Archive for 2006 October

2006 Oct 28: Yes, in my back yard!

Don’t miss the YIMBY Festival this Saturday.

YIMBY Festival
Saturday, 2006 October 28, 11 am – 5 pm
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor
1214 Queen Street West
Family-friendly event

Elizabeth May is running in London Centre North

Elizabeth MayLondon Centre North will be having a byelection on November 27, and the Green Party candidate will be – our leader, Elizabeth May.  Former Green Party leader and Toronto-Danforth local Jim Harris just announced it in his blog, and explained why we very well may get our first elected Green.

You can wish Elizabeth luck or pledge to donate to her campaign at

Pledge TO Green photos

The Pledge TO Green event on October 14th was well-attended, particularly by candidates, more than 60 of whom pledged to implement the City’s existing Environmental Plan (the count today has reached 74).  Both Andrew James and Ed Chin were among the signers on the day of the event.  Elizabeth May gave a stirring keynote speech and our local MPP Peter Tabuns opened the presentations.
Elizabeth May and Ed ChinElizabeth May and Andrew James

2006 Nov 11: Bad Dog Green Sessions

Bad Dog Sessions broken dog collarThe Bad Dog Theatre is a popular local improv theatre.  Since everything is improvised, the composition of the audience has an enormous effect on where the show goes.  So, it’s often funniest when you go as a group.  When your friends get involved or the ideas you have in common get picked up, you all laugh together.  A number of us experienced this during the election when the Bad Dog hosted a “Mock the Vote” show and half the audience were Green Party supporters.

So I’ve been wanting to have a Green Party outing to the Bad Dog for several months, and finally I’ve just decided to pick a date.  The Bad Dog Sessions builds on a single audience suggestion so you won’t be hauled up on stage to participate.  That makes it somewhat less hilarious for a group, but means you won’t be put on the spot.  Bad Dog Sessions also has some of the best improv in the city and is a pay-what-you-can event.  So let’s get a crowd to go out and laugh together.

Bad Dog Sessions
Saturday, 2006 November 11, 10-11 pm
Bad Dog Theatre
138 Danforth Ave
(just east of Broadview)

Green paperclip

Charlie has just very cleverly added the green paperclip symbol into the editing options on this site.  From now on, if you see this symbol next to an event or action, it means that all Green Party supporters from Toronto-Danforth will receive the Green Order of Danforth for their participation.

The Green Order of Danforth is, uh, well, a paperclip.  Frequently clipped to a collar or a breast pocket.  But it is a highly symbolic paperclip.  It reflects commitment above and beyond the mediocre, and contributions above the barely adequate.  It is given so rarely that it should take several weeks for you to collect enough to make a decent necklace.  It is an interesting conversation piece.

Follow the link to a history of the origins of the Green Order of Danforth.