Harvest and Cook in Tsi Tkarón:to (Toronto)

Harvest and Cook in Tsi Tkarón:to (Toronto)

Access to sustainable, local, affordable, and healthy food, which retains its rich cultural history, is crucial in maintaining optimum food security for all communities. However, dominating colonial narratives are still strictly narrowing the way we think about sourcing, growing, and eating food. This collaborative event by community garden, Community Kitchen, and NishDish, will introduce participants to urban agriculture, First Nations food sovereignty, food justice, and the many intersections between these movements. We will focusing on the voices and experiences of Indigenous peoples in our conversations about food security and sustainability.

Join Community Kitchen, Dig In! Campus Agriculture, and Regenesis UofT for an evening of garden harvests, cooking, eating, and storytelling. You will be able to take some fresh produce home!

Chef Johl from NishDish will be joining us as our cooking mentor for the evening. He will also be discussing First Nations food sovereignty and his Three Sisters garden, which is associated with the Urban Farm at Ashbridge Estates.

Alfredo Correa has a background in agriculture (agronomist) from his home country of Colombia. He facilitates workshops teaching newcomers how to grow food in an urban setting and how to properly harvest.  

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30pm
Location: Campus Co-Operative Residence 596 Spadina Ave.
Cost: Free 

Please note that registration is required. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring something to tie hair back with if it is long. Bring empty containers so you can take any extra food home!

Accessible information: unfortunately the kitchen space is not accessible, yet there will be an accessible space for basic food preparation, eating and discussion based on request.

University of Toronto Community Kitchen is coordinated and sponsored collaboratively by Health and Wellness Centre, Centre for Community Partnership and Hart House. 

NishDish is a business built on traditional Anishnawbe (Nish) food. Over the last twelve years NishDish has grown as a catering business and is now operating a new storefront marketeria. 

Dig In! Campus Agriculture is an on-campus group dedicated to supporting, empowering, and growing small-scale, sustainable food gardens at the University of Toronto. 

Regenesis is a student-led, community environmental and social justice organization that has been empowering students as agents of change at university campuses since 2007.

Grand Opening Celebration

Grand Opening Celebration

You're cordially invited to Cycle York's Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, October 2 at 1:00 PM.

Please join us at the Quad, 95 The Pond Road, Unit #90 (South-East Corner).

Schedule: 

1:00 PM: Tour of our space

1:15 PM: Speeches

1:35 PM Ribbon cutting

1:45 PM Short demonstration: do-it-yourself bike tune-up


Please RSVP to CycleYork@regenesis.eco by 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 27

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Our new community bike centre, Cycle York, has been entered into the Aviva Community Funding competition. We are trying to get the centre funded and need your support! Please check out buff.ly/2IgYWnl to learn more and vote!

Regenesis York Annual General Meeting

Regenesis York Annual General Meeting

September 27, at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Room 305, York Lanes

Everyone is welcome to attend the Regenesis York Annual General Meeting being held on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. We will be discussing important matters regarding Regenesis's York chapter.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please email info@regenesis.eco if you have any dietary restrictions.

Please email us at info@regenesis.eco to RSVP.

Regenesis at Yorkfest Festival Village

Regenesis at Yorkfest Festival Village

Visit our table at Yorkfest Festival Village from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM at Campus Walk! Find out about volunteer opportunities and exciting events we have planned for the upcoming year! 
Do you want to learn more about our initiatives? Come on down and we can answer them!

Bike Clinic & Shop Tour

Bike Clinic & Shop Tour

Get a chance to check out our bike center and meet our mechanics!
Don't mind getting your hands dirty and need a 101 on bike repair? This is the workshop for you!

Meet us at 95 The Pond Rd (The Quad, Unit 90)

Free bike loans will be available (limited basis, RSVP, FCFS)

Requirements:
- Persons participating MUST bring their own helmet 
- Persons loaning bikes must arrive a half hour before the workshop for fitting and sizing
- Helmets will be available for purchase if borrowing a bike
- Free loans must sign waivers AND complete CBSN survey

Please RSVP by emailing cycleyork@regenesis.eco

Cycle York Open House

Cycle York Open House

Join us for the Cycle York Open House on Thursday, September 6 at 3:00 PM at the Quad!

Schedule: 
3:00 PM: Tour of our new space!
3:15 PM: Short demonstration: do-it-yourself bike tune up 
3:30 PM: Volunteer drive

Location: 95 The Pond Road, Unit #90 (South-East Corner)

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

The shop offers a place to hold workshops, a bike share and group rides!

We’re very grateful for the kind support of our sponsors: Metcalf Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and MEC, along with our partners: York University, FCS Development, the City of Toronto, Community Bicycle Network, and the Community Bike Shop Network.

There’s an exciting destination ahead of us - come join us on our ride to get there!

CY at Bathurst-Finch Hub Farmers' Market

CY at Bathurst-Finch Hub Farmers' Market

Visit our table at the Bathurst- Finch Hub Farmer's Market on Wednesday, August 29 from 12 - 4 pm. 
Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts, free tree giveaway and more! 
Register in advance for your tree at treeforme.ca, then pick up your tree at the event.

Cycle York at Open Streets To

Cycle York at Open Streets To

Ride with Cycle York at Open Streets TO on Sunday, August 19 at 10 AM - 2 PM!

Please meet us at the event! The ride starts at noon from Yonge and Bloor.

Open Streets TO opens streets to people by briefly coming them to cars so we can play in the streets and meet our neighbours. Activity Hubs along the route will be programmed with free and fun activities for people of all ages and abilities! 

To see the route, activity hubs, and to get more information visit: www.openstreetsto.org


Please email events@regenes.is to RSVP for this event!

Learn How to Ride Your Bike

Learn How to Ride Your Bike

It's never too late to ride your bike! Folks enjoyed this FREE event on learning to ride a bike. We will provided the bikes. At the end of the day, we were happy to say that we got someone up and riding on their own!

All Learn How to Ride A Bike is at the shop, located at the Pond Road.

***Bicycles are available to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis.

Please RSVP by emailing events@regenes.is

Swap Til You Drop

Swap Til You Drop

Swap Till You Drop! 

The Regenesis Reuse Centre at UofT hosted a Swap event on July 22nd! 

Folks brought gently used clothing, shoes, books and knickknacks to trade, and take home something new! The event was FREE. 
 

6th Annual Farm Festival

6th Annual Farm Festival

Our team tabled at the 6th Annual Farm Festival! We offered bike tune ups! 

The festival was filled with lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy:

😻 face paint,
📚 storytelling under our magical apple tree,
👟 an amazing race scavenger hunt, 
🎨 art corner hosted by The Livingroom Community Art Studio,
🥋 a live Capoeira performance by BatuCapoeira,
🐢 living creatures from Toronto Wildlife Centre, 
🍕 famous pizza made in the wood-fired oven and much, much more!

Bike Repair 101- Cycle York

Bike Repair 101- Cycle York

Don't mind getting your hands dirty and need a 101 on bike repair? This is the workshop for you!

Participants learned the basic bike repairs. This event gave folks the the chance to ask our mechanic  bike related questions!

Bike Ride- G. Ross Lord Park

Bike Ride- G. Ross Lord Park

Cyclist enjoyed a fun bike ride to G. Ross Lord Park. This was a 15k route, perfect for beginer-intermediate riders.
 

Please note that for future events: bicycles are availiable to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis.

Duke Eats Festival

Duke Eats Festival

Our team had an amazing time at the Duke Eats Festival! We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that came. 

Our bike mechanic offered free tune ups and bike owners received great advice!

Listed below are some of the great activities at the festival:

- Free entertainment zone, complete with a bouncy castle and games!
- Cotton candy
- Snow cones
- Popcorn
- Face painting & Balloon animals
- Food trucks
- Caricature sketch done live
- countless booths giving away other free items! 

 

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Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt. 2

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt. 2

It's never too late to learn how to ride your bike!

This FREE event on learning to ride your bike allowed people of all ages to participate.

For future events we will provide the bikes, you just bring your enthusiasm! 

 

Bike Ride - G. Ross Lord Park - 13k

Bike Ride - G. Ross Lord Park - 13k

Cyclists joined us for a fun bike ride along the Humber Loop! This is a 13k route was perfect for beginner-intermediate riders. 


Please note that bicycles are available to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Bike Ride - Humber Loop-20k

Bike Ride - Humber Loop-20k

What a rewarding bike ride along the Humber Loop! This was a 20k route at a casual pace.

Please note:
***Bicycles are available to borrow for the ride on a first come, first serve basis ***

 

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt 1

Learn to Ride Your Bike Pt 1

It's never too late to ride your bike!

This is a  FREE event on learning to ride your bike.

For events, we will provide the bikes, you just bring your enthusiasm! We encourage folks to bring their friends!

We went over many aspects that beginner cyclists have questions about.

Unlike a group ride we can easily share 4-5 bicycles with a group of 10-15 participants! Feel free to bring yours too!

The format was discussion and then demonstrations!

- Helmet sizing and proper fit
- Bicycle sizing and fit
- Visualization (imagining yourself riding a bike smoothly)
- Pedaling one foot at a time and being steady
- Awareness on the bicycle of pedestrians and other traffic
- Be seen on the bike and be heard

 

Group Ride and Picnic - 26k

Group Ride and Picnic - 26k

We partnered with York Outdoor Club for an exilerating group ride and picnic.

This was a group bike ride followed by a delicious potluck picnic in the park! 

We followed Thornhill loop which resulted in approximately a  26k long bike ride, and we were rewarded with a delicious potluck picnic! 

Bring your own bike or let us know and we can provide a bike for the ride (limited number of bikes to borrow)