NOW editors pick a trio of this weeks cant-miss events

It's always on tap here, so it's sometimes hard to grasp that fresh water is a precious and rare resource.

It’s always on tap here, so it’s sometimes hard to grasp that fresh water is a precious and rare resource in much of the globe. Check out U of T’s World Water Week roster of events, March 22-28. Hear keynotes by Steve Dennis of Doctors Without Borders, Tony Petrucci of Water for People and more and catch a performance by Blast Strings. Join a Walk For Water and the World’s Longest Toilet Queue and watch flick Flow: For The Love Of Water. Free. Various venues, U of T. Complete schedule at

Community groups organizing against a diesel train link to the airport are finally going to have the flat-out debate they’ve been seeking. The city hosts a panel, All Aboard: Diesel, Electric And Clean Air, Which Way Forward? with Metrolinx VP Gary McNeil, Toronto medical officer of health David McKeown, the Clean Air Partnership’s Eva Ligeti and others, Monday (March 22), 6:30 pm. Free. City Hall Council Chambers (Queen and Bay).

We throw around words like cultural diversity all the time, but we aren’t necessarily all talking about the same thing. Artist-Run Centres & Collective of Ontario (ARCCO) wants to deepen the discussion with a panel featuring some of the arts community’s best thinkers, including Ottawa’s Gallery 101 director Leanne L’Hirondelle, filmmaker Sanjay Shahani and more. Friday (March 19), 3:30 pm, at the Cameron (408 Queen West). $18.

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