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Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event Meditation Hour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and a rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 15
Sat Nov 26
Sat Dec 10
Icon of the event An Open Approach to Huntington's Disease
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Dr. Rachel Harding (Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto) discusses her open lab notebook research on Huntington's disease. Her aim is to engage the HD research community to more effectively answer some of th...

Icon of the event Medicine by Design
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stem cells, special cells first discovered in Canada, offer avenues to treat and perhaps cure devastating and costly illnesses. University of Toronto professor Peter Zandstra discusses Medicine by Design, a flagship initiativ...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating using Canada's Food Guide
Fri Nov 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Explore how to eat healthy based on Canada's Food Guide. Learn ideas and tips to help make healthy food choices. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event Chair Yoga *FULL
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Chair yoga, also known as seated yoga, is an ideal exercise program for seniors. Chair yoga addresses the whole body in a single routine with the main areas of development being balance, flexibility and strength. The is more...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Falls Prevention
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stop a fall before it happens. 1 in 3 older adults will fall every year. Join us to learn how you can prevent falls from happening to you or a significant other. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Receive y...