Welcome to the Green Party in Toronto-Danforth, the area between the Don River and Coxwell Avenue.

Our Green Party of Canada candidate in the 2015 federal election is Chris Tolley. Our Green Party of Ontario candidate in the 2014 provincial election was Rachel Power.

Tue Oct 6: All-candidates debate

Hi Everyone.

Thank you for all the great support you have given for the off-grid pop-up office. It’s created a lot of buzz around the riding and we have some media that has confirmed (although anything could change last minute!).

On another note: I’m so sorry to be getting this message out last minute. I’ve been swamped with events and prepping for the office launch.

Applegrove is holding an all candidates event tonight. If you are available it would be great to have some supporters out there cheering on the Green Message.

Toronto-Danforth All-candidates Meeting
Tuesday, 2015 October 6, 7pm – 9pm
Applegrove gymnasium, 60 Woodfield Road

More details are in the poster below.

Thanks again, and if I don’t see you tonight I hope to see you at the office launch tomorrow at 1:30.

Best, Chris
2015 Toronto-Danforth all-candidates-debate at Applegrove
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Wed Oct 7: Campaign office pops up

A shipping container + solar panels + Queen Street =
Canada’s first off-grid, solar powered, urban shipping container-chic Campaign Pop-up Office

Chris Tolley, Green Party candidate for Toronto-Danforth, launches the first ever off-grid, solar powered campaign pop-up office. Join us:

Wednesday, 2015 October 7, 1:30pm
899 Queen St E
(south side of Queen, just east of Logan)

Chris Tolley pop-up office

This office, fashioned out of a shipping container, is located on Queen Street East in trendy Leslieville. Campaign staff plan and coordinate Tolley’s campaign from this location.

“My opponents are running multi-story, huge offices with lights blazing. We want to show that you can do things differently. By repurposing a shipping container and adding solar power, we are proving, that with a bit of imagination, you can think outside of the box while working inside of it,” says Tolley.

The launch will include a ‘turning on the switch’ moment where the solar panels come alive and power the space, as well as a short talk from the candidate, Chris Tolley.     Read more »

Demo at the debate: Support democracy

Monday, 2015 September 28, 6pm – 7pm
Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe St

Constantine Kritsonis created this event to protest Elizabeth May’s exclusion from the leaders’ debates:     Read more »

Thu Sep 24: Proud to vote: LGBTQ issues in the federal election

Wonderful night at the LGBTQ VOTES debate! Thanks to all the Green supporters who came out. (pun intended)

Thursday, 2015 September 24, 6pm
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
    Read more »

Tue Sep 15: Toronto-Danforth all-candidates meeting

Tuesday, 2015 September 15, 7pm – 9pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 2nd floor auditorium
765 Queen St E

All registered candidates have been invited to participate — confirmed candidates to date are:

  • Elizabeth Abbot, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party.
  • Julie Dabrusin, Liberal Party.
  • Craig Scott, New Democratic Party.
  • Chris Tolley, Green Party.

Click to expand all-candidates debate poster image

Discovering the identity of our 2015 Conservative candidate

Tim Dutaud, the UniCallerTim Dutaud, the Conservative ex-candidate, dropped out shortly after people figured out who he was. The important take-away here is this: If you are concerned about stopping Harper, there has never been a danger in this riding of electing a Conservative.

This continues a long tradition of the Conservative candidate being a non-issue in Toronto-Danforth. Katarina von Koenig, for example, remained a woman of mystery throughout the 2011 election. Andrew Keyes, to his credit, took being a candidate seriously in 2012, at least until Conservative HQ apparently told him to stop participating in debates.

Democracy in action

From the Toronto Star:

Tory candidates told to avoid debates, media during campaign

Conservatives running in the federal election have been advised not to attend all-candidates’ meetings or speak to reporters during the campaign, a party source says.

It’s Debate Night — tweet and post your support

Here’s a request from Steven, our social media director. He has been tweeting and posting up a storm and getting a lot of attention for the Greens.

Hi Green Supporters,

My name is Steven McInnis I am the social media director for Chris Tolley.

Tonight, as you likely know, is a big night with the debate and we could definitely use all of your help.

Throughout the evening, I will be sending out tweets through Chris Tolley’s Twitter account @christolley (in case you are not already following).

If you could retweet them or add your own spin it would be appreciated. The most important thing is that our message gets out loud and clear.

Also, please like the posts on Chris’s Facebook page to help get the word out.

Thanks, Steven McInnis

As things stand now, this is one of our only chances to support Elizabeth May in a national debate. I hope you are able to help Steven make some noise for Elizabeth tonight.

The debate start at 8 pm, Thursday, August 8.

You can find details on how to watch it on the Maclean’s site.

A cheeky proposal

Harper’s Universal Childcare Benefit increase has just come into effect.  I have heard from several people who are livid that their taxpayer’s dollars are being used to buy their vote.

And the worst thing is, it’s working.

The latest poll has put the Conservatives ahead going into the election.

So, what do you do with the extra $720 a year you’ll be getting?

I have a cheeky proposal.

Imagine the look on Harper’s face if he knew you were giving this money – the money he was hoping would buy your vote – to our local pipeline-hating, democratic-reforming, environmental-protecting Toronto-Danforth Green Party.

Think of his reaction!

Donate now.

While this proposal is cheeky, it’s also serious and urgent.     Read more »

Redesigned lawn sign

Chris Tolley lawn sign

Contact Chris for a beautiful Green Party lawn. Visit Chris’s campaign site at vote2015.ca.