Toronto Events: International Development Week

February 7-13, 2010.

It’s International Development this week in Canada. Join in Toronto, for lots of Interesting and Challenging discussions, films and of course plenty of benefits for you to go and donate your money to a worthy cause while having a fun time!


TED 2010 live at CSI

Join us at CSI for three promising days and listen to world visionaries’ dreams, fears and hopes for the year ahead. TED 2010 features an amazing line up of speakers including Jamie Oliver, Bill Gates, Andrew Bird, David Byrne, Eve Ensler, Ken Robinson and Steward Brand among other.

See the schedule online (all times +3 hours). Wed. Feb. 10, 2 pm to 3:45 pm (Big Screen), and then continuing until Friday Feb. 12, 3:45 pm on the small screen. Free. 4th floor, Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

Tuesday, February 9

BENEFIT: Eat, Drink & Give (Médecins sans Frontières) An evening of food and wine supports Haiti relief. 6:30 pm. $100, adv $75. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe.

BENEFIT: Humber College International Development Program Haiti benefit (Save the Children Canada) Music by Vicious Guns and Bellevue, raffle, food and more. 7 pm. $10. Swan & Firkin, 2205 Bloor W. 647-993-9025.

BENEFIT: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Haitian earthquake relief) Music by Northern Primitive, Hue and others plus auctions and a raffle. 9 pm. $5 or pwyc. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. 416-840-0501.

LECTURE: Capital: The Foundations Of Marxist Political Economy Socialist Action group study session on crisis. 7 pm. $4. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-535-8779.

LECTURE: Combining Art And Activism Talk by New Orleans-based artist Jackie Sumell. 7:30 pm. $10, stu/srs $7. Prefix, 401 Richmond W. 416-591-0357.

LECTURE: The Global Economy Discussion and post-Keynesian analysis of current events. 7:30 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-340-1865.

LECTURE: Live Green Toronto Program Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Soc meeting and talk. 7:30 pm. Free. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston.

Wednesday, February 10

LECTURE: Climate Change, Conservation And Distributed Leadership Lecture by energy consultant Peter Love. 4:10 pm. Free. U of T Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks.

LECTURE: Transport And Energy Turmoil Seminar. 4:10 pm. Free. U of T Faculty Club Seminar Rm, 41 Willcocks.

FILM SCREENING: The Community Arts Practice Certificate invites you to join us for a screening of John Greyson’s acclaimed film FIG TREES on Wednesday February 10th at noon in the Nat Taylor Cinema (Ross N102). This is the second in our screening series “Documenting Community, Art and Activism”.  For more information check out the UP Events Calendar.

PANEL: The Ties that Bind-A Hunger Awareness Event. Wed, February 10, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. 63 Gould Street Toronto, Ontario M5B1E9

LECTURE: Sustainable Buildings Breakfast – Greg Allen HOK from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (ET). Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, February 11

LECTURE: Community Responses For Equitable Transition To A Low-Carbon Society Lecture. 4:10 pm. Free. Health Sciences Bldg, rm 108, 155 College.

LECTURE: Resilience In The Face Of Climate Change And Peak Oil Seminar. 4:10 pm. Free. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, rm 108, 155 College.

FILM SCREENING: Trans Film Event Screening of the documentary She’s A Boy I Knew and discussion. 6 pm. Free. U of T Centre for Women and Trans People, 563 Spadina. 416-978-8201.

SYMPOSIUM: Haiti- The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action within Canada 2:00pm – 3:45pm. YRT Conference Centre Room 519, 5th Floor York Research Tower (YRT), York University
BENEFIT: HaiHaiTO. 7 p.m. till late, very late. The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide Street East, Toronto. A Haiti fundraiser, tribute and a party, and your chance to do good.

Saturday, February 13

BENEFIT: Love Bowl (Toronto People with AIDS Fdn) Valentine-themed team bowl-a-thon with prizes for best and worst bowlers. 1-5 pm. Pledges. Thorncliffe Bowlerama, 45 Overlea. Pre-register

BENEFIT: Love Story (Toronto Youth Theatre) Evening of song, dance, striptease and cirque with Les Coquettes and others. 7 and 9:30 pm. $25-$50. The Lot, 100A Ossington.

FILM SCREENING: Under Rich Earth (Ecuadorian community organizations) Documentary screening, guest speakers and a Q&A. 6:30-9:30 pm. $10. Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor W. 416-516-2331.

BENEFIT: Valentine Ball 2010 (Canadian Red Cross/Youth Day 2010) Haiti relief Valentine ball with dancing, a celebrity auction and more. 9:30 pm-2 am. $25. Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Sq. 416-813-0909.

Sunday, February 14

BENEFIT: Show The Love Valentine’s Concert For Haiti (Canadian Red Cross) Paul Schillaci, Hank Furman, Brenda Webb and others perform. 2 pm. $20. Royal York United Church, 851 Royal York. 416-231-9401.


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