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Celebrating the Great Lakes – Community Café, Toronto

  • MaRS Discovery Building, Room CR3 101 College Street Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7 Canada (map)

The Community Cafe is an evening of dialogue, idea exchange and creativity around ways that Canadians can celebrate our Great Lakes. Ideas generated during the café will inform Canada’s efforts to engage the public on Great Lakes issues. The Great Lakes are critical to Canada’s economic prosperity, sustaining our communities and conserving our environment. The Lakes formed our past and will help shape our future. This workshop begins the process of co-creating multiple ways to celebrate them. Ideas generated will also inform the design of the upcoming “Celebrating Our Great Lakes Day” during the Great Lakes Public Forum October 4th to 6th, 2016.

Seeing how much we enjoyed the Community Café in Mississauga, there was no hesitation for Waterkeeper to attend the Café in Toronto too. We'll join in the discussion and welcome all attendees to share their Watermarks with us for the Watermark Project! We are thrilled to see the featured guest speaker is Canadian photographer and Lake Ontario steward, Edward Burtynsky!

This is sure to be a fantastic evening. So join us, Edward Burtynsky, and Waterlution. Share your connection with the Great Lakes and protect the waters you love.

Great Lakes Community Cafés are free and open to the public. 

Spaces are limited so make sure you RSVP.


Catch the last Community Café at Midland, Ontario on March 9, 7-9 pm. RSVP.

These Great Lakes workshops are hosted by Waterlution. To learn more visit:

Find the Great Lakes Community Cafés on Facebook.

Earlier Event: March 5
"Sharing Experiences" Workshop
Later Event: March 9
CWRA: World Water Day Pub Night