About Regenesis UofT/Toronto
Regenesis York is the York University chapter of Regenesis, a Canadian student-involved university and college based environmental and community-building organization. We believe in empowering students as as initiators of change in addressing today’s social and environmental concerns, through advocacy and service in local chapters. Regenesis York creates and manages initiatives and social enterprises that provide services to the university community as well as providing quality leadership experience for students. All of the initiatives are inspired by the needs of the York University community and raise the quality of life on campus. Students involved with Regenesis York get a chance to shape the place they spend so much time in and gain relevant experiential education opportunities in the areas of operational and event management, accounting, communications, fundraising, graphic design, and much more. We are a catalyst for social innovation and transformation.
Current initiatives at the Keele Campus include a Farmers’ Market, Community Bike Centre, Free Store, Community Garden, Borrowing Centre (Item/Tool Library), as well as several others that are in development and coming soon.
Current initiatives at the Glendon Campus include a Community Garden, Farmers’ Market, Ecological Restoration of the Glendon Forest, as well as several others that are in development and coming soon.
NOM! Natural & Organic Market Toronto is a weekly farmers’ market started by University of Toronto students. The market provides fresh and affordable local produce and goods to the University of Toronto and the neighbourhoods of Kensington Market, The Annex, Baldwin Village and Little Italy. The market happens every Wednesday from 2-6pm at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church at 103 Bellevue Av. @ College St. (between Spadina and Bathurst).
Regenesis UofT is currently developing an on-campus borrowing centre. The borrowing centre will help reduce consumption and waste by offering students, staff and faculty the opportunity to borrow items such as tools, small kitchen appliances and utensils, camping and sports equipment, sound equipment, costumes, moving carts and video games.