Mark Kingwell leads a panel on the benefits of city planning, February 17.
Does your mood lift wandering in well-planned areas of the city? Folks at Cafe Scientifique wouldn't be surprised. Their gathering Tuesday (February 17) explores the tie-in between 'hoods and mental health, led by writer Mark Kingwell, St. Michael's Hospital researcher Patricia O'Campo and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Kwame McKenzie. 7 pm. Gladstone, 1214 Queen West. Free. RSVP, email@example.com.
FAKE POLLUTION MONITORING
Don't get lulled into complacency by the Air Quality Index report - you're still puffing on tainted air. Hear the gory details from Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller today (Thursday, February 12), 4:10 pm, in U of T's Health Sciences Building, 155 College. Free. 416-978-3475, environment.utoronto.ca.
GET KIDS INTO BLACK HISTORY
Tip your kids to black history and hear some superb storytelling when unique bookstore A Different Booklist celebrates its 10th anniversary Saturday (February 14) as part of Harbourfront Centre's Kuumba Festival. Emerging and veteran writers read from their kid lit. 1 to 6 pm. Free. 235 Queens Quay West, harbourfrontcentre.com.