Elise Valdorcia's greenhouse-style studio is conducive 
to creating all kinds of artwork, in all formats. 
It is an inspiring workplace where materials take form 
and gather movement, guided by shadows and emotion. 
The past meets the contemporary, 
poetry and dreams are made real, and works are crafted. 
Her studio is a beating heart that brings 
sculptors from quattrocentro Florence back to life.
Sculpted wood, baroque and contemporary lines, 
gold leaf, glass, sheet metal, 
and paper mâché—they all meet here, 
and the adventure can be colorful or extremely minimalist.

Having been long intrigued by the beauty of nature 
and the mysteries of the past, 
he decided to turn his love of nature into a business 
and create beautiful and valuable jewellery.
Ian Barrett has supplied countless fossils and meteorites 
to buyers in pretty much every continent on Earth.
He has also sent specimens to museums and galleries - 
from the prestigious Science Museum in London 
to NASA Kennedy Space Center.
Jurassic Jewellery is currently the only UK maker of meteorite jewellery.

Odyssey is one of Canada's largest and most diverse 
metaphysical stores offering specialized books, gifts, 
classes and services designed to increase awareness 
and enhance personal discovery, 
development and growth. 
Odyssey's knowledgeable, professional in-store experts 
can provide guidance, advice and personal recommendations.
Odyssey offers a forum for discovery and interaction 
that encourages the exploration 
and exchange of knowledge and ideas, 
all within a warm, open, and inviting environment.

Located near the intersection of Danforth and Broadview, 
the Old Nick Pub have 14 beers on tap, a beautiful secluded patio, 
great live music and an Award Winning Brunch 
every Saturday and Sunday 
with some of Toronto's best servers!
The Old Nick Pub hosts an open stage every Tuesday night
with sign up starting at 9PM.
Past guest performers have included 

Soundscapes is an independent CD, vinyl, DVD and music book retailer 
located in the Little Italy neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. 
The shop was founded with the simple intent of carrying 
the best music of all styles and persuasions. 
Their inventory includes (but is not limited to) folk, jazz, world, 
psych, garage, prog, blues, soul, reggae, classical, experimental, noise, americana/country, electronic, hip-hop, R&B, metal, pop/rock 
and the best in reissues of all genres and imports from across the pond,
 as well as one of the city's best selections of local indie artists.
Soundscapes is a ticket outlet for many independent promoters 
and we regularly provide tickets for the town's cornerstone venues, 
The Music Gallery and The Opera House, among others. 
A long-time supporter of Toronto's independent music scene, 
they have a large consignment section 
and a ten-year relationship with local indie club night Wavelength.
Since its birth in August of 1999, the store has quickly grown into 
one of Toronto's most-respected and loved music shops. 
Most importantly, the shelves are stocked 
not only by the tastes of the staff, 
but also through suggestions of many a regular customer. 
Soundscapes pride themselves on a relationship with their clientele 
that is based on respect and a mutual love of music.

One of Toronto's leading and best known independent record stores, 
stocking new releases from independent bands and artists 
from Canada, the U.S., England, and around the world 
and committed to stocking as much of this on vinyl as possible.
Rotate This is an equal-genre retailer and do not exclude titles 
from stock based on race, creed, culture, 
religious affiliation or sexual orientation.
Rotate This are also an official ticket outlet 
for most of the major concert promoters in town.

Sonic Boom Records is the largest independent record store in Canada. 
Sonic Boom buys and sells new & used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, 
video games, VHS and cassette tapes. 
Sonic Boom also host amazing live in-store performances 
with friendly and knowledgeable staff. 
Now with two locations!

Inspired by beauty, tranquility and the splendour of nature,
Canadian artist and environmentalist, Jayson Vaughn
created this website and blog, chronicling one man's journey
to live sustainably and in harmony with the earth.
Topics such as animal husbandry, organic gardening,
food preservation, food preparation, DIY projects, 
arts and living more sustainably are all covered.
You can also visit his online art gallery to view his paintings.

Heather & Alex Billingsley started Mama Earth Organics 
in order to source organic produce directly from local farms.  
The year was 2007.  
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 
The goal was (and still is) to provide a service where local farms 
are given priority and members are able to access 
the freshest organic items available at a fair price. 
Mama Earth Organics spent the past few years building a business 
and service that makes the safest, most environmentally 
and ethically responsible decisions while still focusing on freshness 
and, most importantly, taste.  
We believe that running a socially and environmentally responsible 
business for the benefit of the community is not contradictory 
to running a successful business.
We passionately believe that supporting local farms 
and small scale local businesses  is the best way 
to improve Toronto’s food system. 
Each year, our members allow us 
to divert more and more money away 
from mass produced items and allow us to put it back 
into the local economy.  
Win-win for everyone.

Established in 2008, Saya Media is a multi-media 
service provider serving the Greater Toronto Area. 
Recording all events, big and small 
ranging from musical acts to dance recitals - 
you can be sure that 
Saya can fulfill your creative needs. 
Saya also develops and produces its own projects, 
maintaining control in all aspects of production.

serpentONE is an audio facility for recording, mixing, mastering, 
voice-over, post production and Forensic Audio Enhancement. 
It is known throughout the city 
for technical audio expertise and advice, 
as well as connections to skilled session players. 
Experienced producers help you avoid 
financial pitfalls of the recording process. 
Mobile recording is offered as well in the Toronto area.
With emphasis on creativity and individuality, 
serpentONE has a professional, yet relaxed "at home" vibe. 
Working in a special place like this allows you to 
find yourself within yourself where creativity stems.

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, 
is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization 
that creates events and activities of excellence 
that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public. 
Their mission is to nurture the growth of new cultural expression, 
stimulate Canadian and international interchange 
and provide a dynamic, accessible environment 
for the public to experience the marvels of the creative imagination. 
Their vision is a vibrant home for the culture of our time, 
inspiring people through the magic of the creative spirit.

is a registered charitable organization, 100% volunteer based, 
promoting the humane treatment of all animals 
and the preservation of Wildlife.
ORA is operating in and around the Greater Toronto Area 
and is working for the well-being and protection 
of all our fellow animals. 
While any animal species is the object of our concern 
(dogs, raccoons, skunks, bears, coyotes, etc.), 
and while we are devoted to protect their rights and interests, 
we have found ourselves largely involved with the rescue of cats
In this field, ORA is committed mainly: 
to campaigning for and financing spaying and neutering 
in order to curb pet over-population, 
to locating suitable permanent homes for tamed feral cats, 
for stray cats and for cats abandoned by their owners 
toward the preservation of the Canadian wildlife, 
endangered by urban sprawling. 
ORA is working to acquire large acreages of forested land 
in different sensitive areas of Ontario to be preserved 
as permanent sanctuaries for the indigenous fauna 
and to solicit donations of private land in any area of Ontario 
to create oases where the wildlife can live peacefully and protected. 

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS
is an international non-profit, 
marine wildlife conservation organization. 
Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat 
and slaughter of wildlife 
in the world's oceans in order to conserve 
and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics 
to investigate, document, and take action when necessary 
to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. 
By safeguarding the biodiversity 
of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, 
Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

AMREF, the African Medical & Research Foundation, 
is the only international African NGO of its kind. 
AMREF ensures access to good health for 
With their active involvement,
we develop and implement innovative 
and sustainable solutions to critical health challenges 
facing the continent.
We support AMREF in Africa to address critical health challenges 
by raising funds, providing project support, building capacity, 
raising awareness and engaging the Canadian public 
in African health development.
Since 1957, AMREF has been working closely with
rural and urban communities to empower people. 
Its work with Africa governments is improving health systems.

FYFB's Food Program provides low-income individuals and families 
living in our community with a three-day supply of groceries. 
FYFB is a member agency of the Daily Bread Food Bank 
and our assigned service area 
covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, 
from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. 
Many low-income individuals and families struggle 
to receive adequate nourishment. Working with registered dieticians, 
FYFB's Food Program provides grocery baskets (hampers) 
that are consistent with the Canada Food Guide. 
Our hampers consist of basic staples such as rice, 
pasta, beans, fresh produce and dairy. 
With the help of volunteers trained in our nutrition program, 
clients select grocery items from the main food groups. 
This grocery store approach is hailed as a best practice as it empowers 
clients to make a decision based on their individual tastes. 
The grocery store approach also demonstrates 
accountability to our donors, 
as it ensures that food is distributed based on our client's needs. 
Before clients embark on their FYFB grocery shop, 
volunteer counsellors conduct brief interviews 
to build a trusting relationship, better understand 
why each client has come to FYFB and gather information 
on their background to determine other FYFB programs 
they may benefit from. 
In many cases, the counsellor will provide information or refer clients 
to programs that can help them address the underlying issues 
leading to hunger and homelessness. 
By treating people with dignity and respect, 
and addressing the underlying issues of hunger, 
FYFB is working to create a strong community 
where everyone is welcome.

Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
As the hub of the food bank community in Toronto, 
Daily Bread supports approximately 170 member agencies 
in running different kinds of food relief programs. 
Our agencies run neighbourhood food banks 
where people come to access food hampers, 
as well as meal programs where people can access 
prepared meals such as soups or casseroles.
We are the largest provider of emergency food relief in the GTA. 
Daily Bread member agencies see a monthly average 
of 66,000 client visits. 
Our agencies serve the majority of the clients 
accessing food bank hampers 
in the city and many of the clients accessing prepared meals. 
Our boundaries encompass the former cities of East York, Toronto, 
Scarborough, Etobicoke and York.


The 519 Church Street Community Centre is the hub of community life 
in Toronto's diverse Church and Wellesley Village.  
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 
two-spirit and queer (LGBTTQ) communities and our allies and friends 
have always found a welcoming place at The 519. 
They offer a wide range of internationally renowned 
Programs and Services 
that operate from an anti-oppression framework
to organize and find support as well as find enrichment 
through arts and culture.

Casey House is a specialty hospital with community programming 
including home care and outreach programs. 
Founded in 1988, Casey House 
was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada. 
Their commitment is to provide exemplary treatment, 
support and palliative care and compassionate health care 
to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Since 1987, PWA has been helping men, transmen, transwomen, 
women and children living with HIV/AIDS. 
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation offers a welcoming space 
to connect with others, access practical support services, 
and get assistance to navigate 
the sometimes complex system of care required. 
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation is the largest 
direct support agency for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.

is Canada's only independent charitable foundation 
dedicated to eliminating AIDS through research. 
By funding promising Canadian HIV and AIDS research 
and promoting prevention through educational campaigns, 
CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally.

Since 1983 ACT has developed programs and services 
that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves.
ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth 
living with HIV to achieve self-determination, 
informed decision-making, 
independence, and overall well-being. 
ACT do this through programs such as counselling, 
information provision, social support activities and programs 
that help people with HIV return to work.
ACT works with gay men, women and youth 
to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience 
in the face of HIV, and reduce HIV transmission. 
ACT also work with our communities to develop information about HIV, 
provide outreach and education and create opportunities 
for community members to increase their skills.
Today in Toronto, more people than ever are living with HIV 
and every day two more people are infected with HIV. 
Our work is far from over. 
With your help, ACT can continue to take action against HIV/AIDS.

is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger 
and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. 
We advise and inform. We demonstrate.
ACT UP is an international direct action advocacy group 
working to impact the lives of people living with AIDS (PWAs) 
and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research 
and treatment and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease 
by mitigating loss of health and lives.
ACT UP was effectively formed in March 1987 
at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Centre in New York.

Over 25 years ago a dedicated group of Aboriginal women 
recognized the need for a meeting place in Toronto 
for Aboriginal women to share resources, support one another, 
and practice their traditional ways. 
Based on this vision and determination, 
a basement office was open in 1985 
and became affectionately known as "The Pitt."
continues to honour the vision of our founders 
by providing a welcoming atmosphere for 
all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. 
As a registered charity, we offer life-enhancing resources, 
cultural ceremonies and teachings, skill development, 
and programs to build our collective capacity 
and celebrate our cultures. 
Our programs fall under five broad categories: 
Housing and Advocacy, Youth, Parenting, 
Employment & Education and Culture & Spirit.
We are growing along with Toronto's Aboriginal population 
- running eight programs out of a four-level heritage house 
at 191 Gerrard Street East. 
All Aboriginal women are welcome - please come visit us.
Our work and direction is guided by the Seven Grandfather teachings: 
Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, 
Humility, and Truth. 
Our teachings, traditions, and cultures inform all of our activities.

is an Aboriginal community cultural centre. 
The Centre welcomes the local community, 
including guests from across Canada 
and offers a variety of programs and services.

Working together with health care and research professionals, 
patients, and the community,
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation 
raises over $70 million annually to support breakthrough research 
and patient care and education programs of 
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) – 
Canada’s leading cancer research hospital. 
PMH is a recognized international leader in the fight against cancer. 
But none of this would be possible without the generous support, 
commitment and dedication of our donors and our community.
Princess Margaret Hospital, along with Toronto General Hospital 
and Toronto Western Hospital 
comprise University Health Network (UHN). 
UHN is among the ranks of the world's leading providers 
of exemplary patient care and innovative research and teaching.

Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds 
on behalf of the Hospital for Sick Children
The Foundation's fundraising is driven by the belief 
that improving health and well-being of children 
is one of the most powerful ways to improve society. 
Community support, separate and distinct from government 
and granting agencies, is a critical source of funding for SickKids
In the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2011,
SickKids Foundation invested $61.9 million 
in child health research, learning, and care. 
$57.9 million of that investment went to critical initiatives at SickKids 
and $4 million went to national, international, and other initiatives. 
SickKids Foundation inspires our communities to invest in health 
and scientific advances to improve the lives of children 
and their families in Canada and around the world.

Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are 
free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. 
Free The Children are a charity and educational partner that 
empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from 
being active local and global citizens. 
Free The Children's domestic programs educate, engage and empower 
hundreds of thousands of youth in North American and the UK. 
Free The Children's international projects, 
led by their holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model, 
has brought over 650 schools and school rooms 
to youth and provided clean water, health care 
and sanitation to one million people around the world, 
freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty.

One Love. One Heart. One Purpose.
1Love is a movement with a simple mission: 
do good in honor of Bob Marley’s vision of hope and unity. 
Sparked by the Marley family, 
it’s a flame that burns for youth, planet and peace. 
Supporting charities that empower people to take action 
for sustainable and responsible living. 
And encouraging acts of love and kindness 
that change the world little by little. 
We're asking you to help the flame burn brighter.

Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth 
to nurture life in all its diversity.
Greenpeace is fiercely independent 
and is not affiliated with any political party. 
We do not solicit or accept donations from corporations 
or governments so we can always act 
on behalf of the planet first and foremost.
 Greenpeace relies on donations from individual supporters, 
and on grants from foundations.
Greenpeace does not accept donations 
that could compromise its independence, objectives or integrity.
Greenpeace is one of the most effective 
environmental organizations in the world. 
We use solid science and research as the basis of our campaigns, 
and employ campaigners, scientists and political experts 
to develop and negotiate environmental solutions that are socially just. 
Peaceful direct action is a crucial part of our campaigns. 
We confront governments, polluters and decision-makers 
in the boardroom, on the seas and in the streets every day, 
all over the world.
Founded in Vancouver in 1971, Greenpeace today operates 
in more than 40 countries with headquarters in Amsterdam. 
We have more than 89,000 supporters in Canada 
and 2.9 millions members worldwide, 
and represent them at virtually every 
international environmental conference. 
In a world where construction in China 
affects the health of rainforests in the Congo,
Greenpeace campaigns on an international level, 
staying on top of world markets, international agreements 
and global trends. 
Greenpeace has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 
and has consultative status with the United Nations.
Greenpeace International monitors organizational development, 
oversees our fleet of ships and coordinates planning 
and implementation of our global campaigns. 
Each Greenpeace national office has a board that determines 
priorities and the annual budget. 
Day-to-day management is the responsibility of the executive director. 
Greenpeace Canada has its head office in Toronto, 
and offices in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.