Olivia Chow joins the Heritage Toronto mayoral debate August 21.
Architecture, nature, archaeology and culture: four things Rob Ford knows nothing about (kidding!) is the focus of Heritage Toronto's mayoral debate on Thursday (August 21), from 7 to 9 pm. Find out why heritage matters to the main mayoral contenders at St. James Cathedral's Cathedral Centre (65 Church). You'll be part of history, since the debate informs the org's annual State Of Heritage Report. Space is limited. Register at heritagetoronto.org.
CLOTHES SWAP MISSION
From Kingston-Galloway to Willowtree, Toronto City Mission has been transforming lives and low-income neighbourhoods across the city since Toronto was known as Muddy York - 1879, to be exact. The group runs a kids' camp, but this weekend they're asking for help with their women's clothes swap. Bring your laundered wearables (plus hats, belts and bags) to Harbourfront Community Centre on Saturday (August 23), 12:30 to 4:30 pm, and swap them for new finds. Call it fashion for a cause. $5. 627 Queens Quay. torontocitymission.com
LEG UP FOR HUMANE SOCIETY
Head down to Woodbine Park (Coxwell and Lake Shore) on Sunday (August 24), 10 am to 2 pm, for Paws In The Park, a family-friendly pet walk doubling as a benefit for the Toronto Humane Society. Get a mini-makeover for your favourite canine, attend a microchip clinic and face-paint the kids. Don't forget to donate to the org devoted to the care and safety of animals. pawsinthepark.com