Archive for 2008 May

2008 Jun 7: Great Riverdale yard sale

Why, I could spend my whole life copying local telephone-pole posters into this blog. Here’s another yard sale:     Read more »

2008 May 31: Yard Sale for the Cure

Yard Sale for the CureOn Saturday, the last day of May, neighborhoods across Canada will be holding garage sales to raise money for breast cancer research.

Greater Riverdale Street Sale
part of the Yard Sale for the Cure
Saturday, 2008 May 31, 9 am – 2 pm
Simpson, Victor, Langley, Riverdale, Withrow, Bain

2008 May 22: Status report from the East Toronto Community Coalition

Girl blowing bubblesPlease Join Us at the OMB, 655 Bay St., on Wednesday May 21st and Thursday May 22nd at 10:00am to show Smart!Centres and Vice Chair McKenzie that this community does not need or want a Mega-Shopping Centre.

OMB Smart!Centre Hearings
Wednesday & Thursday, 2008 May 21 & 22, 10 am
Ontario Municipal Board, 655 Bay St

Here is a brief outline, from the City’s lawyer, as to how the hearing will proceed….     Read more »

Working together for our community

I’ve been involved in many issues in the riding over the years, many of which have stemmed from my interest in what the Portlands can be for all of us.

This involvement has included everything from the Naturalization of the Mouth of the Don River, to promoting conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy and opposing the Portlands Energy Centre as an unnecessary blight to our waterfront.     Read more »

Shopping local and GREEN can be easy

Spring has finally sprung and if you are like most of your neighbors in Toronto-Danforth you have arisen from hibernation and are back out riding bikes, walking and gardening in force.

Local is good for you!

Much of that walking and biking will be to shop at local merchants. There are many reasons why shopping locally makes sense now more than ever.     Read more »

Scrap OMB, return decisions to politicians

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is an arms-length judiciary that handles land use disputes between municipalities and people and businesses. Its decisions are often controversial since it has the power to over-rule decisions made by elected municipal councils and if often does over-ride those decisions. Of course any organization, elected or unelected, can make bad decisions, but democracy is flaunted when an appointed body can overrule elected politicians.

The existence of the OMB goes against the core Green Party principles of democracy and decentralization.     Read more »

2008 Sep 19: Green Party of Canada convention postponed due to election

The convention has been canceled, and will be rescheduled.  During an election, a convention in Elizabeth May’s riding would count as a campaign event, and its cost would exceed the whole of the budget allowed by Elections Canada for a campaign.

Green Party LogoUpdate:  Both the location and the date of the convention has changed to accommodate the upcoming by-elections on September 8.  The convention will now be held in Pictou, Nova Scotia on September 19-21.  Please join us.     Read more »

2008 Jun 6: Green Party of Ontario Annual General Meeting 2008

Annual General Meeting of the Green Party of Ontario
2008 June 6-8
TraveLodge Hotel, 2020 Lakeshore Rd. (at Brant St.)
Burlington, Ontario
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2008 May 31: Urban issues policy conference

Help develop Green Party policy.UofT Alumni Greens presents, in association with Toronto Greens:

Urban Issues Policy Conference
Saturday, 2008 May 31, 9am-5pm
O.I.S.E. room 2212
252 Bloor Street West

Accessible from St. George Station.
Registration is free, donations gratefully accepted.
Lunch will be provided.

Help develop integrated urban-relevant policy. Send federal-level proposals to the GPC convention in September. You do not have to be a member of the Green Party to participate in this event.     Read more »

Green Living Show 2008 — What did you miss?

Green Living Show logoGreat Show — even better than last year and last year was phenomenal. For those of you that missed it, here are a few things that tickled our fancy …     Read more »