List of Zero Waste Events Happening in Toronto in July (updated 23Jul2018)

Check out the list!
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Community Environment Days: drop off items for reuse, pick up free compost, & more
Various dates find one in or near your ward –
https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/
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Free Sharpening Drop-Ins at Lee Valley Tools
weekly sessions
through August
Lee Valley Tools retail locations including 590 King St W & 1275 Morningside Ave –
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/Page.aspx?p=76510
https://www.facebook.com/LeeValleyTools/photos/a.522430171143884.1073741829.128340867219485/1615659931820897/
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Free fruit picking volunteer opportunities with Not Far From the Tree
ongoing
https://notfarfromthetree.org/volunteer/
https://www.facebook.com/NFFTT/
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Clothing Repairathon @ Taste of Regent Park
Wed Jul 4 @ 5pm-8pm (*6pm PWYC communal supper, & movie @ sundown) –
https://repairathon.com/clothing-repairathon-at-taste-of-regent-park-july-4/
PWYC supper weekly Jul 4-Aug 29 – http://dailyhive.com/toronto/taste-of-regent-park-2018
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Plastics Advocacy Training & Action Planning: all about plastics, advocacy & community action!
Wed July 4 @ 630pm
Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), 30 Duncan St, Suite B1 (*basement),
free, *RSVP –
http://www.torontoenvironment.org/tea_plastics_advocacy_training_action_planning _______
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#LoveYourLake shoreline cleanups along Lake Ontario
Sat Jul 7
@ 10am
Centre Island
register with
A Greener Future
https://www.agreenerfuture.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/thegreenerteam/
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Really Really Free Market Campbell Park
Sat Jul 7 @ 10am-4pm (repeats monthly)
Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Ave, north of Dundas W subway Stn, south of Dupont, east of Symington, west of Lansdowne –
https://www.facebook.com/events/524383927931091/
http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
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Maker Festival Toronto‘s Maker Extravaganza 2018: a celebration of Toronto’s tech, DIY & maker communities –
-> join in the maker fun with Anarres Apothecary, Boomerang Bags Toronto, Creative Reuse Toronto, & many more!
[
*Volunteers wanted, email these 3 exhibitors directly!]
Sat & Sun July 7 & 8

Toronto Reference Library
http://makerfestival.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1029548660542319/
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Repair Café Toronto Mini Repair Café – Sewing, Jewellery & Bikes – at Jones Branch TPL!
Sat Jul 7 @ 1pm-4pm, registration ends by 3pm
Jones Branch – Toronto Public Library, 118 Jones Ave @ Dundas St E (south of Donlands subwy stn)
Free –
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/
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#JunctionNightMarket benefitting local #foodsecurityprograms in #TheJunction & across the #GTA – organized by The Junction Farmers Market
* featuring reusable drinkware from Dream Zero
Sat Jul 7 @ 7pm-11pm
https://junctionmarket.ca/night-market/ https://www.facebook.com/events/200721940538189/
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#ShorelineCleanup led by Strawless Toronto
Sun Jul 8 10am-12pm
Marie Curtis Park East, 42nd St & Lake Promenade (Etobicoke)
https://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/yp8vw
https://www.facebook.com/StrawlessTO/posts/2196518960580806
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Bare Market package free pop up @ Patagonia
Sun Jul 8 @ 11am-6pm (*repeats every 2nd Sunday)
500 King St W
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon
https://baremarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/events/213017596198763/ https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Public Works & Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) Meeting
Tue Jul 10 @ 930am @ City Hall:

The City of Toronto Solid Waste Management staff report on single use plastics is due (re: possible fees, bans & other regulations) – recommendations contained in it would be voted on by councillors on PWIC.

You can sign the petition by Toronto Environmental Alliance, register to speak at the meeting and/or take other actions through July 23rd

https://zerowastetoronto.wordpress.com/take-action-before-7-10-7-23-to-get-single-use-plastics-regulations-passed-in-toronto/

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Plastic Ocean Film Screening & environmental Q&A with The Water Brothers & UofT Professor Chelsean Rochman, organized by MP Nathananiel Erskine-Smith
Tue Jul 10 @ 630pm – 900pm
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E
Free – fully booked; waitlist avail
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/free-screening-plastic-ocean-tickets-46626889281
https://www.facebook.com/events/364578464064271/
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DIY Tuesdays @ Karma Co-Op with Anarres Apothecary:
July’s topic is – Make Your Own Sunscreens
Tue Jul 10 @ 7pm (happens 2nd Tues of each month)
Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston Ave, north of Bloor, west of Bathurst
by donation, minimum $10 suggested for materials,
* pre-register via Karma email, phone, or instore –
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/event/zero-waste-diy-tuesdays-karma-coop
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722142794487427/
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Bare Market package free pop up @ City Hall in support of The United Way 
Wed Jul 11 @ 930am-4pm
100 Queen St W, Rotunda
https://baremarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Screening: Directly Affected – organized by Toronto350.org
Wed Jul 11 @ 630pm-930pm
Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave (north of Bloor, east of St. George)
http://www.toronto350.org/film_screening_directly_affected
https://www.facebook.com/events/351876655342631/
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Local Taste Zero Waste – Waste Reduction Weeks @ Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: fun activities & demos with different topics each month
Thu Jul 12 @ 3-7pm (+ Aug 9th)
hosted by
Boomerang Bags Toronto & Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St, steps south of Bloor
https://www.facebook.com/events/707909969379724/
https://www.dufferingrovemarket.ca/
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The Cleanest Summer Ever – Roncesvalles: bring gently used infant gear to donate to The New Mom Project & strollers for repair by Stroller Spa Toronto; & more 
Thu Jul 12 @ 3pm-7pm
Little White Sneakers, 111 Roncesvalles Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/1828480827214641/
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Bare Market package free pop up @ Malvern Farmers Market
Fri Jul 13 @ 3pm-8pm
25 Sewells Road
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon
https://baremarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Bare Market Market package free pop up @ Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Sat Jul 14 @ 9am-1pm (*repeats every 2nd Saturday)
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon
https://baremarket.ca/
#PlasticFreeJuly @WithrowMrkt https://withrowmarket.com/2018/07/01/plastic-free-july/
https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Stop Bug Bites Non-Toxically Workshop
Tue Jul 17 @ 7pm (repeats Aug 21st)
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor betwn Ossington & Dufferin
minimum $10 for materials, * pre-register –
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/workshop/workshop-diy-bug-spray
https://www.facebook.com/events/199997574133361/
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Clothing Swap @ Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Thu Jul 19 @ 5-7pm
hosted by Sofiya Loves Nature
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St, steps south of Bloor
https://www.facebook.com/events/208680279833120/
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Boomerang Bags Toronto Workshop – West End Meet Up
Thu Jul 19 @ 7pm (repeats Thu Aug 23rd)
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor betwn Ossington & Dufferin
$5, * pre-register @ universe.com link –
https://www.facebook.com/events/2052103125001794/ https://www.universe.com/events/boomerang-bags-toronto-worshops-tickets-CS9DH5
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Ask City Council to Take Action on Plastics: 
now … for the City Council meeting July 23, 24, 25, Reference: PW31.10 –

http://www.torontoenvironment.org/pwic_report_back_single_use_plastics_in_toronto

http://www.torontoenvironment.org/take_action

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485119685244906&id=389681634788712 …

https://www.facebook.com/notes/zero-waste-hub-toronto/action-before-mon-723-plastics-regs-are-on-city-council-mtg-agenda/482352235521651/

https://zerowastetoronto.wordpress.com/take-action-before-7-10-7-23-to-get-single-use-plastics-regulations-passed-in-toronto/

#ActOnPlasticsTO #StopSingleUse #BreakFreeFromPlastic #LetsGetWastelessTO #GoForZeroWaste #0wasteTO #zerowasteTO #PlasticFreeJuly #ActionForWater #TOpoli
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Maker Market & Toronto Knife Sharpening at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Sat Jul 21 @ 9am-12noon
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape
Free –
Maker Market 2X/yr
https://withrowmarket.com/special-events/makers-markets/
Toronto Knife Sharpening Weekly
https://withrowmarket.com/vendors-farmers/
#PlasticFreeJuly @WithrowMrkt https://withrowmarket.com/2018/07/01/plastic-free-july/

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Repair Café Toronto Riverside Repair Cafe
Sat Jul 21 @ 12pm-4pm, registration ends by 3pm
Queen/Saulter branch – Toronto Public Library, & Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St East, east of Broadview, west of Carlaw
Free –
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/ …
https://www.facebook.com/events/1817558671887397/
 
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Bare Market package free pop up @ Patagonia
Sun Jul 22 @ 11am-6pm (*repeats every 2nd Sunday)
500 King St W
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon
https://baremarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/events/213017596198763/ https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Swap til you Drop @ Regenesis | UofT
organized by The Regenesis Reuse Centre @ UofT

Sun Jul 22 @ 12-4pm
596 Spadina Avenue
free –
https://www.facebook.com/events/413628425817698/
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Don Valley Trail Clean-Up Day
Mon Jul 23 @ 6pm-830pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/625371917837402/
https://twitter.com/dontmesswthedon
#DontMessWithTheDon
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Boomerang Bags Sewing Workshop East End
Tue July 24 @ 6pm (repeats Tue Aug 21st)
Toronto Tool Library & Makerspace, 1803 Danforth $5,
* pre-register @ universe.com link –
https://www.facebook.com/events/467732110350152/ https://www.universe.com/events/5af4bae3bf9dda0040588e69
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Beach Cleanup & Bonfire, organized by Blue Dot Toronto
Wed Jul 25 @ 5pm-9pm
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lakeshore Blvd E.
https://www.facebook.com/bluedotmovement/posts/2119498971598972 …
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beach-cleanup-and-bonfire-at-ashbridges-bay-park-tickets-47530408732
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Repair Tent w/ Repair Café Toronto @ Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Thu Jul 26 @ 3pm-7pm
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St, steps south of Bloor
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/
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Tidal Flow Yoga & Blue Flag beach cleanup, organized by Blue Flag Canada and Surf the Greats
Fri Jul 27 @ 9am-12pm
Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lakeshore Blvd E
https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenceCanada/posts/10160384352700198 …
http://blueflag.ca/cleanup
https://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4jezl
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Healing the Spirit: Creating an Individual PrescriptionIntro to Practical Aromatherapy, Oils For the Spirit, & How to Use Therapeutic Cross-Referencing
Fri Jul 27 @ 7pm
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor betwn Ossington & Dufferin
minimum $10 for materials + , * pre-register –
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/workshop/new-healing-spirit-creating-individual-prescription
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Plastic Free July Movie Night, organized by MCC Toronto’s Social Justice Network & Water Docs Film Festival
Fri Jul 27 @ 7pm-10pm
MCC Toronto, 115 Simpson Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/424281174746820/ …
https://www.mcctoronto.com/events/movie-night-the-health-of-our-oceans/
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Cookbook Swap & Toronto Knife Sharpening @ Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Sat Jul 28 @ 9am-1pm
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape
Free –
Cookbook Swaps Monthly
https://withrowmarket.com/swaps/
Toronto Knife Sharpening Weekly
https://withrowmarket.com/vendors-farmers/
#PlasticFreeJuly @WithrowMrkt https://withrowmarket.com/2018/07/01/plastic-free-july/

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Bare Market package free pop up @ Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Sat Jul 28 @ 9am-1pm (*repeats every 2nd Saturday)
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon
https://baremarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/baremrkt/
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Waste Land film screening @ Christie Pits Film Festival, by Toronto Outdoor Picture Show #TOPS18
Sun Jul 29 – Eats & Treats @ 6pm, Film @ sundown
Christie Pits @ Bloor & Christie
Free/PWYC (suggested $10)
https://www.christiepitsff.com/waste-land
https://www.facebook.com/events/1058356094319596/

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Workshop: Balms & Salves for Everything – Intro
Tue Jul 31 @ 7pm
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor betwn Ossington & Dufferin
minimum $10 for materials + , * pre-register –
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/workshop/workshop-balms-and-salves-everything-intro
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Ask City Council to Act on Single-Use Plastics – Contact your City Councillor here and ask them to act on plastics and explore all the options to eliminate, discourage and restrict problem plastics and packaging that can’t be recycled and that pollutes our environment. –

http://www.torontoenvironment.org/pwic_report_back_single_use_plastics_in_toronto

http://www.torontoenvironment.org/take_action

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485119685244906&id=389681634788712 …

https://www.facebook.com/notes/zero-waste-hub-toronto/action-before-mon-723-plastics-regs-are-on-city-council-mtg-agenda/482352235521651/

https://zerowastetoronto.wordpress.com/take-action-before-7-10-7-23-to-get-single-use-plastics-regulations-passed-in-toronto/

#ActOnPlasticsTO #TOpoli
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Join the movement for a plastic free future – sign up now for
Greenpeace Canada‘s A Million Acts of Blue toolkit that recommends
7 Actions You Can Take to help create a Plastic Free Future”
https://www.greenpeace.org/international/act/lets-end-the-age-of-plastic/
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This list is brought to you by Zero Waste Hub Toronto, enjoy!

Also check out all kinds of DIY natural sun & bug protection & other bodycare workshops at Anarres Apothecary, our favourite local shop & original inspiration to reduce plastics & go for zero waste!
http://anarreshealth.ca/

#DidYouKnow: Anarres carries DIY supplies and housewares, including 500+ ethically sourced essential oils, and dozens of clays, oils, micas, packaging, and housewares that are alternatives to plastics!
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