshments. Donations appreciated.
Rosemary Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) from 1993 to 2015. As president, she contributed to the recognition of Black history through education, research and outreach programs. Rosemary’s advocacy was significant to the Canadian government’s 1995 decision to make the celebration of Black History Month a national annual event in February.
An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies received Royal Assent on 28 August 1833 and took effect 1 August 1834. In 2008 Ontario designated August 1st as Emancipation Day marking the end of slavery in the British Empire.
Sunday, February 16 and 23, 2 to 3 p.m. at Colborne Lodge (11 Colborne Lodge Drive)
Girl Power’D: A Live Performance
Girl Power’D teaches creativity, confidence and self-expression through an understanding of heritage for girls five to 16 years old who identify as Black. With a focus on cultural dance led by community elders, the program includes live drumming, African dancing, and Dunham style technique. Join us for a free performance celebrating where these talented young performers have come from and be inspired by the creative future they are cultivating for their peers.
Sunday, February 16, 1-5pm at Masaryk-Cowan Community Center (220 Cowan Avenue)
Black History Month: Celebration of Arts, Entertainment and Culture.
Events at Parkdale Public Library
February 7th, 7-8 pm
Innovative steelpan artist-educator Suzette Vidale incorporates her Trinidadian roots and the rich and vibrant cultures of Toronto into her diverse repertoire.
March 31st, 6:30-8pm
Bernice Carnegie, award winning author/Life Enrichment speaker, shares stories of her remarkable father Herb Carnegie. Considered the first Black Canadian Hockey star, Carnegie moved into a 32 year career with Investors Group, winning a few Canadian golfing Championships along the way, then founded the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, to empower and mentor youth. There are many take-always from the Carnegie story – the most important is how to write your own story of success.
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Join Friends of High Park Zoo on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Rd) for their Elvis with A Bite & Some Brew for the Zoo event. Music by Kevin King at 8:00 pm. Cover charge $10
The City of Toronto is establishing a Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee to work with staff to identify ways to protect affordable rental tenancies in the City. Specifically, the Committee will:
- Inform the City’s response to illegitimate tenant evictions;
- Inform the development of materials to educate tenants on their rights and inform landlords of their responsibilities;
- Inform the City’s response to eviction prevention supports;
- Suggest potential amendments to the provincial Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and changes at the Landlord Tenant Board to address illegitimate evictions; and
- Help organize an affordable housing workshop to address the issues of security of tenure and affordable rental housing.
Membership & Meetings
This will be a committee that reports to staff with membership of up to 12 members for a one year term.
- Balance will be struck between:
- People with lived experience (3)
- Tenant advocacy groups (3)
- Landlords (3)
- Legal clinics (3)
- Meetings will take place monthly outside of business hours (i.e. evenings/weekends) beginning in February 2020 for a six month period.
- Meeting frequency will be re-visited after six months against the progress made to date on key deliverables.
How to Apply
The City welcomes any individual or organization to submit their interest to serve on this advisory committee. We are asking individuals/groups to email their interest to the Housing Secretariat by Friday, January 17th, 2020. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading ‘Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee’.
Please include your full name/organization name along with contact information. Given the limited number of spots on the advisory committee we are asking individuals to outline their lived experience with illegitimate evictions and for organizations to outline their work on this issue. Selected individuals and organizations will be informed by January 24th with a first meeting the first week of February.
Join Green 13 on January 21st, 2020 at the Annette Public Library (145 Annette St.) for a free screening of The Whale an the Raven. Discussions will follow.
Director Miriam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and the promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.
In preparation for this screening, it recommended that you view this 6 min. video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drWwjtgat4 which explains why aquatic mammals, cetaceans such as whales, are so very vulnerable to the noise pollution which resource extraction and transport bring. Learn more here: https://green13toronto.org/event/whale-and-raven-free-screening
Inspirations Studio is holding its 25th annual holiday sale and open house on December 6, 7 & 8 2019 in support of women impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental/physical health and addiction issues. Join the members of the Studio for cider and treats while shopping for gifts that give back to the community.
“The holiday sale and open house is an event the Studio is holding in celebration of its 25 years of supporting the health and well-being and economic security of marginalised women in the City of Toronto,” said Ms. Gudrun Olafsdottir, Studio Coordinator.
The dates and times of the holiday sale and open house are as follows:
Friday, December 6, 2019 12 to 6pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 12 to 5pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 12 to 4pm
The Open House will take place at Inspirations Studio, located at 2480 Dundas Street West, just north of Bloor Street West, close to the Dundas West subway station.
We are having a Christmas Market event at Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave) on Saturday November 30, 2019 for local vendor and artisans to showcase their work. Come out between 10am to 3pm to join in on the festivities!
Bring your family and join the Friends of High Park Zoo on Sunday December 1st between 12:30pm-5pm for lots of fun activities at the park. There will be a scavenger hunt, live music, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, and more!