Discover the  joy of growing your own food

Upcoming Programs

It’s Here! Port Union Library is hosting a Pop-up Learning Lab in May and a 3D printer is available for demonstrations. Staff are conducting a variety of free programs for children (8+ years), teens and adults. These programs include 3D printer certification, introduction to 3D design with Fusion 360, image editing with GIMP, MaKey MaKey for kids, snap circuits for kids, introduction to digital music with LMMS and more. For more information about these programs please consult Online registration is done by using Eventbrite.

Baby Time will be offered on Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The program will run from May 2 to June 6 and will include bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months, with their parent or caregiver. Register in person on May 2 at 10 a.m. There is a limit of 15 babies.

The Basics of Vegetable Gardening, Sat., May 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Discover the joy of growing your own food! A Master Gardener will talk about the importance of soil, how to make new garden beds and how to care for your plants. Learn when to start seeds indoors and when to direct seed in the garden. Hear how to maximize productivity and extend the growing season! No registration is needed to attend this free program. Limit of 35 participants.

Trash Empire – movie screening followed by a Q & A with filmmaker William Reed, Mon., May 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Part of Toronto Public Library’s Fragile Planet Series and supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Over the past two years, filmmaker William Reid has only spent $5.50 on food. He survived on food from the dumpster. Now he’s on a mission to better understand what is going on. Throughout the film he leverages the absurdity of his diet to gain access to key people in government and industry while he explores the underbelly of American agriculture. The central question that Trash Empire seeks to answer is: “How can we provide more nutritious food to people in need while creating less waste?”

William Reid is a filmmaker based out of Washington, DC. He holds an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University and has a background in food recovery and distribution. He is an organizer for Food Not Bombs DC, an expert in urban foraging and an advocate of equitable access to healthy food. No registration required, but a limit of 30 people.

The Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) is available year-round. Your family can explore some of Toronto’s cultural and arts treasures for free. Passes are available to adult library card holders beginning on Saturdays at 9 a.m. At the Port Union Library, MAP Passes that are distributed are: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Toronto History Museums and the Textile Museum of Canada.

For more program information, consult our “What’s On” publication, visit the Library website at or phone Answerline at 416-393-7131

Submitted by Seema Datta, Senior Library Assistant


Monday            10:00 – 8:30

Tuesday           12:30 – 8:30

Wednesday      10:00 – 6:00

Thursday          12:30 – 8:30

Friday              10:00 – 6:00

Saturday             9:00 – 5:00

Sunday                    Closed