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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.

Six Big Ideas for the Next Economy

Events, Next Economy
2021 is going to be a year of recovery, and we need big, bold ideas to get us started. We’ve chosen some highlights from the Next Economy Conversations we had last year, with the leaders from across Canada who are creating a future that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all.

A Just Transition for Oil and Gas Workers: A Conversation with Bruce Wilson

Climate Ventures, Events
Bruce Wilson of Iron & Earth sat down with our Senior Programs Manager Shea Sinnott for an online conversation about the challenges faced by oil and gas workers, hydrogen as an energy source, and the complexity of the fossil fuel industry.
January 27, 2021
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January 28, 2021
  • Online
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January 28, 2021
  • Online
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  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • Location: Toronto
  • Hosted by: Shared Path Consultation Initiative
  • Apply by: March 25, 2021
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  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • Location: Toronto
  • Hosted by: Centre for Social Innovation
  • Apply by: February 12, 2021
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Location: Toronto
  • Hosted by: Spring Strategies
  • Apply by: March 25, 2021

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.

Inspiring growth and impact

CSI Accelerates, Member Stories
Agent of Change Devesh Tilokani is providing a platform for leaders that inspire growth and action through his Progressholic podcast.

Creating opportunities for youth in Regent Park

CSI Accelerates, Member Stories
Agent of Change Nayeon Kim is building an employment social enterprise that would train and hire young people to provide landscaping services for buildings right in their neighbourhood in Regent Park.
  • 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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