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Icon of the event Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop
Sat Jun 16, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Cycle Toronto will show you the basics of how to maintain your bike in this hands-on workshop. Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring your bike is the right ...

Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101: Bike with Confidence
Sat Jun 09, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Cycle Toronto will guide you through everything you need to know about cycling in Toronto. Topics include: road rules, safe riding techniques, equipment, choosing your route and more.

Icon of the event Learn to Camp and Experience the Great Outdoors
Sat Jun 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Studies have shown that spending time in nature improves physical, mental and social well-being, as well as increases environmental awareness.

Icon of the event Advanced Bike Maintenance Workshop
Sat May 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Cycle Toronto will show you how your bike works on a deeper level in this hands-on workshop. Topics include: fixing squeaky brakes, prevent your chain from falling off, correcting gear-shifting issues, and how to straighten y...

Icon of the event Grow Native Ontario Plants for the Bees!
Wed May 16, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Help stop the decline of honeybees and other bee species by growing a pollinator-friendly garden with plants native to Ontario! ...

Icon of the event 15 Ways to Garden Large in Small Spaces
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Get inspired and see ideas for making better use of the space you have! Learn a step by step method for planning your garden, visual tricks to virtually expand your space and ideas for going vertical. Get suggestions for wha...

Icon of the event Power Kids: DIY Kaleidoscope Workshop
Sat Apr 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Mirrors are an important visual element in Kader Attia's artwork, especially the film Reflecting Memory. Reflections are used to create optical illusions which fool our eyes at first, later giving way to new stories. Inspired...

Icon of the event Earth Day Painting Workshop for Families
Sat Apr 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

In celebration of Earth Day, we invite you to create an acrylic painting of an endangered animal or an animal that has gone extinct. No prior experience in drawing or painting is necessary as you will be offered step-by-step...

Icon of the event Bricks Challenge! with Young Engineers
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Are you up to the challenge? The Young Engineers Bricks Challenge is offering a FREE workshop that uses LEGO to study STEM concepts. At this workshop, learn about the lever principle - fulcrums, force arms, load arms, and tor...

Icon of the event Repairathon at the Library!
Sat Apr 14, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Toronto Clothing Repairathon runs free public events, where anyone can bring clothing to be repaired by volunteers. Our goal is to encourage the teaching and learning of repair skills, to reduce waste and keep clothing out of...