Stars play a food-tasting funder for The Stop at the New Farm July 7.
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
Take a day trip and help fund The Stop, the org that supports local food growers and helps supply healthy eats to people in need. Chow down on food tastings courtesy of Caesar Guinto of Creemore Kitchen and Lora Kirk of Ruby Eats, and hear the sounds of Montreal indie darlings Stars at the New Farm in Creemore. Saturday (July 7), 5:30 pm. $45, tasting tickets $4. thestop.org. For directions to event, go to thenewfarm.ca.
REDESIGN THIS ALLEY
Here's a unique chance to learn the fundamentals of creating people-friendly gathering spaces. The Toronto Public Space Initiative joins 8-80 Cities, livable city experts from celebrated Copenhagen firm Gehl Architects and others to host the O'Keefe Laneway Visioning Workshop. The issue is a derelict laneway and the unused St. Enoch's Square, between Yonge and Victoria south of Yonge-Dundas Square, and the mission is turning the area into a vibrant space through good design and community engagement. Friday (July 6), 9 am to 2 pm. Free. ING Café, 221 Yonge. eventbrite.com/event/3780453438.
WOMEN'S CULTURE RULES
Is there a unique female understanding of the world? And what can it actually accomplish? If you're a self-identified woman and curious, check out the Evolving Consciousness Salon series led by Renee Pilgrim, a Chinese medicine practitioner and expert in female self-expession. Topics include the state of the women's movement and the power of female leadership. Workshops take place every Tuesday in July; the next one happens Tuesday (July 10), 6:45 pm. Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord. $15 per session. womensbookstore.com.