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Icon of the event Is Your Back Killing You?
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Learn about Low Back Exercises: The McGill Exercises for Safe Effective Back Rehab. A presentation by Lorne David Opler, faculty member of Centennial College's Fitness and Health Promotion program....

Icon of the event Healthy Aging: A Natural Approach
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Dr. Aida Martinez Chorro, BSc, ND, will discuss how aging occurs and the difference between healthy and unhealthy aging. You will learn what you can do to reduce age related ailments and improve your energy through eating th...

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 Hearing Health Check with Connect Hearing
Mon Mar 06, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Richview

Hearing Professionals at Connect Hearing will be offering complimentary Hearing Health Checks which include a hearing screening and an opportunity to ask questions related to hearing and hearing health....

Icon of the event Helping You Achieve Shelf Control
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

A cluttered home adds tension and anxiety to your life. Learn how you can create a relaxed and comfortable home. A presentation by Cherri Hurst....

Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 15
Thu Jan 12
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 09
Thu Feb 23
Icon of the event Vegetarianism 101: Easy Steps for Eating Less Meat
Mon Jan 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, ...

Icon of the event Yoga for Older Adults
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Richview

Classes will involve learning breathing exercises, stretching into yoga poses on a mat, and some meditation. Participants must bring a yoga mat. Maximum of 20 participants; registration is required. Please call 416-394-512...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 10
Tue Jan 17
Tue Jan 24
Tue Jan 31
Tue Feb 07
Icon of the event Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In The Unmade Bed, Marche claims the way we talk about men and women is dated, and the way to face a new reality is together....

Icon of the event Mitzvah Technique
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Richview

Healthy postural body usage is introduced through gentle chair exercises involving sitting, standing, and walking. The Mitzvah Technique can be readily applied to all your daily activities, from sitting at the computer to mo...