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.

Demo at the debate: Support Elizabeth May

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
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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.

Danforth Greens Pub Night: Senior Policy Adviser Deborah Coyne

I hope you’ll be able to join us for our next Green Party Pub Night, featuring Deborah Coyne, this Thursday evening.

Thursday, 2015 July 2, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stratengers, 1130 Queen St E, two blocks East of Pape

Our Pub Nights are a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and talk about the upcoming campaign and issues that are important to you. It is also a chance to hear from dynamic and high profile speakers on topics covering politics, the environment, and democracy. All are welcome, from across the GTA and beyond.     Read more »

Fri Jun 12: Danforth Greens Pub Night: sustainable architect Paul Dowsett

Sustainable architect Paul DowsettJoin us for our first Danforth Greens Pub Night of the year featuring a presentation by Paul Dowsett, award-winning sustainable architect.

Toronto-Danforth’s Pub Nights are a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and talk about the upcoming campaign and issues that are important to you. It is also a chance to meet your candidate and hear from dynamic and high profile speakers on topics covering politics, the environment and democracy.     Read more »