Hart House Trade School

Forget your student loan and barter for knowledge instead!



Image tileDetails: Trade School is an alternative learning project that runs on barter. Pay for class with a barter item (like food, supplies, or help) that your teacher requests, anything but money! You could learn to use Photoshop and pay with books or gain knitting skills in exchange for a homemade lunch!


When: Mar. 7–9, 2013
Where: Library and Board Room, Hart House
Cost: Barter items determined by class teachers






Sign up and find out what barter item you need to bring.


Thurs. Mar. 7

Discovering your Speaking Voice: 1:00-3:00 pm

Origami Flowers: 3:00-5:00 pm

Helping Each Other Change: 3:00-5:00 pm

Natural skin care workshop: Turn your home into a spa: 7:00-9:00 pm

Dating by Design: The Basics: 7:00-9:00 pm

Bikechain’s Beginners Bike Maintenance Seminar: 7:00-9:00 pm


Sat. Mar. 9

Sourdough Bread Baking: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Health Care on Your Finger Tips: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Learn HTML5 and CSS: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Sustainable Investing 101: 1:00-5:00 pm

Natal Chart Reading: 1:00-3:00 pm

Introduction into Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch: 1:00-3:00pm

Vegan Cookie Decorating: 3:00-5:00 pm

Movie-Making Made Easy: 5:00-9:00 pm

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Trade School Toronto (TSTO) is an alternative learning project that runs on a barter system. In exchange for workshops, students bring a barter item, such as food, supplies, or help. TSTO sparks learning and meaningful social exchange outside of traditional monetary and education systems.

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