Waste Expo!

 Wednesday, April 17 5pm-7pm in the Main Lobby of 85 Bleecker!

We’ll be handing out reusable recycling totes, clear recycling bags and organic bin liners. We will also a few organic kitchen bins to hand out along with info on our new ORGANIC WASTE PICK UP program! Folks from TEA and the People’s Climate Movement will also be there to talk about our collaborations.

Spring Cleaning!

Saturday April 27 between 10:30am – 11:30am

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy will be sending a truck to the co-op to pick up unwanted and lightly used clothing, bedding, dishes and small kitchen appliances. More information will be available in the main lobby of 85 Bleecker in the coming days or by contacting Ryan Hayward in the co-op office.

Yoga & Fitness Bootcamp – ROUND TWO!

DFC and Janis Mayers are excited to be announcing plans for round two of our Fitness Boot camp classes! Classes will run Saturday mornings from 10:30am – 11:30am starting April 20th to May 25. Spaces are limited and a small, refundable deposit will be  required to secure your spot. All members are welcome to sign up for this!

DFC and Kathryn Payne are happy to announce plans and dates for Iyengar Yoga classes! Classes will start up again on Monday April 15 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and run each Monday evening thereafter. There is space for a maximum of 8 participants per class! No need to sign up, just be one of the first eight to arrive to secure your spot. There is a sliding scale fee of $5.00 – $20.00 per class.

For more information about these classes, please contact


Ryan Hayward

416 920 7340 x204 / rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com



Member Memorial

Monday March 25, 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the Community Room 

Please join us as we celebrate and honour the lives of members of our community who are no longer with us. This year, we remember June Bridges and Kevin Courrier. Snacks and refreshments will be served. All members are welcome.

Paint Party @ The Paint Cabin

 Thursday April 11, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
@ The Paint Cabin

DFC has booked some space at the Paint Cabin for a GLOW IN THE DARK paint party! All materials will be provided along with lite refreshments. There is a bar and café at the Paint Cabin where guests can get their own coffee or cocktails. We have space for 15 participants!
For more information on this event, or to claim a spot, please contact

Ryan Hayward 416 920 7340 x204


DIY Doggie Treats

Saturday April 6 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm in the Community Room



DFC members and their pups are welcome to stop by and learn a simple, healthy and yummy dog treat recipe! This class will be led by member Mymi Jarrell. All ingredients and supplies will be provided. Spaces are limited!

For more information or to claim a spot, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204

No More Yo-Yo Dieting!

Wednesday April 24 @ 7:00pm in the Community Room 

Shauna Mann, a Certified Natural Practitioner and culinary expert, will be stopping by DFC to lead a talk and demo around non-restrictive dieting! All interested members are welcome to join.

For more information, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204

Navigating the Media!

Wednesday April 10, 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Community Room 

Overwhelmed or confused by the news media environment?  How to choose what to read? How to identify trustworthy sources?  Debating whether to quit Facebook?

If so, please join Professor Megan Boler (Social Justice Education, OISE/University of Toronto) and the Navigating News Research Team: Andrea Vela Alarcon, Kate Jackson, Gordon Katic, Michael Primrose for an informative and thought provoking discussion. The panel provides an overview of the challenges posed by information overload and digital propaganda in the news media environment

All members are encouraged to attend