Fair Vote Canada is flyering both pro- and anti-coalition rallies to let people know that only proportional representation can solve this paliamentary crisis in the long run. “It’s the voting system, stupid!” Below is their message: Read more »
2008 Nov 28: 2008 Green Party of Ontario policy conference
Here is your chance to help determine the policy direction of the Green Party of Ontario leading up to the 2011 election. The conference is focused in engaging members in the policy development process through dialogue. It’s a great way to get involved beyond voting! Read more »
2008 Nov 24: Support wind power in Toronto
Toronto Hydro is exploring the possibility of putting windmills in Lake Ontario, about 2 km off the shores of the east end of our city. The first step is to install a wind measuring device in the Lake. Moving forward on this proposal marks the first real step in turning around our energy future. But Hydro will need permission to proceed, and a small but vocal group is fighting even the current effort to measure the wind speeds.
Come to the community meeting to learn more about the proposal and voice your opinions:
Monday, 2008 November 24, 6:30pm
Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute
145 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough (Bus 116 from Kennedy station)
More information about the proposal
If you can’t come to the meeting, write a letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources, more information and a sample letter can be viewed on the website above.
This is the first step towards generating clean, renewable and local energy, so take the time to educate yourself about the proposal and help make sure that the measuring does not get blocked. This is the kind of action we need in order to cut our dependancy on oil and deal with the threat of climate change.
The 5 ½ month hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the “Big Box” application for Eastern Ave has now concluded. A decision is expected in December. Read more »
2008 Oct 25: 3rd annual Yes In My Backyard Festival
As opposed to NIMBY (Not In My Backyard), YIMBY is a movement that encourages Torontonians to actively participate in the city building process. This event is a non partisan political event that brings together politicians, business associations, neighbourhood groups and citizens to share ideas on how to make Toronto a better city by promoting healthy community development through open discussion. Read more »
2008 Oct 14: 40th general election
Canadian Federal Election
Tuesday, 2008 October 14
For more info check out the Elections Canada Website, especially to see what identification you need.
Bells on Bloor is holding a drawing contest for children under 11. They are asked to draw a picture of what Bloor Street would look like with more bells, bikes, and a bike lane, in response to the City of Toronto looking into the feasibility of building a bike lane on this major thoroughfare.
Contest closes Aug. 31 Read more »
2008 Aug 27: Urban forest orientation session
Wednesday, 2008 August 27, 7-8:30 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 416-413-9244
LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) in partnership with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation present an orientation session for anyone interested in getting involved in Toronto’s urban forest scene.