Join a biodiversity tree tour of Rouge Park on August 13. Photo by Andrew Chiu/ LEAF
SOCIALIZE FOR CHANGE
Just who are the folks making a difference in social change movements across the city? Here's your chance to find out and connect with the movers and shakers of good causes and big ideas from all corners of the metropolis. Six Degrees Of Social Innovation happens Thursday (August 7), 6-8 pm, at (where else?) the Centre For Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst. Free. Pre-register at socialinnovation.ca/six.
ART ON THE BALLOT
Call it political role reversal. SummerWorks and ArtsVote Toronto offer a twist on your run-of-the-mill debate with a reverse debate for candidates on Tuesday (August 12). Only it's a panel of leaders from the arts and design communities, including Joe Lobko, Sarah Garton Stanley, Shannon Litzenberger, Dalton Higgins and Yasmin Parodi, debating policy and answering questions posed by actual candidates including David Soknacki and Olivia Chow. 2 pm. Free. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen West. artsvote.ca
ROUGE PARK WALK
The Rouge is on its way to becoming Canada's first urban national park, but there's still work to do when it comes to protecting this urban wilderness. Join Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests on Wednesday (August 13) for a guided tree tour focusing on biodiversity, invasive species and climate change. 9:30-11:30 am. Pwyc. 1749 Meadowvale. Pre-register at yourleaf.org.