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Where to celebrate Earth Hour in Toronto this weekend

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Ainsley Smith Mar 22, 2018 7:20 am 736

This Saturday evening, millions of people from around the world will turn off their lights in solidarity for an hour of darkness as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Here in Toronto, everyone is welcome to celebrate Earth Hour from the comfort of their home.

However, if you’re in the mood to leave your place, there are a number of Earth Hour events happening around the city.

Earth Hour takes place Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 pm.

U of T Earth Hour Planetarium Shows

 There’s no better way to experience Earth Hour than with a group of scientists. This Saturday, the University of Toronto will host a series of talks, planetarium shows, astronomy activities, and telescope observing.

When: March 24, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Earth Sciences Building (Room ES1050),  5 Bancroft Avenue

Unplug to Connect

What: This Saturday, stand up for climate action in Canada by joining the city in an hour of darkness. At 8 pm, most of the lights will be switched off around Yonge and Dundas in Toronto, and you’re invited to join World Merit Toronto walk from Nathan Phillips Square to the Eaton Centre in the dark.

When: March 24, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Earth Hour with Bullfrog Power

What: This Earth Hour, tap into your creativity as you enjoy a glow in the dark splatter painting event at 4Cats Arts Studio. This free event kicks off at 8 pm and the lights will be dimmed for an hour at 8:30 pm. Don’t worry about seeing your brush strokes in the dark, you’ll be using glow in the dark paint you can continue splattering even with the lights dimmed.

When: March 24, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 4Cats Arts Studio, 2138A Queen Street East

Earth Hour WALKS in Parkdale & Roncesvalles Villages

What: This Saturday, two Toronto communities, Parkdale and Roncesvalles, will come together to celebrate Earth Hour together. At 8:15 pm, each community will gather separately, and walk towards each other in darkness. The two groups will meet at the intersection of King, Queen and Roncesvalles. Participants are asked to bring their own candles.

When: March 24, 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Parkdale group will meet outside Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen Street West, while the Roncesvalles group meet at the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden

TRCA: Earth Hour

What: Come celebrate Earth Hour at the Albion Hills Field Centre! All are welcome to this family-friendly event, where guests will learn about nocturnal animals, light pollution, climate change, and tips for reducing energy consumption at home. Wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll be walking outside.

When: March 24, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Albion Hills Field Centre, 16555 Humber Station Rd

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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