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CSI Network News: It’s time to rethink scale

Newsletter
This week in CSI Network News: It’s time to rethink scale. Also: Why grantmakers need to look to communities for solutions

Rethinking Scale to Drive Down Carbon: A Conversation with Mary Pickering

Climate Ventures
In our latest Climate Ventures Conversation, we spoke with Mary Pickering, the Vice President of The Atmospheric Fund and Senior Advisor of Low Carbon Cities Canada. She discussed how TAF and LC3 are investing in low-carbon solutions across Canada, why this work has her rethinking scale, and how we can all be part of the solution.

CSI Network News: Why are climate solutions still struggling to scale?

Newsletter
CSI Network News: Why are climate solutions still struggling to scale? Also: keeping CSI green during the pandemic.
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How 12 Women Entrepreneurs are Building the Next Economy

CSI Connects, Member Stories
As we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spotlight some of the brilliant women entrepreneurs at CSI building the Next Economy by combatting the climate crisis, creating healthcare solutions, developing new technologies, and mentoring the next generation.

A Community Celebration Goes Virtual and We Honour the Toronto Tool Library

Events, Member Stories
It’s snowing and the end of year is in the air as innovators across our community wrap up their work. At CSI, this usually marks the end of year holiday party, an all-out bash famous for its cocktail and cookie competitions and sweaty dance floor.

Dwelly.ca makes buying and renting a home simple and more affordable for every Canadian

Member Stories, Next Economy
The decision to buy, sell or rent a home is an overwhelming one. Dwelly’s mission is to make buying and renting a home simple and affordable for every Canadian. We talked to Broker of Record (and CSI member!) Karim Elbarbary about how he has simplified this complex, thorny experience and dramatically lowed the cost of buying a home.
  • 510 Spadina Spadina and Sullivan
  • 501 Queen Queen and Spadina
  • 505 Dundas Dundas and Spadina
  • 11 Minutes Union Station
  • 21 Minutes High Park
  • 29 Minutes Queen & Woodbine
  • 31 Minutes Yonge and Eglington

There is metered parking all along Spadina.

There is a Green P parking lot approximately 2 blocks north of the Centre for Social Innovation, on the east side of Spadina. Note that Spadina runs northbound so you must approach from Queen St.

There is a public lot on Sullivan St. Note that Sullivan runs westbound so you must approach from Huron St.

Ground Floor
CSI Spadina’s ground floor is fully accessible with a lift on the south side of the building.

Guests will enter through the south laneway door, which has a lift. The laneway is located between 192 Spadina and 190 Spadina.

When you arrive in the building please contact our welcome desk (416-979-3939 ext. 1) to have a staff or DECA to provide access to the lift.

Upper Floors

The coworking space on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors are not fully accessible: they can be reached via an elevator with a door of 30” width. Functionally this means that while we are able to accommodate many accessibility devices, those using larger devices may need alternative arrangements.

We are committed to ensuring all members and their guests are able to use our services. If you have any accessibility concerns or questions please reach out the Community Manager: Stefan(at)socialinnovation.ca.

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