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2015 Oct 7: Campaign office pops up

Update: See the CBC’s photo slideshow.

A shipping container + solar panels + Queen Street =
Canada’s first off-grid, solar powered, urban shipping container-chic Campaign Pop-up Office

Chris Tolley, Green Party candidate for Toronto-Danforth, launches the first ever off-grid, solar powered campaign pop-up office. Join us:

Wednesday, 2015 October 7, 1:30pm
899 Queen St E
(south side of Queen, just east of Logan)

Chris Tolley pop-up office

This office, fashioned out of a shipping container, is located on Queen Street East in trendy Leslieville. Campaign staff plan and coordinate Tolley’s campaign from this location.

“My opponents are running multi-story, huge offices with lights blazing. We want to show that you can do things differently. By repurposing a shipping container and adding solar power, we are proving, that with a bit of imagination, you can think outside of the box while working inside of it,” says Tolley.

Toronto-Danforth Green Party office

The launch will include a ‘turning on the switch’ moment where the solar panels come alive and power the space, as well as a short talk from the candidate, Chris Tolley.     Read more »

Demo at the debate: Support democracy

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 »

2015 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.

Redesigned lawn sign

Chris Tolley lawn sign

Contact Chris for a beautiful Green Party lawn. Visit Chris’s campaign site at vote2015.ca.

2015 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 »

Who will be our next candidate?

Come help us choose our next candidate. We’ve got three great options: Chris Tolley, Constantine Kritsonis.

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

Scroll down for three amazing contenders for your support!

Update: Chris Tolley was chosen to be the 2015 Green Party candidate of Canada candidate for Toronto-Danforth. See his bio, his thank-you, and his site.

Constantine Kritsonis, nomination contestant

2015 update: Constantine Kritsonis is the 2015 Green Party candidate for his home riding of York Centre. You can find Constantine on Facebook here and contact him directly at constantine.kritsonis@greenparty.ca. (This page is from when he contested the nomination in Toronto-Danforth.)

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Constantine Kritsonis, 57, being concerned about the environment since his teens, joined the Green Party in 1993 to effect positive change. The green message had struck a chord.     Read more »

Please put yourself forward

We can’t choose a candidate if we don’t have choices. Please offer yourself as a nomination contestant.     Read more »