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Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children can come to this workshop to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 25
Sat Jan 13
Icon of the event Storytelling Through Spoken Word for Teens
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Spoken Word is using our voice to tell our stories - in a creative and expressive way! Spoken Word is using creative poetry with our voice! Teens can expect to gain confidence through active story-telling and public speaking!...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Icon of the event Infant Massage
Fri Nov 03, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Morningside

Learn valuable tips and techniques for effective infant massage through one-on-one sessions under the direction of an RMT professor from Centennial College....

Icon of the event Storytelling Through Spoken Word for Adults
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Spoken Word is using our voice to tell our stories in a creative and expressive way! Adults can expect to gain confidence through active story-telling and public speaking!...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 02
Thu Nov 09
Thu Nov 16
Icon of the event Genome Editing: Harnessing the Power of CRISPR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn more about CRISPR Genome Editing and how scientists use this revolutionary tool to "cut and paste" genes. Graduate students from the University of Toronto will explain how this type of gene editing works, its applicatio...

Icon of the event Coping with the Challenges of the Golden Years
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Evelyn Burns-Weinrib is a long-time Baycrest volunteer who has experienced severe depression. She will candidly discuss the losses which living until the senior years bring; and outline methods she has adopted to improve her...

Icon of the event How to Maximize Your Brain Health
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Angela Troyer discusses the science behind brain health, and how to maximize brain health by adopting healthier lifestyle habits. Most people in their 50s, 60s and beyond notice changes in how well they learn and remembe...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies throu...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event Smoking Cessation
Sat Oct 14, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Morningside

Toronto Public Health will be delivering a smoking cessation workshop that will discuss the following:...