Toronto’s Chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, talks transit May 29.
Boost food awareness
Just try to get your kids to dump the junk food. It's not so easy, a situation My Food My Way wants to change. The org engages school-aged kids so they get hooked on healthy food, and teaches them how to cook it - in school cafeterias. Abbey's Kitchen, headed by dietitian Abbey Sharp, has organized Abbey's Kitchen Stadium, an Iron Chef-style throwdown featuring local chefs Matt Basile (Lisa Marie), Matt Pettit (Rock Lobster Co.), Rocco Agostino (Enoteca Sociale) and Bruce Woods (Woods) at Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College), with proceeds going to MFMW. Sunday (May 26), from noon to 4 pm. $15, advance $10. abbeyskitchen.com.
Stop engineering our eats
Nothing like having a clear target when it comes to the fight against frankenfood. The March Against Monsanto, Saturday (May 25), which takes place in 36 countries on six continents, is pushing for labelling of GM edibles and highlights the genetic modification leader's threats to biodiversity and the world's farmers. The T.O. event starts at 2 pm at St. James Park, King and Church. Speakers include Jodi Koberinski from the Organic Council of Ontario, Jacob Kearey-Moreland of Occupy Gardens, Rachel Parent of Kids Right to Know and more. facebook.com/MillionsAgainstMonsantoToronto.
Keeping the TTC on track
Nothing is holding the attention of Torontonians like the ongoing saga of our public transportation system. Making Transit Work looks at the strategic problems of expanding the network and the challenge of an accessible, cheap TTC for all. It features Jennifer Keesmaat, the city's chief planner, Jessica Bell from TTCriders, Stefan Kipfer of the Free Transit Campaign of the Great Toronto Workers' Assembly and more. Wednesday (May 29), 7 to 9 pm. Free. Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen East. transit.toronto.on.ca.