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5 things to do this weekend: Pancakes, pop-up gardens & Christmas in June

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a range of ages and interests.

June 1-3, 2012

For Families: Take part in workshops on organic container gardening, shop for plants and outdoor decor and sample food-truck nibbles at the 109OZ Pop-Up Urban Gardening Centre. 109 Ossington Ave. (parking lot). Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. facebook.com

For Visitors: The Contact photography festival is over, but there’s still a chance to see award-winning Canadian artist Lynne Cohen, whose photos capture the beauty of interior spaces ranging from spas to shooting ranges. Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Free. dx.org

For Singles: The Canadian Film Centre hosts Christmas in June, a short-film screening at Dufferin Grove Park to launch its Worldwide Short Film Festival. A post-screening dance party follows. 875 Dufferin St. Sunday, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free. worldwideshortfilmfest.com

For Charity: Some 13,000 cyclists will take over the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway this weekend for Ride for Heart — a charity event which raises money for heart and stroke research.  Exhibition Place. Sunday. 6 a.m. rideforheart.ca

For Kicks: Cycle to Evergreen Brick Works for the annual bike month pancake breakfast. Follow up by tuning up your ride for spring and browsing the weekly farmers’ market. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon or until food runs out. Free admission with helmet. ebw.evergreen.ca

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