Get Out to These Green Events and Festivities in the GTA this Summer

If you’re an Allcare customer, chances are that you care about making your indoor workplace environment clean with the help of our eco-friendly cleaning services. The summer, however, is a great time to enjoy the outdoor environment and reduce your impact on it, as well as “green” other aspects of your life.

In this post, we suggest some of the events in the Greater Toronto Area that will help you enjoy a green lifestyle.

1. Celebrate the Environment at the Live Green Toronto Festival

Yonge-Dundas Square, Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Live Green Toronto Festival is Toronto’s largest celebration of all things green. Saturday, On July 21, 2012, Yonge-Dundas Square will host hundreds of green products and services, live music, local foods, buskers and more.

It will also feature Swapsity’s Book Movie Music Eco-Swap, which lets people swap their pre-loved books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays and records.

Also feel free to shop the Green Street Market from 11 am to 8 pm, where dozens of green exhibitors will line Yonge St. from Dundas Ave. to Queen St.

2. Pick up Some Plants and Gardening Tips at the Evergreen Garden Market

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue

The Evergreen Garden Market is a retail garden centre that helps visitors bring nature into their backyard or balcony. Through experts and demonstration gardens, you’ll learn how to make your garden “truly green” with native plants, and organic and heritage food plants, as well as non-native plants that offer important environmental benefits.

It’s open Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm; Saturday: 8am–5pm; Sunday: 10am–5pm; and Holidays: 11am–4pm.

3. Visit One of the GTA’s Many Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets give shoppers in the GTA have access to some of nature’s best produce. Plus, they can feel secure in the knowledge that the food is fresh, and safe to eat. It’s the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

Plan on taking a trip to one of these weekend farmers’ markets:

Junction Farmers’ Market
Green P Lot, 385 Pacific Avenue, Toronto
The Junction Farmers’ Market features products and produce all made from locally-sourced ingredients.
Open Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm (June 2 to October 13, 2012)

Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. at Woodward Ave. (near Coxwell)
The Leslieville Farmers’ Market wants to enable people to buy food directly from producers, and know their farmer by name.
Open Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm (June 3 to October 28, 2012)

St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market
92 Front Street East (at Jarvis)
Named the world’s best food market by National Geographic in April 2012, St. Lawrence Market is open all year and features a lively quilt work of more than 120 specialty vendors.
Saturdays, 5 am – 5 pm

Liberty Village Farmers’ Market
At the corner of Liberty St and Atlantic Ave, Toronto
The Liberty Village Farmers’ Market brings to market food from certified local farmers who selling what they grow.
Open Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm (June 3 to October 31, 2012)

For more farmers’ markets in the GTA, check out the Toronto Farmers’ Market Network list for 2012.

We hope this post gives you some ideas of some green activities to do around the GTA. If you have an event or an activity to share, please let us know in the comments!