Interactive Activities in 2017

When you visit the EcoFair, not only do you get to learn about green products, services and programs from the exhibitors, but you can take part in free, hands-on interactive activities!  We have something fun planned for all members of the family!

—– OUTSIDE THE BARNS in 2017 —–

St. Clair West Renewable Energy Walk @ 2:00pm

TRENJoin us for a walking tour of St. Clair West to find out what everyday Torontonians are doing to lead the renewable energy transition, and how you can get involved!  Toronto Renewable Energy Network (TREN) and Green Neighbours 21 will share what’s happening to green Toronto’s energy mix, and home owners will share their experiences of supporting renewables.  The walk starts at 2pm, is 60 minutes in length and starts/ends at the EcoFair.

Hosted by Toronto Renewable Energy Network (TREN) and Green Neighbours 21

Ride’n Drive – Electric Car Test Drives

testdrives.jpgIf you have not yet driven an electric car, now is your chance! Test drive the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt with 400kms of all electric range. 11:00am – 4:00pm

Hosted by Plug’n Drive



Bike Zone

bike.jpgBring your bike and get on-the-spot bike repairs! 11:00am – 4:00pm

Hosted by Repair Cafe


KAshleyParking enforcement officer and bike awareness advocate Kyle Ashley will be conducting break out groups to talk about driving with bikes in Toronto, as well as bike safety knowledge for cyclists. Read more about Kyle Ashley in this Toronto Star article.

—– INSIDE THE BARNS in 2017 —–

Apple Cider and Worm Composting


Press and taste your own apple cider, learn how to make your own worm compost bin, and learn about Black Creek Community Farm’s organic vegetable farm right in the city! 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Black Creek Community Farm


Boomerang Bags

boomerang2.pngCommunity members from all walks of life get together to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The bags create a platform to start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time! 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Boomerang Bags

 Clothing Repairathon

repairathonLengthen the life of your wardrobe by bringing in your clothes that require mending – free repairs provided by Toronto Clothing Repairathon.  Save money and the planet at the same time! 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Toronto Clothing Repairathon

Hive Consciousness


Explore sustainable beekeeping, roles in the hive, honey bee and native bee anatomy, methods of communication, and the importance of bees as keystone species (pollinators).  11:00am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Hive Consciousness

Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) Workshops


Interested in Home Energy Savings?  Learn about the Home Energy Savings Initiative and ways that you can save money on your energy bills. You will also hear about the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) offered by the City of Toronto, which provides low-interest loans for retrofit projects.

Session #1 @ 12:00-12:30 / Session #2 @ 1:00-1:30

Hosted by The Roots Collaborative, in partnership with ClimateFast and the Toronto Tool Library, and funded by Environmental Defence.

Let’s Talk Climate Change

carbon-conversations-1.pngClimate change – does the topic sometimes leave you with a sense of overwhelm? Confused about what to do? Visit Let’s Talk Climate Change in the Storyteller’s room for a collaborative exploration of challenges and opportunities, fears and hopes – and together let’s build some energy to find what motivates us to move forward with confidence. 30 minute session starting at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm.

Inspired by Carbon Conversations UK

Pioneer Arts and Crafts


Reuse common materials using techniques from the 1800’s to make your own rag rug coasters and thaumatropes.  Don’t know what thaumatropes are?  Stop by and find out (hint – it’s a toy!).

Hosted by The Community History Project

Self Spa Mini Workshops

anarres1.jpgLearn how to make a customized bath salt, body scrub and or face mask using simple, natural and often local ingredients and zero new plastic and durable containers. This year’s theme is body care and packaging that does not pollute our waters. Take home what you make! 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Anarres Natural Health Apothecary


Socially Responsible Investing

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Learn about socially responsible investing with our event sponsor, Meridian Credit Union.  11:00am – 4:00pm

Hosted by Meridian Credit Union