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Icon of the event Cycling in All Weather Conditions
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Winter is on it's way! Join us for this free informative workshop and learn how to cycle safely in cold, rain, and snow. Topics to be covered include how to dress for the weather, safe riding techniques, and how to maintain y...

Icon of the event Migration - A Women's Perspective
Wed Nov 16, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Sabina Ali, from Thorncliffe Park's Women Association and Cosmopolis Toronto participants from Vietnam, the UAE and Macedonia discuss their complex and inspiring journeys to Toronto.

Icon of the event Welcoming the World, Transforming a City
Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Join Graeme Stewart from Tower Renewal Project and ERA Architects and Senator Ratna Omidvar, as they discuss Toronto's role in welcoming newcomers to Canada.

Icon of the event Understanding Your Credit Score and Report
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Anyone who's ever applied for a credit card or borrowed money to buy a car or a house will have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. This workshop will help you understand how this 3-digit number can shape your finan...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event Selling Your First Home
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This workshop will teach you about the home selling process. It will cover effective marketing plans, and a review of the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Mortgage 101
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An information session for those who are looking for a mortgage ... or those who already have one! Learn about mortgage basics, the pre-approval process, and what banks don't usually tell you. This is part 2 of the home buyer...

Icon of the event Buying Your First Home
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. Learn the ins and outs as a first-time home buyer and review the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Learn Bollywood Dancing
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Albion

Join us in celebrating Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) Citizenship Week! This year's theme is dance from around the world. Enjoy an energetic bollywood dance performance by Navrang Dance Academy and learn some dance m...

Icon of the event Master Your Money, Ladies!
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Albion

Whether you're new to Canada or not, Jenni Bolton of Cent$ible Students will teach you how to navigate the Canadian financial system, including banking basics in Canada, taxes and government benefits....