Welcome

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

Please put yourself forward

We can’t choose a candidate if we don’t have choices. Please offer yourself as a nomination contestant. Adriana, our candidate in the past two elections, is not running this time. We need you.

If you may be interested, email executive@danforthgreens.ca right away. Paperwork needs to be completed by November 27.

Thu Dec 11: Choose our candidate

We look forward to having all of you join us in choosing who will represent the Toronto-Danforth Green Party in the next election.

Thursday, 2014 December 11, 6:30 pm
Toronto Public Library, Riverdale Branch
370 Broadview Ave – Broadview and Gerrard

All Green Party of Canada members in Toronto-Danforth who have been members for 30 days prior to the meeting are eligible to vote. If your membership lapsed within the last 12 months, you can renew it on the Green Party at the meeting and resume voting privileges.

Though only members can vote, everyone is urged to come meet the contestants and help choose the candidate with their questions.

Note: Please don’t forget to bring proof of residency to the meeting such as a piece of mail or ID with your address.

See you on Thursday, December 11!

Choose our local executive

Our AGM will precede our nomination meeting. You’ll have a chance to choose the members of our 2015 federal riding executive. We’ll choose a CEO, Financial Agent, and members at large.

Please do attend. We need a quorum of at least 10% of our local Green Party members for decisions to be binding.

Proposal: Allow notice by email, phone

At this year’s AGM, we’ll vote on any changes to our local constitution. I propose the following two amendments:

Proposed amendment 2014-1: Amend ¶11 of the constitution as follows:

11. The Executive must set the date for the nomination meeting. The Executive shall provide notice to all members of the EDA by regular mail, postmarked no later than 30 days prior to the nomination meeting.

Proposed amendment 2014-2: Amend ¶15 of the constitution as follows:

15. This constitution may be amended by a 75% vote of approval with at least 10% of the members present at a general meeting, except that no change may be considered by the meeting unless notice of the change proposed has been given to the members by regular mail postmarked at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the general meeting.

Sun Nov 2: Walk the Don

“Walk the Don” is a free 2km guided tour of the rain gardens of Riverdale.

Sunday, 2014 November 2, 10 am to noon
Starts and ends at Carrot Common Green Roof
348 Danforth Ave
Free: click here to register
Come prepared for the weather of the day!

It is sponsored by the Don Watershed Regeneration Council and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

The “Walk” features seven of the rain gardens of Riverdale that were implemented as a project carried out by Citizens for a Safe Environment under the city’s Community Program for Storm Water Management.     Read more »

Wed Sep 10: Jane Farrow campaign office opening meet and greet

Jane Farrow building bridges

If you would like to meet Jane Farrow in person, please consider popping in on her office opening party.

Wednesday, 2014 September 10, 6:30 to 8:30pm
600 Gerrard St East (just east of Broadview)

Riding executive endorses Jane Farrow

Jane FarrowOn September 2, six members of our executive met with Jane Farrow and talked at length with her about her platform and vision for the city. During that evening it became clear that Jane shares similar values with us as a party and association.

The decision to endorse Jane’s run for City Council was unanimous. Soon after this meeting we drafted this statement:

Jane Farrow understands what it takes to build a vibrant, vital, sustainable, and green city. Her approach to biking, public transportation, and urban development are both sophisticated and realistic. Jane represents the change our riding is hungry for, and we urge our members, and all others with a strong green agenda to support her bid for City Council.

Toronto-Danforth Federal Green Party Association Executive members:
Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, Bob Halstead,
Charlie Halpern-Hamu, Chris Tolley,
Douglas Wright, Ed Chin

This upcoming election is an important one. We hope our members are able to take the time to research Jane and her platform. We feel that if you do, you too will agree that Jane represents the change we are looking for in Ward 30.

If you would like to find out more, please visit JaneFarrow.ca or connect on Facebook.

Every vote should count

This movement is gaining momentum!  Sign the declaration.

Liberals increased their share of the popular vote by 1% over the 2011 election and receive 100% of the power.  How Ontario voted: LIB 39%, PC 31%, NDP 24%, GR 5%; what Ontario got: LIB 55%, PC 25%, NDP 20%.  Sign the Declaration of Voter's Rights.  www.fairvote.ca

Mike Schreiner congratulates Greens

Mike Schreiner, photographed by Jason Hendriks

Mike Schreiner, photographed by Jason Hendriks

Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, issued the following statement about the 41st general election:

I’m thrilled that the Green Party earned 5% of the vote across the province, and proud of our strong showings in Guelph, Dufferin–Caledon, and Parry Sound–Muskoka. In Guelph we tripled our results from 2011, and province-wide we doubled our fundraising. In riding after riding, second-time Green candidates saw big gains in their vote totals.

I’m grateful to all the hardworking candidates and their teams. I’m humbled by the amazing support I’ve had in Guelph, and want to thank everyone who contributed to my campaign there.

The Green Party stood up and faced issues that no one else wanted to talk about. We called on the government to fix the school system and stop allowing discrimination and waste. We pushed for home retrofits instead of re-tooled nuclear power. We demanded that the province take action now to protect prime farmland and drinking water at source.

These are not fringe issues or unbaked ideas. They are issues that affect most Ontarians every day. They are questions on which the majority of Ontarians agree with our positions and proposals. But good ideas have a tough time in this electoral system, dominated as it is by fear of what might happen rather than confidence in what could be.     Read more »

Support Rachel with a lawn sign

Green Party of Ontario lawn sign

Small bag-style lawn sign (24″×20″) on wire frame

You can support Rachel’s campaign with a lawn sign.

If you live in the Toronto-Danforth riding and want to show your support for the Green Party of Ontario, please fill in the form below:     Read more »