Make the roads your rec centre at Open Streets on August 17.
GIVE PEACE CAMP A CHANCE
Calling young women everywhere: time to unleash your inner peacenik on the Toronto Islands at Canadian Voice of Women for Peace's skills camp for girls and young women 15 to 35. All dreamers and schemers are welcome at the weekend-long leadership session happening Saturday and Sunday (August 16 and 17). $15-$25, scholarships available. Pre-register at vowpeace.org to help carry on VOW's 50-year legacy of activism. Peace out.
PAVEMENT INTO PARKS
Open Streets is our chance to take over the streets and turn the pavement into our own car-free private recreation ground. Bike, run, walk, board - whatever turns your crank - along Bloor (between Spadina and Parliament) and on Yonge (Bloor to Queen) on Sunday (August 17) from 8 am to noon. When you get tired of that, dive into programmed activities in half a dozen "hub" parks along the route. Free. openstreetsto.org
FEELING FOR FELINES
Support Annex/Toronto Cat Rescue by heading to the Alley Cats Yard Sale on Saturday (August 16), 11 am to 6 pm. The orgs feed feral cats, foster abandoned cats until they can be adopted, curb population growth and more to keep the animals safe. Snap up vintage goods - fill a bag for $15 - snack on food and enjoy the tunes at Chosen (960 Queen West). Where? In the alley via Givins, of course. facebook.com/events/1450169275256390