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Wed Nov 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us and learn about issues of pedestrian safety, contributors to an unsafe pedestrian environment, and what you can do to increase personal safety. These include normal age-related changes, personal safety techniques, ch...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event Growing Up Safely
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Toronto Public Health will discuss how to keep your pre-schoolers safe while they explore the world inside and outside. For parents and caregivers. Drop-in.

Icon of the event Smoking Cessation
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Morningside

Toronto Public Health will be delivering a smoking cessation workshop. In this workshop you will receive an educational presentation, 1:1 counseling, and FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)...

Icon of the event Nutrition for Pre-schoolers
Wed Dec 14, 2016 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Toronto Public Health will discuss healthy food choices and planning for growing bodies and minds. For caregivers and parents. Drop-in.

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Fri Nov 04, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Morningside

This program is brought to you by Centennial College Students. Under the direction of a Registered Massage Therapist learn how to massage your little ones. This program will provide a one-on-one massage session from RMT stude...

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Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....

Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 04
Fri Nov 18
Fri Nov 25
Fri Dec 09
Fri Dec 16
Icon of the event 'No Way' to 'Yes Way': Why You Need to Find Your Way Back to Hobbies and Leisure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tracey Dion, Practice Leader, Therapeutic Recreation, Toronto Rehab, showcases how and why we all need to incorporate leisure into our daily routines, even and especially when it seems impossible. The value of a healthy leisu...