The Social Distancing Weekly - April 3, 2020

The Social Distancing Weekly: April 3, 2020

Days, by Philip Larkin

What are days for?
Days are where we live.   
They come, they wake us   
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:   
Where can we live but days?


On this day, we bring you:

  • Movies at home
  • Tools for your personal projects
  • Virtual tourism
  • Community and kindness
  • Help with groceries

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Movies at home:

Tribeca Film Festival

Their 2020 festival is canceled, but Tribeca is posting one short film each day on its website under the rubric “A Short Film a Day Keeps the Anxiety Away.” 

Check out today's short

We're delighted to partner with some of our favourite film distributors and present new movies with Virtual Paradise Theatre:

Extra Ordinary

This "blend of low-key supernatural chills and offbeat Irish comedy, is one of the sweetest and funniest movies of the year" (Danielle Solzman).

Stream now


Luchino Visconti's final film is a “luscious stab to the heart of the aristocracy” (Los Angeles Times).

Stream Now

Fantastic Fungi

"This informative and kooky documentary offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival" (New York Times).

Stream Now

Tools for your personal projects:

Make a Grimes Music Video

Grimes has posted green-screen footage, song stems and software resources for her new hit You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around: all you need to make a music video.

Learn More

New York Times Cooking

Ever been stymied by a NYT recipe behind paywall? Get free access with your Toronto Public Library card.

Learn more

Intro to 3D Printing 

Our dear neighbours The Maker Bean Cafe walk you through all the steps you'll need for 3D modelling and printing, with free software!

Register Here

Virtual tourism:


The Getty's collection is showcased and creatively recreated from home(s) in this delightful Twitter thread.

Explore and submit

Community and kindness:


Our neighbours at Sistering have temporarily moved location to a venue with more space for social distancing. They continue to do great work, like sewing masks for front-line workers.

Learn more

Toronto Restaurant Workers Fund

A campaign for weekly grocery assistance for Toronto restaurant workers affected by the closures due to COVID-19.

Visit the GoFundMe

Help with groceries:

How safe is the grocery store?

Vox has posed your COVID-19 grocery shopping questions to the experts.

Read more

Grassroot FoodBox

Our friends at Montgomery's Restaurant have launched a CSA-style box focused on sustainability and seasonality.

Learn more

Agency Cases

WineAlign is offering mixed sampler cases of wine from overflowing agency consignment portfolios. (And yes, they're the source of that great keyboard image!)

Learn More

Until Next Week

Love what we do, and want us return to form? You can help by:

We'll be back next week. 

Until then, email with any questions, requests or inspiration. We're all in this together. 

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