We show widely loved films that prominently feature Indigenous, Black and People of Colour on screen. We offer a pre-show before the film each week with family friendly activities that change week to week.
The Actors’ Jam @ The 519 is a free, self-directed acting workout for anyone age 18+ held in a casual, welcoming environment where actors of any experience level from beginner to pro can meet and play.
For two hours each week, experiment, learn, explore, read monologues, scenes, improvs, rants, audition pieces, poems, stories, etc. whatever gets you jazzed. Bring your own material or find links to resources for monologues, plays, scenes and more on our website: //actorsjam.blogspot.ca/
At: 519 Church St (north of Wellesley St) The 519 Community Centre
include interpretation, large print, audiobooks, talking books, and more.
Ebooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eVideo
There are a variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eVideos for children and adults that can be downloaded to a computer or portable device with a valid library card and PIN number.
Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection
Toronto Public Library also offers access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) collection for people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability.
Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-395-5630.
August 03 2018 (Fridays 10, 17, 24, 31) Crafternoons at Bloor/Gladstone
Join us Fridays this summer for an afternoon of fun and easy crafts! Coloring, stenciling + paper flowersw
At: 1101 Bloor St W (east of Dufferin St) Bloor/Gladstone Library Time: 2pm – 3pm Phone: 416-393-7674
August 06 2018 (Monday) Summer Concert: For Those Who Died Trying
Join us as we welcome New York City’s Mivos Quartet for a world premiere performance – part concert, part photo exhibit, part memorial to victims of violence in the environmental community. For Those Who Died Trying is an international collaboration between human rights NGO, Protection International; environmental photographer, Luke Duggleby; and Toronto composer, Frank Horvat.
At: 375 Mt Pleasant Rd (south of Davisville Ave) Gathering Hall, Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Fort York comes to life in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of Fort York and the Town of York – John Graves Simcoe. Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery and music demonstrations presented by the Fort York Guard and Guards from Fort George National Historic Site from Niagara-On-The-Lake and Old Fort Erie. At: 250 Fort York Blvd (west of Bathurst St) Fort York National Historic Site
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Phone: (416) 392-6907
Aug 7 Mad Stories + Crazy Talks
Is “mental health,” “sanity,” and “happiness” just hokum, pulp, and hooey? Our topic (without a guest speaker), August 7, 2018. Mad Stories on the last Tuesday of the month
Tell your stories your way. No labels, no analyses, no critiques. Listen in or join us as we tell short stories loosely based on daily life.
Open to consumers, users, survivors, anyone with ‘mad’ experiences. Monthly. 7 – 8:30 pm
OISE, 12th Floor, SJE Lobby, at 252 Bloor St. West – St. George Subway. Free and accessible. Not funded by mental health agencies or university programs.
Contact: Erick Fabris, Toronto writer on psychiatric industry and practices. Email email@example.com or call (647) 478-4241
August 08 2018 (Wednesday) Obstacle Course
Join us for an OBSTACLE COURSE. No registration required, drop in program.
At: 4279 Lawrence Ave E (east of Morningside Ave) Morningside Library
Time: 2pm – 3pm [If you read this, you are paying attention. Please report back.] Phone: 416-396-8881
August 10th Prisoners’ Justice Day
August 10th is Prisoners’ Justice Day (PJD), a day that commemorates all of those people who have died behind prison walls. On the inside, prisoners fast and refuse to work, both to honour the dead and to protest the horrible conditions that lead to so many deaths in custody.
Please come to Allan Gardens on August 10th to stand in solidarity with prisoners on this important day, and to raise awareness about the lack of access to harm reduction in prisons/jails that has led to an overdose crisis. Allen Gardens 19 Horticultural Avenue (College and Sherbourne inside the Park) 1:00 pm—4:00pm More info at //www.facebook.com/events/245689192923826
*opening ceremony by Wanda Whitebird
*drumming circle, speakers, open mic, harm reduction kits and PJD shirts will be available
*food will be provided for those not fasting
August 11 2018 (Saturday) Paws in the Park
Paws in the Park® has been a staple in our community for years, and this year we would love for you to join us to celebrate 130 years of saving lives! For the second year in a row, we will be doing adoptions right from Woodbine Park! And aside from the adorable, adoptable pooches, there will be extraordinarily delicious food, beer, a pet photo booth, shopping in our Vendor Village, face painting, a caricature artist, free dog training sessions, …
At: 1695 Queen St E (@ Kingston Rd)Woodbine ParkTime: 9am – 4pm
Voice Yoga— Aug 13
Next Voice Yoga will be at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Secret Handshake Gallery, 170a Baldwin St (upper) not wheelchair accessible.
For singers, poets, people who want to have fun with their voices, sing a song, read a poem, offer an opinion.
Pay what you will.
Resume Workshop Aug 15 2018 (Wednesday)
An employment specialist from the Centre for Education and Training will give you one on one resume advice. Learn to use keyword effectively, update your resume and receive constructive feedback. *You must present a printed paper copy of your resume during the consultation.*
Free program. Drop in at lobby table. No registration required. Presented in partnership with The Centre for Education and Training.
At: 35 Fairview Mall Dr (east of Don Mills Rd) Fairview Library
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Phone: 416-395-5750
August 15 2018 (Wednesday)Safe Cycling 101: Bike with Confidence
Cycle Toronto will guide you through everything you need to know about cycling in Toronto. Topics include road rules, safe riding techniques, equipment, choosing your route and more.
Drop in. No registration required.
At: 269 Gerrard Street E (@ Parliament St) Parliament Street Library – Community Room
Time: 7pm – 8pm Phone: 416-393-7663
August 18 2018 (Saturday) Rastafest – Health & Wellness Fair & Reggae Festival
Rastafest Reggae festival is a family fun event showcasing different aspect of the Rastafari culture, i.e. ital food, ancestral drumming, live reggae music, arts and craft market place and a health and wellness community fair.
Health and Wellness Community Fair – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Live Entertainment – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
At: 1677 Wilson Ave (west of Jane St) Toronto Plaza Hotel (Parking Lot)
Time: 1:00pm – 10:00pm //rastafest.com/
August 21 2018 (Tuesday) How to Relieve a Sedentary Lifestyle through Yoga & Mindfulness
This program will outline the detriments of living a sedentary lifestyle with practical solutions for changing this habit. The focus will be on the benefits of bringing movement and mindfulness into one’s daily life and demonstrations of movements that can be practiced easily by participants after the presentation.
Everyone welcome. Drop in. No registration required. Free. At: 170 Memorial Park Ave (west of Coxwell Ave) S. Walter Stewart Library Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm 416-396-3975
August 22 2018 (Wednesday) Chronic Pain Management Workshop
The Chronic Pain Management Workshop, conducted by the Arthritis Society member, is a two-hour program that gives you the tools to help control the pain of your disease.
Registration is required. Please phone 416-396-8890 to register.
At: 496 Birchmount Rd (@ Danforth Rd) Albert Campbell Library – Leading to Reading Room
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm 416-396-8890
September 25 2018 (Tuesday)Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Delia Silva, RN, Baycrest, explains why sleeping well has a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being. At: 789 Yonge St (north of Bloor St) Toronto Reference Library – Beeton Hall1pm – 2pm 416-395-5577
Toronto Disability Pride March
8TH Toronto Disability Pride March is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Find more at: //bit.ly/2uXFB40
Why we’re Marching:
Þ To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism, sanism and other forms of oppression.
Þ To be visible and show that we have a voice in our community and a right to be heard by taking to the streets.
Þ To celebrate and take pride in ourselves as a community of people with disabilities.
BE LOUD, BE PROUD, COME MARCH WITH US!
The Toronto Disability Pride March aims to promote a cross-disability atmosphere, that also recognizes other forms of oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality, sanism, etc. We believe the disability movement is strongest in a harmony of voices, not one homogeneous voice. We ask all those who plan to attend the march to respect this approach and the other people within the space of the march.
We would also like to invite people to bring their own noisemakers to the march -maracas, tambourines.