Archive for Elections

2021 Sep 12: All-candidates meeting

All-candidates meeting (via Zoom)
Sunday, 2021 September 12, 2:30 pm – 4 pm
To attend, please register in advance at this Zoom link.

Danforth Multifaith Commons

The candidates who will be attending are as follows:

  • Julie Dabrusin, Liberal Party of Canada.
  • Clare Hacksel, New Democratic Party.
  • Elizabeth Rowley, Communist Party of Canada.
  • Wayne Simmons, People’s Party of Canada.
  • Maryem Tollar, Green Party of Canada.
  • Liz White, Animal Protection Party of Canada.

The meeting will be hosted by both East End United Regional Ministry and Danforth Jewish Circle — both partners in the Danforth Multifaith Commons at Eastminster on the Danforth.     Read more »

Debate on the environment

Update: The video of the debate is here:

Toronto-Danforth Virtual Debate on the Environment
Wednesday, 2021 September 8, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Maryem will participate in an all-candidates virtual debate on the environment, one of 100 Debates on the Environment.

Register here to attend     Read more »

Maryem’s three reasons

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar in front of a pink wallHere are three reasons why I’m running, and three reasons why I’m asking you to vote Green on September 20th:

  1. The climate crisis
  2. Guaranteed livable income
  3. Affordable housing

Follow the links to learn more about these reasons to vote Green. And explore this site to learn about other reasons — such as human rights, reconciliation with First Nations, ending fossil-fuel subsidies, and expanding health care.

A vote for Green Party is a vote for climate action and real change. Our future depends on it.

Guaranteed livable income

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar outdoors in front of a colorful floral painted wall.A basic income would provide all adults with the financial security to upgrade their education, retrain for new jobs or start new businesses. In a 2017 pilot program, 4,000 Ontarians did just that. Before the pandemic, millions of Canadians already faced precarious work. After the pandemic, a guaranteed livable income will be needed more than ever to combat rising inequality.

Affordable housing

We have a housing crisis in Toronto — too many people cannot afford to have a place to live. We need to work to have 30% of all units in each building be affordable and accessible to people with special needs, fixed income and/or low income. We need inclusionary zoning — the City of Toronto adopted a 10% version — this is not enough! And we need to insist that developers allot 30% in every building.

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar in front of a banner reading "Community is forever".