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Igabaran Eilamurugan and Maryem Tollar at the bank.Igabaran Eilamurugan (my official agent) and I are at the bank — again.

We now have an account and you can now donate directly to my campaign by sending an Interac e-transfer to
votemaryem@gmail.com. It’s set up for auto-deposit, so no need for making up a security question.

A tax receipt will be issued by the Green Party of Canada. If you pay income taxes, up to $400 gets you 75% back. So a $200 donation only costs you $50.

Thank you in advance for donating! More information and donation options are available on the donation page.

More photos, more better

Additional photos by Rebecca Wood.

Wed Aug 25: Collecting signatures at Carrot Common

Maryem needs 100 Toronto-Danforth voters to request that she appear on the ballot. We’ll be collecting 150 just to be sure.

Come out and say hello! Come out and sign! Come out and help collect signatures!

Update: The core team has 179 signatures, and several satellite volunteers will be adding more. Signature collecting is done!

68 signatures and counting

Maryem and volunteers (not all pictured) collected signatures of electors today so that she can appear on the ballot.

2021 Candidate: Maryem Tollar

Toronto-Danforth candidate Maryem Tollar head and shoulders smiling

Maryem Tollar, Toronto-Danforth candidate, 2021 election. Photo credit: Cathy Ord.

Maryem Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances. She has been a public school teacher with the TDSB since 2012. Her music and work have always coincided with her politics. Many projects she is involved with explore different aspects of society. She uses her music as a vehicle for her activism and she has set many poems by Ehab Lotayef to music. Ehab’s poems have many themes including: the Iraq war, issues in Israel/Palestine, human rights issues and freedom and dignity for the oppressed. Maryem believes that there is intersectionality between climate issues and human rights issues. Maryem is a community organizer in the arts and she has used her platform to shine a light on a variety of social justice concerns. In her artistic career, she has received several Juno and Dora nominations and awards for musical projects and theatre productions. In 2019 she won the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Award for Performing Arts. Maryem is married to woodwind player Ernie Tollar and they have 3 children.

2012 Mar 17: IFAW’s Day of Action

I experienced my most aggressive interviewer today. It was kind of funny.     Read more »

A fresh batch of photos

Taken in the Autumn of 2011 by Steve Carty.

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Town Hall with Elizabeth May, Georges Laraque & Adriana

Friday, 2012 March 2, 7pm – 9pm
Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue

Come meet Green Party Leader and Canada’s first Green MP, Elizabeth May, joined by Deputy Leader Georges Laraque.  Elizabeth and Georges will be in the riding to answer all your questions about Green Party policy and how Adriana will help double your voice in Parliament.

Bring your questions and meet:

  • Elizabeth May — Green Party Leader and Member of Parliament.
  • Georges Laraque — Green Party Deputy Leader, animal welfare advocate, and retired NHL player.
  • Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu — Green Party candidate for Toronto-Danforth and community activist.

Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth MayDeputy Leader Georges LaraqueToronto-Danforth by-election candidate Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu

Update: Videos and photos from the event:     Read more »

All-candidates meeting

Thursday, 2012 March 1st, 7pm-9pm
Applegrove Community Complex
(Duke of Connaught School, near Queen and Greenwood)

Please join us at Duke of Connaught for the first of two scheduled all-candidates meetings for the 2012 Toronto-Danforth federal by-election. Meet Adriana and the other candidates, ask questions, and find out more about the campaign at this all-candidates meeting.

Update: Photos from the event:     Read more »

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Emma Richardson

Toronto-Danforth by-election nomination contestant Emma RichardsonEmma Richardson was born and raised in Toronto, benefitting from a first-rate public school education.  An economist by training, Emma completed a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics before working for five years with the United Nations in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.

In 2009, Emma moved back to Toronto with her husband Pablo and gave birth to her daughter, Sara Isabel, who now attends the local city daycare.  Emma is currently completing a PhD in public health at the University of Toronto.  She concurrently teaches about global health policy at the University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus and carries out consultancies in the development field.     Read more »

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Ann Peel

Toronto-Danforth by-election nomination contestant Ann PeelAnn Peel is endorsed by Mary Ann Grainger, former CEO of the Toronto-Danforth Green Party Assn and Campaign Manager of Toronto-Danforth’s 2008 federal election campaign; and Chris Lea, former leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Dear fellow Toronto-Danforth greens,

I’m not at home. I’m away on a trip and will miss the nomination meeting, but I am most pleased there will be a contest. For the last few years I have been impressed with the hard work of Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu but I am convinced that a change would be heathy and take us to a new level. After considering the candidates I would like to endorse Ann Peel to be our next candidate.

Chris Lea, former Leader, Green Party of Canada

Ann Peel writes:     Read more »

2012 by-election nomination contestant: Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu is the Climate Change Critic for the Green Party of Canada and was the party’s local candidate for the 2011 general election. She has lived in Riverdale for 10 years with her husband Charlie and their children.  This community is her home and she will always work to make it more safe, beautiful and vibrant.

As part of a commitment to fight for a liveable world for her five children, Adriana joined the Green Party in 2005 and revitalized the riding association as the CEO.  Since then, she has been reaching out to the community, raising awareness of the climate crisis and promoting the policies necessary to address it.

As the Green Party candidate for the 2011 election, Adriana has canvassed the riding twice through.     Read more »

Withrow Park farmers’ market photos

Pictures from our day at the farmers’ market.     Read more »

Moving Planet: Green Energy Field Day

Saturday, 2011 September 24, noon-6pm
Queen’s Park, Toronto

Part of 350.org’s global day of action, Toronto hosts this event to celebrate the progress that Ontario has made on clean energy and to urge the government to go even further. The event will feature engaging speakers, including Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu at 3pm.

There will also be solar-powered live music, information booths and a Kid’s Zone with lots of fun activities. For more information visit the Moving Planet: Green Energy Field Day web site.

Update: Pictures and video from the event:

Adriana and Tim Whalley…

Also Penelope for Ontario, former Mayor David Miller, Sean-Patrick Stensil, Jose Etcheverry…      Read more »

Tim Whalley to speak at Toronto-Danforth Education Debate

Tuesday, 2011 September 20, 7 pm
Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

(800 Greenwood Ave north of Danforth Ave)

Toronto-Danforth Trustee Cathy Dandy is holding a debate on Education and Tim Whalley, Green Party of Ontario candidate for Toronto-Danforth, will be one of the featured speakers. Come show your support for Tim and for education in Ontario!

Toronto-Danforth candidates at education debate

Thanks, Chris, for these beautiful photos.     Read more »