DFC Recycling Program – February 2020 Pick Up Dates

DFC Recycling Program – February 2020 Pick Up Dates

All members of the co-op, regardless of age or physical ability, are welcome to participate in the Recycling Program. Simply leave your recycling in clear plastic bags in front of your unit on specified pick up dates and times. Please do not leave items in front of your unit outside of the posted dates.
– Volunteers will not pick up items that are in black, green or opaque bags
– Please ensure that you are only placing accepted recycling items into your bags. If you aren’t sure, please visit the city’s Waste Wizard page or contact Ryan Hayward for printed materials.
– Please do not place any organic waste in your recycling bags. It’s just gross and unpleasant for volunteers to handle.

Tuesday February 4th, 10am-12pm
Saturday February 8th, 10am-12pm
Thursday February 13th, 10am-12pm
Tuesday February 18th, 6pm-8pm
Saturday February 22nd, 10am-12pm
Thursday February 27th, 10am – 12pm

Spring Cleaning!

Saturday March 28th, 1pm – 2pm

 The Cerebral Palsy foundation will be sending a truck to DFC to pick up your unwanted;


Simply bag or box your donations and bring them right to the truck. For more information, please contact Ryan in the co-op office.

DFC Explores… KEW Beach & Winter Station Art Exhibits

Friday March 6 @ 11:00am 

We will be hosting a day trip out to the cities KEW Beach area to explore the area, grab some lunch out and view the 2020 Winter Station Art Installations. There is space for up to 12 members to join in. If you would like more information, please contact Ryan in the co-op office. To learn more about the 2020 Winter Stations, please visit https://www.blogto.com/events/winter-stations-2020-toronto/
Date: 20200306

Memory and Aging: What?s Normal, What?s Not, and What You Can Do About It

Monday March 30th starting at 7pm in the Community Room

 DFC is excited to host Dr. Nicole Anderson of Baycrest Health Sciences for a discussion on how memory and cognition change as we age, what is considered ?normal? and when to be concerned. Learn how health and lifestyle factors can affect memory, and about strategies you can use to improve it.

All members are welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be on hand.

DFC Comedy Show

Thursday April 16 starting at 7:00pm in the Community Room

We are super excited to announce that we have partnered Arianne Tong, a self-described “high-energy, positively sardonic performer”, to curate a full-on Stand Up Comedy show here at the co-op.

The event will feature 4 comedians, food, drinks and all-around amazing vibes! Given the limited space in the Community Room, signing up for this event is required! To join in or get more information, please contact Ryan in the co-op office.

For more info on Arianne and all the zany things she gets up to, please visit http://alohatong.com  

Soup-er Group!

Thursday January 27, 6pm-7pm

The co-op’s newly formatted Soup-er Group will be back on February 27th! If you would like to receive some soup (meat and veg options available) please stop by the main lobby of 85 Bleecker between 6pm-7pm with a container. If you would like to help with the cooking of these soups, please contact Ryan in the co-op office.

Games Days!

Sunday Afternoons, 2pm-5pm in the Community Room 

We are happy to announce the return of the popular Game Days! There will be games on hand to play but guests are welcome to bring favourites from home. Snacks and refreshments will be on hand.

The event series will run Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm between February 2nd and March 8th. We hope to see you there!

Big 5-0 Film Festival

Wednesday March 4th @ 7pm, in the Kevin Courrier Media Centre

We’ll be revisiting classic films from across all genres that will be turning 50 years old in 2020. Please join is for a screening of The Conformist https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065571/

Snacks and refreshments will be on hand. No need to sign up – Just show up! This festival has been curated by York University Film Professor Richard Lippe.



According to the latest “Who’s Hungry” report by the Daily Bread Food Bank, food bank visits in Toronto are back to levels seen during the height of the recession, almost ten years ago.

Kate Halsey, a food bank coordinator for Yonge Street Mission in Regent Park, reports that they register 3 new users on a daily basis, “ranging from newcomers to Canada who have Master’s and PhD degrees, but not enough money for food; people who go back to school and are paying tuition; and people who are just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month. It could be anyone, it could be your neighbor, it could be your grandmother, your best friend. It could also be the man on the corner. There’s not a population we serve more than others.”

Indeed, many of our own co-op members may be going without proper nourishment.

With this in mind, DFC is launching the Nourish program, aimed at alleviating the food gap for our own co-op members who may be in need. Nourish  will be funded through internal and external donations, that will enable us to maintain and allocate $25.00 grocery gift cards to members, by request, as needed. All requests are strictly confidential, and can be made to Ali or Ryan, starting in early December.

All members have to do is ask.

The co-op will be accepting monetary donations from members who are able to contribute to the Nourish  fund. If members were planning on giving a holiday gift to staff, we ask that you please consider a Nourish donation instead. No amount is too small, and all donations will be gratefully accepted. Please stay tuned for more details about how to donate.