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Icon of the event Vegetarianism 102: Going Vegetarian in 3 Easy Steps
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in going vegetarian but finding it difficult? Not sure what to eat or where to shop? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will help you make the transition in three easy steps. For more information and to register pl...

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 Seniors Safety: Elder Abuse Information Session
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us in raising awareness on elder abuse. Learn the facts from Elder Abuse Ontario. This session is for all seniors and caregivers. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to register, please call 416...

Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
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 Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease at the Toronto Memory Program
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Dr. Ian Cohen is a physician and research investigator at Toronto Memory Program. He has been involved in over 100 studies evaluating new treatments for Alzheimer and related dementias....

Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event Memory Changes with Age
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Richview

Join us at Richview library for a presentation on "How memory changes with age" by R. Shayna Rosenbaum, Associate Professor, York University and Adjunct Scientist, Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.

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-...

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Thu Nov 03
Thu Nov 17
Thu Dec 01
Thu Dec 15
Thu Jan 12
Icon of the event Tree for Me
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is offering...