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 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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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.