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 —–
Electric Vehicles on Display
Are you interested in transforming our car culture to low carbon modes of transportation? We will have electric vehicles (EV) of various makes on display and their owners will be there to share their experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Ask them questions about purchasing an EV, the operational needs, and the day-to-day challenges and opportunities of being an EV owner. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted by The Electric Vehicle Society
Join us on a Taddle Creek Exploration Walk and discover your neighbourhood lost river with the Rivers Rising Ambassadors. You’ll hear about Poverty Pond, the great pine oak forest , and the deep history of Taddle Creek as it flowed out to Lake Iroquois. If time permits we will return to the EcoFair via the Apaenmowineen Garden at Hillcrest Park.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Hosted by Toronto Green Community
—– INSIDE THE BARNS —–
Bike Care Demos
Come and see a tutorial on as how to care for your bike by performing basic maintenance and repairs. Demo is suitable for children and adults!
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Matteo’s Mobile Bike Repair
Creatively Reusing Cloth Scraps
Get your arts and crafts fix! Learn how to make “yarn” out of old t-shirts and then use the recycled material to help create rag rugs. With a little creativity reuse of many items and helps us divert waste from landfills. Appropriate for all ages.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Creative Reuse Toronto
Nature Crafts and Worm Composting
Have fun creating nature-themed crafts, 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
Check out a variety of drop-in activities that will teach you about various energy sources. Children and adults can learn about a variety of different subjects while experimenting with an energy ball, a simple generator made from a copper coil and bar magnet, and model wind turbines. Kids (and adults) can also make design and create a fun pinwheel they can take home!
Hosted by Relay Education
Socially Responsible Investing
Learn about socially responsible investing with our event sponsor, Meridian Credit Union. 11:00am – 4:00pm
Hosted by Meridian Credit Union
Spa at Home Mini Workshop
Learn 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. Take home what you make! 11:00am – 3:00pm
Hosted by Anarres Natural Health Apothecary