What we're about

A Meet Up group dedicated to the practice, cultivation, and celebration of ASL in Toronto!

Join us if you would like to practice your ASL, help others practice ASL, or lend your native expertise (being Deaf, H.o.H., CoDA, otherwise native) to learning signers, and have fun, interesting conversations at coffee shops, restaurants, parks, the zoo, or wherever we want to celebrate and utilize this unique and beautiful language!

Please know a little more than the alphabet, and come prepared with lots of patience and enthusiasm. We're here to help one another learn, and constructively advise each other to become the best signers we can. If you're in doubt about your skill level, come out anyways, and see how you feel, and decide from the experience. A respectful, inclusive, positive environment is encouraged from all members. Conversation, with new people, through a new medium, can be exasperating, and controversial. Assume good faith, and seek to do no harm.

Feel free to organize gatherings without my lead. Just invite me, too! ;)

Upcoming events (5+)

ASL Practice X Doors Open Toronto

Robarts library 2nd floor (UofT)

!!!SPECIAL EDITION!!! WE MEET AS USUAL IN THE LIBRARY ROOM AT 3:00, THEN LEAVE 3:10 AS A GROUP TOGETHER. This Sunday coincides with 20th year of Doors Open Toronto, an annual event that allows the public to see inside more than 150 of the most architecturally, culturally, and socially significant buildings across the city. To take full advantage, let’s visit two spots together and practice ASL on the move: 1) Thomas fisher rare book library - located in Roberts library where we usually meet. It houses some of the rarest manuscripts in the world. We will see a spectacular public space, and can interact with archivists. 2) McLennan Physical Labs - 5 mins walk south of the library. It has a labyrinthine basement of research labs, a sun telescope, and a panoramic view of the city. (N.B. Roof and telescope are accessible by stairs only) Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing, note-passing, texting.) - Be courteous and considerate to staff and fellow patrons. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group.

Toronto ASL practice!

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Hello everyone, Let's get together and practice ASL in an inclusive and relaxed environment. Remember to be a good customer: - Purchase food or drinks while at the establishment - Be courteous and considerate to staff and fellow patrons. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 4pm please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group.

SUNDAY ASL PRACTICE!

Robarts library 2nd floor (UofT)

Hello everyone, Let's get together and practice ASL in an inclusive and relaxed environment. Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing, note-passing, texting.) - Be courteous and considerate to staff and fellow patrons. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group.

SUNDAY ASL PRACTICE!

Robarts library 2nd floor (UofT)

Hello everyone, Let's get together and practice ASL in an inclusive and relaxed environment. Remember to be a good participant: - VOICE OFF (In case your ASL is rusty, common alternatives are: gesturing, note-passing, texting.) - Be courteous and considerate to staff and fellow patrons. - If you want to stay after the event is over at 5pm, please make sure you are still following these rules as you are still representing our group.

Past events (545)

SUNDAY ASL Practice

Robarts library 2nd floor (UofT)

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