Urban Planner: September 12, 2012
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Urban Planner: September 12, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: A charity vintage jewellery sale, a public meeting on the Port Lands project, and a free introduction to modern square dancing.

Learn to square dance tonight for free, thanks to Triangle Squares. Photo courtesy of Byron Godfrey.

CHARITY FASHION: Today, your “retail therapy” binge will actually help those in need. The Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection has a wide variety of vintage costume jewellery and accessories for you to peruse and purchase. Twenty per cent of sales will benefit One Family Fund, a charity that provides long-term legal, financial, health, education and housing support for those affected by terrorism in Israel. Stephanie’s (446 Spadina Road), 11 a.m.–6 p.m., FREE.

PUBLIC MEETING: Have your say in how Toronto proceeds with its waterfront revitalization project at a Port Lands public meeting, hosted by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth), MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth) and MP Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth). Waterfront Toronto and The City of Toronto will present the revised Port Lands plans, and give the public the opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, and give feedback. Frankland Community Centre (816 Logan Avenue), 6:30–8:30 p.m., FREE.

DANCE: Whether you’re a natural dancer, have two left feet, or are somewhere in between, the Triangle Squares want to teach you the art of modern square dance. This introductory night requires no outfits, partners, equipment, or talent! Yet there will be plenty of snacks, prizes, and laughs to be had. Jesse Ketchum School (61 Davenport Road), 7–9 p.m., FREE.

TIFF: Ask any local cinephile and they’ll tell you: Contrary to Andy Williams’ time-honoured holiday standard, early September is, in fact, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Why? Because early September means TIFF (on this year from the 6 to the 16), and TIFF means movies, movies, and more movies, with all sorts of big-time movie stars swanning about town. Keep an eye out for our daily recommendations, visit our TIFF ’12 hub for our reviews, and have yourself a merry little TIFF-mas time.

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