2012 May 15: The “Great Lakes Need Great Friends” tour
Tuesday, 2012 May 15, 7:00 pm
The Argonaut Rowing Club
1225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
This event aims to forge links and build relationships in communities surrounding the Great Lakes, in an effort to protect the future of our shared water. It features presentations by Kevin McMahon, Director of Wildlife; Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeepers; Chiefs of Ontario; and Maude Barlow, The Council of Canadians.
For more information, call 1-800-387-7177, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 May 8: Climate Change Toronto Meetup
Tuesday, 2012 May 8, 6:30pm
OISE, 2nd floor
(252 Bloor St. W. @ St. George)
You’re invited to hear Dr. Richard Peltier, University of Toronto Physics Professor, founding director of U of T’s Centre for Global Change Science, and 2012 recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, speak about climate modelling and what it can tell us about the current state of climate change.
To learn more about Dr. Peltier and this event, visit the Climate Change Toronto Meetup site.
2012 Apr 21: Withrow Park cleanup
Saturday, 2012 April 21, 10am to 2pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave
Calling all spring cleaning enthusiasts! This is your chance to help make Withrow a clean and safe place for our kids and pets to play. Plus, have fun in the fresh air as you clear away cigarette buts, parts of broken toys and lots and lots of plastic.
Meet at the Withrow Park Washroom Pavilion. If you show up late, don’t worry – there’ll be a sign-in sheet and some garbage bags waiting for you. For more details, click here.
2012 Apr 26: Composting and vermicomposting workshop
Thursday, 2012 April 26, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East
Learn about some really easy and effective ways to compost in your backyard, on a small scale and with worms! RSVP by Monday, April 23 by contacting Wanda at 416-461-1925 or email@example.com.
2012 May 8: Container gardening for beginners workshop
2012 May 10: Exploring the soil food web and compost tea workshop
Thursday, 2012 May 10, 6:30pm to 8pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St East
Find out how you can improve your soil’s fertility, reduce plant disease and improve your garden in almost every respect. RSVP by Monday April 23 by calling Wanda at 416-461-1925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 2012 April 22, 10am to 2pm
Do something fun this Earth Day and help clean the Beach till it sparkles! Meet at the Leuty Lifeguard Station (at the foot of Leuty Ave.). For more info contact Jeff Johns.
2012 Apr 14: Join the Spring cleanup
Saturday, 2012 April 14, 10am to noon
Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve
67 Pottery Road (between Bayview and Broadview)
Every year, volunteers gather at the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve to clear away garbage that has blown in during the winter. And to witness the gorgeous wildflowers that are blooming!
If you’d like to join in and learn more about the stewardship team’s efforts, come by on Saturday morning. Tools and snacks will be provided! RSVP with Paula at 416-423-1504.
Battles for good planning are lost only once but must be won over and over and over again to continue prevailing. Once again, we are struggling against a small-minded view that would attempt to contain the full flow of the Don River in storm as it courses through a waterfront newly coated with densely packed buildings including a possible big box development.
What former GPC candidate Sharon Howarth led the fight for was the broad and compelling vision of a Don Mouth re-born into something like what nature intended for it – a broad wetland floodplain with a meandering river, filled with songbirds and tall grasses and boardwalks for people to enjoy. Her vision prevailed in the public mind and thousands of citizens demanded it. This led to an inspired visioning process that created an award-winning and internationally recognized design. Since that time, the elements of that design are constantly being chipped away in the name of economy and profit.
Write to your Councillor now (all comments must be in before April 15 so do it today before you forget) and demand that the City recommit to more green space and more renaturalization. Demand more wetlands to economically clean the air and water, and to help absorb and manage the floods that climate change is likely to inflict on the city. Read more »
2012 Apr 19: Community Water Fluoridation Event
Thursday, 2012 April 19, 7pm
Room 310, Metro Hall, 55 John St
Want to get informed and involved in municipal actions that could see the end of municipal water fluoridation and the beginning of an era of a municipal water supply that is safe for everyone to drink? Meet international expert and author, Dr Paul Connett, PhD (Chemistry/Biochemistry), who will give a presentation on local and world-wide water fluoridation issues confronting communities. Read more »
Sorry for the long delay in composing my thank you letter to everyone.
There are three reasons for this delay. One is that I have just been busy every single second since the end of the campaign packing up the office and talking to the steady stream of supporters and well-wishers. Second is that I am still digesting the result, which I honestly don’t understand so I’m finding hard to comment on. And third is that the level of support has simply been so overwhelming and wonderful that I can’t begin to imagine how I would thank everyone enough.
But I do want to say what I’ve maintained ever since I joined the Green Party. Everything about both the 2011 General Election and about this by-election reaffirms my sense that political fortunes these days have everything to do with the teamwork of the parties involved and the political spin that’s generated in the media around it. It’s not about me, it’s about all of us working together, and I am so proud to have had such a strong, diverse and talented group of supporters. It’s for that reason that both in 2011 and in this by-election, I would have loved to see much better results, not for me, but as a reflection of the much larger and better organized campaigns we have run. You all deserved better in both these elections. And we obviously need to strategize so that the effort we all put in is maximized in the future.
Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most energetic, enthusiastic and cheerful campaign I have ever been privileged enough to be involved with. Thank you for standing by me, thank you for supporting me, and thanks for the helpful suggestions throughout on how I could improve my debate performance and public speaking. I have grown a lot during this campaign and we have all grown as a team. To those who came to help from other ridings, I look forward to working together again on campaigns across the city and beyond. One day, I may be helping on your campaigns and bringing along the Toronto-Danforth team to help out. We can all grow together, that’s part of the plan.The day after the 2011 general election, I was weeping into the shredder as I thought about what a disappointment this must be to my team. This year, I celebrated our hard work on election night with some 50 supporters and walked away, not with a crushing disappointment but with a strong determination to rebuild. I will be asking our EDA to be appointed as a community outreach organizer, and expect to call each and every one of our identified supporters, asking them for their ideas on how to grow the party and encouraging them to get involved. Please join our team. Read more »
I have just finished watching Thomas Mulcair’s acceptance speech as the new NDP leader. And I still have not publicly congratulated Craig Scott on his victory in Toronto-Danforth (though I did congratulate him personally by phone on election night). Both men strike me as sincere, knowledgeable, hard-working and capable. I wish they were in the Green Party. I am hopeful that they will do their part to move Canada in the right direction within the NDP.
I think Jack Layton would be proud.
A fresh Green voice in Parliament is the biggest change that we can hope for on election day Monday, March 19. This is the most promising message that we can deliver for Canada, for our kids and for the planet. A new Green MP, or even a strong Green turnout in Toronto-Danforth would be the biggest, boldest and most effective message that we could send to Parliament that we need fundamental change, to revitalize democracy, for forward thinking, and for real, positive, sensible solutions to the challenges we face. Read more »
2012 Mar 17: IFAW’s Day of Action
I experienced my most aggressive interviewer today. It was kind of funny. Read more »
2012 Mar 17: St Patrick’s Day activities
Pub crawl and sub crawl
Saturday, 2012 March 17
Read more »
Monday, 2012 March 12, 7:30pm
Call toll-free: 1-888-886-6603, then 18338#
This is a chance for people to ask questions and have them answered by Elizabeth May and Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu. Just dial in and speak directly with Elizabeth and Adriana.
The oil pipeline to Texas:
Update: The audio recordings of all questions and answers are now online: Read more »
Above, Adriana’s closing remarks — cut from David Langer’s full video, below: Read more »
2012 Mar 8: Join women on the bridge
for International Women’s Day
Thursday, 2012 March 8, 5pm
East end of Bloor Street viaduct
(west of Broadview subway station,
north side parkette at Danforth and Cambridge)
Join Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, Green Party of Canada candidate in the current by-election for Toronto-Danforth for a march in solidarity with people everywhere who seek equality for women, especially as elected representatives in government. In Canada, only 25% of our elected representatives in the House of Commons are women. Adriana is the only woman in a field of 11 candidates in the Toronto-Danforth by-election. Read more »
2012 Mar 8: Candidates debate on live TV
Jack’s seat and the Trail of Pierre Poutine
Wednesday, 2012 March 14, 8pm & 11pm
TVO TV: Rogers 2 & 580, Bell 1265, Shaw 353
2012 Mar 19: Election night party
Monday, 2012 March 19, 8pm – midnight
Sidewalk Cafe, 1342 Danforth Ave (east of Greenwood)